With Ariana Grande’s album finally here, you probably didn’t have a chance to listen to much else last week, so we’re here to catch you real quick. This week, we’re featuring new tracks from Car Seat Headrest, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Halsey and Lido, Astrid S and Banks and Steelz.
Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo may just be one of the most talented musicians out there. He in some ways has recreated Pavement’s sound for this generation, and this song in particular shows off his penchant for punk vocals.
If you’re a sucker for breathy vocals and magical sounding piano keys, then Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s latest single is one you don’t want to miss. It’s an uplifting gem, and his voice is as calming as Xanax.
Halsey has been busy riding out her Badlands tour, but not too busy to make new music for her fans. She reconnected with old flame Lido to make a song that references eating pizza, Kanye West and Views all in the same song, which is pretty perfect to us.
Astrid S is Scandinavia’s latest answer to electro-pop music, and it definitely seems like she’ll have lasting power. “Atic” has a rippling effect that combines the beauty of a complex pop track with a buildup for the beat to drop.
In today’s edition of best collaborations ever, RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks have come together to make beautiful, dark music. The duo’s first single is cinematic, but feels like a really well-produced freestyle track. We can’t wait to hear more from them.