It’s been an eclectic week for us, with Fashionising.com’s office temporarily moved beach side in Gran Canaria. Thus as we moved from London to Spain, our musical tastes moved too. I’m not one for listening to music as I lie back on a beach towel, but when I did this week it was a case of cinematic-inspired music meeting fashion inspired music, with a lot of electronica in between.
The Great Gatsby soundtrack
There are about 8 days or so until Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby hits the silver screen, and in the interim you’re going to be saturated with all things Gatsby and 1920s. That includes the film’s soundtrack, a collaboration between Luhrmann and Jay-Z. It’s an eclectic compilation, dominated by much talent. While I’m liking Lana Del Rey’s Young & Beautiful, it’s Andre 3000′s and Beyonce’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black that won me over. The soundtrack will be released around 7 May and is sure to saturate the airwaves (do people still listen to the radio?) until its release.
P.R.O.U.D: Tur Kue Kwam Fun
Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn films have great music associated with them. Drive gave us Kavinsky and Only God Forgives is promising just as much catchiness. From the film’s trailer comes Tur Kue Kwam Fun, a dreamscape serenade from Thai band P.R.O.U.D. You’ll find it on their album “Happy Birthday & With Love Soundtrack”.
Daft Punk: Get Lucky
Who isn’t anticipating Daft Punk’s forthcoming album? Get Lucky, created along with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, is the first track to be released ahead of the album’s 21 May release date. It’s catchy, perfect for a club or time spent beachside in Spain. It also has a (fictional) Michael Jackson edit Enjoy them both.
Mayer Hawthorne: Designer Drug
The modern soul vibe that attracted me to Mayer Hawthorne’s first album, A Strange Arrangement, is somewhat drowned out by the electronica here, but it’s been a long time between albums and I’m happy for whatever I can get. An ode to the shortcomings of prescription drugs and the high of the right woman, ignore the synth-clap and revel in the (dare I use the word?) funk.
For fans of Hawthorne’s disappointed by his lack of releases in 2012, he’s recently announced that another album is on the way. Where Does This Door Go arrives in mid-July from the Universal Republic label.
It’s hard not to appreciate what Nicole Trunfio has been able to put into her modelling career (hint: a great body), but she’s recently added ‘vocalist’ to her expanding repertoire. She’s the lead of Henry Blak, an electronic-rock band she’s started with actor / singer / guitarist / producer (can I just say ‘the multitalented’?) Carlos Velazquez. Their first and eponymous album dropped last month, and you can listen to it here.