There’s something to be said for an album that gets away with consisting of just one song, played six times in a row. A new EP by The Morning Birds pull off the feat effortlessly, thanks to a stunningly-executed concept and the work of a top-notch line-up of producers. BLOOM, built around seasonally-themed alternate versions of the title track, is a statement on the role of remixes in the music industry and the power of collaboration to shape and individualize an artist’s work.
Jazz artist Anthony Everest’s latest record, an EP called Run to Love, is a charity record: proceeds will be directed to UK charities benefiting children in the poorest regions of Africa, including Compassion and Children’s Society. Having survived struggles with his physical health, Everest says, “life has a new meaning to me. One [is] being an inspiration and other [is] to give back.”