Lady Gaga, Chromatics, Bon Iver Impress In Top Songs Of The Week - September 24-30
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:40:15
What a week it has been for new songs. It seems as if devastatingly good tracks have popped up from all over the music map, with artists big and small impressing. Kero Kero Bonito unveiled another spell-binding piece "Trampoline". Andrew WK made his debut in the world of EDM on MAKJ & Timmy Trumpet's "Party Til We Die", which took the duo over two years to make. Beck dropped another poppy track, "Up All Night", and it's featured on the new FIFA 17.
Country phenom Luke Bryan unveiled his newest material "You Look Like Rain". Juicy J recruited Kanye West for his new single "Ballin", which will be on the Three 6 Mafia man's upcoming album due out later this year. DJ Quik released "Black Friday", which takes a look into the recent police shootings. And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning new songs.
Here are our favorites:
Lady Gaga - "Perfect Illusion"
Somehow with all the new material flowing in, we managed to miss mentioning "Perfect Illusion" when it came out. Don't worry, we'll make up for it now. Gaga is clearly back in full form and "Perfect Illusion" is a, uhem, perfect introduction to her upcoming album.
Chromatics - "Magazine"
Frankly we have no idea when Chromatics will be coming out with their new album. "Magazine" is not from that hopefully-one-day-released record, rather it comes from the soundtrack to the Belgian film Home. The track, nonetheless, is mesmerizing and pulls you along its shadowy path.
Bon Iver - "8 (circle)"
22, A Million is out today via Jagjaguwar, but earlier this week we were able to preview another song from the album "8 (circle)". The track is another stunner and worth a listen on its own if you don't have time to listen to the full record.
NOIA - "Itaca Tropical"
"Itaca Tropical" is simply stunning, but it's probably best if we just let NOIA explain the track, "Itaca Tropical is about a journey to home and how that idea of home shifts. The chorus says: ‘That vanishing point I see around the sun, that's just a plastic island in my mind.' The closer we get to the shore, the farther the future seems. Musically, it's me trying to be Jai Paul writing anime music while chilling on a caribbean beach. It features Mirko Lupis on the intro guitar bass, giving some sweet Afro-Peruvian vibes."
CC Dust - "New Ways"
The way Olympia, Washington duo CC Dust treat their drums track may immediately remind you of Joy Division, and their new song "New Ways" is the kind of slow burning, dance floor gripper that will take listeners from shoegazing to slow-dancing in their lover's arms.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff