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A selection of ACM’s finest artists, hand-picked to finish off your week on a high. Discover more on the This Is ACM playlist!
Bethany Davey – No Time To Lose
A melding of synth-pop and dubstep, this well produced, vocally intricate song showcases ACM student Bethany Davey’s chart-topping potential. We are later transported to a jaw-droppingly bodacious chorus, underpinned by syncopated rhythmic patterns and driving basslines, as the ‘No Time To Lose’ message reverberates. To top things off, Bethany will be performing this track on ACM’s Raw Vibes Takeover Show over at London’s Vibe 107.6 FM this Sunday (20/01/19) from 8pm.
The Chav Song – Labelled Dead
Whilst existing as a term that has been typically used to offend, by literary definition a “chav” is a “young person of a type characterised by brash and loutish behaviour”, which accordingly, are traits that are rather fitting for a chaotic song such as this one. With unruly vocals and a frenzied rhythm that salutes the music of punk-duo Slaves, ‘The Chav Song’ is the soundtrack to your secret house-party this weekend. Leaving no tables unturned, the Labelled Dead are here to cause a riot, and start your weekend on a blistering high.
Sam Hurst – No Good
Sam Hurst’s jazz infused, alternative R&B track, “No Good”, is mesmerising, melancholic and mysterious. Backed with slow tempo, reverb drenched guitars, the track’s instrumentation is sparse, allowing Sam’s vocals to cut through with beautiful harmonies. Reminiscent of R&B artists like The Weeknd, this song is definitely one for the weekend. 😉
Newton Faulkner – Million Reasons
Although ACM Alumnus Newton Faulkner is a musician who certainly doesn’t fall short in the ability to write a good tune, this time round he’s decided to flog his songbook for a new cover; Lady Gaga’s stunning track ‘Million Reasons’. If you weren’t familiar with the original, you might have believed it to be written by Newton himself, with touching lyrics and stunning acoustic guitar, ‘Million Reasons’ is an entirely fitting cover for a man who wears his heart well and truly on his sleeve. A breathtaking arrangement that not only captures the essence of the original, but honours it.
Max Berg – Decline
“Decline” is an otherworldly medley of electronics, spacey synths and ambient, harmonised vocals. This track is of an outstanding production, perfectly fitted for a cinematic Sci-Fi experience.