Welcome back to another installation of songs I think you should listen to because I personally like them a lot. This week we’ve got a lot of new music from some big artists, like Travis Scott and Miguel. We’ve also got some lesser-known players with new songs. So take a listen and let me know what you think in the comments. And, in a BRAND-NEW addition, you can follow us on Spotify! Check out the “New Music” playlist for all the songs that have been in my roundups, conveniently located for you in one place. Listen here and follow us, duh.
“SLAY” by YG feat. Quavo
Off YG’s new album, STAY DANGEROUS, “SLAY” is a surprising slow jam that still f*ckin bangs. Any song with Quavo on it in 2018 is a bonafide hit, and we got DJ Mustard on the beat with this one too, so it can’t really get that much better than that. I can promise you with every fiber of my being that this song is going to be everywhere in the club and you’ll be screaming with your friends when Quavo croons, “One time if you a bad b*tch… all you wanna do is just slay”. I also just inspired your next 5 IG thirst trap captions; you’re welcome.
“No Smoke” by Leavemealone
Leavemealone has been compared to the likes of the late XXXTentacion, and I’m going to take that comparison in a vacuum and assume they mean strictly musically, and without any of the other domestic abuse issues. So if we ARE to take this at face-value, it means that Leavemealone is a gifted and versatile artist. Listening to “No Smoke”, his newest single, I get it. The song goes hard. I see this being a big hit among suburban white teens in the very near future.
“Watch” by Travis Scott feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Kanye West
Travis Scott. Uzi. Kanye. I’m sure you’ve all heard the song by now, but that doesn’t make it any less new, and it doesn’t make it any less of a bop. As far as Travis Scott songs go, this is exactly what you’d expect. It’s heavy on drums and autotune. It’s got a consistent melody throughout. It’s not my favorite Travis Scott song, not his worst one, either. It’s solidly solid.
“Python” by Miguel
God is good. New Travis Scott AND Miguel this week? I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve such good music karma, but I’m not complaining. This is a pretty classic Miguel song that I can best describe as very groovy. I would say this song, more so than his others, is a lot looser and more flowing. Lyrics just kind of seem to cruise in and out when Miguel pleases. There’s not necessarily that one hook to bring you back to focus. And you know what? I like it.
“Never Call Me ” by Jhené Aiko feat. YG
Jhené Aiko is one of those people who’s not as famous as she should be, in my opinion. She’s so talented, and all her songs are such a vibe. “Never Call Me” is basically about what you’d expect—a f*ckboy who won’t call you back. Girl, it’s because you’re too good for him! Anyway, this remix features a guest verse from YG, which takes this song from your “In My Feelings” playlist to your “Chilling” playlist.
“Witching Hour” by Rezz
Can I be honest with you guys? I think I can. We’ve built up enough rapport over the last however many weeks I’ve been doing this, right? Ok. Here goes. Personally, Rezz’s music isn’t my cup of tea, but I think she’s a badass female and I want to give her a little recognition, She just released her album Certain Kind of Magic today, and if you’re into dark, vampy electronic music without words, you’ll like it and one of her songs off the album called “Witching Hour”. If that’s not your thing, this song might not be your favorite. But either way, Rezz is an awesome female solo EDM act, which is p rare, and that alone gets my support.