You may have heard this track popping up in commercials or the latest trailers for blockbusters (that awful movie with Margot Robbie and Will Smith springs to mind). Big Data feat. Joywave has a song out that possesses an incredible bass line. One can easily imagine this in the opening scene of a Michael Bay film. The official music vid isn't linked because it gets graphic in terms of gore (although it serves as a commentary on the oversexualization of violence and gender stereotypes of society). It's nothing you wouldn't see on the Walking Dead, but still.
Chromeo is one of those groups that always manages the balance between respectful homages to artists who came before them and just having fun with their music. I'm a sucker for 80s classic pop-rock, and "Jealous" is a cute little number that hearkens back to that era. Not to mention, the boys can really rock a skinny suit.
I first caught wind of Ray LaMontagne's "You are the Best Thing" from an American Idol audition. Still can't quite decide whose version I like better, Cameron Bedell the contestant or the original. Listen to the OG, look up the (successful) audition, and let me know.
You can make music from literally anything that inspires you. Zooly took this idea and RAN: here's the incorporation of our one and only Siri and her ramblings with an electrifying beat. I'm not really into that whole techno/EDM/rave scene, but this is such a guilty pleasure of mine. A friend had the reaction of 'I needed to catch my breath!' so there.
My literal favorite for the past two weeks has been "Sugar" by Maroon 5. I've even caught myself getting excited over the discovery of an hour long video of the song looped, that's how bad my obsession has grown. Usually, I become infatuated with a song at least once a year, and the track will forever be associated with a certain memory of that time. Last year from April to May, it was Katy Perry's "Birthday", which I paired with my college graduation and another certain situation. For this go-around, I'm not a fan of Adam Levine personally, and abhor "Animals" for its creepy, violent, and aggressive lyrics, but "Sugar" is one of those light pop bops that just get me going and have me drinking the Kool-Aid.