The Best New Songs of the Week

Do you know what the most anticipated album of the week was?

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s second record, Tattle Tales. Depressing, isn’t it? While the fact that he’s already out of jail and making noise again irks me greatly, I did find some solace in this incredible NY Times interview published yesterday where

Adrianne Lenker – Anything

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker is really something else, isn’t she? While everyone else has been binging Selling Sunset and letting their house plants die, Lenker’s been hard at work on two albums titled Songs and Instrumentals. Both were recorded in April in a cabin in Western Massachusetts after Big Thief’s March tour was abruptly cut short due to coronavirus. Lenker says she’s ‘very proud of these recordings, though they were born in a time of grief, both personal and as a collective species.’ ‘Anything’ is the first taste of her new solo sounds, with both albums set to drop October 23.

Galdive – Maybe I

Osvaldo and Tanisha are the musicians behind Galdive, an Indonesian electronic duo whose existence escaped me until this very afternoon. If you’re a fan of lush, jazzy R&B and dream pop, you’ll be equally as chuffed by my discovery. According to the producer/singer dream team, this new single is ‘a simple love song for someone who isn’t ready to commit to a relationship but starting to consider it after they realise how beautiful falling in love is.’ Hoping to hear of a full album release soon.

Temples – Paraphernalia

It’s been a year since English psychedelic four-piece released their highly acclaimed third album, Hot Motion, and I guess you could say a few things have happened since then. Luckily, the band got to tour the record before the Big C came along and ruined everything, meeting none other than Sean Ono Lennon at a festival while on the road. Conversations were had, joints were likely passed, and eventually, this song was made.

Stevan – Impress You

19-year-old multi instrumentalist Stevan is so good at what he does—which is literally everything. The Wollongong based musician plays every instrument and sings every note on his songs, which makes sense when you’re as talented as he is. On this new track, ‘Impress You’, he’s thrown a line out to famed producer LUCIANBLOMKAMP for a final polish, and… *chef’s kiss*

Winter – Bem No Fundo 

While Samira Winter hosted Brazilian psych band Boogarins at her house last year, she asked singer Dinho Almieda to lend his vocals on a track from her then unreleased record, Endless Space (Between You & I). At the time, she had no idea how fortuitous her album title would become, eventually having to film the accompanying video from different countries during quarantine. Of the track, Winter says ‘It’s about a new order rising, it could be seen as utopian, sci-fi, but in the days of COVID it echoes for revolution and a new type of society.’

Charlie Burg – Lancaster Nights

Sometimes I close my eyes and pretend I’m way cooler than I actually am. Brooklyn-based, Metro-Detroit-bred singer-songwriter, Charlie Burg will never know what that feels like. The 23-years-old vibe vendor released this new track as part of his upcoming double single release, ‘Lancaster Nights/Title Guide to the Talkies’, with the latter single due to drop September 9. Sounds like the weekend’s finally here.

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