Kendrick Lamar continues his takeover of all genres of music with this new flip of Tame Impala’s “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” from their 2012 album Lonerism for the new Divergent soundtrack. Just listen to it. This song is incredible.
Everyone’s favorite front-man from The Strokes, Julian Casablancas, is one of the only dudes who’s solo stuff has been on par with his original band’s material, so when I heard that he was working on a new album with a new group, apparently dubbed The Voidz, I was extremely excited. Be on the look out for this, because if these snippets are any indication, this will be a fantastic album!
So apparently Coldplay decided to stop shooting for Top 40 hits and become Bon Iver… interesting choice and not one that I anticipated, but this song is chill and has some good electronic, ambient vibes going on, so I’m interested. Keep on the look out for a new album from these guys, and in the mean time, listen to “Midnight” here.
The Horrors are fresh out of 1986 with their comeback single “I See You,” channeling some major New Wave vibes and delivering some fantastic Smiths-eqsue vocals over an infectious synth riff. Check it out and be on the look-out for their upcoming album, Luminous, due out May 5.
You’ve all probably been sleeping on this dude, Adrian Lau, but with his upcoming mixtape, Projections, entirely produced by Harry Fraud, you need to learn about him stat. This is the intro to that mixtape. Dude has bars.
Vince Staples’s 2nd installation in the Shyne Coldchain mixtape series looks like it’ll be incredible, just based off of the production credits, which include No I.D., Evidence, and this absolute jam of a track, entitled “Nate,” featuring James Fauntleroy, from Scoop DeVille, which details Vince’s relationship with his dad. This is probably my favorite Vince Staples track to date.
If there has ever a modern rap group whose members all have more perfect voices for rap than Flatbush Zombies then please direct me towards them because I haven’t heard anything of the sort. On this new track “97.92,” the Zombies rap over a beautiful instrumental by the Odd Future affiliates Trash Talk for the upcoming Converse Mixtape Vol. 1, Converse having a long history of bringing together cool pairings of artists. The rest of the mixtape has great potential, so be on the lookout.