New Music Monday: May 24, 2021
Each week the content writers for KCPR.org are going to publish a playlist containing a new song recommendation from each of them.
Wildfire – Cautious Clay
Recommended by: Eden Baker
With the school year, finals and grades truly speeding up, I feel like having a relaxing song is essential. “Wildfire” has a slow, calming melody from start to finish and also has gentle lyrics that are sure to make anyone feel good.
Eating At You – The Murlocs
Recommended by: Evan Gattuso
“Eating At You” by the gnarly Murlocs is more melancholic than their conventional compositions. The bluesy guitar and harmonica kick the track off, but it’s Ambrose Kenny-Smith’s vocals about loveable yet self-destructive mates that give the song emotional weight.
Seeing Green – Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne
Recommended by: Alina Jafri
Calling all Barbz! The queen of rap released her new album and this song is an absolute hit. The iconic rap trio makes this song the most popular listen on the album. Each verse flows perfectly together and the vocals in the back make the song a mesmerizing listen.
Top Again – Audrey Nuna (feat Saba)
Recommended by: Lilly Leif
This track from Audrey Nuna’s debut album, “a liquid breakfast,” is super smooth and features a standout verse from Saba. Nuna switches back and forth from an effortless flow to velvety vocals.
Do Me Wrong – Marco Luka
Recommended by: Emily Brower
This track from Marco Luka is his most raw song to date. The lyrics, “how could you tell me you’re moving on? /you know right here is where you belong /I let you in just to do me wrong,” are meant to be screamed like the person who did you wrong is right in front of you.
brutal – Olivia Rodrigo
Recommended by: Jenna McCarthy
Released as the first track of her debut album, “SOUR,” Olivia Rodrigo brings in vibes similar to her single “good 4 u.” Rodrigo shows how diverse her writing style really is, as this single is full of grunge and angst, yet the rest of the album expresses other aspects of the SOUR-ness she feels.
Mouse Keeper- Girlfriend on The Moon
Recommended by: Sophia Pattison
This is the bands first single release and is a great introduction to this group for those that need something soft and sad, but beautiful. The lyrics, although sung gently, paint a vivid picture telling a story.
Pollyanna – Green Day
Recommended by: Tessa Hughes
This song really taps into early Green Day, in my opinion, however it is a little bit slower. Yet it is distinct and just as fun. It is the perfect song to get you excited for their Hella Mega Tour this summer.