We’re back at it again! I was in the process of moving all of last week, so life got busy, but it allowed me to get together some good listens while I was moving boxes and hanging picture frames. It’s about time I bring them to you! 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.
Here’s the tracklist for the 23rd edition:
Track No. 1: Lay Wit Ya — Isaiah Rashad, Duke Deuce
We had not heard from Isaiah Rashad, outside of one single in 2020, in a long time. It’s good to have him back.
Track No. 2: Perfect Timing — YG, Mozzy, Blxst
If I’m not mistaken, all three of these guys have been on this list before. Blxst carries the chorus here and I can’t get enough of his sound. I spoke with him earlier this year and he’s going to really blow up sooner than later.
Track No. 3: Live From The Underground — Big K.R.I.T.
Turn the bass up and drive around. One of my favorites.
Track No. 4: Mamacita — Outkast
Outkast doesn’t get enough credit for this. Say it with me… MAMACITA!!
Track No. 5: Paradise — Sturgill Simpson
I don’t know if I missed that this was coming, or if it was a surprise for everyone, but Sturgill slows it down and brings a classic sing-a-long bluegrass sound here. It’s delightful.
Track No. 6: Learnin’ to Drown — Vincent Neil Emerson
Just a little bit of Western Swing flavor added to Texas Troubadour styling that nestles right into your sensibilities as an old soul, filling you with fuzzy feelings.
Track No. 7: Colors — Black Puma
I haven’t been able to get this out of my head since the Grammys.
Track No. 8: Fall in Love Again — Rag’n’Bone Man
Rag’n’Bone Man is back after taking over the world (particularly Europe) with his debut album. His newest album isn’t my favorite, because I think he/his label pushed him too far into the “sing louder to show emotion” side of his voice. However, he lives so well in intimate moments like this song right here.
Track No. 9: If You’re Going To Do It — Firzan
Shoutout to my boy Firzan. He is brand new to the dance music scene and his style is very trance and melodic. Very vibey. Be sure to keep up with him as his style evolves and he continues to grow. Don’t you miss the club so much?
Track No. 10: Sakura — Khary, Pell
Pell is someone who has probably been on this list before. He and I got to know each other in Oxford, Mississippi in 2014 when he opened for Trinidad James. Isn’t that a throwback? His sound has changed a lot over the last few years and he’s really started to gain a following. Super full sound that doesn’t really compare to any other tones out there.
(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: