The week of love topped by a song about failing love.
11. Off Bloom – Falcon Eye
Ridiculously talented and good looking Danish band Off Bloom have released their first new single since their Love To Hate It EP and it’s a dooozy. In the age of very predictable drops, this one actually comes as a pleasant surprise, pulling influences from all over the world.
10. Nav – Some Way (Feat. The Weeknd)
Canadian The Weeknd teamed up with Canadian Nav on this late night jam Some Way which is actually meant to be a Nav song but is kind of stolen by The Weeknd. In fact, it sounds like it would slot in very nicely around track five on Starboy.
9. Little Dragon – High
Little Dragon have returned with their first cut since 2014’s Nabuma Rubberband and you’re probably going to get lost in it. High is a woozy, day dream that plods along at a slow-tempo. It may not grab you immediately but repeat listens will have you captivated, particularly if you’re glueing your eyes to the washy music video.
8. Kilter – Count On Me (Feat. LANKS)
Sydney expert level drum hero/producer Kilter has unveiled his first original track for 2017, teaming up with Melbourne muso LANKS for the sultry Count On Me. Featuring a gorgeous, understated acoustic guitar as its key melody-driver, the production rises and falls perfectly in sync with LANKS’ dark, breathy vocals. – Zanda Wilson
7. DJ Khaled – Shining (Feat. Beyoncé & Jay Z)
DJ Khaled released the first single off his forthcoming album Grateful at the tail-end of the Grammys, sporting two mammoth guests. This is Bey and Jay at their finest, sounding like they’re ad-libbing and showing off. And, tbh, we’re completely fine with that.
6. Nelly Furtado – Flatline
Nelly Furtado‘s forthcoming album Pipe Dreams just keeps getting better. The latest drop from it is Flatline, a crunchy, raw cut that’s euphoric and numb at the same time. She’s embracing this indie-popstar thing spectacularly.
5. Vera Blue – Private
Vera Blue is really coming into her own, dropping her biggest single to date Private. Coming off the back of a massive Slumberjack collab Fracture, she’s gone down the electronic route once more, giving us a huge, crushing chorus. As per usual, her vocals are lofty and haunting, making the whole thing utterly captivating.
4. Jacques Greene – To Say
House music had its time in the sun a few years ago and while it may not be “on trend” anymore, Jacques Greene consistently reminds us how joyous it is when it’s at its peak. To Say a steady, streamlined track that subtly builds euphoria through it’s emotional vocal sample. Grenne is such a refined, spacious producer and he always comes at music with a less is more approach.
3. Flume – Fantastic (Feat. Glass Animals)
2. Cashmere Cat – Love Incredible (Feat. Camila Cabello)
Cashmere Cat has unleashed another track today Love Incredible and it features Camila Cabello on her first song since leaving Fifth Harmony. As was expected of her material post-Harmony, it’s left-centred, off-kilter pop driven by Cashy Cat’s jangly, rushing production.
1. Oscar Key Sung – Shallow
Oscar Key Sung has returned with his first new single in a while and it’s a good one. Oscar has been darting between Melbourne and Los Angeles of late and Shallow is a taste of what he’s been creating. It’s one of the most dancefloor centred cuts he’s dropped in a while, picking up that pulsating beat from fan favourite All I Could Do.