The Drop – Ella Mai, Young the Giant, & Petit Biscuit
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.
Ella Mai & H.E.R. – “Gut Feeling” (Pick Of The Week)
Newcomer London R&B singer, Ella Mai, just released her debut self-titled album, and it is absolute perfection. “Gut Feeling” taps on another one of my favorite artists in R&B, H.E.R., and it creates my absolute favorite song on the album—which is my pick of the week.
Young the Giant – “Tightrope”
“Tightrope” comes from Young the Giant who recently released their album, Mirror Master. This track hones in on the funky guitar riffs that I love from them, and the wavy beat and falsetto tones from lead singer Sameer Gadhia definitely make it my favorite song off of their new album.
Petit Biscuit – “Suffer”
French DJ, Petit Biscuit, surprised me with the sound of his latest release, “Suffer.” It is a moodier rendition than what we normally hear from Petit, and I am enjoying the darker side to his music. Petit is known for his euphoric sounds and heartwarming synths, so “Suffer” adds a depth to his repertoire that shows yet another creative side to the DJ.
Parcels – “Withorwithout”
“Withorwithout” from Parcels latest album rides a chill wave of indie and folk. Their music is easy-going and very simplistic, making it perfect for lazy Sundays and road trip drives.
Quavo & Travis Scott – “RERUN”
My favorite song off of Quavo’s new album, Quavo Huncho, has to be “RERUN” featuring Travis Scott. I’m convinced that Travis Scott can do no wrong, therefore any song with his name attached to it instantly becomes a favorite for me.
FIDLAR – “Can’t You See”
LA-based rock band, FIDLAR, meshes skater and punk rock into one with their wonky guitar riffs mixed with Dirty Heads or Sublime type vocals. FIDLAR is a particular band on the rise that I can see making their way onto plenty of festival lineups in the future.
Seven Lions, SLANDER, Dabin – “First Time”
The combination of Seven Lions and SLANDER has me absolutely obsessing over this new release. It is a cinematic explosion of sounds, and the initial drop creates an escapade of synths that hits you in all of the feels. Imagining this song in a live show gives me goosebumps, and that thought has left this song on repeat since its release.