#5. 070 Shake – Mirros
There’s something almost hypnotizing about Mirrors, off 070 Shake’s 2018 release Glitter.
#4. Aiwake – Palm City
A common feel I get from music is a sense of panic. Palm City brings that big time.
#3. Kiiara – L*** Is A Bad Word
Horns! A rare sound in pop music, but one that works here quite nicely.
#2. They. Feat. Gallant – Rockville Station
Bedroom jams from They. is nothing unusual. Bringing on Gallant for the ride only heats things up. Easily my favorite track of the 6-song album released last week.
#1. Tender – Fear of Falling Asleep
I’m in a bit of a music slump. This was a soft week, even by casual standards. That said, the softness is somewhat rescued by Tender (who have been on a tear recently with fantastic releases). This track is equal parts gorgeous and haunting.
#5. kiiara – Intention
kiiara’s been a blog darling ever since she released Gold, and for good reason – her sound is unique and creative. I’m loving the grime-filled Intention. It’s also got some incredibly smooth, pseudo-hip hop verses.
#4. Beverley Ely – Sometimes (Take Me Away)
This, for me anyway, is pure guilty-pleasure power pop. Came across Beverley Ely after hearing her new single Back to the Start, but it was Sometimes (Take Me Away) that caught my attention. I do love me a song full of desperation.
#3. Gia Koka Feat. Maydien – Fly-By-Night
This one kid of hit me out of no where. I was not expecting a gritty Hip Hop/RnB track out of Gia Koka, despite some of her earlier releases having a bit of hip hop bend to them. It works though, and it’s wonderful.
#2. Disclosure Feat. Lorde – Magnets
My favorite track from Disclosure’s stellar release Caracal is easily the Lorde-featured Magnets. The whole song sounds a bit fractured to me, but that good-type of fractured. Ever section of the song has a unique sound to it, and they all have me grooving in their own little ways.
#1. KNITES – Could Have Lied
That chorus though. I like to imagine that right before the chorus starts, the singer’s mouth goes numb cause he was at the dentist earlier and so he can’t quite spit out the words perfectly. But being the cool dudes they are, they just roll with it. It’s amazing and I love it. The “mumbliness” compliments an extremely tight-sounding rock jam. I think I said a week or two ago that there really isn’t anything better than a good old fashioned indie rock song…