Last Friday Night: Geovarn, Horrorshow, Jake Miller, Janelle Kroll
I don't know if I'll end up doing this every week i.e. I definitely won't do this every week.
Every week I put together five NMF posts and trawl through around 130 songs and whittle them down to about 30 really good ones. In light of this, I'd like to share some that you almost definitely won't have stumbled across.
Geovarn - Say Now
I am lost. Proper fuckin' lost on this, guys. You take what The Weeknd sounded like on those mixtapes, mix that with what Bryson Tiller and Tory Lanez are doing right now, and in Geovarn you've got the London based equivalent. So, answer me this: Why, at the time of posting, does the official video for this track, 'Say Now', have less than 1000 view? Fucking answer me. Perplexed. From what I understand via some sketchy research Geovarn James "won" a Sony Music record deal which sounds like an absolute disaster but we'll see... because this guy is good but I guess it depends what Sony decide to do with him... if anything.
Horrorshow - If You Know What I Mean
I have some kind of fascination with Australian hip hop. I don't know why but something about it really intrigues me. Although one time I did stumble across Seth Sentry and Jackie Onassis in the same week... that probably did it. Anyway, Horrorshow are a duo from Sydney and as they quaintly put it "Adit makes all the beats. Solo talks all the shit." and they have a new single called 'If You Know What I Mean'. The video's a bit weird, but they're from Straya so what you expect? But it does a really cool thing with greens and maroons a bit like that new Mac Miller video and I'm really into that. This is a reet vibe though, some might even say a "bop".
Jake Miller - Overnight
The cool thing about NMF playlists is that they throw up songs and artists that kids are "stanning" that you've never heard of. There's something about just listening through 100+ artists you know absolutely nothing about and then looking into them later. Jake Miller is one of those. Turns out he's a guy from Florida who does songs and stuff and people are kinda into him. Apparently he used to rap and people seem kinda annoyed that he's not really doing that anymore but when you've got a great pop song like 'Overnight' I don't know what the beef is. He's releasing a seven track EP next Friday, that might be good... it might not... we'll see.
Janelle Kroll - FVR
In a slight continuation from that last track, Janelle Kroll doesn't look one bit like I thought she would and my brain's imploded. Kroll is based in New York and she states her musical genre as "emotional" and I really respect that in a "that's not a genre!" kinda way. Her new single 'FVR' is probably my favourite pop song that no one else in my immediate sphere seems to be talking about of the week. It starts a little slow but I beg you don't let that put you off because by the time the chorus hits this is lit AF. Kroll's voice is super rad as well, most definitely a voice for great pop songs. Now listening to this on repeat quite contently as the sun sets out the fourth floor office window. So lovely. But it's noq distracting me from actually finishing, formatting and scheduling this post.