The Drop – Beck, Madeon, & Katy Perry
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.
Beck – “Hyperlife”
Beck has finally begun to share the inner workings of his upcoming album, Hyperspace, along with its first singles, “Hyperlife” and “Uneventful Days.” Beck and Pharrell Williams combined their musical forces to create Beck’s upcoming releases, and the November release couldn’t come any faster. The track, “Hyperlife,” is euphoric and peaceful, which Beck has described is the common theme of the album. Music can be an escape, and Beck is bringing that escape with Hyperspace.
Madeon – “Be Fine”
Madeon’s latest single delivers a feel-good mantra and a distinct message that everything always turns out okay. Madeon is on track to release his sophomore LP, Good Faith, which already has him exploring a new realm of sonics and synths. Madeon is launching a Good Faith live tour that begins next week prior to the release of the LP.
CRAY – “seasons change and so do i”
Cray’s latest seven-track EP is self-explained in the album title and title track, seasons change and so do i. In the dark and moody electropop EP that is circled around letting go and moving on, Cray expresses every emotion that has brought her to the new space she is in. While her live shows tend to be full of high-energy and headbanging, her singles are much more emotional and honest. Seasons change and so do i is a true testament to the diversity of sound Cray brings to dance music.
Gryffin & Maia Wright – “Body Back”
Gryffin and Maia Wright give us a lighthearted and bright release with “Body Back”. All about starting an old relationship over again with a fresh new start, Maia Wright graces us with her upbeat pop vocals—and Gryffin brings colorful drops and tropical synths on this new track.
Tchami – “Rainforest” (Valentino Khan Remix)
Valentino Khan delivers yet another dance-heavy remix that definitely does not disappoint. Khan puts his flavors all over Tchami’s track, “Rainforest,” and adds to Valentino’s house repertoire. Valentino Khan continuously brings the fire to his remixes, and “Rainforest” is just that.
Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii”
Katy Perry’s new single, “Harleys In Hawaii,” is a different direction than her recent hit, “Never Really Over.” However, there is still that edge and coolness that Katy Perry brings to every one of her releases. This new track is a slow jam that is just bound to get stuck in everyone’s head because that is what Katy Perry does best. This is another single in another new era of Katy Perry, and a new album is definitely on its way.