Whenever I’m feeling in a music rut, a.k.a. I have overplayed my current favorite songs, I look to Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist to add some hip new tunes to my online collection. Discover Weekly is a tailored playlist, so it adds songs based on recently-listened-to albums or artists. The streaming service will even add similar artists to this playlist, hence the “discover” bit.
Here’s my top five for the week:
This band with Tokyo roots has a Funkadelic type sound, while still combining the familiar bass sound that we hear in today’s pop songs. I assume that Bay Ledges was the recently-listened-to artist that led to this song popping up on my Discover Weekly, as I hear similar elements in Dansu’s tracks.
The best collaboration I have heard in a long time, “Ride Or Die” incorporates rock and indie in a modern way. Foster The People has been in my music rotation ever since their breakthrough in the music industry circa 2011.
Remember Mike Posner? Well he has a new album out (I know, I’m a little late), and this track boasts a constructive message while still being enjoyable to listen to.
The band’s female lead singer possesses a captivating voice, and when combined with the band’s 80’s influences, their songs sound amazing. This is a recent release of theirs, and I love it.
A party bop, this song could be played either on a Saturday night or while strutting to your next class. It probably showed up because I listen to Mansionair and SAFIA, who are among the related artists.