What we’re listening to this week:
1. “Your Time” — Nick Murphy (Feat. KAYTRANADA)
Nick Murphy began his career using the moniker Chet Faker. While the Australian artist’s sensual, jazz influenced music as Chet was wildly successful, he has stated that he is looking forward to exploring additional styles under his new project. His recent EP, Missing Link, features his singular, satiny vocals over a plush electronic groundwork.
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2. “On Lock” — NOAHJVMES
Los Angeles based R&B singer NOAHJVMES has experience as both a model and designer. Fashion and music have always been two sides of the same coin, with one influencing the other. The artist’s sultry sense of style carries over into his musicality – make sure to check out his romantic single “On Lock.”
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3. “Rollin” — Calvin Harris (Feat. Future and Khalid)
Calvin Harris made his many fans ecstatic when he announced that a new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, will be coming out on June 30th. “Rollin,” the third single from the LP, is a smooth, feel-good track showcasing Future’s confident rhymes and rising star Khalid’s supreme vocals.
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4. “Be There” — Krewella
5. “Big Picture” — London Grammar
London Grammar’s 2013 debut, If You Wait, introduced the world to their deeply emotional and melodic soundscape. The group’s highly anticipated second album is set to drop on June 9th, and was produced by a number of accomplished musicians, including Jon Hopkins.
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6. “Watercolor Dreams” — Shy Girls
Dan Vidmar, also known as Shy Girls, does not want to be compared to The Weeknd. Though the two artists share an alt-R&B sensibility, Vidmar has a vibe all his own. He began playing guitar around 14, inspired by his love for classic rock. He later moved to Portland around 2005, and began exploring the music scene in the city. Discovering a void in the R&B genre at that time, he is one of the people who helped revitalize the style, and shape it into what we know it to be today.
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7. “Get Right” — Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World, who formed more than twenty years ago, know how to maintain the sound they’re loved for, while also evolving with the current musical climate. On their newest album, Integrity Blues, the group collaborated with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who has worked with Paramore and M83. “Get Right” has a moody restlessness, and is one of their most infectious singles yet.
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8. “Wonderland (Intro)” — Jasmine Thompson
16-year-old Jasmine Thompson found fame on YouTube with her soulful cover songs. With her first EP about to drop, the talented musician’s fans are looking forward to hearing songs from her perspective. “Wonderland,” the intro track to the forthcoming release, will give you the chills with its shimmering piano line, and Jasmine’s tender vocals.
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9. “Bloodstain” – Wrabel
Los Angeles singer and songwriter Wrabel gives the gift of honest storytelling on his new EP, We Could Be Beautiful. The electro-pop musician is especially vulnerable on the atmospheric track “Bloodstain,” as he recounts the love he had with past boyfriends.
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