The Drop – Anderson .Paak, SG Lewis, & Lennon Stella
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.
Anderson .Paak – “King James”
Anderson .Paak is preparing to release his upcoming album, Ventura, and has granted us with a single from the 11-track project. “King James” gives a salute to LeBron James, along with nods to Colin Kaepernick and just about every social issue taking place in our current world. The song keeps in tempo with Anderson’s upbeat horn lines and groovy riffs that make his music so well-known, as well as has me so excited for his upcoming album. Ventura will be released on April 12th.
SG Lewis & Clairo – “Throwaway”
SG Lewis and Clairo are here to collaborate again on their latest release, “Throwaway.” An electropop lullaby makes the track a simple and dreamy concept all about love. This single comes from the final installment of SG Lewis’ three part concept album, Dusk, Dark, Dawn.
The Head and the Heart – “Missed Connection”
The Head and the Heart is another group putting out new music this year. “Missed Connection” is the first track released from their upcoming album, and it captures the essence of pop, along with their notable indie/rock sound— which combined makes for an easy listening summertime song. Living Mirage will be released May 17th.
Plastic Toy & DJ Snake – “Try Me”
This song is easily my favorite release of the week. The beat is so mesmerizing and melodic that I have it on constant repeat. DJ Snake and Plastic Toy take simplicity to a new level on “Try Me” with its future bass bounce and easy-going rhythm. This track is the perfect introduction for the upcoming summer months.
Lennon Stella – “BITCH (takes one to know one)”
Lennon Stella continues to make her mark on pop music with every new release. Her latest single is the first release since her debut EP, Love, Me, and comes ahead of her upcoming headlining tour. “BITCH (takes one to know one)” is creative, fun, and all about girl power; this one is impossible to not bop along to. Lennon Stella’s headlining tour kicks off this week.