Blondie, Dua Lipa, Frank Ocean Light It Up In Top Songs Of The Week - April 28
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:19:26
The dust of the past two weekends of Coachella have finally settled, and with attention now back away from Indio, many artists began unveiling their new songs for summer. Blondie has a new record coming out next week, and to amp up the hype, which is already at 11, she debuted a third track from her new album, "Fragments". Gorillaz have also been busy prepping a new album, which finally dropped today, but this week they took the time to unveil a track that didn't make the record — how? We aren't quite sure. It's called "The Apprentice" and features Rag'n'Bone Man, Zebra Katz, & RAY BLK.
Frank Ocean dropped two versions of new track "Lens" this week. He did so on the fourth episode of his Beats 1 show Blonded Radio, which is quickly becoming a must-listen for all Ocean fans. Dua Lipa, meanwhile, continued her build up to what is certain to be one of this year's biggest debut albums with the release of "Lost In Your Light" featuring none other than Miguel.
Blondie — "Fragments" (an Unkindness Cover)
The original version of "Fragments" is a folk ballad, but Blondie flips the script and turns the track into an epic, prog-tinged rocker. There are synths, raging guitar, and Debbie Harry's vocal performance is a theatrical thriller that is somewhat Bowie-esque.
Gorillaz — "The Apprentice" [ft. Rag'n'Bone Man, Zebra Katz, & RAY BLK]
The Gorillaz new album, Humanz, is all about collaborations, and even the ones that didn't make the final cut were stock full of them. Rag'n'Bone Man, Zebra Katz, & RAY BLK joined up for the super cool electric R&B jam "The Apprentice". The only question we have is, how didn't it make the album?
Frank Ocean — "Lens"
After the long break between Channel Orange and last year's two albums, it seems like Frank Ocean can't stop making new music. There are two versions of the new track, but we prefer the one without Travis Scott, sorry Mr. Scott. "Lens" is kind of track that's perfect for driving down the cost on a sunny day with the wind in your hair.
Gilligan Moss — "You Ruined It"
As part of the Our First One Hundred Days compilation, Gilligan Moss unveiled "You Ruined It". On the track, the New York-based duo creates a juxtaposition between their lush sounds and a message that is anything but warming. Nonetheless, the result is mesmerizing. The song pulls you in without you even knowing what happened until it's too late and a movie clip breaks in reminding you of exactly what has gone wrong.
Dua Lipa — "Lost In Your Light" [ft. Miguel]
Dua Lipa is set to release her debut album later this year, and it's likely to be one of the hottest debuts of the year. If you're searching for a reason why, look no further than "Lost In Your Light". It's the kind of pop single that can be played anywhere that good times are looking to be had, and grabbing Miguel as her duet partner was a stroke of pop-spiration.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff