Each week the content writers for KCPR.org are going to publish a playlist containing a new song recommendation from each of them.
Deja Vu – Olivia Rodrigo
Recommended by: Jenna McCarthy
This song is entirely different from her #1 hit “Drivers License.” It’s a lot more indie and has more bitter undertones, which is a switch up from her sad ballad about losing someone she loves to another girl.
Pink Lunettes – Pond
Recommended by: Evan Gattuso
Pond, the radiant and zany rockers from Perth, are back with a new banging track, “Pink Lunettes.” This latest single unites the delirium and spacey jams found on their early psych-rock albums like “Hobo Rocket,” with their groovy new-wave refinement on the calculated and polished “Tasmania.” Listen to this song when you need an energy blast akin to a dip in a freezing pond.
NOHO – AG Club ft ICECOLDBISHOP
Recommended by: Lilly Leif
This track is from the first drop of AG Club’s two album release “Fuck Your Expectations Part 1,” with part two scheduled for April 30th. It features innovative instrumentals as the backdrop for some standout verses by member Jody Fontaine and feature guest ICECOLDBISHOP. AG Club is effortlessly changing the way listeners hear hip hop and rap with this gritty track.
What’s Wrong – half•alive
Recommended by: Emily Brower
This is the first new release from half•alive since their 2019 album, “Now, Not Yet.” The catchy chorus and hypnotic beat make this track a strong addition to the group’s discography and provide a promising glimpse for what’s to come.
I Eat Boys – Chloe Moriondo
Recommended by: Sophia Pattison
This new single off of Moriondo’s upcoming album is worth the listen. It is a very sweet sound with more sinister lyrics. The music video is also very enjoyable.
Sinking Feeling – Wavves
Recommended by: Moises De La Cruz
The lo-fi-punk-turned-hard-rock band takes yet another left turn on “Sinking Feeling,” channeling Americana energy into a swaying head-nodder driven by acoustic guitars. Save the overdrive pedal and shouting for later – this track is designed for a warm day on the beach or a carefree kickback.
PORCELAIN – morgxn
Recommended by: Tessa Hughes
Morgxn’s latest single is about the wanting to feel brand new – or like “porcelain.” Despite its message, this track isn’t a new style for the artist, but it is just as good as his prior work. Its jaunty piano makes for an enjoyable listen and the swelling of the vocals at the chorus truly elevate the piece.
Count On Me – BROCKHAMPTON
Recommended by: Eden Baker
After almost two years, BROCKHAMPTON returns with a fresh, positive sound. In their past two albums, the boy band sang about depression and going through a slump, but “Count on Me” is about how everything is going “to be okay.” With spring beginning, I believe that it is essential for people to hear a song about rebirth and new beginnings that they can dance to.