2015 came and went, some albums gave us chills, others made us want to party like it’s 1999, and then there were ones that just never seemed to arrive at all. While Adele made her surprising reappearance into the music world, Frank Ocean was probably off on an island far, far away laughing at us all as we impatiently wait for his sophomore album. He was most likely chillin’ alongside Rihanna and Kanye West, who have also been taking their precious time to release their next albums. Before we get too bitter about this, it’s important to think about all the great works of art that are likely to flood our ears in 2016. Here’s a list of albums that will (hopefully) arrive in the new year and fill our musical needs.
Sofi De La Torre just dropped “London x Paris”, a slow jam about the struggles for control in a troubled relationship. This track is a tasty preview of the Spanish singer’s upcoming Mess EP, due out November 20th.
De La Torre croons over downtempo production by Jonas Karlsson, and blurs the line between infectious pop and heart-wrenching R&B. Near the end of the track, Karlsson pitch shifts the line “You’re so good at loving me, only temporarily”, stretching and warping De La Torre’s voice in a truly infectious way.
A delightful new song from Snakehips, Tinashe and Chance The Rapper called “All My Friends” was just gifted to the world, and I’m here to confess my love to it. Every piece of it is beautiful: the production by Snakehips, the lyrics and message by Tinashe and Chance, and of course the sweet, sweet sounds of Tinashe and Chance’s voices. Give me more of these three, please.
Hit the jump to read full lyrics.
OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD IF I DIE I’M A LEGEND.
And that, is how we start of this edition of Womp Wednesday. This playlist is chalk full of tunes that are sure to bring your energy level up. From a hot new remix by Porter Robinson to a dance floor heaven remix by Myles Travitz. If you are feeling some hip-hop flow, be sure to check out “CADILLAC” by LUCA LUSH & Dirty Chocolate. If you are feeling the video game vibes, check out “Donkey Kong” by San Holo. I’ll leave the rest up to you, the listener. Cheers everybody.
Pomo just released an absolute incredible remix of Tinashe’s ‘Vulnerable’. The deep synths and smooth rhythm set the mood off right from the beginning, and the more you listen to this song the more you fall in love with it. This club anthem definitely deserves some recognition. Needless to say, this Pomo remix is going to be on repeat for awhile. Cheers
“Saved” (Bombay Bicycle Club Remix) – Tinashe
Teamwork is a beautiful, beautiful thing. I was able to go away on vacation this week and try my best not to think about the blog every second because my cowriter Falade covered my ass by taking over posting songs for the weekend. On top of that, last week I’d say we posted a good variety of music as a pair. One day I posted Bombay Bicycle Club and he posted Tinashe. But the most beautiful part of it all is when the seed meets the soil and out of it all comes a flower. No, Falade and I are not having a child. Instead, Tinashe is the seed to Bombay Bicycle Club’s soil, and now in our hands is a beautiful budding flower. I couldn’t ask for anything more. In fact, I’m going to pick this here flower and put it behind my ear.
“Zambezi” – Tinashe
With Zambezi playing in the background, I cannot help but to tap my feet and as my soles meet the carpet I know this is just not enough. So I don my coconut white headphones and rewind the Mp3. The song starts once more and this time my head sways in tandem with the voice of the artist Tinashe. In the words of James Alderson, who shared this great track with me, Zambezi is a “powerful song” and Tinashe a “great artist.” I am sure that you, my friends, will agree.
Below is the original track followed by the Tinashe Re-Edit. Proceed to enjoy.
Written by Falade