Release season has slowed down for the most part, but the year isn’t quite over yet. Maybe we will see some surprise drops before 2016. In the meantime, a few folks put out some new content before year-end, and we’re not sad about it. This week, we’re excited to premiere a new song from indie pop band PROM, an 80s-infused track from The 1975 and a hip-hop introduction from 2NE1 member CL. We wrap things up with an R&B-influenced beauty from Jack Garratt and an avantgarde dance gem from Mr. Oizo and Charli XCX. Add these to your next mix ASAP.
“Not About Dying”
Brooklyn dream-pop duo PROM are back with a dark, synth-heavy gem that’s pretty perfect for those cold winter nights (if we ever get any of them). The duo is set to release their second EP in 2016, and there are sure to be more electro jams on it.
Two years ago, UK alt-rockers The 1975 gained a cult-following after releasing their debut record full of catchy pop hooks and dark lyrics. They’re back with a very new wave jam that shows the band is taking a bit of a different direction with their music, which we’re digging.
2Ne1’s CL (Chaelin Lee) made the move from K-pop to rap and we’re digging not only her music, but her style. Her introduction to the world as a solo artist is nothing if not memorable.
Brit crooner and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt just released a swoon-worthy new track that shows his knack for soulful singing and harmonizing. 2016 looks like it’s going to be bright for him.
“Hand in the Fire” (ft. Charli XCX)
We’re not going to lie, Charli XCX really is what makes this song. With its avantgarde undertones, Charli XCX makes the track pop in more ways than one. It’s a little bit chip-tune and a lotta bit attitude.