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With summer finally here, check out these fresh tracks recommended by Verge Campus Rutgers to kick off the season!
Dubbed Pitchfork’s “Best New Track of the week, Anderson .Paak’s “Bubblin” merges a funk infused sharp beat with boastful lyrics about new success and little forgotten struggles from the past. The track is heavier than .Paak’s melodic album “Malibu”, and while he takes fans by surprise he still captivates listeners with the passion and jolt in his voice. “I been broke way longer than I been rich” eludes to the concept that this is .Paak’s time to shine and he’s going to take the bull by the horns proudly. This track will have you fired up and raring to go just 30 seconds in.
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The Internet’s “Come Over” is a smooth and laidback single release leading up to their recently announced album “Hive Mind”. Syd sings to a lover listing off the reasons why she should come over and hang, talking about all the fun things they could do together. Layered over a slick beat and clean guitar track, the bass line grooves and moves with as much freedom as Syd’s vocals. The track’s uninterrupted sway and melody allows the listener to get lost in time making it a perfect track to cruise to, walking or driving.
Amber Mark is an artist to watch. Sparks can be felt in “Love Me Right” and bodies are meant to move to the upbeat pop track. The lyrics allude to confusion Mark has with her lover, not quite understanding why he or she is able to talk about love but not able to show it. The relationship is clearly losing its heat and she is looking to find where it all went wrong. A relatable song for lovers, this track has raw emotions threaded throughout accompanied by Mark’s honey-like vocals. A key change occurring three quarters through the song gives it an electrifying lift, prompting listeners to sing along loud and proud. “Love Me Right” is a romantic and upbeat track perfect for any mood.
For non-country/folk lovers, Kacey Musgraves seems to be one of those “only exceptions” types of artists. When I heard “High Horse” for the first time on a Pitchfork Spotify playlist, I was immediately drawn to hear more of her work. Then, when uncovering her recent album “Golden Hour”, I was intrigued by the eloquence of her relatable lyrics and captivating melodies accompanied by simple acoustic instrumentation touched with electronic aid. “High Horse” is an anthem aimed at those who think they are better than every one else. Musgraves implores egotistical individuals to just disappear with their high horse and have a little modesty; it’s much more attractive than being so self righteous. I highly recommend “High Horse” and the rest of “Golden Hour” if you love country and even more so if you don’t.
NomBe’s “Freak Like Me” is the perfect track to throw on the aux when you’re about to start sweet-talking. Starting off the track is the roar of a lion and slick guitar licks that layer with NomBe’s wholesome vocals. The slap of the instruments kicks in shortly after, bringing the track to a new level of lust and life. A single release off of his recent album “They Might’ve Even Loved Me” NomBe’s “Freak Like Me” talks all about how freaky his baby is, just like him, charming listeners into fans. The track is lovable and fueled by fire in a sharp way, mixing R&B and Rock just the right amount.
Libby Kallins is a senior at Rutgers University studying Communications and Music with a special interest in Music Business. She is currently the New Jersey College Marketing Representative for Sony Music Entertainment and the Rock Director at Rutgers' radio, 90.3 The Core. Libby sings in a rock band called Zoochie and loves her pug, Camila, more than anything else.