The Drop – Dillon Francis, Vampire Weekend, & Troye Sivan
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.
Dillon Francis & Alison Wonderland – “Lost My Mind”
My two absolute favorites in dance music, who not only have released their anticipated collaboration, but also are going on tour together in the next few months. Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland created a ferocious monster on their latest release, “Lost My Mind.” Featuring Wonderland on vocals, the producers find a new wave of bass and depth that showcase every strength from both Francis and Wonderland. The “Lost My Mind Tour” (North American) starts this month and goes all the way through February—you can also find Dillon Francis on this year’s Coachella lineup.
Lauv & Troye Sivan – “I’m so tired…”
My favorite release of the week comes from another new collaboration that is Lauv and Troye Sivan. “I’m so tired…” is a breakup song, and the simplicity of the lyrics make it an instant sing-along. Lauv and Troye’s tones meshed together as one is a combination of pure magic. This song definitely gets better with every listen.
AURORA – “Animal”
Aurora’s newest release, “Animal,” is a pop anthem that dives into her eclecticness as an artist, and continues to push her forward as an artist we should be watching. Her vocals are eloquently unique, and I expect to be hearing a lot more music from her this year.
Illenium & Bahari – “Crashing”
Illenium is so known for his grand and majestic sounds, but on his new track titled “Crashing,” he takes it down a notch—making it an Illenium slow jam. Bahari is becoming a prized vocalist in dance music with her tenderness in tones, which match perfectly with Illenium’s effortless production.
Julia Michaels – “Deep”
Julia Michael’s has just released her new EP, Inner Monologue Part 1, where she dives into her deep-rooted emotions, tackling topics like anxiety, love, and heartbreak. Songs on the EP feature artists like Selena Gomez and Niall Horan, along with solo ballads from Michaels herself. It has only been in the last couple of years that Michaels has begun releasing her own music after being a lyricist for some of the top artists in the game. Her track titled “Deep” showcases why I love her as an artist—it has an intricate production to match the dynamic lyrics that make her music so intimate and relatable to listeners. I will be patiently waiting for part two of this EP.
Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall”
I have been waiting for new Vampire Weekend music for what seems like an eternity, and I am so ecstatic that that time is finally here. “Harmony Hall” and “2021” are the first two releases from their upcoming album, Father of the Bride. Vampire Weekend returning with all new music and production is giving me a lot of hope of what is to come this year from the indie rock genre.
Broods – “Falling Apart”
Broods is another artist set to release a new album in 2019, and “Falling Apart” is just the beginning of their Don’t Feed the Pop Monster era. “Falling Apart” falls in line with other artists’ discussion of the state of the world and country we are living in currently. Stay tuned for more from Broods in the upcoming months.