M.I.A., Mariah Carey & Migos Soar In Top Songs Of The Week - February 10
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:01:15
Just when you thought things couldn't get any better in the music world, another batch of new songs hit the airwaves. Migos unveiled a new track "Dab Of Ranch", which actually comes from a freestyle they did last year after they were given their own potato chips. Mariah Carey, post New Year's Eve live experience, decided to pop her head up again — just after Groundhog Day — and caught us all by surprise with "I Don't" featuring YG.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than a little lust over an attractive stranger, and that is just what Lyrie and the Duckies' new track "Campus Lust Song" is all about. Meanwhile, Jens Lekman on "Evening Prayer" takes what at first seems to be an uptempo, yet sad song about a friend with cancer into a discussion on the emotions of men. And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning new songs.
Here are our favorites:
Migos — "Dab Of Ranch"
Last year, the old collectible 90s potato-chip company Rap Snacks relaunched with a few new flavors, and gave Migos their own "Sour Cream With A Dab Of Ranch" flavor. Now the "Bad & Boujee" group is at #1, and celebrating with a song about their potato chips that is finger-licking good.
Mariah Carey — "I Don't" [ft. YG]
Mariah Carey's heartbroken new single "I Don't" finds the pop diva back on top of her game, pulling herself out of her recent slump. Mariah's voice is at perfect pitch, and could make any man feel bad for treating a woman like her so poorly. It's certainly a guilty treat, but it goes down like ice cream.
Lyrie and the Duckies — "Campus Lust Song"
Lyrie and the Duckies' "Campus Love Song" celebrates the fleeting nature of lust. It's the perfect song to play for the one you adore, who may not adore you — yet. And most excitingly, those who purchase it as a digital single, receive a postcard that can be sent to their current obsession or longtime special someone.
Jens Lekman — "Evening Prayer"
"Evening Prayer" is a tale of emotional anxiety. It juxtaposes its upbeat sound against a melancholy discussion of what at first seems to be cancer, but, as it turns out, that's not what the song is about. Rather, the track digs deeper into the difficulty men find in sharing their emotions towards one another. It's all there in the chorus as Lekman sings, "It's been a long, hard year/For a friend who's not sure if he's close enough/To be allowed to care or just be there/To include you in his evening prayer."
M.I.A. — "P.O.W.A."
M.I.A. is Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, and she's not going to be anyone different. She's not Rihanna or Madonna nor Osama or Obama. On "P.O.W.A.", M.I.A. is fully herself, and we thank her for that.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff