“Flesh Without Blood” – Grimes
Grimes is back with a new album titled “Art Angels,” and her newest single “Flesh Without Blood” is full of the weird poppy goodness that propelled her into the mainstream spotlight. This track shows how she’s recently grown after scrapping an entire album before releasing it last year. If this song is any indication, her long-awaited follow-up to “Visions” will be full of the eclectic dance tunes that she’s known for.
“Heart Is Full” – Miike Snow
Miike Snow is back with “Heart Is Full,” the trio’s first track in three years. The track, which is the lead single off their third album “III,” features jazzy vocal samples in an odd indie-pop shoutout to beatmakers like J Dilla. Expect some new and experimental sounds from their upcoming album, due out in 2016.
“Thank God for Girls” – Weezer
Weezer’s back (again), and Lord knows they’re happy to be. Perhaps the best part about the track is the cover art: Pope Francis is greeting women with a bevy of camera phones snapping his pic. The song itself is pretty standard post-“Pinkerton” Weezer—not necessarily a bad thing if you’ve been enjoying their releases. TGFG.
“Wild Things” – Alessia Cara
The young R&B prodigy is back with the second single off her upcoming debut album, due out in a few weeks. We previously heard her on the vocally powerful and contemporary “Here,” and this track solidifies her talents as a young lyricist and powerful singer. Expect big things from this vocal powerhouse in the coming months—she just recently performed “Here” with Taylor Swift at one of her shows.
TBT Track of the Week
“Take Me Out” – Franz Ferdinand
“Guitar Hero” first came out 15 years ago this month, and while the trend of rhythm video games has all but died out, the games did a good job of introducing young and old to classic rock tracks as well as up-and-coming indie artists. Franz Ferdinand’s starkly memorable track feels right at home in the game, as it has one of the most iconic guitar riffs of the 2000s. Rock on!