The Drop – Robyn, Lil Wayne, + Ekali
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.
Robyn – “Honey”
I am just melting over Robyn and her new music because it is the exact, exciting sound that pop music needs, and the sound that I am obsessed with. “Honey” is a dreamy synth anthem that gets better with every single listen.
LANY – “If You See Her”
LANY has put out one more single prior to the release of their nine-track album, Malibu Nights, that is set to release this Friday. “If You See Her” is my favorite release from this new project thus far. It is yet another ’80s pop-inspired groove that is matched with the indie side of LANY. If the rest of the album sounds like the songs previously released, then Malibu Nights is an easy contender for one of my favorite albums of the year.
Lil Wayne & Kendrick Lamar – “Mona Lisa”
Tha Carter V album has taken over the Internet with the return of Lil Wayne. The 23-track album has been six years in the making, and opens the doors into the complicated life and mind of Lil Wayne. More personal than ever before, this is a new side of Wayne that I was not expecting. However, the not so hidden gem off the album has to be “Mona Lisa,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. It is loud, hard-hitting, and brings home everything I love about both of these artists.
Lauv & Julia Michaels – “There’s No Way”
Lauv is a new artist that I have slowly been becoming a fan of with every new release. Julia Michaels, on the other hand, is another one of my favorite voices in pop music. The combination of the two is cool and airy vocals over the light beat on “There’s No Way;” I don’t think I will be getting tired of this song anytime soon.
LÉON – “Baby Don’t Talk”
Léon returns with a fierce and sassy single to bring her back into the indie pop scene. The song’s theme is simple and straightforward, talking about relationships and how at certain times there should be less talk and more action. This single is her first release in over a year, and is the first single off of her upcoming album that is set to debut in 2019.
Ekali & K. Flay – “Forgot How To Dream”
Ekali’s new EP, Crystal Eyes, is a whirlwind of sounds from start to finish. A new flare is added to each track, and I think “Forgot How To Dream” ties all the tracks together. K. Flay lays down the vocals, and Ekali tackles a beat full of bass, strings, and horns. The song is ambitious and delivers in every way.