Wow, this is one of the best New Music Mondays I have encountered in quite some time!
For starters, Hortlax Cobra‘s “I’m Still Here,” featuring Ane Brun is the gem of the week. John Eriksson of Peter Bjorn and John is the mastermind behind this act, which is named after the area of Sweden in which he was raised.
For the nu-disco-lovin’ lady (or gent) like myself, Gigamesh‘s “The Music” is like the best thing ever. I can’t stop listening to its melodic goodness. Then you have Tove Styrke‘s super catchy “Number One” for the indie-pop fans.
And for those EDM lovers, Borgore teamed up with Addison for “School Daze,” while Just a Gent brings you “Driftless Spirits,” Oliver Heldens has “Melody,” and Tritonal and Cash Cash came out with “Untouchable.” Rest assured, none of these are too bass-heavy.
I am also super stoked for new Wilkinson. If you even slightly enjoy drum n bass, Wilkinson is like the ultimate. Super melodic, easy-on-the-ears kind of sound. I’ve been a huge fan for years.
Give a listen below for 20 fresh tracks, which also include Ghost Loft, Metric, Disclosure, Elliphant, Powers and Oh Wonder.
With the exception of Citizens! and Tobtok‘s lively “Lighten Up” collaboration off Kitsune‘s very awesome Sweet Sixteen Issue compilation, today’s New Music Monday selection, which includes songs by Ookay and Arms and Sleepers, is pret-ty mellow. Not a big supply this week, but hey, it’s quality, not quantity, right?
Tourist‘s “Wait” has a unique sound. It gets off to a bit of a slow start, but it does pick up towards the end of its dark, deep, mildly dubsteppy melody. The British artist is signed to Disclosure‘s label and definitely has a signature sound of his own.
I even threw in a Nick Jonas song for the heck of it. He wouldn’t characteristically be my pick, but honestly, with all of the horrible crap that’s successful in pop music today, why not give a little love to someone who actually put careful thought into his latest effort, and created real, non-gimicky music that tells a story? Give a little listen to “Push,” a slow jam that really exemplifies how the former tween star is transitioning from cheesy boy to young man. This pick is my favorite on his self-titled album – just under “Jealous,” of course, because let’s all admit it’s pretty catchy and we secretly (or not-so-secretly) like it!