Songs of the Week 188: November 4 – November 10

070shake#5. 070 Shake – Mirros

There’s something almost hypnotizing about Mirrors, off 070 Shake’s 2018 release Glitter.

aiwake#4. Aiwake – Palm City

A common feel I get from music is a sense of panic. Palm City brings that big time.

kiiara#3. Kiiara – L*** Is A Bad Word

Horns! A rare sound in pop music, but one that works here quite nicely.

they#2. They. Feat. Gallant – Rockville Station

Bedroom jams from They. is nothing unusual. Bringing on Gallant for the ride only heats things up. Easily my favorite track of the 6-song album released last week.

tender#1. Tender – Fear of Falling Asleep

I’m in a bit of a music slump. This was a soft week, even by casual standards. That said, the softness is somewhat rescued by Tender (who have been on a tear recently with fantastic releases). This track is equal parts gorgeous and haunting.

Songs of the Week 187: October 28 – November 3

allure#5. Allure – Lucky Day

Allure’s back with his signature sound and pulsing french dance vibes.

two another#4. Two Another – Coming Alive

Don’t know much about Two Another, except that they make some pretty chilled-out R&B/pop.

jungle#3. Jungle – Heavy, California

I’m not sure how I missed the release of Jungle’s new album. Might very well be my album of 2018. Every song is a winner, with Heavy, California being the big single pumped right now. The dancing in the video is an added bonus.

vice#2. Vice Feat. Jason Derulo & Ava Max – Make Up

Guilty pleasure alert. I don’t know how it’s possible to hate this. Frustratingly catchy.

jungle2#1. Jungle – Pray

Planning to buy tickets to Jungle’s trip to Vancouver in 2019, and Pray is the track I’m most excited for. Hasn’t quite got the fanfare that several other tracks off this album have received, but it’s got the kind of sound that is made for live shows.