Maroon 5, DJ Khaled & Animal Collective Lead Top Songs Of The Week - February 17
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:05:21
It was quite the week for new songs, with material from all over the music map hitting the airwaves. Some of the biggest artists on the planet released new tracks, and many teamed up turning post GRAMMY week into a one that will remembered for a long time to come. Maroon 5 continued there foray into the hip hop world, this time collaborating with future on "Cold". DJ Khaled went even bigger by grabbing the once again GRAMMY-snubbed Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z.
Over in the indie world, global experimental superstars Animal Collective surprised fans by announcing a new EP, The Painters, which dropped today, and earlier in the week unveiled "Kinda Bonkers". It was also revealed that Yumi Zouma would be covering Oasis' entire (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and we got to hear our first snippet from the cover album in the form of the shoegaze-inspired "She's Electric". And that was only the beginning for a week filled with impressive new songs.
Here are our favorites:
Jamiroquai — "Cloud 9"
On March 31st, Jamiroquai will release their first album since 2010's Rock Dust Light Star. This week Jay Kay shared the second track, "Cloud 9", from the LP, Automation. It's a poppy disco track that floats along with a catchy bass line and airy synths. Perfect for the ride to the club.
Yumi Zouma — "She's Electric" (Oasis Cover)
Covering Oasis is always going to be a tricky task, but if anyone is up for it it's New Zealand-born quartet Yumi Zouma. On the first track we've heard from the record, "She's Electric", the band looks to have used My Blood Valentine's classic Loveless as inspiration, creating shoegaze-tacular sound that rages with the feedback of a thunderstorm.
DJ Khaled — "Shining" [ft. Beyonce & Jay Z]
Right after the GRAMMYs came to an end Sunday night, DJ Khaled surprised the world by dropping "Shining" featuring Beyonce and Jay Z. We already know that all DJ Khaled does "is win" and that hasn't changed. Grabbing two of the biggest stars in the game is know easy task, but Khaled is a master of star collaborations, and "Shining" is no different.
Maroon 5 — "Cold" [ft. Future]
Fresh off Maroon 5's October collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, Adam Levine and co. have convinced another superstar rapper to join them on a new single. This time Future drops rhymes about "Cold" girls in a track that is bound to light a fire even in this shivering February.
Animal Collective — "Kinda Bonkers"
There is a certain joy to be found within much of Animal Collective's new material, and that feeling explodes out of the band's new track "Kinda Bonkers". It's a wild three minutes and 15 seconds that is sure to lift the spirits of you and everyone around you.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff