#5. Big Gigantic Feat. Felly – St. Lucia
This song screams “festival” to me, and I fully expect it to be the song played at almost every big summer bash this year.
#4. Gareth Donkin – Inside
Struggling to sort the top 4 songs this week. Finally settled on Inside by Gareth Donkin as the 4th, although it’s deserving of a much higher placing. Some pretty smooth, mature RnB.
#3. Yes Please – Half Nelson
Yes Please are quickly jumping up the ranks of my favorite new bands. Their brand of catchy, frat-house hip hop is right in my wheelhouse.
#2. The 1975 – Birthday Party
The 1975 kinda feel like the superstar band that is kinda forgotten. To me, they are my new-age Dashboard Confessional / Something Corporate. There’s a bit of high-school love in their sound (and yes, I realize the song here is about heroin addition).
#1. Roddy Ricch – Big Stepper
I don’t know what it is, but I’m so into Roddy Ricch. Another standout track from Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial.
#5. The 1975 – I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)
Still bumping the latest 1975 album. I Wanna Die (Sometimes) is one of the most nostalgic-sounding songs I’ve heard in a long time that transports me directly back into the cringey-emo years of high school. Good times.
#4. L D R U Feat. Mammals – Can’t Drive
L D R U has shot up to the top of my “must see” list for shows in 2019 on this track alone. The distortion of that chorus would just melt the insides live.
#3. Cassius Feat. Ryan Tedder – Hey You!
I’m cheating here. I had this song saved from when the album was released way back in the summer of 2016… but for whatever reason it never really caught on… that is, until it randomly showed up through my Spotfiy shuffle and had me checking on what track was playing. It’s now getting into the heavy rotation it so rightly deserves.
#2. Teflon Sega – Oh Yeah
Teflon Sega is becoming a weekly feature here. Dude just makes some amazing music that really doesn’t sound like anything else out there.
#1. Jax Jones Feat. Years & Years – Play
Anything featuring Years & Years is good in my books. They catchy, layered vocals of the chorus make it even better.