Songs of the Week 132: September 24 – September 30

cut copy#5. Cut Copy – Black Rainbows

One of my first true loves in music released their latest album this month. In my opinion, of all the albums they’ve released since In Ghost Colours, this is the most similar to that piece of brilliance.

#4. Majik – Talk To Me

Really dig the style of Majik – something about those smokey vocals sets them apart from the other billion acts that are currently fighting for our ears in the new world of RnB that artists like The Weeknd have ushered in over the last 5 years.

#3. Martin Luke Brown – Opalite

Everytime I listen to this track I give it another half star in my little rating system. It seems to get better with age, and has a good sense of dread building for the duration of the track (and if you know me, you know I like a song with angst or looming dread).

#2. Judas – Ceasefire

Safe, radio-ready pop rock at #2 this week. Hadn’t heard of Judas before, but have been digging Ceasefire for the past week.

#1. Odesza Feat. Kelsey Bulkin – Divide

I love this album so much. It actually somewhat “re-ignited” my love for music again, as frankly I hadn’t been crazy in love with any band or album in quite some time. Next to the standout track I shared last week featuring Leon Bridges, Divide is right up there on the “must listens” for me. Really love the vocals from Kelsey Bulkin.

Songs of the Week 131: September 17 – September 23

blue hawaii#5. Blue Hawaii – Versus Game

New to the world of Blue Hawaii, and gotta say I’m digging Versus Game. One of those songs that kind of teases you as if it’s gonna go real big for the chorus with those pulsing synths… but nope.

lana del rey#4. Lana Del Rey – White Mustang

Classsssic Lana with another sultry song about some kind of lost love. Similar to Blue Hawaii above, part of me wishes she had just let loose halfway through the song. She’s definitely go the vocal chops to do it.

tove lo#3. Tove Lo – Scream My Name

After Disco Tits a couple weeks ago, I’ve been on a major Tove Lo bender in anticipation of her new album in the coming months.

knightfall#2. Knightfall – Watching Me

Almost any other week this track would have been a solid #1, but unfortunately for Knightfall they ran into a titan this week. Doesn’t hide the fact that I’ve had this track on repeat since I first stumbled upon it. Has a bit of a Weeknd + Daft Punk crossover feel to it (in a Starboy kinda way).

odesza#1. Odesza Feat. Leon Bridges – Across the Room

I may have mentioned when posting about Disco Tits that we had an early candidate for song of the year. Well, a challenger has appeared. The new Odesza album is beyond fantastic (we’ll probably see another #1 track from it next week… gotta keep things spaced out!), and Across the Room is far and away my favorite track. The samples in the chorus are brilliant. Trying my darndest to convince any of my friends to go to their show in the upcoming weeks in Vancouver. The battles of not having friends into music is a tough one.