The Drop – Mumford & Sons, The Chainsmokers, & Sinead Harnett
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.
Mumford & Sons – “Guiding Light” (Pick of the Week)
Mumford & Sons are in a different realm of music for me. I have been a long-standing fan of the folk-rock group, and I am beyond ecstatic for their release of new music. Their new album, Delta, is set to be released November 4th. The album is being described as more tender and musically diverse than ever before, but is also supposed to bring back hints of their original folk sounds. The first single, “Guiding Light,” is uplifting and grand, which is the perfect intro into a new era of Mumford. This one is an easy pick for my favorite of the week.
The Chainsmokers & Kelsea Ballerini – “This Feeling”
The Chainsmokers stole my heart all over again. This duo is my biggest guilty pleasure, and it’s songs like “This Feeling” that explains exactly why. Lyrically the song is full of emotion with vocals from country-pop singer Kelsea Ballerini, and Chainsmoker’s Drew Taggart, as well as the future bass chorus, push it to the next level.
Christine and the Queens – “Comme si”
Christine and the Queens’ new album, Chris, gives me all of the French pop I could ever need. The entire album is a self-exploration journey of relationships, self-worth, and life in entirety. The context of the music is lyrically perfect, and the energetic synths have given me some of the best pop music of the year. “Comme si” intro’s the album and drips with dance anthem beats that I cannot get enough of.
BROCKHAMPTON – “SAN MARCOS”
BROCKHAMPTON has every type of hip-hop mix on their latest album, iridescence, but “SAN MARCOS” is the absolute standout for me. It is real and raw; a ballad side of the group that I haven’t seen before. The album has so many waves of songs that range from many different places, but this track is the one I have been continually going back to.
Rita Ora – “Let You Love Me”
Rita Ora is another voice in pop music that I become obsessed with all over again when she releases new music. “Let You Love Me” is a dream pop ballad that comes from her upcoming album, Phoenix, that will feature her previously released singles, “Your Song” and “Anywhere,” and is set to be released this November. It has been six years since the release of her last album, so this will be a large reintroduction for Rita Ora, and I am ready for it.
Whethan & HONNE – “Radar”
Whethan has released another new single, and it has a little bit of funk mixed with his go-to wavy synths that are accompanied by vocals from UK duo HONNE. “Radar” is a bouncy release from his upcoming project, Life Of A Wallflower, that is also going to be accompanied by a tour.
Sinead Harnett & JD. Reid – “System”
This is one of my favorite releases Sinead Harnett has ever done. The R&B beat done by producer JD. Reid is a perfect matchup to Sinead’s crystal clear vocals. A sweet escapade of R&B goodness comes from this single.