The Drop – Mac Miller, Flume, & Banks
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.
Free Nationals, Mac Miller, & Kali Uchis – “Time”
The Free Nationals have released another new track from their upcoming self-titled album featuring Mac Miller and Kalid Uchis. This is the first song being released with Mac Miller since his shocking death last year, and since the release of his Grammy-nominated album, Swimming. The track is calm, cool and collected, and is cohesive perfection between all three of these artists. This song will be left on repeat all summer long.
GoldLink & Khalid – “Days Like This”
“Days Like This” comes from GoldLink’s new album, Diaspora. The track is a vibe in itself with an easy-going R&B melody. The combination of GoldLink and Khalid is something I am loving, and I can definitely use a whole lot more from the two of them.
Flume & London Grammar – “Let You Know”
This year is turning into a big year for Flume with new music and a world tour — he really is coming back full force. “Let You Know” is the first track released after his mixtape, Hi This Is Flume, which dropped earlier this year. “Let You Know” is a crisp production with melodic vocals from Hannah Reid, making it a lighthearted and synth filled release. Flume is expected to release even more music in 2019, so stay tuned for more from the Aussie producer.
BANKS & Francis and The Lights – “Look What You’re Doing To Me”
Banks has graced us with another new single from her upcoming album, III. The heartbreaking love song, “Look What You’re Doing To Me,” is a love story start to finish with all of the feelings in between from the journey. This is an electro-pop ballad featuring Francis and The Lights that opens another lane of music for Banks. Her new album is set to drop July 12th, along with the start of her North American tour.
Kelsea Ballerini – “Better Luck Next Time”
I love the way new country artists are blending different genres and exploring new areas of country music all together, and Kelsea Ballerini is one of those artists. She has already found success in country music, along with success in dance music with The Chainsmokers on “This Feeling.” Her latest release is a pop-driven track that was featured on a TV show called Songland, and was co-written by Ballerini, Ryan Tedder and contestant, Darius Coleman. It is a sweet and serene vocal with a lyrical edge about moving on, and it is easily one of my favorite releases from the country singer to date.
Anna Lunoe – “Right Party”
Anna Lunoe continues to be one of the most interesting artists in dance music. Her new four-track EP demands a listen from its kick drum beats, choppy synths, and wavy vocals. Right Party has several different layers and arrangements, as well as keeps the upbeat techno tempo all the way through. This EP is being followed up with a world tour, which has her traveling to festivals all over the world.
Bastille – “Million Pieces”
Bastille’s new album, Doom Days, is just what I wanted from the band, and every track takes on different elements, but the album cohesively blends together into one great sound. “Million Pieces” has become one of my most listened to tracks off of the album, and it feels like the 2019 electro version of “Pompeii.” This new track is light and airy with a carefree sound that makes me want to just scream along to every time I hear it.