Monday 1 April 2019

BEST AND WORST NEW TRACKS OF THE WEEK 01/04/2019: Tame Impala, Lizzo, Lil Uzi Vert and more…

It’s weekly roundup time. Three days later than usual, but better late than never!


‘Patience’ – Tame Impala

Even if the juddery rhythm of the pianos is a bit hard to get into at the beginning, Kevin Parker’s angelic voice and the spacey phaser effects swiftly make up for this. I’m even hearing a bit of a disco creeping into Tame Impala’s sound. Will there be a new album dropping this year? Or is ‘Patience’ a plea for us to be patient?

 ‘Tu Es Belle’ – Starwolf

Starwolf aren’t from around here. As their Facebook bio explains: ‘After traveling as stardust for 13.8 billion years through the universe, Starwolf has morphed into human form to satisfy your ears’. It makes sense given that this track is out of this world. Commencing with some beautiful guitars, the track then evolves into a funky synthpop number with Daft-Punk-esque vocoders before soaring into a heavenly climax of jazz flute and triumphant saxophone. It’s barely two and half minutes long and I feel like I’ve just been on an epic journey across the cosmos.

‘Tempo’ – Lizzo ft. Missy Elliot

I’m not usually one for ass anthems or skinny-shaming, but this banger is so ridiculously fun that I couldn’t care less. These two seem like the perfect pairing for a track for this, both bringing ample amounts of attitude. As for the beat, well, it’s absolutely filthy.

 ‘Off The Wheel’ – Mikhail Galkin

Toronto singer-songwriter and raccoon-whisperer (listen to the lyrics) Mikhail Galkin delivers this new breezy track from his upcoming EPFanta. It’s a charming song about letting go, accompanied by some suitably mellow guitars and dreamy synths. The guitars have a slight Latin influence, whilst I’m also sensing some inspiration from the Beatles’ psychedelic phase (particularly the section with the talking ‘rocky raccoon’).

‘Give Me My Money’ - DAYANA

Most of the artists I get sent with capitalised names tend to be moody electropop artists, so this enjoyably bombastic rock tune was a pleasant surprise. The Scottish/Colombian vocalist has an astounding voice and I’m loving the bluesy tones. DAYANA has more singles and an EP on the way.


‘Free Uzi’ - Lil Uzi Vert

I refuse to jump on the Lil Uzi Vert train. Yes, this is definitely the fastest we’ve heard him rapping, but there’s still absolutely nothing unique about him.