As another week passes, we’ve rounded up some of this week’s best releases.
DRAM – “WHAM”
DRAM returns with a new R&B track produced by Spiff Sinatra, Hero and DRAM. “WHAM” has an incredibly smooth bassline. The song incorporates a lot of breaks for DRAM to seamlessly sing over, making this a great contemporary R&B track.
Nosaj Thing featuring Hyukoh – “We Are”
Los Angeles producer Nosaj Thing returns with an indie/electronic soundscape that’ll put you in a trance. The song constantly flows, adding layers of ethereal synths and vocals as the beat rises and falls. Whenever the drums come in, they instantly make you want to dance. Nosaj does a great job of taking the drums in and out to keep the song from getting too repetitive.
Blood Orange – “Jesus Freak Lighter”
Blood Orange’s new single, “Jesus Freak Lighter,” is a mellow indie song with hypnotic vocals drowning in reverb. The heavily warped guitar carries the melody and feels reminiscent of an indie song from the ’80s.
Freddie Gibbs featuring Moneybagg Yo – “Too Much”
Freddie Gibbs’ new single, “Too Much,” showcases his ability to embrace modern sounds. The beat has a classic trap feel to it. His aggressive flow matches the instrumental perfectly. The song features a verse from Moneybagg Yo, who effortlessly tears up the song. “Too Much” marks the lead single from Gibbs’ new album “$oul $old $eparately,” which is scheduled for a Sept. 30 release.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – “Ice V”
With the announcement of three new albums coming in October, the eclectic indie/rock band released a new single, “Ice V.” The video focuses mostly on the guitar player, Joey Walker, dancing and enjoying life in what looks like a small town in Italy.
Kali Uchis – “No Hay Ley”
Kali Uchis returns after two years with a new single, “No Hay Ley.” The track has a retro house vibe and was tailor-made for the club. Uchis’ vocals act as the main melodies and almost sound like synths. The second half of the song centers on her, who resembles more like an instrument as the song progresses.
Bryson Tiller – “Outside”
“Outside” is the first solo single by Bryson Tiller in nearly two years. The track features a sample of Ying Yang Twins’ 2005 hit, “Wait (The Whisper Song).” Tiller’s slick vocals weave in and out of the throwback R&B beat as he reminisces about an ex he used to love and still wishes he could see.