If the quality of this playlist is any indication of how this month is going to go, then it’s going to be a good one!
Subdued and sultry, most of the songs that make up August’s new music selection don’t really fall into the sound of a typical summer month—but that’s ok, because this is one of my favorite playlists in a long time.
Before I get into everything else, I must acknowledge one very important tidbit of musical information: Robyn just released (as in an hour ago) her first single in eight years! Titled “Missing U,” fans of the Swedish electropop legend will be delighted to know nothing (as far as her sound is concerned) has changed since 2010’s Body Talk Pt. 2.
Now that I’ve got out of the way, the rest of the playlist is comprised of mostly moody melodies that may not kick up your dance party, but will certainly evoke emotion. Sizzy Rocket‘s “High,” Allie X‘s “Focus” and Cannons‘ “Round and Round” are pure beauties, as are Transviolet‘s “Undo” and Eli & Fur‘s “Something Is Real.”
If indeed you need a little pick-me-up, scroll down the list for Dillon Francis‘ “Never Let You Go,” Cosmo’s Midnight‘s “Polarised” and ARIZONA‘s “Freaking Out.”
For the full playlist of 27 fresh tracks, scroll below!
Carly Rae Jepsen is on a roll!
Her new releases continue to be totally on point, as she proves with last month’s “Run Away with Me,” and now her latest, “Warm Blood,” which is a little dark and mysterious while still providing one of her catchy signature hooks. It’s the perfect kickoff to this week’s New Music Monday selection. Her latest are set to appear on her third studio album “Emotion.”
And while on the subject of pop, check out the DJ Mustard-produced “Sorry to Interrupt,” by Jessie J, Jhene Aiko and Rixton. RAC and Madi Diaz‘s happy-go-lucky “Falling Hard” will make you smile, and Kate Boy‘s “Midnight Sun” will make you dance. And YG‘s “Twist My Fingaz” reminds me of that classic west coast rap sound from the ’90s.
Otherwise, this week’s playlist is mostly mellow. Chet Faker and Banks make an excellent team on their “1998” collaboration, while Teen Daze‘s “Along” is perfect little jam for winding down your day, and Cannons‘ “Body Talk” is slow and sexy.
Check out the entire playlist of 12 songs (which also includes Gardens & Villa, Peking Duk, SAFIA, Coyote Kisses and Karman Line) below: