Friday 1 September 2017

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 01/09/2017: Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Caro and more…


 ‘Eyes on the Ground’ – Caro

This groovy off-kilter rock song comes courtesy of Leeds trio Caro. I was already satisfied with the skittish guitars and vocal earworms and then that section at 1:06 came along and gave me an out of body experience. I have a feeling this band have an album on the way, so I’m keeping my ear (and my eyes) to the ground.

‘Exclusivity’ – Leonie Sherif

Over a frenetic instrumental layered in synths and 808s, UK alt R&B singer Leonie Sherif lays some infectious and breathy vocal harmonies. The result is like listening to Destiny’s Child over futuristic production.

‘Houses’ – The Duke Spirit

Longing vocals and psychedelic guitar twangs make up this beautifully haunting song from London rockers The Duke Spirit. There’s a sense of nostalgia to it, but it’s a nostalgia for an experience I never had. The random retro footage of people dancing helps.

‘Provider’ – Frank Ocean

Is you a natural blondie like Goku?’ I don’t know what Frank is harking on about but he sure makes it sound good.


‘Look What You Made Me Do’ – Taylor Swift

The chorus is catchy but only because the melody's stolen from ‘I’m Too Sexy For My Shirt’ (which is all I think about when listening to this now). And this whole new bad bitch act from Taylor is about as easy to swallow as Katy Perry’s recent wake-up-sheeple phase.

 ‘Masturbation’ - Princess Vitarah

This monstrosity of a song is enough to put anyone off masturbating for life.