In case you missed it - You shouldn't have, but just in case you did.
I've come to terms with my issues with global release day this week. It's not good man, it's not good. I'm left broken and empty on Mondays with absolutely nothing good to look forward to until the weekend. 0/10 would not recommend. But this is it for life now, isn't it? Stuck with Friday release days for the rest of ever. I'm at Hevy next weekend and I've just had the stark realisation of everything that I'm going to have to get done before leaving and I think panic mode is about to initiate. In the meantime, here's what happened this week.
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I’ve been toying with this track for a little while but I’ve finally concluded that it is really great. Taking ‘Afterlife’ quite literally, the lyrical content is pretty dark; but it’s so impressive that a song that, to me, is about not being good enough can be displayed in such a stunning fashion.
This is Lana Del Rey meets Halsey. ‘Girls Your Age’ is weird, right, but strange in the most interesting way. This isn’t the sort of thing I usually like but I told you, peculiar pop is taking over and the takeover is happening fast. There’s something about the lyrics that hit home with me personally I think - “he tells me that I’m hot so I tell him that I love him.” There's now an official video for this track which I have kindly added below.
This has been floating around for a while, like quite a little while and in that time I have grown to like ‘SK1N’, which is a good thing. Huntar’s playing his first headline show ever tomorrow which is cool and is a thing that I am looking forward to.
This is it. This is our twelth and final Oh Wonder monthly installment, which is pretty insane right? It’s kind of strange knowing that there isn’t actually going to be this monthly Oh Wonder “fall back” on the first day of each month, and it makes me kinda sad. But I’m so excited to hear their self-titled album in full on 4th September!
I always forget that even way back when, Fall Out Boy have always had super over-extravagant music videos. This star studded visual for ‘A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More “Touch Me” features all of the Fuelled By Ramen crew of the time, Panic! At The Disco, The Academy Is… and Gym Class Heroes. Along with that, this track is actually really great, probably one of my favourites on ‘From Under The Cork Tree’.
I actually wrote quite a long Daily thing about this song which you can read here. In short, this is the first we’ve heard from Woon in four years. Which is a really long time when you’re me and you’ve been waiting for new material. I’d actually got to the point where I’d forgotten that I was even waiting. The thing is, ‘Sharpness’ is cool, but it almost feels as though it’s three years too late. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate it, I like it, but I don't really think it's compares to the material other similar artists are bringing out at the moment.
Sometimes songs take a bit of time, and sometimes songs need a bit of undecipherable rap. The Knocks’ ‘Classic’ first surfaced online last summer but whaddaya know, I didn’t like it. A year on, things have changed and who better stick on your reboot of a year old track than the now international hip hop superstar, Fetty Wap.
August playlists: YouTube / Spotify / Deezer