Loud Sounds 5: boski, Francis On My Mind, Knife Girl
Cover photo: Francis On My Mind
"Loud Sounds" are some of the best new tracks we've found. We are coming back with the fifth installment of the series.
boski – You Really Don't Want My Love

"You Really Don't Want My Love" by boski is a bittersweet track with a beautiful melody and disarmingly vulnerable vocals existing sonically between R&B and chill pop. "It will probably be interpreted as a song about a love lost, but I'd like to think that maybe it's about trying to heal your inner-child. The older I get, the more I realize adults are just fully-grown humans carrying around their unprocessed childhood trauma. Maybe the song's about someone who realizes they don't know how to love themselves. Who knows?" says the artist.
Francis On My Mind – Circle of Love

Circle of Love by Francis On My Mind is an extremely catchy dance pop song we couldn't stop spinning on repeat this week. Underneath its sweetness lies a layer of melancholy that makes the track so special. The harmonic change that happens during the "When she's around me and you" line feels like the perfect expression of your heart collapsing when you see your lover flirt with the same person – once again.
Knife Girl – Give It 2 Yu

Knife Girl's perfectly goofy and stylistically brave new single was inspired by classic disco and funk records both sonically and lyrically. The track's lyrics sung in cartoonish androgynous voices are both fun and weirdly disturbing. "It's a parody of the sexual and objectifying lyrics you would often find in those old records," says the artist.