Genghis Khan. Godzilla. Your mum. Whilst they all come close, none are as mean as this riff. After releasing polarising Foo-Fighters-esque track ‘Show Yourself’, this new thrasher revives the metal elites’ original abrasive sound. Emperor of Sand, the group’s upcoming album, seems like it’s going to be a bit of a mixed bag, but I’m psyched nonetheless.
Chicago artist Mick Jenkins is out to serenade the ladies with some smooth sing-rapping and lovelorn lyrics. ‘I know y’all want that hard shit. Ima give it to you’ the rapper has vowed on Twitter – just in case any of you fans thought Mick was turning soft and sappy. Personally, I don’t mind him trying to woo me over. IT’S NICE TO FEEL WANTED SOMETIMES. Make sure you stay for the beat flip at the end.
EDM anthems aren’t usually my thing, but there’s something about the indie-tinged vocals and Coldplay-esque ohhhs here that makes this unique and utterly infectious. The music was mixed by Dave Darlington (who has also worked with Avicii) and this shows in the song’s sparkly production.