It’s difficult to know what I really expected the next Sufjan Stevens song to sound like following the epic 12 minute+ ‘America’. The track list for the new album dropping at the end of Sept. was shared recently showing that ‘America’ will close the 15 track album out.
This track ‘Video Game’ will feature as third track on the album. And it couldn’t much further from America. The video features Tik Tok sensation Jalaiah Harmon performing her viral ‘renegade’ dance … which doesn’t really fit but of course in context does. How did that conversation go ‘Hey Jalaiah, do you want to star in a music video for a song about not wanting to star in music videos?’
For the avoidance of doubt … I love this.
Sault are a bit of a mystery, nobody knows who they are. Who ever they are, they make really good music!
If I could choose a banger this month on the podcast I would pick this.
I love ‘happy 6 music’ accidents. On Saturday I was driving with child 2 (only 5 years old but preternaturally ‘musical’, he can sniff a groove out like truffle pig). We had 6 Music on, Jamz Supernova (whttps://twitter.com/jamzsupernova?lang=en) was in for Mr. Peterson and after a short introduction from Romare, she dropped the opening track of his new album, Gone … and the car went wild! Sammy loved it. Every beat of the 8 minutes. It’s a belting track that I love. The album is strong and tight too. Possible choice for Album of the Month in Sept. as it’s my choice.
I keep on forgetting to get this on here. I really like the new EP from Dirty Projectors. Worth checking out.
I want to be there.. right now!
I didn’t know Tricky still made music. I came across this the other day and am happy he still is.
I don’t how we have missed this little gem that I was introduced to over the weekend. It’s pop magic!
Two of my favourite artists, and a track / album with things brimming to be remixed. I always though Kiwanuka’s music would work well as a remix – certainly for his looser, slower tracks – and this hits that head on. It’s not a big revision, but it just does it in a simple, beautiful way.
I’ve found myself largely listening to the deeper end of dance throughout lockdown when I’m working. This track always distracts me from my laptop when it comes on. It reminds me a of summer, road trips, lost nights.