Bless the internet for the unlimited access to great music, which brings me to share what I’ve been playing on loop for awhile now.
Kane Strang – My Smile is Extinct
Given the subject of the song, breaking up with a cheating girlfriend, Strang’s unvarying vocals isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when accompanied with dispirited twangs of the guitar. I actually really love the whole dejected energy of the song. As morbid as that sounds, the lyrics actually carry some sort of sharp wit which are pretty clever and humorous, taking jabs at an existence that becomes troublesome to live on after a break up. And the song’s been stuck in my head for long time now.
Zack Villere – Cool
Formerly known as Froyo Ma, Zack Villere returns with a quirky little tune that is reminiscent of his other-worldly work as Froyo Ma. Villere makes music that’s akin to comfort food. It’s relaxing, comforting of course, melodius and just fun to listen to. “Cool” in itself sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon with its animated and zany tune (also, his resemblance to Arnold from the Magic School Bus kind of adds to this image somehow). In spite of his desire to be cool and requests for approval from others, he actually comes across as if at peace with who he is, emitting a certain confidence that is quite charming.
Brockhampton – Sweet
This group has.been.blowing.up and it’s not hard to see why. Despite each person’s strong personality that clearly shines through in the track, the group manages to come together cohesively through truly unique beats such as this one in “Sweet”. The whole of Saturation and Saturation II is quite a feat and I implore anyone who reads this to go and listen to both albums because their creativity in this short period of time is impressive and inspirational (I mean, it got me off my lazy ass to actually do something). However, this particular song stood out with its earworm of a hook. Kevin Abstract (leader of the group I suppose?) just has a knack for producing choruses that are extremely memorable. “Sweet” particularly has the tune of a snake charmer playing me into a trance, which would make sense as to why I haven’t stopped listening to this song. This is a boyband I can get on board with.