#5. Agar Agar – Prettiest Virgin
Do you like weird, slightly quirky electropop music out of Belgium? Well then, Agar Agar might just be for you. Heck, even if that’s not your go-to genre from your go-to country, this might still be for you. It’s simply captivating.
#4. Opia – Shadow Dances
This is the type of song that I think, if you ask in me in three or four weeks, will be loved much more than I love it now. It needs to age a bit with me. What starts off as a seemingly perfect track for that posh piano bar you love to visit with that special someone, we get a quick 180 into some experimental sounding pop. They describe themseles as RnB. Might be a bit of a bold statement… I’ll give em half points for RnB. I’ll give them the R. Or maybe the B.
#3. Men I Trust – Lauren
Been a real downtempo week of music. Don’t worry, that’ll change next week though (based on the stuff I’ve been hearing the last few days that will spill over to next week’s list).. Right now though, we’re still keeping it chill with Men I Trust and their new track, Lauren. Dat bass though. Not sure I can recall a song where the bass was so prominent.
#2. Lanks – Bitter Leaf
Lanks had placed himself on my radar with his last hit (Golden Age). He’s now firmly placed himself onto my “most anicipated new artists” list with his follow up. Bitter Leaf has one of those chorus’ that you find yourself singing for the rest of the day after hearing just once. You are welcome.
#1. Maggie Rogers – Alaksa (ThankYouKid & Kalii Remix)
Originally this was going to be the Maggie Rogers original. But, seeing as how viral and widespread that track has become, it almost feels like yesterday’s news. If you haven’t heard it yet, go click that Maggie Rogers soundcloud link up top to hear the gorgeous original that was featured in the Pharrel video which is all over the internet right now. So instead, we have a lovely rework from ThankYouKid & Kalii that really keep the original intact, but add a bit more bounce to the song. Both are wonderful, and both are carried by some spectacular vocals from Maggie.