Hello everyone! As Libra season comes to a close, I present to you the songs I’ve been rocking with for the past week:
- Die Very Rough by Mario Judah: Mario Judah’s theatrical, apocalyptic vocal delivery is something you’d expect from a Disney villain. It may be something of a meme, but it’s undeniably catchy.
- Yallwhadinthere by MFnMelo: Pivot Gang’s own MFnMelo showcases an ear-grabbing flow with “Yallwhadinthere”, found on his 2019 project Everybody Eats. Check it out!
- We Go a Long Way Back by Bloodstone: Originally released in 1982, this track definitely goes a long way back; however, the classy instrumentation and vocal performances make it just as fresh as it was the day it came out.
- Stormy Weather by The Magnolia: With its horn sections, guitar stabs, and pained vocal performance, “Stormy Weather” by The Magnolia is a true blues affair, and makes even the sunniest of days feel dismal in the best way possible.
- Bi Fren by Omar Apollo: Fresh off his debut project, Apolonio, Omar Apollo reflects on being the “bi friend” in a one-sided relationship. Review coming soon!
- Find Yourself by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real: At the intersection of blues, soul, and country is “Find Yourself” by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. No matter the genre, this song is a genuine display of emotion.
- Pac-Man (feat. ScHoolboy Q) by Gorillaz: Through dozens of creative ventures like Blur and Gorillaz, Damon Albarn’s career has spanned more than 30 years. Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez is his latest endeavor, and its laundry list of collaborators, ranging from Elton John to ScHoolboy Q, illustrate his eclectic approach to songwriting.
- State Prisoner by Black Thought: Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cain & Able is the latest from Roots frontman and lyrical heavyweight Black Thought. “State Prisoner” finds him in top form as he spits over a Sean C instrumental.
– DJ Mango