#TrustedForTaste Best Songs of The Week — September 3rd
Each week, we receive countless submissions of exciting new music, so we’ll be taking you through a weekly wrap up of all our favourite new tunes every Friday called #TrustedForTaste. Follow our Spotify playlist to never miss our updates!
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (The album of the year)
Little Simz has released her highly anticipated record, ‘Sometimes I Might be Introvert’. The record is genuinely perfect. From orchestras to thumping bass lines, choirs, introspective bars, contemplations of legacy, ego, impact, power and race are all perfectly presented on the record. The album was released alongside music video for the track, Point and Kill featuring Obongjayar. It’s a breathtaking visual, directed by Ebeneza Blanche in Nigeria, which acts as more than a fitting coronation for the arrival of the album of the year.
Rico Nasty – Magic (Remix) featuring BARKAA and MADAM3EMPRESS
Earlier this week, Rico Nasty revealed a southern hemisphere reboot of her smash hit, ‘Magic’ featuring Southern Hemispherical soulmates BARKAA and MADAM3EMPRESS. The power of love and relationships is taken to a new level with the new features on the track. The two Aussies don’t feel out of place at all, gliding over the trap inspired beat seamlessly next to Rico Nasty.
Marcus Whale – Cowboy Song
The Hunger, Marcus Whale’s spectacular third solo album, is out to the world today. The record is a long collaboration with Athena Thebus and Chlow Corkran, who contribute to the visual side of the project. They create costumes and the sets that translate Whale’s hypnotic music into iconographic and exaggerated forms, working with familiar figures such as the cowboy, the satyr and the devil. It’s a strong concept album with an immersive ethos, full inviting the audience into the creative world of Marcus Whale.
cookii – moonlight
Anonymous star cookii shares their latest pop anthem, the touching ‘moonlight’. ‘Moonlight’ showcases cookii’s incredible songwriting ability, pulling inspiration from 90s hits, and moulding it with their trademark contemporary production.
Lady Gaga – Alice (LSDXOXO Remix)
Lady Gaga has revealed the official remix album to her previously released Chromatica, titled Dawn of Chromatica. With it, she’s pulled remixes from some of the biggest and most underground names in the hyper-pop space, creating almost a checklist of production credits.
The Buoys – Lie to Me Again
The Buoys release their latest single ‘Lie To Me Again’, a preview of what is to come from their forthcoming EP ‘Unsolicited Advice For Your DIY Disaster’ set for release on the 13th of October. The 4 piece indie rock go full power ballad on the track, with the dynamic between vpocal and guitar acting as its beating pulse. As the track runs, the elements combine, leading to a crescendo packed full of smashing guitars and crooning guitar riffs.
boylife – lush
Boylife is a New York Based, Korean-American artist and his new single, ‘lush’ is catching our attention this week. It’s an uncompromising and introspective track, one that strips back the layers on his identity, as he attempts to dismantle the norm of what it means to be an American./
Injury Reserve – Superman That
Phoenix’s Injury Reserve share the second single, ‘Superman That’ from their highly anticipated new album By the Time I Get to Phoenix, out September 15. The track showcases what we’ve come to know and love from the outfit, featuring glitchy uptempo percussion, edited vocal parts and an addictive urge to keep listening.
Bored Shorts – Sutherland St
Beloved Sydney via Illawarra indie outfit Bored Shorts today share their latest track ‘Sutherland St’ lifted from their debut LP, Way Off!, out today. On the record they create the perfect balance of indie-rock catharsis, while creating music that is singular to their sound. With their lyrical abilities they toe the line between familiarity and absurdity, creating an infectious and light hearted, album affair.
Methyl Ethel – Matters
Methyl Ethel unveil their new single and music video for ‘Matters’. ‘Matters’ serves the pure purpose of a dancefloor filler, regardless of the context that dancefloor is in. Jake Webb wrote the song whilst he was in LA and thinking about the ever-present dangers of earthquakes; “I was living in LA while writing this song. After being there a while, I realised that I knew nothing about what to do if there was an earthquake. It occurred to me that there is the ever-present danger lurking beneath your feet. It’s just something you have to learn to live with, this aura of danger. There are fault lines that run through all of us, threatening to open when we least expect. As the world begins to reckon with a certain cracking of the foundations, I thought it would be interesting to explore the frenetic, reactive feeling, of danger.”