The Drop – Vince Staples, Louis the Child, BØRNS, & SZA
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.
- N.E.R.D. – “Don’t Do It” feat. Kendrick Lamar
The entire N.E.R.D album is worth listening to, however, the final single that was dropped before the album deserves stand-alone recognition. Another upbeat riff that makes it impossible not to bop along to it. Then, Kendrick slides into the ending lyric and takes the song to an entirely new level. This song just bumps.
- The Chainsmokers – “Young” (K?D Remix)
K?D is climbing his way up into the dance music scene. His remixes bring a new light to an original tune and make the song into something totally new. This is what he did for The Chainsmokers on “Young.” A captivating take on the adolescent tune the song already presents by bringing future bass and electro house to give the song a new light.
- Billie Eilish – “&burn” feat. Vince Staples
Two of my favorite artists combining forces on this ridiculous collaboration is all I need. I am obsessed with the music Billie Eilish releases, and add Vince Staples to the mix; a game changer, and this is potentially my favorite song on this list. An indie electronic synth and rhymes from Vince give a complete revamp to Billie’s original song, “Watch.”
- The Neighbourhood – “Stuck with Me”
This is the second track released off of their upcoming album, Imagine, due to release in January. The Neighbourhood gives their signature moody vocals with an Indie ’80s wave beat on their new track. Both songs released so far are showing the Indie side of the Neighbourhood I love; this will be an album to keep an eye out for.
- Camila Cabello & Grey – “Crown”
The up and coming DJ duo, Grey, are paving their way through the music scene. Now, with a new single for the Bright soundtrack accompanied by pop singer Camila Cabello, they are becoming unstoppable. A true pop vocal from Camila meets a trappy synth drop, it sits perfectly in the eclectic soundtrack the movie has so far.
- Louis the Child – “Last to Leave” feat. Caroline Ailin
Finishing up their tour with a new release was how Louis the Child ended on a high note. A buoyant beat with a super synthy drop is what Louis needed as their first release after taking some months to draw the attention back in. A catchy and danceable tune is nothing less than what is expected of the duo; I am all for this release.
- SZA & Calvin Harris – “The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix)”
A remix to an already silky tune from SZA has a whole new essence from Calvin Harris. A funky riff addition gives my favorite SZA track a makeover to bring back some summertime vibes, and funk wav bounces I’ve been missing. SZA has had a huge year with her hit album, CTRL, and has been found on feature after feature over the year. Along with Calvin Harris and his hit album, both of these Grammy nominees are a complimenting duo.
- BØRNS – “I Don’t Want U Back”
This electro-pop anthem about letting go and moving on comes from BØRNS second album, Blue Madonna, which is said to be released in January. He has such a recognizable and simplistic voice, I could listen to him forever. Empowering lyrics and a pop melody bring together the perfect breakup song.
- Flosstradamus & Dillion Francis – “Tern It Up”
Dillstradamus is back and ready to headbang too. A trap heavy and big sized bass infused track is made for the festival season quickly approaching. This song has been teased for over a year, and it finally being released gives promise to hopefully more music from these DJ’s.
- G-Eazy – “No Less” feat. SG Lewis & Louis Mattrs
I listened to the new G-Eazy album, The Beautiful and Damned, and while there are many standouts on the album, this was the hidden gem that could get overlooked. SG Lewis takes control of the beat on this one; vibey tones and breezy drops sit underneath the chorus being sung by Louis Mattrs. It is an easy listening love song that lets G-Eazy does his thing to.