#5. Blu DeTiger – Mad Love (The Knocks Remix)
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Already a revisit of Mad Love, courtesy of The Knocks. I actually don’t even really like this cut that much EXCEPT the hook before chorus. Ugh. It’s addictive.
#4. LPX – Falling To Fall
LPX is one of those artists who puts out quality track after quality track. I also just learned she’s half of MS MR, so that’s a fun learn (knew her voice sounded familiar from somewhere…)
#3. Gena Rose Bruce – The Way You Make Love
Always refreshing to hear a new artist with a style that’s different. The smokey vocals of Gena Bruce to start of the track had me hooked immediately.
#2. Harrison Brome – No More Love Songs
Don’t be misled by the title – this is a total bedroom jam.
#1. Grimes – Pretty Dark (Demo)
Grimes is one of those artists that is definitely not for everyone. I didn’t get it (and frankly I still don’t really understand what’s going on), but there’s something in Pretty Dark that has taken over my soul. I actually believe that’s her intention. Mind control through music.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.