Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks
THE TOP FOUR BRAND NEW TRACKS FROM OCTOBER 16TH-22ND.
ALL POP EDITION! This week, four awesome pop artists released incredible songs all worthy of everyone’s playlists.
YOU TOO. – Chase Atlantic
Chase Atlantic’s sound has been changing with each album they’ve put out since they started. This latest turn towards The 1975-esque R&B sound is easily their best change in sound, proving they have a finger on the pulse of pop-culture and can play into that hand incredibly well. Looking back, its pretty clear that this was always the direction they would end up in, though I never thought they’d be able to do it this well. “You Too.” has a beautiful saxophone, a tasty bassline and everything else that makes a killer R&B track. If these guys continue in this direction, I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up on the radio in a few years.
Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee
What can I say about this song that hasn’t been said? Though many consider this a Post Malone song, Swae Lee does the heavy lifting on this song. Swae, one half of the Rae Sremmurd duo, is easily the most talented melody maker in pop working today, showcased perfectly on the chorus in this song. The lofi vibes of the song lend itself perfectly to a lazy summer feeling, and the hopeful lyrics make this song enjoyable for everyone. Oh, and it also accompanies the most innovative and unique animation movie in the last twenty years (GO SEE INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE).
It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) – The 1975
The 1975 continue to impress me, being an incredibly successful and popular pop-rock band in an era that only cares for electropop and hip-hop. Somehow, they’ve organically generated a global fanbase that will eat up whatever they put out. This could give a band licence to just mail it in, but 1975 refuse to do that, continuing to be innovative and complex in the music they create. This song, a catchy love song, is a true Britpop song with synthesizers and a backing choir. This high energy song sees the band return to their roots, as the other singles for this album have explored other influences and genres. As you’ll see, the music video is a work of art, and that attention to detail goes into everything this band does, from labeling portions of their careers as eras to taking influence from philosophers to creating stories about the characters they sing about. Whether you want to dive deep into the mythology behind the band, or just listen to a song or two, The 1975 are enjoyable for everyone.
When The Party’s Over – Billie Eilish
This 17-year-old has more talent in her toes than I have ever had in my entire life, and for that I am both jealous and in love with her music. The boldness to open this song with exclusively acapella is unparalleled in this pop-era. The piano, harmonies and lyrics are beautiful, and are worth everyone’s time. People have told me she’s overrated, to which I say this song is innovative and unique in a radio-filled world of the same songs over and over, and she’s only 17. I can’t wait to see where her career goes from her if she continues this unique style. The influences in her music video lend themselves to believe she will be quite different from what we’re used to, to say the least.
Thanks for checking out another post about incredible new music. Remember, it doesn’t matter what you like, as long as you support it.
If you wanna hear more, here’s a Spotify playlist with all the songs I’ve ever featured. Throw it on shuffle and find something new.