It’s the third day of the week, which means it’s time for another Tasty Tune Tuesday! Music’s biggest night went down on Sunday and it brought me to lean back into the performing artists. Some new, some old. 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.
This week’s collection is centered around the Grammys, but also brings some fresh faces into the mix. Here’s the tracklist:
Track No. 1: Wait for the Moment — Vulfpeck
I’ve been struggling with how to present this track. It’s crooner-esque, with a funky twist. Vulfpeck’s music is instrumental-focused, strengthened by a watertight percussion section, jazz-infused keyboard and saxophone, and simple but confident guitar. They ground glossy pop melodies with a unique vocal tone and infectious rhythm.
Track No. 2: One Way Flight — Benny The Butcher, Freddie Gibbs
Freddie Gibbs was robbed of Best Rap Album and that’s just a fact. He joins Benny The Butcher on this one and the two flow so well with one another over a great chopped background sample.
Track No. 3: Black Like Me — Mickey Guyton
Mickey Guyton is a special human and a special talent.
Track No. 4: This Place — Satsang, Trevor Hall
The joyful, rustic palette of colors in Satsang’s voice pair perfectly with the rich sound of Trevor Hall. This Place, and Satsang’s new album in its entirety, is about letting go and living in the moment. Super refreshing in all aspects.
Track No. 5: The Steps — HAIM
HAIM was one of the first performances on Sunday and I had not heard them previously. I’m very glad that I was introduced to the Haim family trio of women who stitch a patchwork of rich tone, texture and color.
Track No. 6: Fck Boys — Blxst, Russ
My guy Blxst has been on this list before. He teams up with Russ (who I don’t always enjoy) on this track and their sounds mesh really well. Blxst shines through and his sound is so different than anything else out there, but doesn’t stray too far from what works.
Track No. 7: Vultures (Live at the Nokia Theatre) — John Mayer
John Mayer performed ‘The Bones’ with Maren Morris on Sunday and they crushed it. If you asked me my favorite song of all-time, this would be my answer, and I don’t say that lightly.
Track No. 8: Heartbreak Anniversary — Giveon
I don’t know where this one popped up. It seems to be fairly popular on the charts, but I had not heard Giveon’s voice before. It’s awesome.
Track No. 9: Leave Some Day — Kevo Muney, Lil Durk
Kevo Muney is another trap singer/rapper that sticks to a fairly calculated melody, but does a great job doing it and steps just outside of the box enough to make his voice sound different. Lil Durk is just the cherry on top.
Track No. 10: Realla — TOKiMONSTA, Anderson .Paak.
I cannot wait for Silk Sonic (.Paak & Bruno Mars) to release their full album, and the duo killed it with two performances on Sunday. This duo is a little bit different, but Anderson is still at the forefront.
(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: