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10 songs to love this week: Mitski, Doja Cat, Glasser, Denzel Curry, Octo Octa, Autre Monde & more

10 songs to love this week: Mitski, Doja Cat, Glasser, Denzel Curry, Octo Octa, Autre Monde & more

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Featuring Mitski, Glasser, Doja Cat, Autre Monde, Denzel Curry, Gaika, Octo Octa, Casisdead, Desire, Yot Club, Jordana, Kenny Mason, Chris Lake, Aluna, Kidä.

Today is New Music Friday, which means there’s loads of new songs in the world.

Here are 10 songs released this week I loved from my listening this week, along with fresh ones in the New Music section.

See the end of the post for the Spotify playlist featuring much more than 10 tracks released this week, updated weekly.

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1.

Glasser

Easy

From Glasser’s much-anticipated crux album, due October 6th on One Little, ‘Easy’ was “written about Noah, my first love who died. And I wrote it in like 10 minutes. And it was about a dream that we were in the same place, and it was a very playful dream. And felt like finally some kind of return to some of the good feelings around knowing someone despite their end.”
 
“The video was conceived by myself and Amber Schaefer, who brought the jet ski thing to life. I was like, “I’m trying to do an extreme sports video.” And she was like, “Well, what if we can get you on a jet ski?” The reason why that was in my mind was because in the song are these bombastic synth sounds that are like I consider to be a, like, trance music take on Baroque. So, like, I was trying to go for bombast to reflect the feeling. But also I got really into watching these GoPro videos on YouTube of people doing extreme sports, and the thing that I really attached to in those videos was the surrender of the body in mid-air. That felt like exactly a reflection of the euphoric feeling I was trying to express. If you give in, it’s that revelation, and if you freeze up, you’re f*cked because you’re mid-air floating in the middle of a flip. The body is so knowing of grief and of its possibilities and limitations.”

The album features ‘Drift’, ‘All Lovers’ and ‘Vine’

2.

Mitski

My Love Mine All Mine 

A gorgeous love song from Mitski’s new album The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We, which is her finest album in a while, a softer more orchestral album with a 17-person choir throughout.

Mitski wrote these songs in little bursts over the past few years, and they feel informed by moments of noticing – noticing a sound that’s out of place, a building that groans in decay, an opinion that splits a room, a feeling that can’t be contained in a body. The album is full of the ache of the grown-up, seemingly mundane heartbreaks and joys that are often unsung but feel enormous. From the bottom of a glass, to a driveway slushy with memory and snow, to a freight train barreling through the Midwest, and all the way to the moon, it feels like everything, and everyone, is crying out, screaming in pain, arching towards love.

 

3.

Autre Monde

Blue Yodel ’21

Did he just say “the only gift I have for you is my ass?

Enjoy the feeling of being engulfed in a whirring hall of mirrors narrated by Paddy Hanna on a new song from the second album  Sensitive Assignments  from the Irish alt-indie band Autre Monde on Popical Island, with some tracks previously featured.

The band are on tour:

15/9 – Dolan’s Kasbah, Limerick *

16/9 – Fall Right Into Place Festival, Claregalway Castle

19/10 – Coughlan’s, Cork +

20/10 – Prim’s Bookshop, Kinsale

21/10 – Casey’s, Wexford

27/10 – Bello Bar, Dublin #

28/10 – Black Box, Belfast #

Support: Steve ón Dings, + Laurie Shaw, # Grave Goods

Previously

4.

Yot Club, Jordana

Safe House

Shimmering bedroom pop music from NYC-based Ryan Kaiser (Yot Club) and the indie rock singer-songwriter Jordana.

5.

Doja Cat

Demons

Spooky szn was heralded with the appearance of ‘Demons’ , Doja Cat’s unhinged rap track that sounds like a Busta Rhymes original and comes with a beastly horror video starring Christina Ricci.

The rap-leaning album Scarlet drops next wek, on September 22nd and the closing track ‘Balut’ came out today further adding to the intrigue, as these tunes are great so far. ‘Paint The Town Red’ samples ‘Walk On By’ by Dionne Warwick.

Her VMAs performance is a good addendum here.

See Also

6.

Octo Octa

Late Night Love

Producer Maya Bouldry-Morrison aka Octo Octa’s latest EP Dreams of a Dancefloor was released today and holds the a bleeping tension from the off with the first track ‘Late Night Love’ designed to bring a dancefloor together under a trance house 12 minute sojourn.

7.

Denzel Curry, Kenny Mason

Sked

Denzel follows up ‘Blood On My Nikez’ with another bass-hanging loosie.

8.

Chris Lake, Aluna

More Baby

Chris Lake is an artist you may be familiar with for his Four Tet ‘Looking At Your Pager’ remix. New track ‘More Baby’ is a tightly-constructed house track with Aluna, their second of the year together.

Aluna’s ‘Runnin Blind’ is a recent favourite.

9.

Gaika, Kidä

La Vacanza

A highlight from a superb new album Drift from UK producer Gaika, indicative of the cinematic sonics that the producer creates throughout as it draws on hip-hop, sinogrime, jazz, R&B and electronica. Like Tricky meeting up with Yves Tumor.

10.

Casisdead, Desire

Matte Grey Wrap

A long-awaited announcement of a debut album/sci-fi film, from the London based polymath rapper, producer and director arrived this week ten years since Casisdead first emerged.

Famous Last Words is released on XL Recordings on October 27th, and will feature Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant,  Connie Constance, Kamio and production from Stranger Things composer Kyle Dixon and producer, composer and Italians Do It Better’s Johnny Jewel.

‘Matte Grey Wrap’ features Megan Louise of Johnny Jewel’s Desire project, who also features in the music video.

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