Collegian staff’s top music picks from mid-November – Massachusetts Daily Collegian

By | November 16, 2022

The perfect pre-season tracks


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“Dangerous Vibes” by Palmistry, Bladee, Isabella Lovestory

Jackson Walker, Collegiate Workers

Irish producer Palmistry goes international on this observe from his newest album, “TINKERBELL.” This extremely catchy observe is slightly below two minutes lengthy, with verses from Swedish rapper Bladee and Honduran singer Isabella Lovestory. Palmistry offers refrains as a buffer between the 2 as they embrace their cynical sides and admit their poisonous behaviors. For Bladee, it is white lies, and for Lovestory, it is jealousy. This observe matches most of the broad standards that outline the oversaturated hyperpop style, however stands out for its regular rhythm that lends itself to dancing.

“Nostril Dive” by Hatchie

Thomas Machacz, Collegiate Workers

Simply months after the discharge of her album, “Giving the World Away,” indie dream-pop artist Hatchie has launched one other fashionable single. “Nosedive” is a robust stylistic change from the album, bringing collectively industrial noise music and easy post-punk melodies in a single package deal. Whereas Hatchie’s music has at all times been harking back to ’80s and ’90s different bands like Cocteau Twins and Siouxsie Sioux, “Nosedive” unveils one other, a lot darker facet to the artist. The one’s austere lyrics revel within the self-destruction that accompanies youthful experimentation. An aggressive, artificial beat harking back to early 9 Inch Nails makes for an infectious, highly effective and, fairly merely, extraordinarily cool pay attention.

“Do You Work Nicely” by Matt Watson

Sierra Thornton, Collegiate Workers

Coming off his debut album, “SEE YOU THERE”, Matt Watson is a refreshing entry into the indie and hyperpop style. The track’s manufacturing is each youthful and daunting with the high-pitched synths. The lyrics themselves additionally amplify this with how little hope they nonetheless have, thus conjuring up false guarantees and optimism. The which means of the track is partly linked to the expansion of his character on the Web, since Matt Watson has a shared YouTube channel referred to as “SuperMega”. In case you are a fan of Joji, Glass Animals or Matt Maltese then Matt Watson will likely be a fantastic addition to your playlist listing.

“Browsing in Iceland” by Goth Babe

Kate Devitt, faculty crew

Different/indie pop group Goth Babe, shaped by Griffin Washburn and greatest identified for his or her track “Weekend Buddy”, launched their second EP of 2022 earlier this month. The EP’s first observe, “Browsing in Iceland,” combines the upbeat, summery synths of Goth Babe with a darker lyrical circulate. The track was written about latest and tragic occasions within the lifetime of Griffin Washburn; in February, he misplaced all of his possessions in an sudden home hearth, together with years of unreleased music. Only a month after shedding his dwelling, Washburn flew to Iceland to provide music for an upcoming movie. Resiliently, Washburn spent his time there browsing, snowboarding and creating music. In his track “Browsing in Iceland”, Washburn repeats the phrase: “Do not attempt to keep in management, it is going to by no means work”. Reflecting on his misfortune, he manages to craft an uplifting but mournful track about discovering solace within the midst of loss. For those who want an uplifting track to treatment the chilly climate blues, be sure you add this track to your queue.

“Wealthy Flex” by Drake and 21 Savage

Shannon Moore, Affiliate Artwork Editor

Since its launch, “Wealthy Flex” has grow to be a viral sensation. Drake’s opening bars have been remembered so much over the previous two weeks and are positively probably the most memorable second on the observe. Drake’s goofy apart, it is a basic entice beat rap beat. 21 Savage begins out sturdy with a quick circulate over an intense hi-hat observe, delivering lyrics about his typical adventures with strip golf equipment and weapons. He brings a distinct form of power and depth, one thing that Drake has been missing recently in his earlier initiatives. His vigor helps Drake, and it is clear as soon as Drake lastly arrives. With a shift to a darker piano beat, Drake delivers the standard traces about his intercourse life and excessive standing, however with a brand new invigoration. 21 Savage permits Drake to get again to what he does greatest, gloating his ego and flexing on everybody. “Wealthy Flex” is taken from the album “Her Loss”, launched on November 4.