Sometimes it’s a relief to simply hit play and just begin.
These tracks are to walk alongside you, this hump day. The selection occasionally flirts with the more “dangerous” rap genre, so mind your language, but for the most part it is high production big sound, breathy vocals with a touch of a humour thrown in. Apply this playlist for a swift upturn in your day.
Tune. New Smooth Sounds: 28 Feb 2018
01 Marshmello, Anne-Marie – Friends 02 Dylan Joel – Run to the River 03 Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel 04 Neon Queen – Free My Mind 05 Hopium – Leave 06 L D R U, BOI, Akouo – Me – Akouo Remix 07 Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign -Psycho 08 Drake – God’s Plan 09 Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future 10 Drax Project – Woke Up Late
11 Sumner – Pictures 12 Chase Atlantic – Swim 13 Black Milk, Dwele – 2 Would Try 14 Robinson – Nothing to Regret 15 KLP, Milwaukee Banks – Carried Away 16 YUNGBLUD – Polygraph Eyes 17 Thunder Fox – Two for One 18 Lauv – Getting Over You 19 AREA 21 – Happy 20 What So Not, Winona Oak – Beautiful
Spotlight on: Janelle Monáe
On Friday GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter/performer/producer/actress/activist, Janelle Monáe, released two new singles in tandem, and they are distinctly different, like the queen herself. Both Make Me Feel and Django Jane feature on Monáe’s forthcoming third album Dirty Computer, out Friday 27 April. The Emotion Picture will include an album and accompanying narrative film. The album is available for pre-order now. Release date for the accompanying narrative film to be announced soon.
The Make Me Feel video was directed by Alan Ferguson, capturing Monáe’s spirited voice as she affectionately nods to the ripe sounds surrounding the 1980’s music and dance revolution (a.k.a. Prince). The vibrantly coloured video is highlighted by provocative silhouettes moving across the screen, and we can’t help but think of the Black Mirror episode San Junipero when we watch it.