A sweltering week made hotter by the damn hottest artists. Seriously, check out the highlights:
LUNA AURA / HONEY
There are so many Spotify tweens with capitalised names that create gorgeous synth-pop that I hit play here with a heavy set of expectations and instead found the most satisying guitar lick in 2020 pop music. LUNA AURA, consider me perched again for the first time since ‘Madhouse’. This is phenomenal.
LEON / CHASING A FEELING
Leon should have broken through by now, let’s get that clear. An astounding voice with songwriting talent that showcases the most intricate and gorgeous chorus melodies, ‘Chasing a Feeling’ is her best work yet. A real slow burning gem of a ballad that would feel right at home in a playlist with a dozen 80s classics. Stunning.
GRAACE / BODY LANGUAGE
Not to be mistaken with GRACEY, GRAACE (seriously stop the capitalising!) comes through with a song that feels right out of Indiana’s playbook (remember her?). The verses are a hard and interesting swerve of contemporary beats that feels fresh but also comfortably familiar!
SASHA SLOAN / LIE
Sloan’s HUGELY ANTICIPATED debut album is coming this year and ‘Lie’ serves as our first slice. There’s really not much new to say here considering her absolutely consistency regarding quality and sound, but I’ll welcome any more upbeat Sasha Sloan songs. Get lost in that smooth and sensual melody with us.
CARDI B, MEGAN THEE STALLION / WAP
Don’t even hit this if you’re not of an adult age because it’s easily the filthiest song I’ve ever heard. Let’s celebrate women celebrating their sexuality as men do, and consider the point well proven here. Pop music was made for events like this.