Observer Playlist of the Week: March 1

Jason Walsh, Music Critic

Young Galaxy – “Fall For You”
Young Galaxy put out a pretty solid album called Shapeshifting in 2011, and they’ve got a new one called Ultramarine coming out April 23. “Fall For You” is the second single, and it’s a fantastic, catchy pop song with a kind of tropical feel to it.

Autre Ne Veut – “Counting”
The first single from Autre Ne Veut’s upcoming album Anxiety. It’s part Miguel, part Prince, part How To Dress Well, and all awesome.

Fyfe – “St. Tropez”
Fyfe is apparently the new moniker of Paul Dixon, who I’ve never heard of and who used to release music under the name David’s Lyre, which I’ve never heard. But “St. Tropez” is a nice bit of laid-back electronica / pop and gives me high hopes for more from Fyfe.

Frank Ocean – “Eyes Like Sky”
“Eyes Like Sky” is apparently a leftover from Channel Orange, Ocean’s 2012 album that pretty much took over the world. “Eyes Like Sky” is a straightforward, acoustic guitar pop song and leaving it off Channel Orange was probably the right call. But in related news, Mr. Ocean has “10-11 songs” completed for his new record. No release date yet, though.

Juicy J ft. The Weeknd – “One Of Those Nights”
Wherein The Weeknd does his normal thing and Juicy J reminds us that he’s an actually good rapper capable of more than shouting about lean over Lex Luger beats.