#5. Violet Sands – Unusual
Pretty, but yet somehow still rambunctious and noisy. It works, but honesty I do prefer the softer Violet Sands side.
#4. Myrne & Popeska Feat. Emily Hendrix – Get It All
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We move up one level louder here with Myrne & Popeska’s joint track Get It All. It again combines the soft with the cacophonous, and once again I much prefer the softer verses over than spastic chorus.
#3. Joey Fatts Feat. JMSN – Still Down
Good track is good. Adding JMSN to any track just makes it better. Love the flow of Still Down. Haven’t yet given a listen to the rest of Joey’s recent release I’ll Call You Tomorrow 2, but based on this track I have high expectations.
#2. Litany – Bedroom
This track is painfully cute. It was a tough call this week as this could easily have been a #1 type track. Not totally digging the steel drum thing going on in the chorus. It’s growing on me, but I still think I might have liked this even more without it.
#1. Koni Feat. Rakan – LA Love
The first few times I heard this track it really did nothing for me. But somehow, it kept coming across whatever playlist I was listening to… and then just a day or two ago it suddenly clicked. The combination of the vocals, the summer vibe and the incredibly sing-able hooks have me playing this on repeat now.
#5. Wolves – Blem (Drake Cover)
It’s not often I like a cover more than an original. This is one of those rare times. Wolves deliver a stunning rendition full of sultry vocals and steamy bedroom vibes. Wasn’t a huge fan of Blem (or that entire Drake album for what it’s worth), but this… this I can get behind.
#4. Romans – Happy Love
The sound screams Rationale… but nope! This is Romans, and it’s truly lovely. Like Rationale, you can really hear and feel the passion for music coming out in the song.
#3. Teflon Sega – FRZZN 2.0
I feel bad for all the upcoming artists who’ll be compared to The Weeknd. I mean, you could have told me that this track was on House of Balloons and I almost would have believed you (I adore The Weeknd, so that’s high praise). The chorus on this one is sexy as hell. Love me some Teflon.
#2. London Grammar – May The Best (Church Mix)
I’ve only had one day to digest London Grammar’s newest album, and I’m pumped to say that it did not disappoint. Outside of Oh Woman Oh Man, which I’ve already featured, the standout track to me is this bad boy here (and honestly, the more I listen to it the more I like it).
#1. Vanic Feat. Clara Mae – Staring At the Sun
Those vocals tho. GEEZUS. That hook alone will likely be remixed into oblivion because it’s just that amazing. I mean the entire track is awesome – a made-for-festivals dance track that I’m sure will be blasted at summer pool parties around the world. But the story here for me is the vocals. Killer stuff.