Top Songs Of The Week - February 27 - March 4
Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:46:28
No matter what genre of music you prefer, there was some new song premiered this past week that fit your individual tastes. Explosions in the Sky's newest album, The Wilderness, is due out April 1st, and this week they released the cinematic "Logic of a Dream." Speaking of new music from artists we've been listening to for years, RJD2 is releasing his newest record, Dame Fortune, March 25th, and this week he unveiled "We Come Alive" [ft. Son Little]. Sturgill Simpson released one of the most talked about albums of 2014, and this week he returned to the conversation with "Brace For Impact." Azealia Banks also dropped a new single, "Used to Being Alone."
Those looking for something a little more off-the-main-road, had plenty of premieres that should get their hearts palpitating. Grubby Little Hands dug into a retro 60s vibe with "No Such Thing." Morly continued to show of her beautiful music with "If Only Chords." Eskimeaux asked the age old question, "What the f*** is a kiss anyway" on "WTF." Into It. Over It. continued his emo revival via his newest song, "Anesthetic." Still Parade took us on a "Walk In The Park," and reminded us that there's "nothing like" it.
Here are our favorites:
Mitski - "Your Best American Girl"
Emotional, yet subtle, it seems as if Mitski's forthcoming, fourth album, Puberty 2, is apptly titled. "Your Best American Girl" builds from acoustic guitar to crashing indie punk and exposes the realities of modern relationships.
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne - "Gotta Lotta"
2 Chainz and Lil Wayne reminded us that they "gotta lotta dope" on their perfectly titled new track. It's the second song off their just released ColleGrove combination album, and uses dark synthy textures and a bit of autotune to set the mood right.
TOKiMONSTA - "Giving Up" [ft. Jonny Pierce]
TOKiMONSTA is slowly revealing just how expansive her production palette truly is. "Giving Up" [ft. Jonny Pierce] is drastically different from the album's first single "Put It Down" [ft. Anderson .Paak & KRNE], but that doesn't mean it's any less excellent.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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