#PressPlay: New Music You Need to Jam to Right Now
May 24, 2016
From Metronomy to Glass Animals, Prism Music Group introduces some of the artists whose albums we’re most anticipating; that will either keep us cool or extremely sweaty this summer.
Electric 80s up-dos and chromatic disco funk, Metronomy are coming in hot for the return of their fifth studio album titled Summer 08, which is set to drop July 1st. To leave fans with a sweet taste of what to look forward to, Metronomy has released the video for their single “Old Skool” accompanied by kaleidoscope views, funky grooves and infectious synths that unravel throughout, along with a sweet collaboration with Beastie Boys’ turntable legend, Mix Master Mike, who casually throws in some scratch break. The track has some deep undertones, and as Frontman Joe Mount explains on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1, the single was “about not recognizing anyone at a party.”
Anna of the North – Baby
Ethereal and dreamy, Oslo duo Anna of the North channel a complex love disorder in their newest video “Baby.” The video is illuminated with a backdrop of varying shades of pastels; as sublime synths undulate around her. This track is a roller coaster filled with emotions – a heartache in different tones and hues. Let’s face it, we’ve all been through it; and Anna perfectly illustrates a fragile moment in time of a lost love through her enchanting voice.
Jamila Woods – Heavn
You may have heard Jamila Woods soulful voice on Chance the Rapper’s tracks “Blessings” and “Sunday Candy” and considering her bio (aka songwriter-singer-poet and full-time arts non-profiter), it’s no surprise that her new single is impeccable. The Chicago artist aims to explore womanhood, blackness and her hometown in most of her writing and her first single, “Heavn”, is an ode to love and the struggle and pain her ancestors had to endure in history. The track’s intro plays off of The Cure‘s classic, “Just Like Heaven” and delves into the beats of The Roots‘ Dilla Sounds track, “Eve.” “Heavn” is silky, soulful, and smooth; it’s the kind of track you want to indulge in every morning.
Glass Animals – Life Itself
Infused with tribal drums and rhythms designed to entice your ears, Glass Animals will take you on a journey with their fiery new single “Life Itself.” It’s been two years since their debut album, ZABA, and the first thing you’ll notice is it strays away from the sultry vibes like “Gooey” and pulls you in with a cinematic harp chord intro and into a room filled with colorful, fresh, and bouncy beats. It’s a boldly produced gem, but its lyrics dive into a more modest tone about being strange and one’s struggle to become a part of society. It’s obvious that being on the road and exploring different environments has truly impacted their upcoming album titled, How To Be A Human Being which is set to be released this Summer via Harvest Records.