For me, this weeks top track comes from one of my all-time favourite bands, Gorillaz, from their highly anticipated return album, Humanz. The track in question is Saturnz Barz. The instrumentals here sound exactly like something taken from the soundtrack of a John Carpenter’s film. There’s also great vocal work from featured artist Popcaan, with his vocals enhanced through the use of autotune. It’s dark, eerie and will definitely satisfy the die-hard Gorillaz fans. I couldn’t help but bop along when I first heard it.
Another highly recommendably this week would have to be River by Leon Bridges. The perfect song to chillax to. A beautiful vocal range from Bridges which also features a choir in the background. Give it a listen after you have had that bop and are just looking to kick back.
And the final track recommendation this week has got to be London Grammar’s Truth is a Beautiful Thing. The chorus was stuck in my head the moment after I finished listening to it.
TRACKS OF THE WEEK
Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson- Symphony
Gorillaz feat. D.R.A.M.- Andromeda
Rag’N’Bone Man- Bitter End (I would also recommend the version he did for Mahogany Sessions which can be found on YouTube)
Hearts & Colors- For The Love
Gorillaz feat. Jehnny Beth- We Got The Power
Gorillaz feat. Vince Staples- Ascension
Kasabian- You’re In Love With a Psycho
Lorde- Green Light
Mura Masa feat. Charlie XCX- 1 Night
Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos- Slide
D.R.A.M. – Cash Machine
Chance The Rapper- Same Drugs