Majid Jordan – My Imagination (feat. DVSN)

I hope everyone is ready for the fall to be taken over by OVO. Both DVSN and Majid Jordan have albums coming out in October – the 14th and 28th respectively and Roy Woods should be dropping his album Say Less as well.

My Imagination was just released as an upcoming single and I have to say it’s one of the best songs Majid Jordan has released. I have to say that I haven’t been the biggest Majid Jordan fan, whereas I love DVSN – but this song combines the best of the two worlds. It’s an upbeat track, but at its core it’s still a sad love song that would be great as one of the last songs being played at the club. And in that way it kinda reminds me of a more upbeat Passionfruit.

When I imagined a Majid Jordan and DVSN song, this it what it would sound like. In that regard, they don’t bring anything new to the table, but that isn’t a bad thing. They both did their thing and they made a really good song that I really like. If the album is of this quality, I can see myself becoming a bigger fan of Majid Jordan than I was before.

Give this one a listen and be prepared to add a new song to your playlist!

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Moses Sumney – Don’t Bother Calling

Google Play Music has done it again. I was just recommended the new album by Moses Sumney called Aromanticism and I guess me listening to Daniel Caesar’s new album has everything to do with it (I just found out, that Moses Sumney did the vocals to a Flume track called Weekend, which is an awesome track that you should check out as well).

I didn’t expect to like this spacy jazzy soul as much as I do, but it really resonates with me for a reason. It’s the perfect music to put on a sunday evening when there isn’t much to do other than chill and relax on the sofa or in your bed.

The dreamy vibes I get from this album is like putting a piece of candy in your mouth, and as soon as it touches your tongue, it just melts and leaves your mouth full of different sweet flavors.

And the song I have chosen is the perfect representation of this. Moses’ voice is a godsend and the falsetto gives of the candy-vibes, but it’s done in a mature way, so I never feel like it becomes too much. If you like Daniel Caesar or Childish Gambino’s song, Flight of the Navigator, you will definitely like this release.

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Knox Fortune – No Dancing

Some of you may recognize the name Knox Fortune if you ever listened to Chance The Rapper’s mixtape, Coloring Book. The song was such a happy dance track that you couldn’t possibly sit still.

This time Knox Fortune switches it up a bit. The song is called No Dancing, but I would argue that the song has quite the opposite effect on me. I definitely feel like moving while listening to the song, but only in the last half when the beat hits cause the lyrics tells a totally different story – I love how the song gives off both vibes at the same time.

So if I had to describe the song (and I’m doing just that), I will have to say that it’s a sad dance track (JUKE). One you put on when the party is over and you suddenly remember that special someone you aren’t in touch with anymore. Your body will be moving even with all the tears dripping from your cheeks – so happy Friday to all you sad-dancing people and be sure to check out the rest of Knox Fortune’s album, Paradise (there are happy tracks on there as well).

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Enter Shikari – Live Outside (edit)

It’s crazy how far Enter Shikari has come ever since I heard their first album, Take To The Skies. On Friday, their new album Spark will be out and from the sound of it they have gone into a new direction once again.

Enter Shikari has always played around with different genres and a mixing of sounds – it’s one of my favorite things about them. You never know what to expect. But that’s not completely true. They definitely do have a particular sound to them – that’s why this song is both a completely new, experimenting track as well as a familiar Enter Shikari sound. I can’t image how hard it must be for bands to experiment and try different stuff, while keeping the core of your band intact – but I feel Enter Shikari manages just that!

Even if it is a bit more pop-influenced than their previous releases, I definitely welcome this change and I can’t wait to hear the other songs.

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Daniel Caesar – Transform (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)

It wasn’t that long ago that Daniel Caesar released his album, Freudian and I was sold the second I heard the first song.

Despite being from Toronto, he is one of the newer upcoming artists from there that don’t copy Drake or the OVO sound, instead going his own way – and what a way he chose! The album as a whole is great, but what really shines on this project is his voice. His voice reminds me a bit of John Legend’s and that is never a bad bad thing. Mix this with a more interesting sound and you definitely got my attention.

Some of the songs litteraly gave me chills – the flow of the album is great, and every song is strong on its on, but works beautifully as a whole as well. I urge everyone to give this album a listen if you are looking for tender love songs and excellent piano play with a modern twist.

