FIB has hand-selected their favourite new releases for you to listen to in one place. There is a song for every mood and every music taste in this week’s top picks…
Cannon – Brockhampton
The budding rap collective Brockhampton has shared their first track since the release of their piquant 2016 mix-tape All American Trash. The song, with its tenderly emotive sounds, combined with a catchy hook, reflects upon the long road from obscurity to acknowledgment and success in the rap industry. The group contemplates themes of holding onto your identity while also persisting to grow as an artist, as well as remembering those who have supported you on your journey.
The group released the song accompanied with a video which you can watch here.
Go Home – Yellow Days
‘Go Home’ is a bonus track to the E.P. released by Yellow Days in 2016, also titled Go Home. The languid song creates a dreamy ambiance and the deep, alluring vocals absorb you into the phantasmagorical world of the song. Lose yourself and drift away with Yellow Days in this track about “obsessive love“.
Sally ft. Mataya – Thundamentals
This song is off the fresh new album Everyone We Know from Australian hip-hop group, Thundamentals. As the album’s second track, it features an upbeat and fun tribute to the joy of falling in love with someone while discovering all of their unique quirks and imperfections. The song is a perfect tune to jam out to on sunny summer days, whether you need a pick me up or just want to have a boogie with your friends.
You can check out our full review about Thundamental’s new album here.
Footscray Station – Camp Cope
Camp Cope is probably one of the best things to happen to Australian rock music right now. The all-female trio from Melbourne released a self-titled album in 2016, followed by a four track E.P. this year with American rockers Cayetana named Split, which features the song Footscray Station. Camp Cope has a captivating ability to create relatable music that can transform even your most rough days into a poetic misadventure. This song only further reaffirms their burgeoning status in the Australian music scene.
Show You The Way ft. Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins – Thundercat
The anticipated arrival of Thundercat’s second full album, Drunk, that is expected to be released on February 24th, has spawned the release of the very funky single ‘Show You The Way.’ In an interview with RBMA, Thundercat described the song:
“It’s me denoting, I can show you how to get to another place. On the edge of dark, there’s the brightest light. It means a lot to me in the sense of… the experience that I’ve had growing up with friends and people that I’ve been around where it’s inviting them into where I come from emotionally. Sometimes it’s a pretty intense thing. The point is how weird things can get.”