Fresh Music Friday rolls on! Check out what we’ve been listening to this week.
Michael Cottone: One of my picks for this week was ‘On the Level’ by Mac Demarco. Mac’s new song is very smooth and full of synths, which is what he’s widely known for. Mac described this song as the “sister song” to his hit song ‘Chamber of Reflection’ off his album Salad Days. I’m so excited to hear his new album that comes out in early May, and I have no doubt that it will impress.
One of my other picks this week is ‘The Race’ by Wiz Khalifa. This song is a timeless classic for me. This song is from Wiz’s album ‘Rolling Papers’, which is (arguably) Wiz’s album that skyrocketed him into the fame he has now, and is arguably his best LP overall. I love this song because of all the early high school memories I have attached to it. I am in love with the soothing, chilly beat Wiz also has on this song.
Clay Easton: My pick this week is ‘Cloud Nine’ by Grant Bowtie. I chose this song because it just propels you forward, and to me, it always makes me cheery. I never go anywhere without listening to Grant Bowtie at least once because his whole identity is about being very high energy.
Max Denari: My first pick this week is ‘Miracle Man’ by Elvis Costello. A legendary rocker, with a brilliant debut and an undeniable influence in Punk and New Wave music through the 70’s. ‘Miracle Man’ is a jam that will get you rockin’ like you were in a London pub circa 1977.
My other pick this week was ‘A Horse With No Name’ by America. Probably one of America’s most widely known songs, and definitely the biggest hit from their 1971 self-titled debut. America combines their acoustic Folk Rock sound with their fantastic ability to conjure up a catchy tune. ‘A Horse With No Name’ and America both have their place in 70’s rock history.
Mason Pippenger: My first song is ‘Ginseng Strip 2002’ by Yung Lean. Yung Lean is a Swedish rapper and is part of his Sad Boys trio with Yung Gud and Yung Sherman. He’s one of my favorite rappers and this is one of his earliest hits. I consider his music “sad rap” with his monotone voice and pretty graphic lyrics, but the production is amazing and entrancing. Definitely give him a listen.
My other song is ‘It Was Love’ by LANY. In wake of their upcoming album, this is their second single. It’s a slow bop, but really picks up. There’s something about LANY that makes all of their songs so catchy and memorable and I love it!
Cole Callahan: My first pick for Fresh Music Friday this week is ‘Everything’ by Parachute. This song as of now is a song of reflection. It makes me think of what really means everything to me. In all, brings me home.
My other pick this week is ‘5 Years Time’ by Noah and the Whale.
This is an old song, but it makes me instantly happy. It makes you think about all the dumb spontaneous memories you have with the person/people you love.