Here are this week’s best tunes. Check ’em out!
Madi Grosh: “Rose tattoo” by Dropkick Murphys is my song of the week because this song is intense, deep, and connecting. I’ve been wandering the ports and oceanside in Alaska while enjoying and learning about the world of fishing. This song has really connected with my life the past few weeks, and it’s been a common carpooling and adventure song during my travels with new friends.
Michael Cottone: “Brighton Rock” – Queen. I recently saw the movie “Baby Driver”, and this song was featured on the soundtrack. The movie is fueled by music more so than dialogue, and this song plays a critical role in the film. Do yourselves a favor and go see it.
“4 am” – 2 Chainz. This song is a banger. Travis Scott’s ad libs bring the chorus together. Absolute banger, need I say more?
Clay Easton: “Touch” and “Instant Crush” by Daft Punk. These two songs by Daft Punk have helped me through literally some of the hardest things in my life I love the different vibes throughout both of the songs and they just resonate with me and allow me to clear my mind.
Mason Pippenger: My first song is “Summer Bummer” by Lana Del Rey featuring A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti. This is Lana’s 4th single from her upcoming album Lust For Life and WOW it’s amazing. Lana takes a whole different style of song then what fans have seen before. This could be a plus for non-Lana listeners since many people think her music sounds the same. Summer Bummer is a bop. A$AP and Carti bring this chill verse that really pushes the song along while Lana lends dreamy and heavy verses. It’s a really well-produced and balanced song. Del Rey’s 4th album is looking very promising.
My second song is “Imaginary Parties” by Superfruit. The duo stemmed from the a cappella group Pentatonix and is bringing a fresh fun sound to pop. This first song of their new EP is really lighthearted but really shows off the duos talent and groove. I think Superfruit is definitely going to offer a new sound to mainstream music that a lot of people will enjoy. (Also the music video for this song is AMAZING)
Matthew Kayser: My first song of the week is “Hocus Pocus” by the Dutch rock group Focus. Hocus Pocus features heavy rock riffage and searing guitar work with interjections of yodeling. While some may find the yodeling and scatting a bit out of place, the song’s unique composition makes it almost unforgettable.
My second song is “Get at Me” by The Main Squeeze. The song comes from The Main Squeeze’s new album, “Without a Sound” which sports a more modern sound compared to the band’s previous albums.