BoardThe first stream of serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential release — the major music everyone will be talking about today, and that will dominate playlists this weekend and beyond.
This week: Calvin Harris’ low-rider band comes bouncing around, Benny Blanco makes the not-so-bad decision to bring BTS and Snoop Dogg together, and DJ Khaled, Drake, and Lil’ Baby choose matching leisure suits. See all of this week’s first stream picks below.
Calvin Harris, Funk Wave Bounce Vol. 2
Just in time for the dog days of summer, the widely acclaimed and fan-loved 2017 follow-up to Calvin Harris sets Funk Wave Bounce Vol. 1 finally here with Volume. 2, another star-studded warm-weather set of fluid grooves and sublime tunes for your up-and-down cruising pleasure. Like many sequels, it’s a bit bloated and not quite as fresh as the original — but in case you never got enough Volume. 1There’s still plenty to enjoy here, as mop-pop legend Charlie Puth and rising dancehall star Shansy are finding common ground on the sweet sadness of “obsessed” or legendary MC Busta Rhymes, reminding him that he Mike is able to dominate like few others. Spectacular single showcase “Ready or Not.”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake and Lil Baby, “Stay Alive”
You see that song’s title and discoided cover art, you only have one question: Are DJ Khaled, Drake, and Lil Baby going to strut through “Staying Alive” like Tony Manero in the beginning? Saturday night Fever, Answer: Not really, as “Staying Alive” is the Bee Gees’ 1977 disco standard, as Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy” is to Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”—a borrowed The chorus hook that provides a thematic jump- off point without really informing the rest of the music. Still, even if Khalid & Co.’s “Staying Alive” wouldn’t have essentially closed in 2001’s Odyssey, it would still be appreciated by the current tenants of its Brooklyn neighborhood around the world thanks to weary Nyan and Tim Saby. Green and long-proven chemistry among its galactic co-leading MCs.
Benny Blanco feat. BTS & Snoop Dogg, “Bad Decision”
If BTS has made a single wrong decision in the last seven years, it has escaped our attention. Korean pop superduperstar isn’t starting here with this teamup with rap all-timer Snoop Dogg (after his appearance this week pulling double duty on new music Funk Wave Bounce Vol. 2of “Live My Best Life”) and longtime pop power player Benny Blanco. “Bad Judgment” glides over a captivating up-tempo pop-soul groove—the kind that made Maroon 5 inevitable at Top 40 radio in the middle of the past decade—with a BTS chorus hook of a day that never Not a bad idea, and Uncle Snoop’s always-welcome amount of marginalization.
Willow, “Hover Like a Goddess”
We’ve learned to expect the unexpected from Willow’s solo material, and “Hovering Like a Goddess” is no exception: a jittery, almost new rippling burst of impossibly tense energy—sounds like Paramore. are not alone Joe’s been listening to a lot of block partying lately—with an explosive shout-out chorus (“I’ll never be okay if you’re not mine!”). And yet, despite a short run time of 2:23, the song doesn’t have room for one, but two Beatless breakdowns, appreciating the anxiety relief that gives you enough time to think about that single. What’s going on in the arts?
As is practically company policy for 1975 at this point, the first track from their upcoming album was unveiled—in this case, “Part of the Band,” from October—due. being funny in a foreign language — was a challenging re-introduction to his new era, but his second comeback is a pure crowd-pleaser. is a dance-pop scorcher in the vein of “happiness”. i like it when you sleepof “The Sound” or Notes on a Conditional Form“If You’re To Shy (Let Me Know)” with a post-80s disco beat and glossy production – although this time the song (almost) matches the musical’s unburdened release (“I’m Happiest When I’m doing something I know is good… Show me your love, why don’t you?”) Also comes in a “dance floor edit”, but be sure to listen to the full version; You don’t want to deceive yourself with that sex, do you?
louv, all 4 nothing
“He made a few songs and he grew up / He thought he could do whatever he wanted / But left it all with a hole in his heart.” the eyes get moist all 4 nothing The opener “26,” is setting the tone for the singer-songwriter’s sophomore mainstream-conscious album all 4 nothing, Released half a decade after “I Like Me Better”, briefly made Love a Top 40 toast, all 4 nothing Filled with impeccably-crafted alt-pop lyrics that are a little rawer than most singers born in Ari Stopran’s contemporaries—thank their lucky stars they ever played a single in “Stay Together”. Didn’t commit to a bad relationship or begged “Don’t let me die in the dark” in a panic over the appropriately titled “Bad Trip”. Even if it doesn’t get her back to the top of her charts, it should bring her closer to herself (and her fans) as an artist.
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