Kelsey’s Prime Slices of the Week (4/19-4/24): Other Lives, mxmtoon

Other Lives – “Lost Day” [single] – indie rock

Indie rock and folk are alive and well in Other Lives’ single “Lost Day”. The track is incredibly full with thick harmonies, smooth strings, punchy brass, flavorful percussion and so much more; the end result of these rich combinations is a symphony of sound with a psychedelic (and almost hypnotic) flair. Other Lives’ music takes such an authentic and artistic tone, as “Lost Day” illustrates. All of the unique techniques and styles that the band explores paints a vivid sonic palette for listeners to enjoy, and each song is captivating from beginning to end.

A week from today, on April 24th, Other Lives will release their album For Their Love, featuring this great song along with several others. Check out “Lost Day” below and mark your calendar for For Their Love!

mxmtoon – “lessons” [single] – pop

California-based artist mxmtoon’s latest single “lessons” is wonderfully reassuring and light. Her bright vocals and laid-back production approach are a perfect match for one another, giving the track a carefree feeling. Each lyrical line adds to the vibe with messages of positivity and self-love. mxmtoon’s song could not have come at a more perfect time; her themes of patience and peacefulness are words to live by in these times of quarantine and social distancing. The total package of relaxed electropop, friendly lyrics, and mxmtoon’s clear voice create a calming song that you can listen to all afternoon. Give “lessons” a listen below, and be on the lookout for mxtmoon’s album dawn, to be released on April 22nd!