Best New Tracks
North Carolina cellist Kelsey Lu has been raising eyebrows and turning heads with a couple of noteworthy covers leading up to her much-anticipated solo debut. Lu's take on the smooth, soulful art-funk of 10cc's I'm Not In Love wraps the original in gauze, lace, and cobwebs.
If you caught Hozier on his recent tour in support of 2018’s Nina Cried Power EP, then you likely heard the Irish man’s take on the Destiny’s Child classic Say My Name. It’s a fantastic single that Hozier makes his own while still paying proper homage to the original.
Did I just become a Lana Del Rey fan? Sure, I’ve always sort of dug her brand of drone/ dream-pop, but “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but I have it” is something else entirely.
That’s it. I’m convinced Calvin Harris is from another planet. One where pop flows through the veins of his people and hook is just the air they all breathe.
2019 is the year of giving the people what they want. Or at least that seems to be the case for soulful Irish crooner Dermot Kennedy. The man finally relented and released a proper version of fan-favorite For Island Fires and Family. He also released his self-titled debut LP.
Being alive in a society in 2018 is sort of like living on quicksand, or maybe just over a trap door. The bottom can drop out any second. Information Overload, the debut single from Vermont's Grabbitz, captures this confusing, contradictory life on the edge not only lyrically, but also sonically.
The thing about Christmas music is it’s unavoidable. Which brings us to Dog Orchestra’s cover of the Christmastime classic “Carol of the Bells,” a welcome reminder that Christmas music doesn’t have to suck.