#5. Babe Sila – Maire
The catchiest of pop with a chorus that will be stuck in your head for days.
#4. Joni Payne – Come Home
Got some Kanye-like distorted vocals here.
#3. Broods – Too Proud
I think this is the last Broods song I’ll be featuring from this album. No promises though.
#2. Rival Sons – Shooting Stars
This song was made for a Coachella-type festival. Lyrics that beg to be sung by the crowd.
#1. Big Wild Feat. Rationale – 6’s to 9’s
I went on a Rationale-feature spree over the last couple years, and now he just so happens to be the feature vocalist on an early candidate for song of the year from Big Wild. Everything about this track is brilliant. I’m especially fond of the “MMMMMMM” though. In case you were wondering.
#5. Garcons – Pink Dress
The music gods have bestowed upon us 5 weeks worth of tracks, meaning that I’ll be playing catch-up for a good while here. Garcons are one of the acts I’ve been intro’d to in the past month and make some pretty sweet rnb-inspired pop.
#4. Foals – Exits
Exits has the type of sound that will remain stuck in your head for weeks after listening.
#3. Broods – Dust
Part of the “blame” for my music backlog lands squarely on the shoulders of Broods. Don’t think I’ve been into an album this much since At The Drive In’s Relationship of Command (yeah… it’s been a while).
#2. Narou Feat. Hannah Jenkins – Prophecy
With each passing day I find myself loving Prophecy more and more. Something about the hazy vocals of Hannah Jenkins have me.
#1. Aldous Harding – Blend
UGH. Blend is a track (from an artist I did not know at the time) that made its way into my ears last year sometime. However, it wasn’t on Soundcloud so I had only saved it in Spotify. Problem here is that I am only a very recent adopter of Spotify as my main source of music. I completely forgot about the track until it came up on my Spotify shuffle playlist a few weeks ago. I’m so thankful it did (my shuffle playlist is now around 1,200 tracks.. so the chances of it popping up randomly wasn’t too high). It’s brilliant. I really have a thing for artists who have the ear and ability to sing a-typical patterns and get themselves out of the standard schemes that 99% of songs use. Another early contender for (my) song of the year in 2019.