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By | Published on Thursday 31 March 2022

Caroline Polachek & Flume


US record industry collecting society SoundExchange has appointed Anjula Singh as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. “I am THRILLED to announce Anjula’s well-deserved promotion to Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer”, says CEO Michael Huppe. “Anjula has been a tremendous partner over the years in advancing the mission of SoundExchange. Her immense institutional knowledge, mastery of our business’s complexities, and ability to work across teams will be critical to our strategy and success as we move into the next chapter”.



Flume has released new track ‘Sirens’, featuring Caroline Polachek on vocals and produced by Danny L Harle. “I was living by myself in London and it was the darkest time in the pandemic”, says Polachek about writing the song. “I was really going through it, feeling so small, unable to control anything in the world, and the lyric ‘sirens’ was in reference to constant ambulances I was hearing”. Flume’s new album, ‘Palaces’, is out on 20 May.

Tom Odell is back with new single ‘Best Day Of My Life’. “I guess the idea behind this song was from my experience of sadness”, he says. “After you’ve been through a really hard time, there are these incredible peaks of euphoria, these moments of almost uncontrollable joy, which you’re almost suspicious of”.

Superorganism have released new single ‘It’s Raining’, featuring Stephen Malkmus and rapper Dylan Cartlidge, and sampling Scott Walker. “We’ve been enormous fans of Stephen Malkmus forever, and we loved the idea of combining Malkmus and Scott Walker into a strange almost broken-sounding hip hop track”, say the band. “We’d done a remix for Dylan Cartlidge and absolutely loved his flow; we asked him if he’d like to try a verse and he fit so naturally. With Dylan being from the north of England and Stephen in Portland, the rain theme is all the more fitting for them too”.

Ibeyi have teamed up with Jorja Smith for new single ‘Lavender And Red Roses’. “We knew we wanted to create something with Jorja that would be different from what we’ve done previously that would allow us to connect with the true meaning of the song”, says Ibeyi’s Lisa-Kaindé. “When we came across the three sisters of fate from the Greek mythology that personify fate we knew immediately that it would be the right idea”.

Plastikman – aka Richie Hawtin – and Chilly Gonzales have released a short film to accompany ‘Consumed In Key’, their new version of classic Plastikman album ‘Consumed’, which is out tomorrow.

Nigo has released the video for ‘Hear Me Clearly’, featuring Pusha T, taken from his new album ‘I Know Nigo!’

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will release his second album (and first for ten years), ‘When The Lights Go Out’, later this year. From it, this is ‘Blood In The Snow’.

Pure Reason Revolution have released new single ‘Phantom’. Their new album, ‘Above Cirrus’, will be released on 6 May.

Farrah has released new single ‘Freewheeling’. “It describes that feeling of confusion when someone isn’t sure about you – wondering if you should respect yourself and walk away or wait around for answers”, she says of the song. “I hope that people who listen to this song feel empowered enough to realise they are more than enough on their own and don’t need to settle for someone who is unsure because someone else will see and deserve your true value”.

Eliza has released new single ‘Straight Talker’.

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