It’s been a few months since I last checked in for Omoi Radio and like most of us, I am surprised that it is already May with summertime conditions. This is the 20th edition of Omoi Radio! There’s been heaps of new music since the year has started, so let’s jump in.
So many *staff favorites* with new music this season, like YAEJI and KALI UCHIS with new album releases, BEABADOOBEE guesting on a track for ISELO, and a somewhat surprise beautiful and moody new album from EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL.
I’m also currently obsessed with the new track from Australian band VACATIONS which by coincidence has the near spitting-image chorus of probably my all-time favorite J-pop song (which is Honey by L’arc~en~ciel, from 1999) and both of these totally different songs make me happy in the same way.
This season’s playlist is reflective of the shift in weather from the cold and rainy season into the hot and rainy season with melancholy songs from SO!YOON! and UNDERGROUND CANOPY ft. PALOMA PALOMA. At the shop, we’ve got the doors open to let the fresh air in and are shifting things around with a jazzy playlist including supergroup DINNER PARTY and LIV.E to keep the good ideas flowing. As always, support your local record stores & radio stations.