The Drop – Kanye West, Jauz, & Gorillaz
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.
Kanye West – Ye
Like him or not, Kanye is proving that his music continues to hold an impact on the music community. The seven-track album is dominating the charts, holding the top seven spots on Apple and Spotify. The album itself dives into the intricacies of Kanye West’s mind, and introduces the sounds of 2018 Kanye.
Maroon 5 & Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Maroon 5 is a band I will always swoon over. “Girls Like You” is sweet and sunny, leaving room for a Cardi feature to keep it even more lively. This is definitely a song that will continue to be on repeat all summer long. The music video really brings the message of the song full circle, and only makes me love it even more: watch it here.
Weezer – “Africa”
Such an unexpected and pleasant cover of one of my favorite songs (maybe of all time) that comes from Weezer and their cover of “Africa” by Toto. Take a listen to the new rendition, and you’ll find yourself singing along in no time.
Gorillaz & George Benson – “Humility”
“Humility” is one of the first singles released off of the Gorillaz’s upcoming sixth album, The Now Now. The album is said to sound like a “summer record,” and “Humility” fits right into that description. It features jazz artist, George Benson, and has a lot of focus on lyrics and vocals from Damon Albarn to create a funky summer single.
St. Vincent – “Fast Slow Disco”
“I always felt this song could wear many different outfits and live many different lives,” she said in a statement. “Here she is in disco pants, sweating on a New York dance floor.” St. Vincent originally released the song, “Slow Disco,” on her most recent album, Masseducation, and has given it a revamped uptempo beat; “Fast Slow Disco” is an indie dance anthem.
James Arthur – “At My Weakest”
James Arthur has become a new favorite in the pop singer-songwriter genre. His authentic vocals soar on all of his songs, and “At My Weakest” is another song to add to that repertoire. It is a vulnerable and simple storytelling song of falling in love.
Lykke Li & Aminé – “two nights”
Lykke Li’s new LP, so sad so sexy, is set to release this year, and it is already reminding me of a modern day Robyn. The newest release titled “two nights” features Aminé on the moody track and creates a luminous atmosphere that is setting up a great sound for the album.
Father John Misty – “The Songwriter”
Father John Misty’s new album, God’s Favorite Customer, has completely captivated me. It is absolutely one of my favorite new releases, but the standout favorite song has to be “The Songwriter.” The piano and Josh Tillman’s vocals are all that happens on this track, turning it into a timeless ballad.
GoldFish – “No One Has To Know”
“No One Has To Know” is another track to add to your summertime playlist. GoldFish brings big band instrumentals and playful vocals to create one of my favorites on The Drop this week.
The Internet – “Come Over”
The Internet is coming together for their second album, Hive Mind, that is set to release this July. “Come Over” is smooth R&B with a minimalistic beat, making it so easy to listen and groove along to.
Jauz & Lazer Lazer Lazer – “Keep The Rave Alive”
Jauz took to Twitter to let us all know that we were about to party like it’s 2012 as he brings back the electronic sounds of early Skrillex and Knife Party into the realm of 2018 dance music. Its heightened bass and heavy synths give the track an astounding amount of energy that is making me nostalgic for that era of dance. Plenty of new music is on its way from Jauz as he is set to release a new album this year.