Songs of the Week 255: February 23 – February 29

big giantic#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.

gareth donkin#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.

yes please#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.

the 1975#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).

roddy ricch-big stepper#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.

Songs of the Week 248: December 29 – January 4

russ#5. Russ – Nighttime (Interlude)

I used to be really into Russ. Not sure what happened, but Nighttime (Interlude) is a welcome re-introduction, with it’s beyond-chill vibe and classic Russ vocals.

kaytranada-needit#4. Kaytranada Feat. Masego – Need It

Another quality track off Bubba. Not quite as killer as What You Need, but catchy nonetheless.

k.roosevelt-slow#3. K.Roosevelt – Slow

This one’s chorus won me over. The entire thing is just made to sing-along with.

sylo nozra#2. Sylo Nozra – FOMO

There’s something about the lyrics and Sylo’s voice that makes FOMO is painfully adorable.

yes please#1. Yes Please – All The Time

We got an early (very early) contender for song of the year (2020)… and yes I realize it was released over three months ago. Truthfully, I also came across it in the last week of 2019. That said, my blog, my rules. I absolutely LOVE the lyrics, and have had it running through my head daily since I first heard it. Killer track.