We know it’s one of your favourite features here on auspOp and as such we’re reluctant to keep you waiting too long in between instalments… So without further ado, roll out the red carpet because our Free Track Friday is back again for another does of fabulous legal freebies, all ready to get your weekend popping.
Downloading fingers at the ready then…
For the last three instalments of our Free Track Friday feature, we’ve brought you a rather exhilarating piece of pop from up and coming North Carolina native Crywolf. Well he’s back again with another gorgeous piece, this time lifted from his recently released EP ‘Ghosts’. A restrained piano ballad gives way to more disjointed electro beats and blips, laced with the sweet vocals of Charity Lane, all reminiscent of European electro songbirds like Kate Havnevik. Those electro sounds get beefier and more distorted as the track progresses, but it’s pretty impressive. Bag it free HERE. Check out the EP on iTunes HERE.
It’s one of the hottest tracks in the world right now, notching up No.1 success in a number of countries, so it stands to reason that there’ll be a myriad remixes and reinterpretations of it flooding the market. But we’re not minding this rework of Daft Punk’s insanely catchy ‘Get Lucky’ by New York hip hop artist Hans Inglish. Though some of his lyrics might be considered a little lewd for some tastes, his rapping over the top of the track totally works. He’s offering up his version of the tune free – right HERE.
Expat Adelaide songstress Sarah D is now living life large in Los Angeles, where she’s been immersing herself in the local culture and making some rather exciting connections in the local music industry. Collaborating with songwriter Andres Torres, the young starlet late last year released her EP entitled ‘Over You’ – and she’s generously gifting the title track to you as a free download. Fans of Kelly Clarkson will more than likely get their chops into this tune… an uptempo blend of pop and rock with feisty female vocals. Download away the title track HERE and check the EP on iTunes HERE.
• OWL EYES : Closure (Giraffage Remix)
We had no idea what ‘Giraffage’ means, but we’re going to stick our necks out (bad pun, we know) and tell you that he’s a San Franciscan producer who’s added his own flavour to the latest single from local wonder Owl Eyes. He’s slowed down proceedings here, virtually stripping out Brooke’s vocals (or slowing them down ’til they’re unrecognisable) while bringing a bit of an R&B vibe to the the tune. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea – especially those (like us) who are massive fans of the original single version, but if you’re an Owl Eyes fan, you can nab the mix free HERE.
One listen to ‘Closer’ by Los Angeles-based songstress La Mer and it’s not difficult to imagine her immersion into the beach culture of the Californian coast. The only thing that could give the track, lifted from her forthcoming EP ‘Anchor Baby’, any more of a beach vibe would be a subtle soundtrack of lapping waves to guide it. But La Mer’s voice is subtle and soft, drawing comparisons with Colbie Caillat and possibly our own Lisa Mitchell to a certain extent. It’s super-sweet and for a limited time, you can nab it for nix right HERE.
From Melbourne songstress Jade Leonard’s recently released album ‘Glitterwood’ comes this cool, alluring piece of jazz-infused pop. The young starlet tells us that the ‘Joan Of Arc’ was penned as a way of reclaiming her inner strength. “I really wanted to express the idea that my exterior is a reflection of my inner world, and it also helps me to reclaim my inner world when I’m feeling insecure,” she tells us. “I see myself in the mirror and am reminded of the warrior woman I want to be.” Brilliantly for you, Jade’s offering up ‘Joan Of Arc’ as a free download, along with two other tunes over on her Triple J Unearthed page HERE. The album’s available HERE.
Sydney performer Christo Jones is one of those clever clogs musicians who can leave an audience spellbound by employing sound looping to build and create astonishing soundscapes over which to perform his tunes. His latest single ‘Anyway’ is a prime example, with a vocal chant and minimalistic production slowly but surely building into a stirring guitar based indie pop number that’s already been finding favour among the community radio sector across the country. Brilliantly, he’s also offering the track up as a free download. You can do that HERE.
And that’s your lot for this week.
We’ll be back with another exhilarating instalment of Free Track Friday before you know it.
But ’til then, you have yourself a brilliant weekend…