Tuesday Ten – 10 New Songs To Get You Through The Week (6/6 Edition)

Here are 10 tracks to carry you to the weekend:

1. “Feel Good” – Gryffin & Illenium (featuring Daya)

Gryffin and Illenium are both major presences in the melodic scene of the dance music world. Their first collaboration is euphoric – Gryffin’s guitar riffs and Illenium’s reverberated percussion provide a gorgeous foundation beneath Daya’s empowering vocals.

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2. “American Teen” – Khalid 

A gentle alarm clock opens the title track of 19-year-old Khalid’s debut album, American Teen, before quickly giving way to an ’80s inspired soundscape. The Texas musician’s voice is polished and like that of a seasoned artist; yet his themes of adolescence are ones that teenagers (and people remembering being a teen) will be able to relate to.

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3. “Phase Me Out” – VÉRITÉ 

VÉRITÉ, also known as Kelsey Byrne, is a Brooklyn based singer-songwriter. “Phase Me Out” is forceful, yet sensitive, as a driving guitar accompanies the painfully honest lyrics about a struggling relationship.

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4. “Tonight” – Black Atlass

“Tonight” by Black Atlass (given name Alex Fleming) is sultry, with Fleming’s falsetto offset by brooding synths. Fleming is also a model and fashion muse: major design houses like Saint Laurent have used his sensual songs for their ad campaigns.

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5. “Drown the Lovers” – R I T U A L

It’s easy to get lost in the atmospheric music of English group R I T U A L. “Drown the Lovers” is an R&B fantasy with its distorted vocals and undercurrents of electronica.

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6. “So Much Love” – Depeche Mode 

New wave icons Depeche Mode recently released their 14th studio album, Spirit. Overall, the LP is very politically charged, but the subject of single “So Much Love” is romance. The track delivers the band’s signature pulsating moodiness.

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7. “3WW” – alt-J 

This outstanding single from alt-J’s upcoming new album, Relaxer, is true to the band’s distinctive sound, all the while offering new sonic surprises, such as a duet between lead vocalist Joe Newman and guest singer Ellie Rowsell from the band Wolf Alice.

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8. “Shotgun” – Little Simz (featuring Syd)

Simbi Ajikawo, also known by her stage name Lil Simz, is a London rapper who has drawn comparisons to Lauryn Hill with her introspective wordplay. Simz offers her take on love with the track, “Shotgun,” and her rhymes are complemented by a freewheeling hook from The Internet’s Syd.

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9. “Dog Years” – Maggie Rogers 

Last June, NYU graduate Maggie Rogers gained wide recognition after a video surfaced of Pharrell praising her music in a college master class. Most will agree that his awe is justified, as her folk-electronica anthems are both catchy and poignant.

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10. “Everything to Me” – Great Good Fine OK 

Singer-lyricist Jon Sandler and producer Luke Moellman, the duo behind Great Good Fine OK, create what they describe as “retrofuturistic” synthpop. Sandler’s funk-inspired falsetto punctuates Moellman’s lush post-modern backdrop beautifully on “Everything to Me.”

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