How on earth is it possibly April already?! The months move quickly, but it’s always important to slow down and take time for some new music. On the third day of every week, I’ll drop ten songs that tickle my eardrums. Variety of tracks will range from hip hop/rap, EDM, country, singer/songwriter, Americana, R&B and everything in between— something for everyone depending on what I’m jamming that week.
We could all use some springtime songs, so this week’s edition kicks off the warmer weather, with just enough for the rainy days. Here’s the tracklist for the 20th (!!) edition:
Track No. 1: Daydrunk — Malory
Tropical, vibey beats and sharp vocals with shimmers of vulnerability. This is such a lovely little ditty, but it wouldn’t be any good if Malory didn’t have such a unique voice.
Track No. 2: If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know) — The 1975
Literally about getting naked on FaceTime, The 1975 opens with some vocal flexes before shimmying and shaking similar to Duran Duran.
Track No. 3: Where You Belong — Little Dragon
Super soulful, Little Dragon captures a familiar R&B, pop and electronic sound with intentionally off-kilter instrumentation.
Track No. 4: Listen Closely — DVBBS, SAFE
DVBBS takes its foot off the gas a little bit for this slowed down, fairly standard good-feeling EDM jam.
Track No. 5: Karate Frees — Cookin Soul
Action Bronson freestyles over a Cookin Soul beat that samples Yuji Ohno’s “Injured Love.” If you weren’t sold at Action Bronson freestyle, I don’t know what to tell you.
Track No. 6: holy calamafuck — Run The Jewels
The flow switches up halfway through on this RTJ banger and it’s on FIIIIIRRRREEEE!
Track No. 7: Keep The Beat — Eric B. & Rakim
1990s hip hop/rap in its fullest form.
Track No. 8: Pretty Little Birds — SZA, Isaiah Rashad
SZA is such a delightful vocalist and Isaiah Rashad is one of the best in the game. This track never got the play time it deserved.
Track No. 9: Bottoms Up — Evan Felker
Red Dirt Country always has more of a western feel to it and Evan Felker’s tone suits that narrative perfectly.
Track No. 10: Sheesh — Josh Sallee, Blev
(The playlist may not refresh on its own below, but if you click out to Spotify and hit like, it’ll pop right up and you can follow along!)
Looking for last week’s music?! Here is every delicious ditty to ever grace this list: