5 New Tunes To Get You Through The Week

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This summer was filled with hot days and even hotter music. With artists like SZA, Cardi B, Jay-Z, and Frank Ocean dropping heat over the summer, it’s time to get our playlist ready to grind through the breezy days of fall. Here are 5 new tunes that will go perfect with your fall commute and that pumpkin spice latte. 

5) "Quicksand" – SZA

With season two of HBO’s smash hit Insecure coming to a close, we still can't get enough of all things Issa Rae and the rest of the star studded cast. Lucky for us the show’s soundtrack is here to keep us jamming. Released this past week, the show’s season two soundtrack is packed with nothing but hits from Jorja Smith, Bryson Tiller, Kari Faux, and so much more! The soundtrack also holds a new gem from the beautiful SZA, titled "Quicksand". The tune is a happy upbeat melody discussing the hurtles it takes to connect with someone you love. The tune provides a more pop sound than those on her debut album CTRL, and shows growth within SZA’s musical delivery.

Listen to "Quicksand" now below!

4) "ABC’s of New York" - Princess Nokia

With the new deluxe re-release of 1992, Princess Nokia is flying higher than the Empire State. With her songs covering topics such as white supremacy, self-love, and black girl magic, she is the ultimate New York City dream girl. Her song "ABC’s of New York" is an ode to her city. With lyrics spiraling off each letter of the alphabet, Nokia tells a story about her experience growing up in the big apple. Covering her favorite food spots to the people she grew up around, Princess Nokia breaks it down to give a visual of what New York City really is.

Check out "ABC’s of New York" from her album 1992 on Apple Music/ Spotify.

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3) "Loose" – Daniel Caesar

With his debut album dropping earlier this month, Daniel Caesar has given us melodies to match these soon come fall breezes. With smooth vocals, and loving instrumentals, Freudian is an album that is impossible not to fall in love with. With features from Kali Uchis, H.E.R., and Syd, the album brings an experience of new age masterpieces. Our number three song of the week however belongs to the fifth track on the album, "Loose". This tune expresses beauty through heartache as Caesar sings about letting a lover go that has done him wrong. The song also transcends midway, giving a sense of new life.

Check out "Loose" below!

2) "Dum Surfer" – King Krule

New age indie rock star King Krule is back! After a huge hiatus from releasing music under that stage name, the singer/ songwriter released two new singles and even dates for a world tour this past month. His most recent single released earlier this week "Dum Surfer" provides us with high hopes for his next album. With a mixture of guitar riffs and a saxophone melody, Krule belts out his feelings on an unhealthy relationship. King Krule also released a video for the tune where he brings Halloween in early, as he and band mates perform in a bar as zombies.

You check out the video for "Dum Surfer" below!

1) "Frontline" – Kelela

Our number one song of the week comes from the always beautiful, magical, and eclectic Kelela. The singer/ songwriter has been recently serving everything black girl magic as she attended multiple New York Fashion Week shows and now she makes our number one spot of the week with her recently released single "Frontline". The song starts out with a dreamy intro as Kelela explains she’s done with a past lover. The song tells a story of moving on from a love that was once taken for granted. The song gives a vibe very different from her previously released upbeat single "LMK", but brings a vibe that OG fans can remember.

Overall the single provides a signature futuristic dream-like sound that Kelela has always captivated us with. We can’t wait to see what her album Take Me Apart has in store for us this coming October!

Listen to "Frontline" and "LMK" on Apple Music/ Spotify now!

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