The Drop – The Black Keys, Daniel Caesar, & RL Grime
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.
The Black Keys – “Walk Across The Water”
The Black Keys latest album takes listeners back to rock basics. The album title, Let’s Rock, holds true throughout each track, as it oozes with classic guitar riffs and has many nods to all of the different genres that rock music has displayed. The album is a collection of summer tracks that are effortlessly cohesive, and it feels like a breath of fresh air that I wanted from The Black Keys.
Kygo & Whitney Houston – “Higher Love”
Kygo brought in all the stops on revamping Whitney Houston’s rendition of Steve Winwood’s song, “Higher Love.” The Kygo production brings another new life to the already majestic vocals Houston had added to the track some time ago, and will now reach a new range of listeners. The song takes us on a tropical vacation that I never want to come home from.
Julia Michaels – “17”
Julia Michaels, Inner Monologue Part 2, is yet another creative space of lyrics that tell Julia Michaels’ next chapter. The song, “17,” is my favorite from the eight-track confessional album. It is a song about the sight of new love, and wanting it to feel fresh and bright like everything did as a teenager. Her storytelling continues to capture listeners, and this new project is another perfect example of how talented she is as a lyricist.
Marshmello, Flux Pavilion, & Elohim – “Room to Fall”
This song absolutely bumps, and I am here for it. The collaboration between Mello and Flux is effortless with vocals from dance music favorite, Elohim. This track is set to be a fan favorite, and the synthy drop and electro vocals make it top-notch.
Daniel Caesar – “SUPERPOSITION”
This track off of Daniel Caesar’s new album is so elegant and cool— I have to keep it on repeat. It showcases the vocals from Caesar that are so captivating, and a swift guitar strum throughout the track matches the tone of the lyrics to a tee. This is definitely a favorite of the week.
RL Grime & G Jones – “In Your Head”
I will take anything I can get from RL Grime, even if it is only an edit. RL’s edit of “In Your Head” is bassy and bold with Grime warped all over it. This edit has been long awaited by fans, and now has people talking of even more new music from RL. There hasn’t been any confirmation of new music yet, but he is finding himself on plenty of festival lineups in the coming months. Until then, “In Your Head” fills that grimy void.