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OK well New Music Friday might have blew its load last week because this week was LIGHT when it came to releases I cared about. I decided to start a series and apparently my brain won’t let me stop it after one week…my adoring fans are so lucky. Here is the new stuff I
cared about listened to today:
Niall Horan-“Too Much To Ask”
This song is boring. I’m trying to give the 1D boys a chance to be on their own but I think I’ve liked one song from the stuff I’ve heard. This song is clearly about a break up but the lyrics are nothing special. Sure one line in the chorus pulled on a string that I didn’t want it too and I think I got mad at it for eliciting any emotion at all (I have a problem). Niall’s voice is fine but like I said it’s boring.
So like, I think I like Bjork. I saw that she put out a new song and figured I’d give it a shot. Oh, it’s six minutes and the title is all lowercase. *groan* The first half is singing and woodwinds ambiently doing stuff. The second half is full of swelling sounds and words that I can now understand. There is still no beat which is fine but it seems like there is no direction either. She cares for you because she says it over and over again. This seems half-hearted from me so I’m not gonna just bash it because I didn’t like it. Song just seemed unnecessary.
This is very laid back and trappy. Post’s voice is great and works over this kind of instrumental so well. He speaks about being a rockstar and it’s not game breaking lyricism but I really like this track. There’s a 21 Savage feature that has some fun lines. “Ask me Savage why you got a 12 car garage and you only got 6 cars” and “Your wifey say I’m looking like whole snack” are just hilarious to me. The song is called “Rockstar” and 21’s first line mentions that he’s doing something that makes him feel like popstar. Purposeful or not, I love it. For Post, the chorus is cool with rhymes that I wouldn’t even think of. Rockstar, rasta, shottas and mouthed gun sounds (ala Big T) that he makes rhyme too. I do actually hate gun sounds being spoken but it rhymes so…no wait, I still hate it. Anyway, the vocal performance overall is nice and makes for a really solid song.
Not gonna lie I didn’t look at the name of track before I played it. Just saw Lorde’s name and played it. It’s a remix featuring Khalid, Post Malone (double tapping this list) and SZA (squeals) of a song from Melodrama. I’m pretty sure they kept the instrumental pretty much the same and just added the features. Khalid and Posty sound good but don’t add too much to the song. The male voices on the chorus honestly do fill it out quite nicely similarly to Tove Lo on Years & Years “Desire” but that’s it. What I like about this track the most is hearing the two distinct styles between the two ladies and how they approach rhythms in their melodies. Lorde and SZA both have rhythms they are clearly comfy with and I love it over the same instrumental.
Angus & Julia Stone-“Sleep Alone”
These two released an album today! It’s called Snow and upon first listen, it is pleasantly pleasant. Well made indie folk music that was great to have on while I did work this morning. One song that really stood out to me was “Sleep Alone.” I love the drums and the trading between Angus and Julia during the verses. There are some production affects to Julia’s voice throughout the chorus and the bridge that add some flair. Angus kind of sounds like Mac Miller here? This is quite nice.
Randomly, I remember listening to “Big Jet Plane” over and over and over again a bunch of years ago. I was entranced by it.
Nick Jonas-Find You
Not really a super fan of Nick Jonas’ stuff. Joe is doing better with D.N.C.E. That being said, I didn’t absolutely hate this.
Ok that’s enough. Other notable releases:
Gucci Mane-“Curve ft The Weeknd” Meh
The Killers-“Some Kind of Love” It’s slow
Foo Fighters-Concrete and Gold Will probably listen to this later
Rebecca Black-RE/BL Yes, that Rebecca Black. Will be listening to this EP because the first song was cool. Don’t sleep
Bye. Enjoy your weekend. I love most of you.