Playlist 12.01.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend

Playlist 12.01.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 12.01.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend
Playlist 12.01.19 : Five Songs for the Weekend

All The Rest reflects on the longing and heavy-hearted loneliness that one experiences in a long-distance relationship in new single “Far Apart.” It’s synthpop coated with melancholic lyrics that one can only understand when he/she is far from a loved one. BUT the track is too bouncy not to flex your choreographic skills – the choruses, “Fall apart,” pound the dancefloor as the shattering synths radiate with a glowing vibe.

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New York-bred contemporary artist Elah Hale has long known how to capture the hearts of the internet — at just 16 years old, her acoustic song “Porsche, Hat, Cloud” blew up on Tumblr. Now at 20, she’s embedding that same mellow romanticism into new music but ditching the sparse acoustics for a warm indie-R&B sound. Her newest offering “Posters” is a lesson in emotional self-care, the importance of being attentive to internal wants and needs rather than whoever might be blowing up the phone. On Thursday, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

“For me, ‘Posters’ is about the freedom of separation, taking space and saying, Hey I’m focusing on me now,” Hale says. In the video, Hale does exactly that as she hops into a cherry red convertible and cruises off into the sunset, away from anyone that might be filling up her voicemail. She says, “This video was absolutely a break, going to Las Vegas with my best friend and just having genuine fun, taking space for myself and for her.”

Let the video act as a how-to for the next time your friend is hung up on a fuckboi or girl; take them out into the desert, throw on a bedazzled cowboy hat, eat plenty of cake, and start jumping on the hotel bed (and don’t stop until the sun comes up).

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Following on from her last single ‘Our Love’ which achieved Spotify’s New music Friday, Alice Jemima has revealed her fourth new self-penned single ’Somebody’, taken from her incoming and much anticipated second album, ‘Everything Changes’ due for release 28th February 2020. Watch here
‘Somebody’ is a more experimental track from Jemima, layering drums, bongos and a house-kick over her sultry vocal. She describes the single, “The track centres around that fear of ‘missing out’ (FOMO!) but particularly the fear of missing out on being close to somebody you really care about. The repetition of your daily routine gets in the way and can be hard to break from – and actually stepping out of that routine can be a scary thought! Ultimately the track is about wanting to let go…”

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Pain always stays in the center of Billie Eilish’s songs, loud and neon, vibrating under snares. Her debut album from earlier this year, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, was filled with haunted trap fantasias about wanting to die and feeling alone, punctuated with samples of The Office and an unforgettable “duh!” On the first song she has released since, she strips away any winking irony. “everything i wanted” is a meditation on the 17-year-old’s newfound fame. “’Cause everybody wants something from me now,” she sings, and then whispers, so quietly you have to adjust the volume to hear, “and I don’t want to let them down.” She sings about screaming underwater, clawing for air in public, jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge with none of the many people watching her offering help. Her voice alternates between long, curling drags and moments where it seems to shatter against the mic.

The song is dedicated to her brother and producer Finneas, a tender, just-shy-of-saccharine ode to his support. Layered vocals swell and surround her in the bridge as she asks, over and over, if she would do this all again, if she knew what she knew now. It is the greatest cliché of celebrity: to have everything you’ve wanted and to still end up miserable. But Billie dismantles the trope into a raw reverie, flushing out and flashing at her pain.

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Beck has released a new song, “Everlasting Nothing,” from his upcoming album Hyperspace. It’s the fifth single from the project, following “Saw Lightning,” “Hyperlife,” “Uneventful Days,” and “Dark Places,” all of which were written in collaboration with Pharrell. “Everlasting Nothing” is in keeping with the slick, spacious feel of those previous tracks, but ups the ante with backing vocals from a nine-person choir.

In a recent interview with NME, Beck provided some insight into how the album came together: “There’d been a period of time where Pharrell had been really busy and an opportunity opened up so I went with it. Originally it was going to be a single or an EP, but I think we were both surprised when there was a body of work here.”

Hyperspace marks the 14th full-length studio album from Beck, and the first since 2017’s Colors, which earned three Grammy nominations and won two of the awards. Beck has been promoting the new album with a surprise EP, Paisley Park Sessions, recorded at Prince’s studio in Minnesota. The project includes new versions of “Where It’s At” and “Up All Night,” as well as a medley of Prince tracks called “The Paisley Experience,” featuring “Raspberry Beret,” “When Doves Cry,” “Kiss,” and “1999.” The three tracks on Paisley Park Sessions are getting their own music videos on November 18.

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