written by Aaliyah Weathers.
Starboy – The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
If you liked Can’t Feel My Face until it got grossly overplayed, then this one is for you. Starboy pairs The Weeknd’s signature crooning and with weird upbeat production from Daft Punk. The song sounds like The Weeknd’s last singles could have been if he wasn’t trying to emulate Michael Jackson so hard, or a much darker version of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and is definitely worth the listen
Gotta Push On – GRiZ
GRiZ was popularized for bringing an interesting funky sound to and EDM world where everything sounded the same. This song is no different, with a jazzy, island vibe paired with signature drops. For an overwhelmingly positive track that makes it difficult to resist the urge to dance, look no further.
Be Your Love – Bishop Briggs
This London-bred singer brings us a haunting pop track that surprised me with how quickly I grew to like it. The pairing of the dark production and Briggs’ sultry and soulful voice makes even this pretty basic love song very interesting to listen to
Enlighten Me – Grouplove
The alternative rockers are often adapting and making subtle changes to their sound and their last album, Big Mess, released earlier this month is no different. The song of the project is huge and atmospheric, almost something one might expect from Coldplay. The lyrics are simple but relatable and the vocals and instrumentation are eccentric enough to set the track apart and leave listeners is a good mood.
God is Fair, Sexy Nasty – Mac Miller ft. Kendrick Lamar
This track uses the jazz/soul eccentricities of Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly to punctuate Mac Miller’s newest, and in my opinion most interesting project to date The Devine Feminine. The vocals are strange and distorted and the production is hazy and atmospheric but altogether the song’s portrayal of sensuality is beautiful and I’ve been listening to it nonstop.
33 “GOD” – Bon Iver
It has been a while since Bon Iver gave the public a new album, but the latest releases from his upcoming album, 22, A Million are making the wait a bit more bearable. This track is a weird love song and an existential crisis all rolled into one. The sounds are classically distorted and atmospheric but much more upbeat and trippy than Iver’s last projects, definitely worth the listen.