Here’s the thing. Olu is talented. Quite talented. This is the latest single off of his upcoming project. One thing is for sure, Olu is the latest Cleveland rapper to be creating buzz and he does it with such ease.
Man, Skizzy Mars and Michael Keenan blacked out on this. The duo took Baby Boy Da Prince’s 2007 hit and gave it a futuristic facelift. The result is a very positive song with a killer hook and a few slick verses from Mars. Shout out to whoever came up with the idea to draw out the final chorus.
Check out Skizzy’s collab with the new Penthouse Music artist Lais.
Tyler Brown – I Don’t Want Love, Love, Love / Thinkin Bout You (The Antlers, As Tall As Lions, Frank Ocean Mashup)
When I think back on my days post-college graduation in North Carolina, one of the first things that comes to mind is my love for The Antlers. I fell hard for their song “I Don’t Want Love,” despite being in love in those days. It was a weird contradiction, but mostly I fell for the sound of the song and the vision I had in my mind of what a music video could look like for it if I were to direct it. It’s dark, but it’s so beautiful.
Fast forward, and the other day when I got a Twitter message from the one and only Arjun Grover saying he had a mashup for me. Turns out it’s a mashup/medley/cover (whatever you want to call it, take your pick) by the artist Tyler Brown. Sure enough, he blends my favorite “I Don’t Want Love” with another favorite “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean and “Love, Love, Love (Love, Love)” by As Tall As Lions. Not three songs you’d imagine being pulled into one, but that’s the beauty of it. And ohhh, when The Antlers part starts at around the 0:30 mark, my heart just melts all over again. Man, music nostalgia is a powerful, powerful thing. Beautiful work, Tyler Brown. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
When my alarm clock goes off at 6:15 every morning, I groggily roll over and reach for the remote control so I can have the news playing in the background while I slowly get out of bed. Somehow I find it’s a nice way to have some educational background noise as I’m gearing up for another workday.
The thing I often have to stop and think about is how often all we hear about on the news is bad news. ISIS threats, police shootings, riots, virus outbreaks, domestic violence, kidnappings…that’s all we tend to hear about. It’s a nice feeling to feel as though I know what’s going on in the world, but god damn is this shit depressing!
Well it seems that Alex Feder knows exactly what I’m talking about. In his song “Moments of Silence,” his first verse writes the story beautifully for me. He writes “You’re not alone. We’ll all be screwed when the morning comes. We’ll all be in mourning when the screws come undone. Everything is alright, everything is alright. You weren’t wrong, I spend most of my time just waiting around, as if good news will one day just find me somehow. Our hearts are so wired, our loves are so violent. These days the kids dance to moments of silence. Our hearts are so wired, our loves are so violent. These days the kids dance to moments of silence. Everything is alright, everything is alright.” It’s as though he read my mind, but also put a romantic spin on it. That’s the power of great songwriting; it gets in your head and it can create a story all its own at the same time.
So who is this Alex Feder, you might ask? If he sounds familiar, it might be because you’ve heard his music before under a different name. We used to know Alex Feder as pop artist Leonard Friend, who we’ve written about a handful of times in the past. “Moments of Silence” is his first official single as Alex Feder. It’s not very often that I get the time to write about new music on here anymore (which, trust me, is a very heartbreaking reality for me), but when I heard this song tonight, I had to share it with you guys. Hopefully you’ll have a similar reaction to mine.
For a moment this collaboration seemed like a dream, but it is in reality. Our favorite dark pop band The Neighbourhood have teamed up with everyone’s favorite new artist Raury and it’s a winner. The track oozes a beautiful darkness and is a cry for love. It starts as a track that is a familiar NBHD sound but suddenly there’s an intensity that builds up through the track. Raury puts his touch on it which makes this track that much more special. Listen to the pure music masterpiece below.
The beauty that Jessie Ware brings to the music world is something to truly appreciate. Her simply smooth, soulful pipes continue to tell countless love stories and we can’t help but fall head over heels for her over and over again. “Want Your Feeling” is a catchy, classy little gem that’ll be yet another wonderful addition to her upcoming album Tough Love. Her highly anticipated sophomore release will be out October 21, and it’s bound to be the perfectly sweet sound to your cool autumn days.