I expected some slinky jazz funk given the production credits, but nothing could have prepared me for the groovy mother of all basslines sported in this track. As usual, Thundercat injects the lyrics with his own warped sense of humour. The song turns out to be about losing one’s heart, literally: ‘Nobody move. There’s blood on the floor/ And I can’t feel my heart’.
'Pressure Off' - Duran Duran ft. Janelle Monae & Nile Rodgers
Rustle yourself up some cocktails and get the barbecue smoking. This new pop anthem from new wave legends Duran Duran has got me right in the summer mood. Funk guitar idol Nile Rodgers and neo-soul queen Janelle Monae add to the feelgood factor.
The chopped up vocals that kick this song off will either strike you as annoying or creative. Personally it’s this Illinois singer’s sweet vocal tone that’s drawing me in, the inflection reminding me a lot of Danish pop singer MØ. It perfectly suits the smooth but icy beat (I love that canyon-reverb click noise!)
Australian r&b singer Vanessa Elisha delivers this spacey slowjam with a glitzy hook and lots of 808s. I wasn't too sure about it at first but then the chorus hit and floored me.