The Drop – børns, san holo, james blake, & kendrick lamar
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.
- BØRNS – “God Save Our Young Blood” feat. Lana Del Rey
Børns and Lana Del Rey have teamed up to create a glamorous vocal about the youth of today. The theatrics of the song’s big chorus compliments both artists normal repertoire, and brings together a force of dramatic instruments that are “baptized in blue skies.” The track will be featured on Børns new album, Black Madonna, which is to be released on January 12th.
- Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”
The title says it all for JT’s new single. What feels like the 2018 version of “Sexy Back,” however, “Filthy” gives a new take on the grittiness and grime that has the potential to be wrapped up in his new album, Man of the Woods’. It is a complete 180 from “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” which is the perfect single to set up the album for an entirely new Justin Timberlake.
- San Holo – “trip”
Off of his new EP, The Trip, we are introduced to the song with a robotic “Hi there boys and girls, would you like to come on a wonderful trip with me?” From there San Holo soars through orchestral synths and Outerspace vibrations. He doesn’t waste any time with the intro song to take listeners through his viewpoint of music.
- Raindear – “Diamonds In My Chest”
Dark synthpop and dramatic vocals consume this new track from Raindear. The Swedish pop musician is bringing a splash of funk and glam rock to keep things interesting next to her indie/electronic tones. Sitting in a realm of MØ and Tove, Lo this one if for my indie lovers.
- Breathe Carolina & Sunstars – “DYSYLM”
High energy house music transitioning into a trap infused hard-hitting drop takes this new track from Breathe Carolina and Sunstars to a different dimension. The intensity of this song is a lethal combination of electro and house that is sure to blow out any speakers.
- Francis and the Lights – “Just for Us”
A heavy synthesized beat and some help from Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, gives us the title track from Francis and the Lights new album. The song is heartwarming and light, which ultimately makes you feel good. Think Chromeo meets Phil Collins, but you have Francis and the Lights mixed with all of their glory.
- James Blake – “Vincent”
James Blake covers Don McLean’s 1971 single on his latest release, and it is sheer beauty. Angelic piano chords and intimate vocal runs make this cover something remarkable. Originally dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, James Blake gives it a new rendition full of somber words of love and wonder.
- Day After Day – “Goldwater”
Day After Day gives his most wavy groove track yet on “Goldwater.” It is a vibey piece of work with soft soothing vocals and earthy guitar riffs. Incorporating his own vocals on his new track, gives him an unexpected edge to the melodic tones of the song.
- Stevie Wolf – “Who”
I am all over this new track from Stevie Wolf. A slow synth and a bassy guitar sit on top of the simple and vulnerable lyric of exploring the person you are when you’re alone. It so transparent, and it is a song made for the home stretch of a road trip playlist.
- Kendrick Lamar – “All The Stars” feat. SZA
The lead single off of the Black Panther soundtrack is on its way to being a hip-hop anthem made for the big screen. Kendrick Lamar called upon SZA to accompany him on the chorus keeping it simple with its beat and message. Kendricks flow matched with the lyrics of SZA are so complimenting of each other on their new track, “All The Stars.”