#5. Iiola – Sickly Sweet
One of those tracks with a verse that’ll be stuck in your head for days. A simple and stunning track.
#4. Parcels – Bemyself (Live Recording)
There’s something addictively charming about the Parcels. While the studio version is lovely, the live version does a much better job at capturing what makes these guys so awesome.
#3. Oliver Nelson Feat. Linae – Talk
More stupidly catchy dance music from Oliver Nelson. Just another week at the office for this guy.
#2. MorMor – Waiting On The Warmth
I get some serious deja vu listening to this track. I feel like I heard it before, but a year or two ago. And yet, here we are with it’s release being this past month. Really digging the verses.
#1. Element Feat. Khamari – You
This track has grown on me like crazy. Can’t quite put my finger on what has me loving it so much. The tempo, the vocals, the light drop.. of all it is just great.
#5. Olivver the Kid – Overreacting
God this reminds me of another artist so much and I just can’t put my finger on it. Nice dance-pop times regardless.
#4. Colin Magalong – Wish I Could
Everytime this guy puts out a new track my first thought is always “ALREADY?!”. And yet, despite this release speed, each song has something to it. Hit after hit. Impressive stuff.
#3. Years & Years – Sanctify
Years & Years have really become one of my favorite bands over the past year and a half. Their newest album is a joy, and Sanctify (which was actually released a few months ago as a single) is catchy and weird.
#2. Years & Years – Rendezvous
Back to back! They DID just release an album (well, a week or two ago.. but I was backlogged). It’s close, but Rendezvous just edges out Sanctify as my favorite track from the album.
#1. Champane Feat. Catali – Down Low
The artist for which I can find no information, and instead have linked to their indie label above. Track has some MAJOR swagger, and that hook just before the chorus drags me in every single time. Fantastic vocals. This track took me by surprise a bit. Wasn’t until a 2nd and third listen did I really “get it”.