Willow Smith, Michael Cera, And More Of This Week's Fresh New Tracks
Hot damn, are you in for a treat. We’re breaking down the latest releases from this week, super fresh tracks that bounce from folk to dark electronic to euphoric ambience. Father John Misty surprised us with a new song when we thought he was too busy on tour. Chance the Rapper graced us on a featured record when we’re not even close to being finished listening to his new album, Coloring Book, on repeat. Listen on, because I won’t give away any more. Sit back, relax, and light something up. It’s basically already Friday. Right?
Real Love Baby | Father John Misty
Father John Misty, born Josh Tillman–he also calls himself “Farmer Jah Misery” on Twitter–dropped his first song since the early 2015 album I Love You, Honeybear. The indie folk artist and eternal spank bank material came out of nowhere with “Real Love Baby.” It’s a head-bobbing tune you’d ideally listen to at 2 a.m., drinking whiskey and getting frisky with someone you picked up at a bar.
Although Tillman says he is coming out with a new album, he’s already declared that this tune won’t be on it, and that “it’s just a thing.” Oh Jah Misery, you are a cruel beast.
RLB is not on the record, it's just a thing. Tommy from The Budos Band on guit. Have a good summer
— FARMER JAH MISERY (@fatherjohnmisty) May 19, 2016
Twentyfortyeight 2.0 | Willow Smith Prod. by Michael Cera
I know, right? Michael Cera and Willow Smith collaborated for a their song “Twentyfortyeight 2.0.” So weird, yet so good. On the track, Smith speaks over a soft, euphoric melody that’s short but sweet. Who knew Michael Cera would produce a song that sounds like ambience you’d overhear in the waiting room of a cult headquarters?
Apparently, Smith thinks Cera is pretty awesome too.
Michael Cera is extremely beautiful.
— Willy (@OfficialWillow) May 12, 2016
Gucci Coochie | Die Antwood ft. Dita Von Teese, The Black Goat + God
Now, for a complete 180 from Smith and Cera’s soft tune, listen to this. Die Antwoord added a new song to their mixtape, titled Suck On This, which dropped today. The members of the South African rap/rave group, Yolandi Visser and Watkin Tudor Jones, AKA Ninja, collaborated on their track “Gucci Coochie” with Dita Von Teese and The Black Goat + God. Sexy. The song begins with Von Teese’s sultry voice saying, “Yeah, I know. She’s so hot right now. Look out for that one. She’ll fuck up your whole life with that Gucci Coochie.” In case you didn’t already realize, it’s not exactly safe for work.
Girls @ | Joey Purp and Chance the Rapper
Chicago-based rapper Joey Purp just dropped a sweet track featuring Chance the Rapper, who killed it with the recent release of his album, Coloring Book. “Girls @” is a simple song with a sick beat, about girls with credit cards, high heels, and Mercedes-Benzes. The song, produced by Knox Fortune, will be on Purp’s album iiiDrops, which is set to release on May 27th. Other collaborators off the mixtape include the likes of Vic Mensa, Mick Jenkins, Saba, Donnie Trumpet, and Fortune, who was featured on Chance’s record.
Complexion| Su Na Ft. Drizzy Fae
What would this post be without a wild card? Electronic and former RnB artist, Su Na, hails from Minneapolis. His sweet keyboard skills and beautiful beats mesh perfectly with singer Drizzy Fae’s romantic voice. Fae is only 17 years old, but this girl is definitely going places. Su Na’s EP, Surface, is set to release June 3rd. You want to keep an ear out for this one.
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