Two Door Cinema Club | Isolation
Two Door Cinema Club are back with a new charity cover. The band released their cover of “Isolation” by John Lennon in an effort to raise money for Extern, an Ireland charity working to keep people and families safe during coronavirus. The 1970 song was featured in John Lennon’s debut solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. “Our compassionate and caring staff are working hard to ensure the people we support can stay safe, including people who are homeless, or who are already living with mental health or problem drug and alcohol issues.”
The track was recorded in Alex Trimble’s at-home studio. Listen to their cover below.
The 1975 | Guys
The 1975 have a new album coming out May 22. In anticipation, the band has released a new track that will be featured in the upcoming fourth studio album, Notes On A Conditional Form. The song, called “Guys” is the seventh single The 1975 have released from the album. “Guys” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on May 13. Listen to it below.
Soccer Mommy | Drive
Sophie Allison, known as Soccer Mommy, released a recorded cover of The Cars’ song “Drive.” Allison’s cover was filmed for a SiriusXMU radio session. Allison performs the sweet, soft-mellow track using only an electric guitar. The artist had to postpone her summer tour due to coronavirus, so she premiered a video series featuring her and the band playing in the cities they were scheduled to tour, including Austin. The full project is available to download and watch, plus you can alter locations.
Check out the Austin edition and listen to the meditative cover piece below.
Sofi Tukker and Gorgon City | House Arrest
Talk about coincidence. Sofi Tukker released a new project collaboration with Gorgon City called “House Arrest.” Frontwoman Sophie Hawley-Weld actually wrote the track prior to the world going into self-isolation. Calling it a “happy accident,” Weld began writing this song after she broke her leg onstage, causing Sofi Tukker to end their tour early. Not being able to leave the house with a broken leg, it was only fitting to jot down these emotions. The track, however, can take on multiple meanings, especially in the times we’re in now. Check it out below.
Aurora | Exist For Love
Norwegian artist Aurora released a new song called “Exist For Love.” The new track is the latest release Aurora has shared since her 2019 album A Different Kind of Human (Step II). The love song will definitely get you in your feels.
“And then I learned the truth/How everything good in life seems to lead back to you/And every single time I run into your arms/I feel like I exist for love/Like I exist for love.”
“I finally understand the value of love. And therefore i decided to share this little piece of music with you. Thank you for letting me into your hearts,” said the artist on Instagram.
The new song and music video premiered while Aurora was on a YouTube live stream last night. She spoke about the process behind “Exist for Love” and even played the track on piano. Check out the ethereal music video and live stream below.