LA teen Eilish is clearly keen to drop the lovesick vibes of her overnight viral hit “ocean eyes,” as her angelic vocals trickle over something much, much darker with “bury a friend.” A sense of doom infiltrates the track, or it could be that insistent thudding beat, offset with the songwriter’s eerie murmuring? And for the fun 360° experience, the macabre visuals are trippy af.
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Billie Eilish – “bury a friend”
Kojey Radical – “25” ft. KZ
Not usually a landmark age, but the young rapper celebrates his own measured transition into adulthood with “25,” featuring electronic producer KZ. Kojey’s distinctive gravelly voice courses with fire as he spits about his journey so far with “fake love, new money and fast women.” Play and repeat.
Florence + The Machine – “Haunted House”
Short, but so, so sweet. We’re talking under two minutes of ethereal bliss that start with the frontwoman’s sharp birdsong and hit a drummed-up crescendo – all over too soon. One of the band’s two new releases; the second, “Moderation” is more of a thundering beast, whereas “Haunted House” is the dreamlike fall into slumber.
Matt Helders x Joe Carnell – “Silk & Leather”
Everyone knows that drummer Matt Helders is the unsung vocal hero of the Arctic Monkeys (I mean, can we just talk about “One For the Road”?), and his new project with Joe Carnell of Sheffield rockers Milburn is pure indie heaven. The track is the debut from their album Good Cop Bad Cop and is a steady bop with lighter electronic flourishes.
Grace Carter – “Heal Me”
There’s a reason that newcomer Grace Carter was flagged on pretty much every one-to-watch list last year. Her heartrending storytelling tracks are filled to the brim with raw emotion, and her latest drop, “Heal Me” is no exception. Watch the emosh visuals, where the singer’s soaring vocals up the tear-factor on the home video footage of the singer as a wee babe.