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Corbin – Giving Up

After a great summer, I’m finally back and ready to make new posts (I know my last post said the same thing basically). Throughout the summer, I haven’t really been motivated or inspired to make new music posts, even though a lot of great music has been released.

This also means that there will be some changes to the structure of the blog. I’ll retire “Nostalgic Monday” for now, but will perhaps return to it later sometime. As a whole, I’ll try to make less restrictions on my self as I it demotivates more than it does good. I can’t guarantee how many post there will be a week, but I’ll try to make as many as I can! And I’ll just take this moment to welcome myself back: HELLO ARIJAN, WELCOME BACK!

With the small update out of the way, let’s get to what really matters – The music!

The summer is pretty much over in Denmark (Did it even start ever?) and therefore it is a given that I show you the best autumn/fall music. With the leaves falling off, and the love-season being over, it’s time to once again shut yourself inside a room with some blankets and put on some moody music. And Corbin will deliver exactly that with his new album, Mourn.

I’ve been listening to the album on repeat ever since he released it, and I can’t recommend it enough if you are looking for some dark/sad vibes to listen to. The whole album is produced by one of my favorite producers, Shlohmo and D33J. If you are familiar with Shlohmo’s previous work, you will feel right at home in the production as it sounds very similar to his Dark Red album.

The two of them created the perfect sound that matches Corbin’s raw sounding voice and even though the result of this combination has a somewhat dark vibe to it, the whole sound just draws you in to this universe that you don’t want to leave once you’re already there.

The three of them are currently on tour, so if you live in the US, I advice you to go check out their show if you like the music.

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Mura Masa – Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)

Hello everyone! I’m finally back after taking a break from the blog due to various reasons.

So much music have been released since my last post almost a month ago, and I’m gonna start off with one of my favorite releases during this time – a Mura Masa song from his new self-titled album.

This song features the one and only Damon Albarn (Gorillaz) and I just instantly fell in love with the song. The whole song is beautifully constructed and it reminded me of the vibe I got from Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach album.

I feel like that the two complement each other’s sound very well, and I hope that there will more collaborations in the future. Until then, check out the song below!

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Denzel Curry – Zeltron 6 Billion (feat. Lil Ugly Mane)

Denzel Curry released a new EP this weekend and it’s really awesome! The project is short, concise and to the point (all meaning the same thing actually) and that makes the project highly enjoyable.

I honestly think Denzel Curry has one of the best flows right now as he can just flow on whatever beat is thrown at him. His wordplay is  entertaining and the way he combines the two things make him standout as one of the most interesting upcoming artists.

Check the EP out as well as his other projects. He is really talented.

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Cigarettes After Sex – John Wayne

I listened to this song all day last Thursday – I listened to the album after reading a review on Soundvenue, a danish website that writes about music, movies, fashion and other current trends. And I can only agree with the review – It’s a really good album!

I was just laying in my bed listening to the album a couple of times – and suddenly, while this song was playing, something just clicked! The whole song just made sense in a different way and I actually ended up putting it on repeat for way too long.

It felt like the song captured me in a dreamy wave that carried me along in a slow and steady motion – not too slow, not too fast – a perfect middleground that’s usually really hard to capture in a song. The vocals fit the dreamy vibe perfectly and you get attached to the vibe in a weird way that makes you relate to the story in the song.

I was definitely surprised by the whole album and this song in particular. The band name (and album name) perfectly captures the whole vibe of the album so I would recommend to listen to this if you just want to relax in your bed with your eyes closed.

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Young Thug – Family Don’t Matter (feat. Millie Go Lightly)

Young Thug keeps on surprising me with these releases! When Jeffery came out, I was so excited for the direction he took. Him flowing together with the melodies has always been Young Thug’s strongest too, in my opinion and that’s one of the reasons why Jeffery is so good.

This Friday he released a new mixtape as a follow up to Jeffery called Beautiful Thugger Girls. He continues the singing from Jeffery on this and I can’t believe that he made some kind of mixture between rap and country-singing. Even just mentioning country with Young Thug in the same sentence seems ridiculous, but it just works on every level.

The guitar in the chorus reminded me of Raury’s God’s Whisper and that’s definitely a positive thing cause I loved that song. The feature from Millie Go Lightly has to be mentioned as well cause she just kills it and elevates the song even further!

If you listened to Young Thug before, but didn’t like him, you should give this one a chance. If you never listened to Young Thug before, give this a go and go listen to the whole mixtape if you liked it.

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