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Singles in Review

The last few days I’ve been recovering from a devastating cold. That’s right, devastating. One rainy afternoon I sat in my room with my lights dimmed and a cup of diluted honey, listening to a playlist I had constructed titled “Sad Bastard Music.” It actually made being sick kind of a pleasant experience. I was in the moment. I was braving the hardships of life and playing in the background was the soundtrack to my misery. Music makes everything magical.

Mac DeMarco - Brother

Second single from forthcoming album Salad Days. A laid-back, humid daydream. Layered with smooth vocals, and glistening guitars - as if infused with an orange sky and sunset.

How to Dress Well - Words I Don't Remember

Smooth down-tempo R&B, basically what we’ve come to expect from Tom Krell. Features magnetic synth work as the song builds into a plethora of washed out backing vocals.

Mykki Blanco (Ft. Princess Nokia) - Wish You Would

Queen of Hip-Hop Mykki Blanco returns, trading verses with Princess Nokia over a percussive, rhythmic instumental from Bremar.

Pure X - Heaven

Psychedelic pop dreamers Pure X return with a new single from their upcoming album Angel. A blissful, tepid song, with a wistful vocal melody.

Frankie Cosmos - Birthday Song

Sincere, pop songwriting from prolific nineteen-year-old mastermind Frankie Cosmos. “Birthday Song” is an infectious, schoolyard track, short and sweet.
This article first appeared in Issue 5, 2014.
Posted 5:30pm Sunday 23rd March 2014 by Adrian Ng.