#5. Allan Rayman – Much Too Much
Allan Rayman has a very distinctive sound, which can be a blessing or a curse. While you can argue that a lot of Allan’s songs sound somewhat similar, the production and beats for a lot of his stand out tracks are gorgeous and catchy. This track no different, which a really cool, “tv drama set in NYC during the early 60s” feel to it.
#4. Taka Perry Feat. Jimmy Davis – Fishy
This track’s first verse blows me away. It’s clever and catchy. I’m a bit let down after the first drop, but not enough to keep me from hitting repeat.
#3. Young Summer – Heart In Slo Mo
Young Summer is on quite the tear. Every new track she’s released this past year finds it’s way onto my playlist. Heart In Slo Mo is, in my humble opinion, not the strongest of her releases… but that says more about how goddamn amazing her past few tracks were.
#2. Warbly Jets – Alive
Catchy power-rock from Warbly Jets with their debut track, Alive. Straight goodness from start to finish here.
#1. Sigma Feat. Birdy – Find Me
The song perhaps more famous for who stars in it’s music video (someone from the Netflix show Stranger Things… I don’t know, I haven’t watched it), Find Me is an awesome anthemic progressive house-feeling track from Sigma with lovely vocals from Birdy. I typically only post videos if I cannot find a Soundcloud link, but definitely go give this video a shot as it really gives the song another gear.
#5. Lyves – Darkest Hour
Do you like the ungodly volume of haunting, female-vocals driven minimalistic pop music coming out these days? If so, you’ll definitely eat up Lyves’ Darkest Hour.
#4. Mapps x Ciele – Parking Lots
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Sad songs are the best songs. Ciele teams up with Mapps on a track that reeks of angst and despair. Feels like a song that is made for a sad scene in a movie.
#3. Allan Rayman Feat. Jessie Reyez – Verona the Hellcat
The newest jam from Allan Rayman is a banger that is full of pompous swagger. Love it. Super excited to catch Allan Rayman live when he’s in Vancovuer here in a few weeks. It’s been much too long since I’ve had the chance to see one of my favourite acts live.
#2. Era Irstefi – Bonbon
Not even ashamed to admit I originally had this pegged to be my top song of the week before a last minute release trumped it. It’s a brilliantly crafted pop track that is made for the club scene – and honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that. Plus who doesn’t want to belt out the line “bon bon, bet you wanna taste it…”??!
#1. ROMES – Tryna Be
AHHHHH. The warped vocals are strong with this one. Without question this is one of my favourite debut tracks this year. Super excited to see what comes next from this Toronto troop. Definitely have a tough job ahead of them crafting something better than beauty of a track.