Nora’s Infinite Playlist: Episode 1


Welcome to Nora’s infinite playlist, Holy Family’s source for all things music. This week we’ll check out new releases from three up-and-coming artists with a distinctly European feel.

Hak Baker, a London folk singer, first found musical success during his early teens in a group called B.O.M.B. Squad. But, it was when he was overwhelmed with inspiration from his challenging childhood and time in prison that he finally broke through with his song “Conundrum.” “Sunny East London,” as he calls it, is notorious for being poor and rough, and it seems that Baker uses his difficult experiences to appeal to an audience that’s also overcome this kind of life. Here’s Conundrum, by Hak Baker.

The next single comes from the indie pop group Pale Waves. They’ve recently put out five singles, including “There’s a Honey” and plan to release an EP on March 16th. This band could not have asked for a better way to promote their music than to open for The 1975 on the legs of their North America and European tour. The intimacy of their lyrics complement their punk rock style. Since forming during their school days in Manchester, England, Pale Waves have only climbed the ladder of success and don’t seem to be coming down anytime soon. With their latest single, “The Tide” this is Pale Waves.  

The all-girl group Hinds recently put out their new single, “New For You,” which is set to be one of the headlining tracks on their upcoming album I Don’t Run, to be released on April 6th. This band shows young girls all over the world that you can succeed in music if that’s your passion. In fact, they say that this is one of the big motivators for their music, because they only had male examples in music growing up. However, since their formation in 2011, they’ve growing success and encouragement in the rock industry. Coming all the way from Madrid, here is Hinds with “New For You”.