1. Goodbyes – Post Malone featuring Young Thug
Post Malone burst onto the music scene in 2015 with his hugely successful first single ‘White Iverson’, and I have been a huge fan ever since. His smooth vocals and punchy rapping style really drew me in from the beginning and he just continues to make consistently good tracks.
I loved his 1st two albums ‘Stoney – 2016’ and ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys – 2018’, and his repertoire just continues to blossom.
On this new track, taken from his upcoming 3rd album ‘Runaway’, he displays more of a smooth, pop leaning vibe, with the rap style we are used to from Post thrown in for good measure.
The track also features Young Thug, an up and coming rapper who has already made somewhat of a splash in America, and is set to do the same in the UK in the not too distant future. He puts in a couple of good verses here and there, and the track is also seasoned with some of his backing vocals, sprinkled in and around the easy to listen to track.
2. Jesus In LA – Alec Benjamin
This track has slowly creeped up on me over a period of about a month, after having heard it in various places (coffee shops, doctor’s waiting rooms and even an advert on TV).
It’s a slow starter, with a country vibe akin to ‘Love Yourself’ by Justin Bieber. The lyrics are simplistic but clever, and the instrumental is perfectly suited for the laid back direction the track moves in.
This one has been recently added to my Spotify ‘favourites’ playlist and I think it’s one that will stay there for a while.
3. Animals – Preditah featuring Rachel Chinouriri
Preditah has been making waves in the EDM and dance music scene for a while, building up his reputation as one of the most compelling and individual DJs working today (not including Marshmello, who I adore).
His classic slow, melodic and intriguing style is still present in this track, and the addition of Rachel C’s beautiful and almost vintage style vocals helps to pull this track together and build it into something awesome.
There are a lot of Preditah tracks that I can say I listen to on a daily basis, and this is definitely one of them. Its quietly brilliant.
4. Death Of Me – Pvris
Pvris (pronounced Paris) are very good at blending 80’s style synth pop with slightly heavier rock tones, and that’s exactly what this track is.
It starts out sounding like something from 1985, with a classic 80’s sounding synth chugging along quietly in the background, and then when the chorus hits, the rock guitar and heavy drums make themselves known.
The lyrics are basically the lead singer saying to someone ‘yes, we could be together if that’s what you wanted, but you would ultimately be the death of me’… and you can really hear that echoed in the backing track as well as the lyrics. I love this song and band, and this is one thing that deserves multiple listens at a time.
5. The Hunted – Saint Asonia featuring Sully Erna
I have been a fan of rock music for as long as I can remember, and this band is currently one of my new favourites.
Formerly of the hugely successful rock band Three Day’s Grace, Saint Asonia is the side project of singer and guitarist Adam Gontier.
This is an example of a perfect rock song, with beautiful lyrics, pounding drums and cutting guitar riffs that you wouldn’t believe are possible. This is the 1st single from thier new album, and it is one I will always love.
6. Echo – Hot Chip
Hot Chip have returned after 4 years with thier brand new album ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy ‘!
This is one of my favourite bands of all time and when I heard they were releasing a brand new album I was beside myself with excitement. And they didn’t disappoint.
‘Echo’ is an example of what Hot Chip do best, which is make exceptional music with heart, drive, ambition and power.
I can’t wait to upload my full review of this fantastic album, and this is easily one of the best songs from this album, and one of my favourites from the band in general.
Its brilliant and I could listen to it over and over and over.