Friday Favorites

It’s been a rainy couple of days, meaning I’ve been binging on a lot of electronic and indie music to get through the gloomy weather. The following list contains the songs I’ve been listening to on repeat during the past week, and I’ve deemed all of them at least worthy of a listen.

Today (with Tirzah) – Mura Masa 

I love Mura Masa – he creates such gorgeous music that is always surprising me. This comes from his most recent album, R.Y.C., and the entire album has much more of an indie influence compared to previous, more vibrant/pop influenced albums. This song combines soft singing and nostalgic lyricism with gentle guitar strumming. It’s beautiful. 

4ÆM – Grimes

I’m in love with this song, and Grimes in general. She’s been on my mind lately because she’s having a baby with Elon Musk (!!!) and my Twitter feed is all over that. This song is so interesting because it’s influenced by both cyberpunk and Bollywood. I’m fascinated that she put these two themes together and made something that I listen to on repeat, especially in my headphones as I stomp around in the rain on these gloomy days. 

Talamak – Toro y Moi

This song fits right in to all the electronic songs I’ve been obsessing over. This is an old song of Toro y Moi that’s groovy and chill. I love the snippets of the song where he layers his voice. It’s a straight up bop. 

Shampoo Bottles – Peach Pit 

This song is a recent release and the vocals on it are captivating paired with the mellow instrumentals. This single was released last week and describes the loss of a relationship and the longing that comes with it. Definitely an interesting look at how Peach Pit’s second album will be, since this is the second single they’ve released from it.

Borderline (An Ode to Self Care) – Solange

Solange put so much love into A Seat at the Table, which is probably why I’m still listening to the whole album, but this song specifically for so long. The vocals are so pretty and the beat is simple, and Q-Tip featuring on it just adds to the greatness. 

Thanks for reading my Friday Favorites, hopefully you’ve found some new songs to check out. 

– Miranda 

By Miranda

I am a senior in Political Science at NC State and lover of R&B, rap, international, and electronic.