This week, girls around the world were devastated to hear that Benedict Cumberbatch had officially taken himself off the market and gotten engaged. But then John Lewis released their Christmas advert, and Starbucks brought back their red, festive cups, so all of a sudden everyone was happy again. You know what they say, swings and roundabouts and all that. Anyway, enough about this week, I know why you’re here, you know why you’re here, so let’s get down to business.
Metronomy – The Upsetter
Metronomy released a video for Upsetter this week, from their recent album Love Letters. The video features a woman alone in the woods, who decides to build a life-like friend out of twigs, grass and mud. The friend comes to life, which for some reason makes the woman decide to cover herself in mud and leaves and walk out into the middle of a lake – it’s a tale as old as time.
Bondax – Something Good (Feat. Speelburg)
Shortly after releasing the teaser for Let Me Be, Bondax went ahead and released another new track, this time in the form of Something Good. As we’ve come to expect from Bondax, this tune is pretty damn bouncy, and makes me even more excited to be seeing them at Warehouse Project tonight.
The Stand4rd – Too Involved
Minnesota’s The Stand4rd dropped their debut, self-titled album this week, and even provided a link to download it for free from their SoundCloud page – how nice eh. The Stand4rd is made up of Allan Kingdom, Bobby Raps, Psymun, and Spooky Black, which you have to admit are pretty cool names. If you’re a fan of downtempo, funky, hip-hop vibes, get yourself over to SoundCloud and give the album a listen.
Nao – Good Girl
London based Nao released Good Girl this week, and it had me bopping my head almost instantly. You may notice that this song has a slight Jai Paul feel to it, and that’s no coincidence. In her last track So Good, Nao collaborated with A.K. Paul – brother of none other but Jai Paul.
Kendrick Lamar – i
I featured this song the first time I did this post, but this week saw Kendrick Lamar release the official video for i, so I thought I would post it again. The video is a perfect representation of the song and its message of self-love, as it follows Kendrick leading people on a dance through the street past various scenes of sadness, culminating on a rooftop dance party.