The Drop – Odesza, 6lack, & Jungle
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.
6Lack & Khalid – “Seasons” (Pick Of The Week)
6lack’s recently released album, East Atlanta Love Letter, reaches a new maturity for his sophomore project. The album is full of hip-hop ballads that are raw, moody, and emotional. “Seasons” features Khalid on the heartfelt song, giving it just an extra touch of yearning. Easily my pick of the week, and after this album, 6lack is a contender for one of my favorite albums of the year.
Odesza – “Loyal”
One of the most slept on Odesza songs that I have been waiting (ever so patiently) for has finally officially released. “Loyal” is an Odesza banger from the snare drums, to the hornline, to the heavy bass, it is truly unlike anything they have recently released. Seeing their live show several times and seeing this song performed live, now gives me goosebumps to finally hear it through my headphones.
LANY – “Thick and Thin”
LANY is on a heartbreak song bender, and I will continue to love every single release. The ’80s inspired synths and pop-infused, heart-throbbing lyrics are just something I cannot get enough of. All of their new releases come from their upcoming sophomore project, Malibu Nights, which is set to release later this year.
Don Diablo, Emile Sandé, & Gucci Mane – “Survive”
Don Diablo is one of my favorite DJs in the game. His music is eclectic and vibrant, and his remixes continue to give a new level to already released music. “Survive” is a whole new vibe all on its own; it is deep and synthy with mystical vocals from Emeli Sandé and a robot flow from Gucci Mane. It is a new realm of Don Diablo that I haven’t heard before, and I would love to see more of.
The 1975 – “Sincerity Is Scary”
The tender side of The 1975 really breaks through on their latest single, “Sincerity Is Scary.” The new track follows several others from their upcoming album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, which is due November 30th. “Sincerity Is Scary” is all about the transparency in relationships. and as lead singer Matt Healy says, “…it’s easier to be ironic than it is to be a person… I’ve kind of embraced sincerity and embraced these kinds of things that make you feel awkward, and it’s resulted in what the record is like.”
San Holo – album1
San Holo creates a landscape of music in the most euphoric of ways. His nostalgic sounds are making their way onto his new album, album1, that is set to be released this Friday, and he graced us with two more singles leading up to the release. “Surface” is a futuristic beat that takes us into another dimension, while “forever free” is a dance-worthy montage of uplifting sounds that are ready for the main stage.
Jungle – “Cherry”
Alternative funk group Jungle has just released their new album, For Ever, and it is all shades of groovy from start to finish. Slick guitar riffs and crafty keyboards make “Cherry” my standout favorite from their album.