The worst part of having a music blog is that I’m not totally sure if you guys will love the same stuff I do. It’s soul crushing to really love a song and have it torn down by your friends. The good news is that this is the internet and I don’t have to see your looks of disappointment. So, here’s some new music that I totally love, but I don’t know if you guys will. Music is a weird monster that way.
First is Theophilus London and Asap Rocky with what I like to call “Kanye Era Rap”. It’s about money, it’s kind of playful and it samples a song you otherwise probably wouldn’t listen to. I love how this song just rolls down the hill, stops for a moment and then blasts off to the fucking moon. The main reason why I was hesitant to share is because rap isn’t for everyone. Most people like hip hop because the beats are super cool, but rapping is kind of a whole different beast. I think these guys make their rhymes sound both lyrical and fun, but there’s a lot of it packed into a song. I personally think it’s super rad since I just love a good rap song, but I know my readers don’t always feel the same.
Next is a song that sounds like it’s from the 1970’s. Now, I was raised on classic rock and I personally really fucking dig this old sound. The kick ass guitar, pounding drums and hard hitting vocals is such a nostalgic missile for me that I just can’t help but rock out. The ironic thing about this is that he sounds a fuckton like Paul McCartney circa Sargent Pepper and I’m not the biggest Beatles fan out there. There’s some lyrics I really dig like “I can see you through my ruby reds” that smartly exerts how rock and roll this song is. My hesitation in posting this was mostly in that I don’t really know what’s nostalgic for you guys or how hard hitting you like your rock and roll.
Hospitality’s “Betty Wang” is a song that really grew on me. At first it seems like a typical twee song and on the surface it certainly is. You have that retro swing, sweet vocals and a love song sort of tone. But, it kind of unravels itself and moves in a couple different directions like its skipping through a meadow. I’m also a sucker for songs about people. I like character profiles, I like hearing about the kind of people that the band can fall in love with. Betty Wang seems like the kind of nice Asian girl who doesn’t bullshit, but also doesn’t say the word bullshit. It’s a lovesong to a clean, nice girl who makes a good friend. And, though I’ve posted twee on here before, I don’t know if you guys like it as much as I do.
This last one. Fuck. Really like I might be the only person who likes it. The blog I found it on even admitted to not enjoying the remix. There’s a lot of repetition, music that sounds like it is related to Passion Pit and it’s fucking long. But, I LOVE it. There’s something really sweet about the song and I dig the indie pop sound it’s been remixed with. It’s an old track that proceeds the rise of dubstep and honestly it’s a breath of fresh air in the midst of Skrillex and Deadmauss22see or whatever the fuck.