by Thomas Hochman
A lot of new music has been released in the New Year.
Some are blatantly political, others are just for the Billboard Hot 100, but there’s still been a number of good songs and projects dropped in the last five weeks.
Without further ado:
Note: If a song has an (E) next to the title, this song has been marked as explicit.
One Ohana (feat. Jack Liss) – Spit Infinity (E)
OES graduate Dylan Jones ‘16 (rapping under the pseudonym Spit Infinity) released his hit track One Ohana on iTunes and Spotify this past week, and the song reached 300 thousand plays on SoundCloud shortly thereafter. Also featuring Jack Liss ‘19, everyone who goes to OES should download it on iTunes. Support good music.
Pure Comedy – Father John Misty
Somewhat preachy but more inspired than his previous work, J. Tillman (or Father John Misty) delivers a 6-minute epic, commenting on religion, politics, and more. Opinionated and earnest, it appears that Tillman is leaving behind his days of memes and self-amusement.
This Old Dog – Mac Demarco
Mac Demarco teases his third full-length album with two new songs, “My Old Man” and the title track “This Old Dog”, the latter of which is one of the best releases of 2017. Touching on old age with his signature, laid-back sound, Mac Demarco latest endeavor is cause for excitement come the album’s release on May 5.
Other tracks to check out:
Bigger Than Me (feat. The Flint Chozen Choir) – Big Sean (E)
No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy) – Bonobo
(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano – Sampha
Monday to Monday – Saba (E)