#5. Parcels – Lightenup
Soft sunshine pop with a guity lick that will keep you hooked throughout. Signature Parcels.
#4. Tailor – After
This one was a slow burn, but I eventually came around. It has a charming sound and really comes into it’s own halfway through the track.
#3. Diice – Chemical
This week has been really hard to rank. Chemical in particular is one that I feel like I’ll regret not making #1 after all is said and done. It’s ridiculously catchy and has a great chorus.
#2. Midnight – Archon Reprise
I’ve been fascinated with the artist Midnight, going all the way back to when it was simply mdnt. Archon Reprise is another addition to a strong lineup of tracks that makes you really stop and listen.
#1. Emmit Fenn Feat. Drew Love – Without You
The winner, by a hair. Something about the edgy, faux-hip hop sound really hits me. Been digging a lot of what Emmit Fenn’s been involved in recently.
#5. Joan – Tokyo
Really really was digging how this one started. Super sexy 80s/90s grooves. Thought it loses a bit of steam halfway through but still… loving the retro vibes.
#4. Lais – Instances
Lais was one of those artists for me that you discover but forget to follow. Out of nowhere a track popped up on my Spotify so I decided to check out what he’d been up to. New album is what he’s been up to, and it’s slick.
#3. Emmit Fenn – Lost In Space
Dunno what to say about this one. It’s like that “girl/guy you’d bring home to mom” type person, but in musical form. Not offensive, well put together and all around nice to have around. Soothing, yet still captivating.
#2. Monarchy – Hula Hoop 8000
Monarchy’s lead singer (Ra Black) has one of my favorite voices in dance-pop right now. Something about their music always seems to put me in a good move, regardless of how I felt before.
#1. Chris Brown – Nowhere
Want to know my dedication to finding the best new music out there? I listened to every goddamn track in Chris Brown’s Heartbreak On A Full Moon “deluxe” album. Yeah. All 57, mostly “bleh” tracks. Now I’m a fan of Chris Brown (the music, not the person). He has some of my favourite dance tracks out there. 99% of this album feels lazy, cookie-cutter and totally boring. Nowhere, however, mostly made the Heartbreak adventure worth it. I’ve had it on repeat since, and likely will have it on the entire holiday break.