As the lockdown continues, it would seem that the world has come to a standstill. Whilst this is true, the music world keeps turning and this week has seen the release of new music to help keep us going through the quarantine. With the weather deciding to be kind to us here in the UK, what better than to explore the best new tracks whilst relaxing in the sunshine. The Guide is here to help with that and has picked out its 5 Songs of the Week.
1) Living in a Ghost Town-The Rolling Stones
It has been a while since the legendary rock band have released any music, but with their summer tour of the US being postponed, Jagger, Richards, Watts and Woods have come together once again and have added another brilliant song to their repertoire. A blues infused rock song allows the Stones to explore the reality of the lockdown and the result is exceptional.
2) THE SCOTTS-THE SCOTTS, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi
A collaboration exercise between producers and rappers Travis Scott and Kid Cudi have allowed for an eerie, trap infused song with hard-hitting 808 bass lines and free flowing lyrics from Scott and Cudi. The first major collaboration between the two musical superstars maybe suggests a project together in the pipeline. Watch this space.
3) Nightrider- Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes (feat. Freddie Gibbs)
Nightrider is from Misch’s fresh collaboration album with jazz drummer Yussef Dayes and this is a project that establishes Misch at the forefront of avant-garde music that incorporates jazz, funk, R&B and electronica. Nightrider is a smooth, dreamy arrangement with gentle percussion from Dayes and a melodic verse from Gibbs.
4) iN CODE-LOONY
iN CODE is an upbeat, soul infused song from R&B singer LOONY about her experience of the neighbourhood where she grew up. The song is a descriptive journey and uses the slightly psychedelic style of Akeel Henry to create a distinct style for upcoming LOONY, which is replicated throughout the EP, ‘JOYRiDE’.
5) Friends-dvsn (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
dvsn has thrown it back to 90s traditional R&B, Funk and Soul focusing on gentle hi-hat patterns and the use of ‘faraway’ synths in his latest album ‘A Muse in Her Feelings’. Friends is the epitome of the reason for the album with it creating a suggestive, romantic, laid back atmosphere helping Friends to be an emotional R&B ballad.