Time to pull out your rainy day playlists because it has been pouring out here in Los Angeles (what a relaxing relief)!
But in the midst of turning up those dreary, but oh-so-soothing Radiohead classics, I have a solid selection of new music that I think will perfectly complement the beauty that lies in the sky.
If mellow and melodic is what you’re going for, I strongly recommend Summer Heart‘s “The Forbidden,” Gallant‘s “Bourbon,” Tep No‘s “Please Me,” Inouwee‘s “Playground” or Day Wave‘s “You.”
But if you need a little kick to get this overcast Monday into high gear, give a little listen to Philip George and Dragonette‘s “Feel This Way,” Nora En Pure and Redondo‘s “I Got to Do,” Touch Tone and Amanda Ply‘s “Taken By You” and Rain Man and Oly‘s “Bring Back the Summer.”
Click below for the 20-song playlist, which also includes Phoebe Ryan, Paperwhite, Miike Snow, Tep No, Great Good Fine OK and LIGHTS.
I’m still on a musical high from Friday night’s Chris Brown concert at Hollywood Palladium. But even if you didn’t have a chance to see adorable baby Royalty hit the stage with her dad at the end of the show, you can still get in the Breezy spirit by checking out his new album (named after his little one), which dropped on Friday.
I personally think the already-released radio tracks from this album are his best of the latest options, but I’ve included his song “Anyway,” featuring Tayla Parx as part of this week’s New Music Monday.
Also in the mix this week are Bag Raiders, J.Cole, Death Team, The Toxic Avenger, Great Good Fine OK, Coyote Kisses, Diiv and Nora en Pure, among many others.
I must point out that up until this week, I was unfamiliar with Retro Culture and P’ARIS, but I’m totally in love with their songs “Cold” and “Focus” (respectively).
Click below for the full list of 25 fresh tracks, and check back tomorrow to get my list of songs perfectly fitting for the chill of winter!
Fresh off the heels of her successful single “Habits (Stay High),” 26-year-old Swedish singer Tove Lo has just released her debut full-length album Queen of the Clouds. The album, which takes a listener through the roller coaster of relationship emotions, includes a number of hit-worthy tracks, including the sexually driven “Talking Bodies,” included in this week’s New Music Monday playlist.
Other songs include newbie “Bet” by Tinashe featuring Devonte, and a foreign-yet-calming track by Icelandic act Vok. “The Chase” by SOHN and “Say It All,” by Great Good Fine OK also made the list.