Category: SUMMER SIXTEEN

Let’s break this posting drought with this absolute jam. As always, I’m a sucker for anything with horns, and there’s some interesting percussion in there too. The track sounds like something from Louis the Child without all the synth, but it’s coming at us from Chicago-native Whethan. Of the 6 tracks he’s posted to Soundcloud since his debut 8 months ago, 4 of them have over 1 millon plays- in other words, he’s producing quality tracks from the get-go, and from the sound of “Can’t Hide,” it’ll be his biggest track yet. Just when you thought summer was coming to a close, we got this- and it’s a beaut.

 

Utterly SNAKEHIPS vibe right here. You’ve got the neo-soul feel, the R&B influence, the beautiful voice and flow of a black vocalist (Rachel Marie), and the feel-good kiss. You can’t help but love songs like this- they’re just joyful. Kick back at the pool and bump this on your speaker.

 

So this one’s personal. Well actually not really but it feels that way. Pierce is my friend Addie’s older brother, and “Borrowed Lives” is his single off his upcoming EP Borrowed Lives out tomorrow.  Pierce has been off the map for a while due to personal circumstances, but he’s come back better than ever.  Don’t expect this to sound like what you’re used to from Pierce; he’s truly taken a radically different turn away from his heavier, more intense electronic music with this, and I’m heavily, heavily into it. “Borrowed Lives” is an indie-electronic dance track, and it’s got the kind of sound that drags me to my feet. Pierce is calling Borrowed Lives “his favorite music he’s ever made”, and I’m in no place to disagree. Check this shit out.