Top Songs Of The Week - March 19-25
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:48:06
What a week for new songs. Besides all the stuff coming out of South by Southwest that was making us salivate, there were just a slew of of new tracks hitting the airwaves. SBTRKT dropped "Good Morning" [ft. The-Dream] before unleashing his surprise new album Save Yourself. Courtney Barnett delivered her cover of "New Speedway Boogie" from the Dessner brothers curated Grateful Dead tribute. And Elliphant released her newest single "Everybody" [ft. Azealia Banks].
Woods put out some more of their classic indie folk with "Morning Light." Mogwai delivered another song off their highly anticipated album Atomic. Young Thug released "Dope [ft. Lil Uzi Vert]" off his newest mixtape. And that was only the beginning for a week full of new releases from all over the music map.
Here are our favorites from a week full of tons of great new songs:
Meghan Trainor - "Watch Me Do"
No one saw Meghan Trainor's new song, "Watch Me Do," coming, especially after she released her video for "No" earlier this week. "Watch Me Do" delivers the same kind of female empowering message we've come to expect from the songstress, and she certainly delivers some sass.
Tinashe - "They're On"
Tinashe worked with DJ Mustard again on "They're On," who as also produced "2 On" [ft. Schoolboy Q]. There's still no release date for Joyride, but if she keeps releasing new singles like this every month, we'll be happy just to wait.
The National - "Morning Dew"
We've been waiting for years to hear music off The National's Grateful Dead cover album, and the 59-song tribute is finally here. Five songs were released this week, and they were all fantastic, but The National's version of "Morning Dew," with Matt Berninger's whiskey-soaked voice, came out better than we could have ever hoped for.
Parquet Courts - "Outside"
Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage is able to deliver some of the most poetic words to come out of the current post punk New York scene. Clocking in at just under two minutes, "Outside" "passes slowly through a fast night," to quote the man himself.
Ty Dolla $ign - "Long Time [ft. Quavo]"
Ty Dolla $ign may be releasing a documentary and spending a lot of time trying to free his brother, but that hasn't stopped him from making new music. "Long Time [ft. Quavo]" is the kind of all-sexed-up effort we've come to expect from Ty, and that's nothing to balk at.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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