Our music editor Adam Humphries brings you the top music releases of this week! Make sure to add them to your playlist!
Butter (Feat. Megan Thee Stallion) by BTS
BTS dropped ‘Butter’ back in May 2021. They have recently released its slightly more hip-hop version of the song, thanks to Megan Thee Stallion. Megan adds aggressive and groovy rap to the song which seamlessly blends with the chorus of the song. This anticipated collaboration goes to show how international popstars with different pop sensibilities can come together and create unique beats breaking billboard and Spotify streaming records. This very well might be the most iconic remixed of the 21st century.
Diljit Dosanjh collaborates with Raj Ranjodh and creates panjabi ‘VIBE’s
Diljit Dosanjh is one of those few successful Punjabi singers who has paved the way for typical Punjabi Pop songs to go viral worldwide. Diljit has recently dropped his new song ‘VIBE’. The song has a seamlessly western vibe mixed with Punjabi pop-rock. It is definitely a festive song that you will surely be listening to in weddings and parties post Pandemic. He collaborated with Raj Ranjodh for this song. Although Diljit has not officially released any video for the song, fans can expect one to arrive very soon.
Listen to Diljit’s ‘Vibe’ below:
Enigmatic animal-mask-clad folk-horror band Ghosts of Torrez resurface with ‘The Return’
Now it has been three years since these guys first appeared on the music scene and now, they are back again with a new single called ‘The Return’.
The track itself is 4 minutes and 32 seconds long and has that element of intrigue, weirdness, and mysticism to it. Another thing to point out is that it is solely an instrumental number with no vocals which in some ways adds just that bit more to the atmosphere to the tune. And let’s face it sometimes instrumental-only tracks have always had something of that element about them anyway.
The Return has a somewhat hypnotic element to the sound itself the more you listen to it and is an interesting swamped mixture of steady guitar riffs, solo drum beats, and ambient acoustic sounds.
All in all, Return, is a tune that does not hesitate to dip in and out of a weird sort of dark atmosphere of sorts. If you are into your non-vocal tracks that aren’t afraid to get a little dark and mysterious then this will definitely be one for you.
The video for it is a somewhat interesting one as well. Watch it on Halloween in its entirety, it’ll be different from the usual Trick or Treat. Also, there’s something a bit Kate Bush about it.
Grim Northern Social – Apollo 440 frontman Ewan MacFarlane releases debut solo single
Glaswegian rock musician and singer, Ewan MacFarlane, formerly of Grime Northern Social and long-term member of electro maestros, Apollo 440, is releasing his debut song as a solo artist, ‘Stirrin in the City’. It will be the first single to release from his upcoming debut album, ‘Always Everlong’ which is due to come out later in October.
The song is only 4 minutes and 44 seconds long yet is an absolute corker of a tune to hear. The lyrics are a testament to Ewan’s talent as a songwriter and vocally his voice is full of passion and hits every note with full-on energy and pitch.
the chorus of the song ‘Stirrin in the City’ acts as both a hook, for both the song when you listen to it and what Ewan is talking about on the track.
Ironically the song was written in lockdown and it is about enjoying the long-awaited freedom of finally being able to go out and enjoy ourselves again. Something I think we can all relate to after many months of being stuck at home for so long.
This is where both the genius and passion in Ewan’s song-writing and singing really comes into it, having the freedom to be outside come rain or shine and just not caring anymore.
The video for the song is shot from the viewer’s perspective, but from two different angles; one as you follow Ewan as he goes to various locations in the city and performs; another traveling to various places, and occasionally following Ewan.
Use the link below and see for yourself.
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS announce new project ‘BOOK’!
You may or may not remember this American rock duo, well if you weren’t you might be familiar with one of their songs, ‘Boss of Me’ it served as the theme tune for the hit American sitcom, Malcolm in the Middle. Well, the duo who created that infamous track, They Might be Giants, have been working on their latest project called Book. And before you ask it’s an album that mixes both music and art so it is a work of both musical and mixed-medium art.
The album, Book, consists of 15 songs as well as an interesting display of art, photography, text and design. Sounds like quite an intriguing piece already. It is a collaboration they worked on together with Street Photographer Brian Karlsson and Designer Paul Sahre.
One of the songs on the new album/book is called ‘I Can’t Remember the Dream’ and still retains some of the energy that they had from the MITM era. The guitar riffs are actually quite steady as are the drum beats. The song itself is only 3 minutes and 12 seconds long and the lyrics are both lively and upbeat.
Interestingly, they have chosen a usual subject to talk about, not remembering dreams that they had and the memories associated with it.
The video for this song is somewhat creative and does show off the band’s creative flair to some degree. It basically follows a guy in costume when he wakes up and goes about his daily life, though it takes an interesting turn where there are supposedly some references to a dream he could’ve had.
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