The Drop – Gorillaz, DJ Snake, & Gryffin
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.
Gorillaz, Snoop Dogg, & Jamie Principle – “Hollywood”
With every new release, we get just a little bit closer to the Gorillaz soon to be released new album, and their latest single, “Hollywood,” is becoming one of my favorites. It is has a flavorful electronic beat that brings an ’80s synth vibe. The Gorillaz new album, The Now Now, will be available this Friday.
DJ Snake & Mercer – “Let’s Get Ill”
This song was first premiered during Dj Snake’s Ultra Miami 2018 set when he called upon his Pardon My French members (Mercer, Tchami, and Malaa) to join him on stage. The song was an instant crowd pleaser, and now that it has been released, it reminds me of how much I love this song.
Daya – “Safe”
Daya has become the perfect elixir of pop and electronic music. She continues to forge a path between the two genres, creating her own lane in music. “Safe” is an easy-going texture of sounds that let her vocals really be the focus. This is another song from Daya that has turned me into an even bigger fan of hers.
Panic! At The Disco – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Panic! At The Disco’s newest album, Pray For The Wicked, has brought back all the feels of how great I think this band is. “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” has an energetic horn line and a Dillon Francis production behind it. It has become the most listened to song for me off of their album, but the album as a whole has really caught my attention.
Billy Raffoul – “1975”
I stumbled upon Billy Raffoul and his song “1975,” and I instantly was mesmerized by it. His raspy tones and emotional lyrics absolutely captured me. His music feels forever timeless, and really takes the qualities of folk music and classic rock into one beautiful ballad.
Yellow Claw – “Attention”
Yellow Claws new album, New Blood, hits a lot of genres in the 14-track listing. “Attention” is hard-hitting in true Yellow Claw fashion and automatically draws a listener in. The drop is nothing short of grimy. and while the BPM is slowed down, it hits the bass hard.
Ashe – “Wrong Side of Myself”
Ashe is one of the coolest and most unique artists that I have been listening to over the last few years. Her indie eclecticness makes every song she releases sound new and fresh. “Wrong Side of Myself” comes from her new 7- track album, The Rabbit Hole. Her sweet vocals keep a lightness, while her lyrics discuss slightly heavy topics about life.
Peter CottonTale – “Forever Always”
Chance The Rapper, Daniel Caesar, Rex Orange County, Madison Ryann Ward, and Yeeba have created a heartfelt and happy love song that is continuing to tug on my heartstrings. The combination of all of these artists has left me in all the R&B feels. The song feels like a summer day spent with the ones you love, and it is an absolute mood pleaser.
Demi Lovato – “Sober”
Demi Lovato’s recent single has revealed to fans all around that she has broken her six years of sobriety. The lyrics are deeply sad, yet tragically beautiful and honest. Demi has battled with addiction and mental health issues for some time now, and continues to have an open door policy with her fans about what she is going through; which makes me give even more respect to her. “Sober” has given Demi the opportunity to start again, as well as gives light to people who could also be struggling.
Gryffin & Iselin – “Just For A Moment” (Pick of The Week)
Gryffin’s music makes me absolutely giddy with excitement and happiness. Colorful drops and sentimental lyrics continue to have Gryffin be one of my favorite DJs. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I forever want to feel as good as a Gryffin song does. “Just For A Moment” is explosive and passionate, and it’s my favorite song from this week’s The Drop.