Lights Up, Ginger and The Lost Boy
A new season calls for new music. It’s been a while since we suggested you check out some jams, so here are our picks for the Best New Music for Your Fall Playlist. Some are a few months old, but they’re too good to leave behind.
Harry Styles – Lights Up
Harry Styles has seen the most success as a solo act than his One Direction brothers. He was able to forge a unique identity and his music has the most personality, especially with his self-titled solo debut.
Lights Up is an excellent single that stands apart from the other manufactured pop music riding the airwaves today. We’re excited to see what else he comes out with in the months to come.
Brockhampton – Ginger
Brockhampton’s latest album, Ginger, is officially my favorite release of 2019. Led by frontman Kevin Abstract, the BH boys knocked it out of the park with this album.
The beats are dope and the subject matter is emotional and funny at the same time. It’s hard to choose a single track off Ginger to highlight, but we’ll do our best.
No Halo, our favorite slower track, heavily features Matt Champion, followed by other noteworthy songs Boy Bye, and my absolute favorite, If You Pray Right.
Ginger is easily one of those albums you can listen to front to back. You’ll definitely be glad you checked it out.
(Sandy) Alex G – House of Sugar
Alexander Giannascoli, otherwise known as (Sandy) Alex G is an indie artist out of Philadelphia. His sound is similar to 90s icons Elliott Smith and Pavement, with a dash of Mac Demarco.
His recently released album House of Sugar features notable tracks Gretel, Southern Sky and Hope.
These acoustic jams aren’t for those looking for a good time. They’re often distorted, sad and will leave you feeling melancholy… just how we like it.
Pusha T – Puppets (Succession Remix)
Rapper Pusha T just released the most random bop of the week. It’s a short-but-sweet remix of the theme song for HBO’s hit show, Succession.
It’s eery, catchy and totally works. His bars fit right in with the subject matter: “Family, fortune, envy, jealousy, privilege, passed on legacy”. Check it out for yourself.
YBN Cordae – The Lost Boy
Straight out of Waldorf, Maryland, YBN Cordae is one of the most talented young rappers out now. His debut studio album, The Lost Boy, released at the end of July and has been on heavy rotation ever since.
YBN, real name Cordae Dunston, is proof that there are still talented non-mumble, traditional rappers out there. This album has the talents of several big-name rappers in the game today.
Tracks to check out from the new album include Bad Idea ft. Chance the Rapper, RNP ft. Anderson .Paak, and Nightmares Are Real ft. Pusha T.
The Lost Boy definitely made its way into our list of best albums of 2019.