With a surplus of new music dropping each week, it’s easy to forget to listen to everything. Last week, Macklemore, Fifth Harmony, ZAYN and a surprise release from Charli XCX dominated the music world. However, there’s a ton more music that slipped under the radar—that’s what our roundup is for. This week’s mix includes songs from Miguel, Mothers, Eskimeaux, Bibi Bourelly and The Starting Line. Listen below and beef up your playlists.
In perhaps one of the most unlikely of combinations in recent memory, Kacey Musgraves and Miguel teamed up for a remix of “Waves”. With Musgraves’ vocals, Miguel’s sensual grooves turn deceivingly innocent and sweet. On his latest Rogue Waves Remix EP, Miguel shows his talent knows no genre boundaries.
This week, Athens’ symphonic indie-rock outfit Mothers released their debut record When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired filled with standout tracks filled with lead singer Kristine Leschper’s lullabies. “Hold Your Own Hand” is the record’s grand finale—a song that instills hope in a rather self-deprecating and dark album.
Brooklyn’s Gabrielle Smith, a.k.a. Eskimeaux, has released another lo-fi lullaby that will make you want to drift off to sleep. The lightness of Smith’s vocals create a sense of intimacy between her and the listener. While Smith is one of the members of Frankie Cosmos, she once again proves she can stand on her own.
Bibi Bourelly might not be a household name yet, but that will probably change before the end of the year. Bourelly is the 21-year-old behind Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and it’s clear she has talent. “Sally” is a soulful rock and roll jam that shows off Bourelly’s raspy vocal chops. You won’t be able to stop yourself from dancing.
The emo kids inside of us had to throw this one in the mix. We weren’t entirely sure we’d hear from the pop-punk band ever again, but on “Luck” the band proves they still have their penchant for emo, which is wrapped in a sunny indie-rock shell. We may never get another Something Corporate album, but at least there’s still one in the pipeline for The Starting Line.