Megan Thi Stallion, Blackpink and more – different2 min read
A silver lining of the epidemic has been a perfect snowfall of songs being dropped every week – there are 99 on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” and we’ve heard more. There were far fewer protest-themed songs this week than in the past couple, and we certainly appreciate and encourage the social relevance of the song – something that was very rare before last month – sometimes the feeling-good song isn’t unnecessary. After all, it’s summer.
“Fri 5” doesn’t include the songs we’ve already covered or the albums we’ve reviewed, including this week’s great albums by Hyme and Kruangbin and songs by artists formerly known as Dixie Chicks – now Chicks – pilots from the twenty-first last week and especially Beyonc’s highly socialized. Relevant unit.
Megan Thi Stallion “Girls in the Hood” Last summer, Megan owned “Hot Girl Summer” and with the easy-to-sample “Hood’s Girls” she made a tough bid for the 2020 summer. The latest from Houston Native describes that “Megan is proud of being a street smart ode in the area where she grew up and the products around her … reminding girls around the world that you’re from the bottom, it doesn’t mean you can’t get to the top and make it perfectly real.” Can’t keep up. “
Blackpink “How do you like it” The latest of these K-pop titles is in the palm of the hand: it starts with the pop, but starting with the chorus it is suddenly frustrating, a bit hot wrapping and grinding beat – and there are a lot more aggressive attitudes than we might expect. Another burner of summer
Jesse War “What’s your joy?” The songs that we were able to collect from the latest from Jesse War – which is the third great disco-inspirational album of the year after Door Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” and Lady Gaga’s “Chromatica”. Much warmer and funnier than War’s previous publications – and many more reflections of the bubbly personality we’ve heard in her highly successful cooking podcast – is like the great Janet Jackson’s record.
Remy Wolf “Hello Hello Hello” Consider the two EPs of this California singer and some of his songs joke nature dog themes, it would be easy to write him as a fancy actor – but this song from his latest EP is not just a Spanish-influenced melody, there are several durable hooks we’ve heard in this week’s song stream .
Movie Rich and Bishop Briggs “Friend” The surprise of the week comes from LA duo Moby Rich, whose song “Friends” (with the original word “I hate more than friends”) reveals a fairly general theme, but the video has unexpected gay themes, and social distance in house restrictions. / The shelter also deserves big props for its imaginative direction (because we’re watching lots of videos of people’s bedrooms …)