The week gone by has seen quite a few phenomenal releases across genres, be it in terms of albums or singles. Perhaps the biggest album to come out was Jeff Buckley’s “You and I,” which was released posthumously. When it comes to singles, this week had a release from artistes from almost all the popular genres of today. Here’s our pick of the week.
“Undergrowth” by Mermaidens
New Zealand-based psychedelic rock band Mermaidens have established a unique sound in the past three years. Heavy reverb-driven guitar lines, immersive atmospherics and shrill rhythm sections are staples in their music. A good example of this would be their latest track, “Undergrowth,” which will be a part of their upcoming debut album of the same name.
“Body Work” by Negative Gemini
New York-based electronic/dream pop artiste Lindsay French, aka Negative Gemini, released “Body Work” this week. It is the second single from her upcoming sophomore LP of the same name. The highlight of this song is French’s dreamy singing which, when blended with the mid-tempo chillwave feel of the track, makes it a good listen.
“In God’s House” by Bat For Lashes
British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan, better known as Bat For Lashes, announced her fourth album, “The Bride,” recently. As a part of the announcement, she released a new single, “In God’s House,” which will be a part of the record. The song is essentially indie pop/synth pop with a hauntingly beautiful vibe.
“Like I Would” by Zayn Malik
Former One Direction singer Zayn Mailk surprised his fans recently when he dropped a new electro-pop track, “Like I Would,” out of nowhere. The track is the third single he has released from his much-awaited album “Mine of Mine.”
“Dapper” by Domo Genesis
Featuring Anderson .Paak, this song will be a part of American rapper Domo Genesis’ upcoming debut hip-hop album “Genesis,” to be released March 25. The track borders on alternative hip hop with an intriguing rap by Domo Genesis.
“Ink On My Skin” by Reyna
Milwaukee-based sisters Victoriah and Gabriela Banuelos, earlier known as Vic and Gab, came out with a fresh sound and a new band name, Reyna, in January 2016. Now they are back with a second single, “Ink On My Skin.” The track is a synth-pop masterpiece that is quite catchy.
“Misery” by Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani’s brand of music is quite the commercial kind. “Misery,” the new single from her upcoming album “This Is What The Truth Feels Like,” is a perfect example of it. It is catchy and can get you hooked onto it in no time.