Look, we know all the arguments about how Sound of and Ones To Watch lists at the end of the year are not good music and they aren’t the way art should be treated, but the fact is that here at Breaking More Waves we obsess over these things – irrespective of the subjective right or wrongs. As far as we're concerned in a full on self-centred way, these lists gives us pleasure and therefore we're going to embrace them - after all they're not illegal.
It’s why we currently have a piece of paper pinned to our wall with Ones to Watch 2015 written on it. Currently there are 57 names on that list and over the next month we’ll be narrowing that down to 10 or 15 that we will publish on the blog in late November. Then after that there will be the likes of the BBC Sound of 2015 list and the Blog Sound of 2015 poll both of which are revealed at the very end of November / start of December.
If you read the blog regularly you may have already seen a few hints of some of the artists we’re considering for our own list (and may be voting for with our vote on the Blog Sound poll) and here’s another.
We’ve already featured Zella Day and her Lana Del Rey like pop a number of times before and now we’re doing it again. Hypnotic is even more Lana than Lana (minus any putting on or taking off red dresses that Miss Del Rey likes to sing about), so if you’re not a fan of that sort of music, stop now. If you are then press play because this is a very good tune indeed, full of twangy guitars, beats that could have been taken from a hip-hop record and Zella singing a chorus about how ‘you do it to me so well.’ It’s taken from her 4 track EP on iTunes which features the equally good Sweet Ophelia, Compass and East Of Eden. It’s the best thing you can do with £1.99 today. If you’re not feeling that flush it’s also iTunes single of the week which means you can grab it for free. Why would you not want to do that? Alternatively you can just stream it from below.
Zella Day - Hypnotic