Our selection of the best songs released this week.
Lana Del Rey – “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it”
Lana Del Rey blessed fans of slow Americana bangers with a new song this week, fresh off of her upcoming record, Norman Fucking Rockwell. The suitably entitled “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it” adds to the singers collection of introspective slow-pop tracks, with Del Rey singing “tearing around in my fucking nightgown”, and comparing herself to American poet Sylvia Plath. The third single off of the album, the song adds to Del Rey’s excellent repertoire, and is a must-listen this week.
Busted – “Radio”
Iconic boyband Busted are back this week with new single “Radio”, taken from their upcoming album Half Way There. Boasting an expectedly infectious hook and typically carefree, prop-laden visuals, we are certainly happy that the band who gave us bangers like “Year 3000” and “Everybody” are back in the mix.
Helado Negro – “Pais Nublado”
Miami-born, New York-based artist Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, embraces a personal and universal exploration of aura – seen, felt, emitted – on his latest single, Pais Nublado. Packed hazy Spanish guitar riffs and sung in two languages, the song is, in Carlos’ own words, “An escape into curiosity. It explore ideas of cloudy places, in particular our ‘cloudy’ country, and uncertain futures. The song is about knowing you’ll be around longer than the people who don’t take the time to understand what you’ve been doing. I feel like that’s been my personal experience with the music I make. It is a dedication to endurance and me knowing that I’m never worried about rushing. I’ll take my time and find my way.”
Lauren Jauregui – “More Than That”
Having been a member of Fifth Harmony, “More Than That” is the latest solo release from Lauren Jauregui. With stunning artwork to accompany it, the song is a piece of fiery R’n’B, and was produced by multi platinum producer Murda Beatz, who has worked with the likes of Drake, French Montana, Gucci Mane and more.
The Murder Capital – “Feeling Fades”
Irish group The Murder Capital released their long-anticipated first track this week, entitled “Feeling Fades”. The first recorded single from a group whose live shows and sessions have (rightly) been garnering much attention, the song boasts a punky element to it, the vocals turned right up and barking through the backing music to create the perfect soundtrack to your Friday night.
Zak Abel – “You Come First”
Ok, we know that this song isn’t strictly new, but who would we be if we didn’t share the spanking new, innuendo laden visuals for singer-songwriter Zak Abel’s single “You Come First”, featuring Wonderland alum Saweetie. The video sees a mini-doll Zak dance his way through various romantic scenarios, even at one point literally sitting in the palm of someone’s hand, ensuring us of his willingness to go “down, down, down, down, you don’t even need to ask me.” A true gentleman.