We Listened So You Didn’t Have To
It’s nearly Thanksgiving, so here are few more tracks to tide you over into the break.
Vulfpeck – “Business Casual (feat. Coco O.)”
An immediate highlight of funk-pop band Vulfpeck’s new “Mr Finish Line” album, “Business Casual” is a bright tune that sounds heavily influenced by early Michael Jackson. Fun, light, and vibrant, “Business Casual” is just a fabulous pop tune. “Mr Finish Line” is out now.
Whitney – “Southern Lights”
Following up 2016’s impeccable “Light Upon The Lake,” Whitney has released a collection of demos, including the never-before-heard “Southern Lights.” While not quite as strong or well-mixed as “Light Upon The Lake,” the new tune is another example of the duo’s talent for indie pop-rock tunes. “Light Upon The Lake: Demo Recordings” is out now.
Pell – “chirpin'”
Another uniquely inspired performance from Louisiana rapper Pell, “chirpin'” is the first single from his new EP, “girasoul,” which is to be released in December. Over a bouncing yet laid-back production, Pell brings his fast-paced, invigorating flow. Check out “chirpin'” on streaming services now.
Yung Lean – “Metallic Intuition”
On his new album, “Stranger,” Yung Lean yet again finds himself positioned over sparse, trap-influenced beats. “Metallic Intuition” is no exception. While the album artwork is super cool, the promotional single lacks the addictive production of Lean’s previous work, and the rapper’s flow is less fun than usual. Unless you’re a big Yung Lean fan, maybe skip this one. “Stranger” is out now.
NE-HI – “The Times I’m Not There (feat. Jamila Woods)”
Chicago rock band NE-HI have teamed up with Jamila Woods, another Windy City talent, for their new tune “The Times I’m Not There.” With characteristically perfect vocals from Woods, well-paced instrumentation, and a punchy mix, the new single is a promising new release from the group. Stream “The Times I’m Not There” now.
Let us know what you think of these tracks down in the comments, and look out for next week’s list!