Roundup, November #3
From dark and sexy pop bangers to soulful jungle, we roundup our favourite releases of the week. Listen below.
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Rebecca Black – Crumbs
Rebecca Black is reclaiming her time with her latest single, Crumbs. The track is sticky, sexy, dark pop perfection, from its lowkey tech beat to the industrial synths that flesh out the landscape. Black’s vocals ooze all over the place in the best way, making for a steamy throwback to the badass sounds of late 2000’s pop music.
Overmono – Walk Thru Water
Overmono have a knack for releasing music perfectly tuned to the seasons. On Walk Thru Water, they take a turn toward sparse, minimal trap with touches of avant-garde R&B. Walk Thru Water is endlessly spacious, its beat subtle, its oscillating arpeggios coming in waves rather than a tsunami. It’s overwhelmingly lowkey, haunting, and perfect for the winter skyline.
Nia Archives – So Tell Me…
Fresh off her MOBO Award nomination for Best Dance / Electronic act, jungle soul artist Nia Archives’s latest single is Archives at her best. A racing jungle beat is balanced by soaring strings, gentle bass guitar plucks, and of course, Archives’s own smooth and soulful vocals.
Kimbra – Replay!
The enigmatic Kimbra makes a comeback with Replay!, possibly one of her strongest singles to date. Kimbra has always been a stylistic chameleon, but it’s her inherent instinct for rhythm that has made her distinct. On Replay! she weaves together influences from bounce, juke, and atmospheric alt-pop, making for a bold reintroduction to the singer that you used to know.
PinkPantheress – Do You Miss Me?
Viral sensation PinkPantheress is one of the best things to come out of Tik-Tok ever, and her latest single extends her nuanced and intelligent sonic palette further. The KAYTRANADA produced Do You Miss Me? takes a breezy highlife beat and makes it kind of jungle, with layers of polyrhythms and vocal gymnastics from PinkPantheress.