5. Open Mike Eagle ft. Has-Lo – 95 Radios
Coming from a rapper usually so interested in comedy, 95 Radios is a conspicuously sombre track. The beat is understated, and altogether more conventional than what you’d usually find on an Open Mike Eagle song. The lyrics here are hushed, earnest, and brimming with nostalgia; it’s a bold choice for a lead single, but Mike has the tact to make it work.
4. Weaves - #53
Weaves turn dad rock into sad rock on this Springsteen aping anthem.
3. Circuit des Yeux – Paper Bag
Two minute new-age-y intro aside, Paper Bag is a stuttering, motorik alt-folk song, animated by Haley Fohr’s undulating baritone. The video, by Meg Remy of U.S. Girls, is also pretty fun.
2. AJ Tracey – Blacked Out
Boasting sharp lyrics, an irresistible chorus and a pulsating Sir Spyro beat, Blacked Out is the second single from the Secure The Bag! EP, out on October 6th.
1. Brockhampton – Gummy
Brockhampton’s debut album only came out in June, so it’s fairly mad that they’re already releasing singles from their second LP, supposedly out very soon. Gummy is as good as anything on Saturation – energetic and volatile, with an outrageous hook from the ever-versatile Kevin Abstract, who also directed the song’s video.
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