The Drop – Khalid, Vampire Weekend, & Alison Wonderland
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.
Khalid – Free Spirit
This has been my most anticipated album of 2019, and I am so excited to finally have the sophomore album from Khalid. Free Spirit is the coming-of-age track list that trickles into every emotional experience that one can have in their early twenties. Khalid’s self-awareness and creativity explodes on this album. It is the perfect follow-up to his debut album, and it is an exciting new era for Khalid.
Anderson .Paak & Smokey Robinson – “Make It Better”
This new track from Anderson .Paak and Smokey Robinson has all the makings to becoming an absolute classic. It is smooth and rich, and full of soul nuances that have both crooners jiving along to every beat. The combination of these two makes this song too good to be true.
Alison Wonderland – “Peace”
Alison Wonderland has a true vulnerability about her when it comes to letting her emotions go in her music. She expresses herself in many different ways, and continues to have open discussions in her lyrics about inner demons that never seem to go away. “Peace” is a song all about closure and taps into the soundscape that I love so much from Alison Wonderland.
Vampire Weekend – “This Life”
“This Life” is the epitome of why I am so ecstatic on a new album from Vampire Weekend. It is upbeat, lively, and my favorite release of the week. This is another single off of Vampire Weekend’s upcoming album, Father of the Bride, which is set to be released this year.
The Lumineers – “Gloria”
The Lumineers are back in 2019 with an upcoming album and their first single, “Gloria.” This song is the story between an addict and her family, and like most of Lumineers music, it pulls at all of the heartstrings. Their new album is set to be released this September, along with several festival appearances and a world tour.
Party Favor & KingJet – “Dreams”
“Dreams” is the third single coming off of Party Favors upcoming album, Layers, and it is creating even more hype around the rest of the tracks that will be on this project. “Dreams” is more laid back and feels like a new version of his past single, “Caskets.” This is another album that I am anticipating more and more as the release date is just around the corner— Layers is set to be released this April.