the drop – alison wonderland, frank ocean, & tinashe
The Drop is us cutting through the massive jungle of new music that’s been released over the last seven days. We sharpen our proverbial machetes and cut through the shit to get you to the content that you need to be listening to.
This is The Drop.
Alison Wonderland – “Church”
My favorite song on The Drop this week comes from one of my absolute favorite DJs. Alison Wonderland takes over on the vocals once again, and they soar on the very lyric-based synth track off of her upcoming album, Awake. Taking a 180 from her trap heavy single, “Happy Place,” a new side is revealed with a futurepop sound and a sonic drop that continues to show the depth that we are going to hear more of on her sophomore album.
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Khalid is continuing to make new music that is surfacing all over the charts. His latest release with Normani is a contemporary R&B track that is featured on the soundtrack for the new film Love, Simon. A soft and delicate tune that is all about falling for someone new.
Rejjie Snow & Anna Of The North – “Charlie Brown”
A whole new twist on hip-hop music comes in the form of Irish rapper, Rejjie Snow. Funky slow jams and unconventional flows, make his music standout amongst the rest. Delivered with an upbeat riff, his newest album, Dear Annie, deserves an entire listen.
Frank Ocean – “Moon River”
An ode to Audrey Hepburn’s original, Frank Ocean takes us on a completely new journey with his rendition of the song. The track is so captivating and dreamy, Ocean takes the song to such a beautiful and euphoric place. Not only is this song one of my favorites on this week’s drop, but one of my absolutely favorite releases of 2018 so far.
Tinashe & Future- “Faded Love”
“Faded Love” is the next single off of Tinashe’s upcoming album, Joyride. A steamy R&B pop beat with Tinashe’s plush vocals, make for more vibey bedroom music that Tinashe is known for.
Youngr – “Remember”
A great amount of indie and pop music artists are going back to a funky beat and earthy guitar riffs; “Remember” is right up that ally. A simple backbeat matched with the silky vocals from Youngr, make it quite the jam with some ’70s funk flair.
Vance Joy – “Call If You Need Me
I just love the simplicity that comes from a singer-songwriter like Vance Joy. So honest and fulfilling, I always know I will love any song Vance puts out. The easy-going tune leaves so much space to get lost in his lyrics, and continue on the journey that he creates on his latest release about coming home to the love of your life.