#5. Blue Hawaii – Versus Game
New to the world of Blue Hawaii, and gotta say I’m digging Versus Game. One of those songs that kind of teases you as if it’s gonna go real big for the chorus with those pulsing synths… but nope.
#4. Lana Del Rey – White Mustang
Classsssic Lana with another sultry song about some kind of lost love. Similar to Blue Hawaii above, part of me wishes she had just let loose halfway through the song. She’s definitely go the vocal chops to do it.
#3. Tove Lo – Scream My Name
After Disco Tits a couple weeks ago, I’ve been on a major Tove Lo bender in anticipation of her new album in the coming months.
#2. Knightfall – Watching Me
Almost any other week this track would have been a solid #1, but unfortunately for Knightfall they ran into a titan this week. Doesn’t hide the fact that I’ve had this track on repeat since I first stumbled upon it. Has a bit of a Weeknd + Daft Punk crossover feel to it (in a Starboy kinda way).
#1. Odesza Feat. Leon Bridges – Across the Room
I may have mentioned when posting about Disco Tits that we had an early candidate for song of the year. Well, a challenger has appeared. The new Odesza album is beyond fantastic (we’ll probably see another #1 track from it next week… gotta keep things spaced out!), and Across the Room is far and away my favorite track. The samples in the chorus are brilliant. Trying my darndest to convince any of my friends to go to their show in the upcoming weeks in Vancouver. The battles of not having friends into music is a tough one.
#5. Oliver feat. MNDR – Falling Back
This song is pretty goddamn persuasive if you ask me (ya that may or may not be a reference to my favourite part of the entire track). If you need your 80s disco fix for the week, Oliver has gotcha covered.
#4. Culpriit – Driveway
These guys sure know how to write some catchy lyrics. Reminds me a lot of the teen angst songs I grew up listening to in high school. I assume this is the equivalent for today’s generation (but hey, I’m still allowed to like it).
#3. Timeflies – Nobody Has To Know
I’ve always been intrigued by Timeflies. Used to love giving their “Timeflies Tuesday” cover/remix series a listen every week. Then one day, they went full mainstream pop and while it’s great for them and their success, I felt kinda like they dumbed down their sound to appeal to the general masses. That said, Nobody Has To Know has become a major guilty pleasure for me. Just makes me feel all nice inside.
#2. Riley Pearce – Misplaced
Not really sure what to say about this one. One of those tracks to play late at night with your headphones and and just kinda get lost in the sounds and lyrics. Very reminiscent of James Vincent McMorrow.
#1. Tove Lo – Disco Tits
Pretty sure this will be my track of the year. It’s simply brilliant. It’s weird, catchy, danceable and a pop masterpiece all at the same time. Oh ya, and it’s called Disco Tits. I mean c’mon!! Tove Lo is so cool. Pumped for her album release in late October.