David Guetta, Robyn, & Kevin Morby Shine In Top Songs Of The Week - March 24
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:35:26
What a crazy couple weeks it's been in Austin, Texas, but now the dust is finally beginning to settle and we're left to pick up the pieces of our shattered selves. After all the wild concerts and surprises that occurred at South by Southwest, it would be easy to forget what else was happening around the music world, but don't worry, we haven't. The past week saw the premieres of some of the most exciting new material of the year so far.
Robyn premiered her new song "Honey" on HBO's Girls last Sunday. Meanwhile, one of the hottest up-and-coming musicians around, Khalid, dropped a new remix of his spectacular track "Location" featuring Lil Wayne and Kehlani.
In what may be the biggest drop of the week, David Guetta teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne for "Light My Body Up". Former Woods bassist Kevin Morby unveiled the stunning "Come to Me Now". And that was only the beginning for a week filled with infectious new tunes.
Here are our favorites:
Robyn — "Honey"
Back in season one of HBO's Girls, Lena Dunham used Robyn's "Dancing On My Own". Robyn was so pleased with how it was used that she was thrilled to debut her new track "Honey" on the show. It's a fun, dancey new song from one Scandinavia finest exports, which will certainly get you on your feet.
Khalid — "Location" [ft. Lil Wayne & Kehlani]
Khalid might be new to some, but he's already climbing close to the top rung of the music world. If you still have doubts, the 19 year old's debut album, American Dream, just reached number nine on the Billboard 200, led by the hit single, "Location". And this week the track got an official remix featuring Lil Wayne and Kehlani. This kid's blowing up!
Kevin Morby — "Come to Me Now"
Kevin Morby announced his forthcoming album this week, and with it shared the staggering "Come to Me Now". He also shared a statement about the track:
"The organ you're hearing on this song is an old pump organ from the 1800s, I wish I could remember the brand—but I don't. This was my favorite part of recording this album, playing this thing and pumping air into it with the foot pedals, it had such a presence from the moment I entered the studio. For the first few days I think I thought it was just there for looks, that there was no way it still worked, but sure enough it did. Above it hung a framed photo of the original owner of the studio's property who died sometime ago. Apparently his ghost still occupies the premises."
Vanbot — "Close Enough (Ulan Bator)"
Vanbot gave a look into the inspiration behind "Close Enough (Ulan Bator)", "After five days on the Trans-Siberian Railway we made a stop in Mongolia and drove four hours straight into the wilderness where the nomads live. We spent the nights there in nomad tents, and spent the days watching the wild horses, sheep and cows roaming freely about with magnificent eagles flying high up in the air above their heads. The overall symbiosis between man, animal and nature made a huge impression on me and these days held some of the absolute highlights of the journey. Back in Ulan Bator we met with two traditional Mongolian musicians and had a session together. It was so exciting and at the same time almost impossible; not only because of the language difficulties, but also because of our completely different musical backgrounds. Despite that, we found some unexpected connecting points when playing together and this song is based on recorded samples from that session."
David Guetta — "Light My Body Up" [ft. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne]
Take Nicki Minaj add a dash of Lil Wayne and have David Guetta mix it all up, and you're left with a sure fire hit. Those were the directions for Guetta's just dropped "Light My Body Up", and with the quality of the ingredients, we won't be surprised when this song is heard on every dancefloor throughout summer.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff