Songs of the Week 18: July 12 – July 18

#5. Vice Feat. Gary Pine & Shayon THEHITMAN- Find A Way (Kayliox Remix) //

I am a sucker for a catchy verse, especially on anthemic dance numbers. Can’t ignore the nice beach/summer theme either.

addal#4. Jasmine Thompson – Adore (Addal Remix) //

This is a very… consistent… song. It’s 4 minutes of what feels like some sad sucker on a hopeless chase for something they’ll never get. There aren’t any highs or lows, no big drops or catchy hooks… just steady goodness and a great for late-night cruising.

obey city#3. Obey City Feat. Kelela – Airy

I’ve been a fan of Kelela for a while now, but this may be the first time I’ve heard her as a featured vocalist on a track (I’m sure it’s not her first feature, I’m just too lazy to research it). It’s it too punny to claim how much I love the “airy” sound of this track? Cause that’s exactly what it is. Airy and atmospheric.

arizona#2. A R I Z O N A – I Was Wrong

Sometimes I listen to I Was Wrong and feel like it’s too repetitive. But then the sadness seeping out of the vocals make me fall in love with it all over again and I turn repeat back on. It’s a simple song, but often enough simple means better. At times it almost feels like the song wants to just let loose and become a club-banger, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see some remixes pop out soon that do just that.

frances#1. Frances Feat. R I T U A L – When It Comes To Us

It was a tough choice this week for #1 between Frances and A R I Z O N A. However, my absolute love for R I T U A L (as seen here) put this one over the top. The song is already real strong and Frances is definitely making a name for herself (she strikes me very much as the “new” Ellie Goulding). But what really does it for me is the short spurts sung by R I T U A L. I melt everytime. This week seems to be full of songs that are full of pain, and no one does pain and suffering better than R I T U A L.

Songs of the Week 17: July 5 – July 11

devin-miles#5. Devin Miles – Millions

New Devin Miles is always the sign of a good week. He’s the guilty pleasure of my hip hop catalogue. It’s easy, casual and super relaxed. You aren’t listening to Devin Miles for insight, for deep lyrics or for hard-hitting political messages. Simply, it’s just for chillin’.

belgrave#4. Belgrave – Playing Games

Do you like haunting songs about lost love and despair? Do you seek out sadness in the music you listen to? Is it raining outside and you’re sitting, alone, looking out your window watching the street traffic flow? Well then, Belgrave is for you.

scavenger hunt#3. Scavenger Hunt – Till I See A Sign

The new Scavenger Hunt is like something directly out of the 80’s pop scene. Catchy, powerful chorus and addictive vocals. Honestly I don’t even have much to say about this one. It’s just straight-up good music.

girl friend

#2. GIRL FRIEND – Arrive Alone Leave Alone

The thing I love about Arrive Alone Leave Alone is how many “stages” there are to it. Now, I’m not trained enough in music to know all the different parts of a song. But what I do know is that when there’s more than just your standard verse-chorus-verse pattern, it’s usually good times. Everything about this is catchy and clever. It’s also the perfect track to describe every experience I’ve ever had of going to a friend’s party and hoping to get lucky.

la mar

#1. La Mar – Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light is just straight up weird. I don’t get it. I can’t follow the song, I can’t predict it, and I must be on the 20th listen by now and still cannot sing along properly with the chorus. But goddamn is it enchanting. I think it’s those drums. The occasional bongo-drum sounds that pepper the song just throw me off. This must be what addiction is like, because despite how odd and unsettling this song makes me feel I cannot stop listening to it.