Songs of the Week 112: May 7 – May 13

tony romera#5. Tony Romera – Feel

soundcloud.com/tonyromera

I don’t typically go for futuristic-sounding electro like this. And frankly, I’m not too into the harsher verses. Yet, something keeps drawing me into this track. It’s got some serious groove when it’s not trying to bleed your ears dry.


hotel garuda#4. Lorde – Green Light (Hotel Garuda Remix)

soundcloud.com/lordemusic // soundcloud.com/hotelgarudamusic

Lorde’s Green Light is one of my favorite releases of 2017. Hotel Garuda give us a great reason to revisit the single with their slight rework that kinda evens the track out a bit (whereas the original has a lot of really high highs and low lows).


oliver tank#3. Oliver Tank – High With You

soundcloud.com/oliver-tank

This one takes a while to get going, but honestly I love the whole journey. It’s a slow track, but the repetition towards the end is gorgeous. The entire song exudes serenity and peacefulness. Actually reminds me a bit of some of Beck’s stuff.


embrz#2. Embrz Feat. Meadowlark – Heartlines

soundcloud.com/embrz

Classic case of a track that I wasn’t too into on first listen, but then it burrowed itself into my brain and now it’s been at or near the top of my playlist all week. That chorus and all of it’s sappy poppiness gets me every single time. It’s a “let’s go summer enjoy summer” type of song.


gents#1. Gents – Since Forever

soundcloud.com/musicforgents

Super impressed by the entire album Gents just released. It’s giving me some major Tesla Boy vibes. Since Forever is my fave track from About Time, but honestly the entire album is glorious. Go listen to it. Now.

Songs of the Week 104: March 12 – March 18

her1#5. Her – Queens

soundcloud.com/thebandher

Not sure how to describe this, but it’s cool and attention-getting. My intro to Her will show itself further down this list, but Queens was worthy of a spot as well.


lorde#4. Lorde – Green Light

soundcloud.com/lordemusic

This week is stacked. I wish I could make this track #1, because putting at #4 doesn’t do justice to how obsessed I am with it. I really love the direction Lorde’s been heading with her recent singles and collabs. Super pumped for her upcoming album, but meanwhile I’ll just keep hitting repeat on this one.


kungs#3. Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners – This Girl

soundcloud.com/kungsmusic // soundcloud.com/cookin-on-3-burners

I am way way behind on this track. It’s a full blown smash hit now, but I’m new to the ball game. I mean, I’ve heard those horns – be it at a bar or just out and about in general. What got me to actively go seek it out was the fact that this track is played during the first period of every single Vancouver Canucks (hockey team here in Canada) home game. Eventually I just had to figure out what song it was…


her2#2. Her – Swim

soundcloud.com/thebandher

Another song with swag (which seems to be Her’s calling card). This one is a bit catchier than Queens was (at least in my opinion).


tennis#1. Tennis – My Emotions Are Blinding

soundcloud.com/tennisinc

I love Tennis and their sassy take on pop music. Their recent album release was amazing (albeit many of the tracks had already been shared as singles). My Emotions Are Blinding was one track I hadn’t yet heard and it slots right into my favorites of theirs, directly underneath Ladies Don’t Play Guitar (which I’m sure I’ve shared here previously).