Songs of the Week 178: August 26 – September 1

calvin harris#5. Calvin Harris Feat. Sam Smith – Promises

This is fully a song I expect to be utterly sick of within the year. But at the moment, it’s pretty damn tough to turn off.

lpx#4. LPX – Might Not Make It Home

Don’t often come across many pop anthems anymore. LPX’s Might Not Make It Home is cute personified in a song.

blood orange#3. Blood Orange Feat. Puff Daddy & Tei Shi – Hope

YUP. Puff Daddy. So good. First half of the song is definitely better than the latter half IMO. Really digging the crossover vocals between Tei Shi & Puff tho.

labrose#2. Labrose – Gravity

There is so much here to like. The falsetto vocals. The range. The pace and chorus. It’s all kinda awkward, yet stunning.

sg lewis#1. S.G. Lewis Feat. AlunaGeorge – Hurting

This came out of nowhere. Love S.G. Lewis. Love AlunaGeorge. Did not see a collab coming and boy does it work. The only gripe I have is that the best part is the last 30 seconds, which really should have been the true chorus. Not that the regular chorus is bad or anything… but that last bit…. well, it’s downright magical.

Songs of the Week 177: August 19 – August 25

no kind of rider#5. No Kind of Rider – Autumn

Dark and grimy single from No Kind of Rider. Think it starts stronger than it ends, but it’s captivating nonetheless.

broods#4. Broods – Peach

Been quite some time since I can recall hearing a track from Broods. Loving the fun, upbeat nature of Peach.

the1975#3. The 1975 – Tootimetootimetootime

Lots of 1975 here the last few weeks as the lads gear up for their new album by dropping singles. So far I’m very into everything I’ve heard.

wafia#2. Wafia – I’m Good

Mostly have come across Wafia as the lady behind catchy vocals on tracks by the likes of Thomston & Ta-Ku. This time we’re treated to a single that’s all hers and, as you’d expect, it’ll be stuck in your head for days.

machineheart#1. Machineheart – Do You Love

Obsessed with that guitar riff. Reminds me a lot of everything I love about The Boxer Rebellion, with the strong vocals, piercing instruments yet a feeling of silence.