Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
A seemingly odd paring of musical dynamics, “SLIDE” features the best parts of Harris, Ocean, and Migos. They work together is a totally unexpected way that, frankly, sounds like straight up magic.
Lana Del Rey
The Queen of the smoky crooning is back and her voice is almost as gorgeous as it was in “VIDEO GAMES.” “LOVE” brings forth the heavy lyrical play and lays it on top of Del Rey’s killer vocals; in short, it’s perfect to play by the ocean from a jukebox. Bring your bottle of cola and prepare to look longingly into the waves. This song calls for it.
“WITH YOU NOW”
Talk about gloomy rainy day tracks to play on repeat. This rock song evokes the sense of metamorphosing one’s self to get over a bad memory. Whatever that memory may be, the pairing of the band’s lead— Jenny Logan— with the heavy tones of the piano and guitar allow this repetitive song to work.
DJ Khaled, Beyoncé, Jay Z
Does Beyoncé do anything that isn’t solid gold? “SHINING” is no exception, though, nothing can top her visual album, “LEMONADE.” This song feels good: the lyrics are uncomplicated but empowering and the beat is easily something that will translate to a Spring break staple.
It takes approximately three seconds to become full-blown obsessed with “GREEN LIGHT.” This song, like all of Lorde’s previous compositions, is incredibly visual. Nostalgic and a little bit hopeless. Powerful; it feels like reincarnation. Plug in your headphones, turn the volume up to full blast and prepare to follow us down the rabbit hole.