Anyone who knows me, knows I love me some Mayer Hawthorne and Jessie Ware. Hawthorne’s latest collaborative EP, Tuxedo, along with producer Jake One, has been getting constant play from me, so to hear that his new album Where Does This Door Go, will be coming out July 16th – I’m elated. The album will feature production from Pharrell and Jack Splash just to name a few which also helps to add to the excitement.
From the project thus far, Hawthorne is releasing his new single, “Her Favorite Song” which definitely will become a favorite of mine I am more than sure. The song was produced by Hawthorne himself, as well as Oak of Pop & Oak. Dope track.
For now, you can stream the song below. The song will be released officially via Itunes May 21st.
While on one of my favorite music sites in the land, Gorilla Vs. Bear I came across this new track that the premiered from a singer named Banks. The laid back and smooth track “Warm Water” shows the Los Angeles based singer/songwriter showing off her skills very well. The simplicity of the production courtesy UK producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, meshed with the drums throughout help to drive home all of the beautiful lyrics that she sings.
Listen to the stream below, great track.
A few years ago, I got exposed to Boston based group The Bad Rabbits with their LRG sponsored project and since then I’ve remained a life long fan after catching them at SXSW showcases, and listening to their project StickUpKids. So imagine my excitement when I realized that they would be going on a summer tour (coming to SF July 27th) and would be releasing their new LP American Love today.
Listening to the project, which I pre-ordered, it is everything that I’d hope for – funky, good, high energy, and pretty cool tracks. My plan is to give a full in-depth review of the project once I really, really listen to it. But for now, listen to the stream below and purchase the album here.
I’ve been a Solange fan for years — over a decade it seems, since she entered the scene as a Destiny’s Child background dancer singing about how she was a “Solo Star.” Over the years, Solange has separated herself from her iconic sister, Beyonce, and created her own lane and sound. In November of last year, Solange released her latest installment True which included tracks like “Losing You,” and more.
Now, from the project Solange is releasing her new single, “Looks Good with Trouble” featuring good kid Kendrick Lamar and it’s a match made in heaven. It’s pretty dope to see them both grow as artists — and Kendrick’s latest collaborations like Miguel’s “How Many Drinks” make for pretty dope tracks.
Listen to the stream below and purchase the track via Itunes here.
Man, Eric Lau makes some great music. Lau is currently putting the finishing touches on his new LP One of Many, which will be released June 17th via Kilawatt Music. The project will feature collaborations with Oddisse, Oliver St. Louis, Rahel, Georgia Anne Muldrow and this here track, “Where To Go Now” featuring Tawiah. I love this track, and I am confident that you will too. Download the track here and listen to the stream below.