Dancing in the dark

Edition #4 brings you A Projection, A.A. Williams, Le Bleak, benzii, and Lowray.

Dancing in the dark
A Projection released a thrilling underground hymn. Photo: Rikard Tengvall

Good morning,

In the beginning, I send a warm welcome to the new subscribers. I’m excited that you’re here! 🥳 If you want to learn about Weekly5’s values, be sure to read this issue.

Now, it’s always difficult to compare the past editions. I always select the five songs that grab my attention, that increase my heartbeat. However, there are obviously weeks that stand out more than others.

You’re lucky. It’s such a week.

If you cannot be bothered to click on all the video links, there’s a solution: Listen to today’s selection on Spotify.

A Projection – Darwin's Eden

Stockholm’s A Projection were stuck in my heavy rotation for quite some time with their intriguing Transition. Obviously, I was excited to discover their latest release, Darwin’s Eden.

A Projection don’t disappoint. This track is a must-listen for everyone that loves the darkness, the foggy dancefloors, and the melancholic underbelly of the 80s. Darkwave collides with post-punk, creating a soundtrack that defies the boundaries between flickering opulence and the obscure underground.

A.A. Williams – Nights In White Satin

There’s nothing left to write about Nights In White Satin, the genre-defining hymn by the symphonic rockers The Moody Blues, that hasn’t already been written.

Countless cover versions prove that Nights In White Satin is still a milestone in music history. But British artist A.A. Williams’ addition is one of the best. She transforms the bombastic, orchestral sound into a fragile ballade – carried only by piano and voice – that cuts right into the heart.

Le Bleak – Listen to This If

“Listen to this if you want to be more popular.” London-based duo Le Bleak’s Listen to This If is a reckoning with the empty promise of quick self-optimization. Their debut single wants you to shut up and dance as an antidote to tough times.

It’s an explosive batch of old-school electronica sound with traces of house music. Reminiscent of Daft Punk, Le Bleak’s uniqueness stems from the bizarre combination of pumping beats and spoken word.