Song of the Week
I listen to a lot of music, and I'm personally interested in seeing how my taste in music changes over time. As such, I've started this very small pet project: I document my favourite song of the week.
This project is definitely still a work in progress - I think there's a lot of cool statistical analysis I can do here. For now, I'm pretty busy, so it'll just be a simple list.
Week 20: May 10 - May 16
I Like (the idea of) You by Tessa Violet
Tessa Violet drops another summer bop, filled with lovesick lyrics and production that makes you wanna dance.
electro pop 2019
Week 19: May 3 - May 9
prom dress by mxmtoon
New mxmtoon? Emotional vulnerability? Minimal production? Beautiful vocals? Instant banger.
bedroom pop 2019
Week 18: Apr 26 - May 2
Boyer by Kevin Abstract
The BROCKHAMPTON boys do it again. Energetic production, vibrant vocals, and personal slices of Kevin's life.
Week 17: Apr 19 - Apr 25
Distant by Wayllo
Someone I went to high school with dropped a single, and it's fire. Reminds me of Snakehips, Major Lazer, and Louis the Child, in the best way possible.
electro pop 2019
Week 16: Apr 12 - Apr 18
Hookers by Tierra Whack
Tierra brings a refreshing and whacky take on contemporary rap, delivering a deeply emotional and passionate performance in just one minute.
Week 15: Apr 5 - Apr 11
Butterflies by Kacey Musgraves
I'm a bit late to the party, but Kacey Musgraves weaves together a beautifully melancholic pop-country album - chock full of tearjerkers and "aww" moments.
Week 14: Mar 29 - Apr 4
bad guy by Billie Eilish
Billie's brings a unique, consistent, and pretty spooky sound: a welcome addition to a pop scene filled with bland mediocrity, and from a 17 year-old no less.
Week 13: Mar 22 - Mar 28
Upside Down by Jack Johnson and Friends
Was surprised that this wasn't a Metro Boomin' collab, because this shit slaps.
Week 12: Mar 15 - Mar 21
Pristine by Snail Mail
Pristine is yet another addition to simp session bedroom pop and indie rock - as cliché as it sounds, you really do feel her pain.
indie rock 2018
Week 11: Mar 8 - Mar 14
No Drug Like Me by Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly's back with more bops. What else can I say.
Week 10: Mar 1 - Mar 7
Locket by Crumb
Locket is a tantalizing earworm, a combination of smooth rock and jazz-like elements that's been stuck in my head for the past few weeks.
indie rock 2017
Week 9: Feb 22 - Feb 28
Forever Always by Peter Cottontale, Chance the Rapper, Daniel Caesar, Madison Ryann Ward, YEBBA
A surprisingly star-studded feel-good song - something that definitely helps with a rough week of work.
indie pop 2018
Week 8: Feb 15 - Feb 21
Gimme The Loot by The Notorious B.I.G
Considering the prominence of "Gimme The Loot" as a producer tag and adlib, I thought it'd be nice to take it back to the OG. Biggie is just a straight killer on this track.
Week 7: Feb 8 - Feb 14
5% TINT by Travis Scott
Travis weaves together a spooky vibe with a haunting piano chord, barebones beats, and his signature eerie autotune.
Week 6: Feb 1 - Feb 7
You Only Like Me With The Lights Out by Avid Dancer
Strong, raw guitars and an equally raw voice addictingly convey a truth that nobody wants to hear.
alt rock 2016
Week 5: Jan 25 - Jan 31
Rivers and Roads by The Head and the Heart
A much-too-relatable emotional ballad about missed friends and love songs - bread and butter for any university student.
indie folk 2011
Week 4: Jan 18 - Jan 24
Lovers Rock by TV Girl
Lovers Rock is entrancing, smooth pop at its best - something I imagine in the background of an upscale restaurant.
indie pop 2014
Week 3: Jan 11 - Jan 17
Ruin Your Night by Sorcha Richardson
This is the catchiest sanger (sad banger) I've heard so far. The lyrics are so simple, yet so depressing.
indie pop 2016
Week 2: Jan 4 - Jan 10
Crush by Tessa Violet
Crush is what I love about modern pop: innovative and flashy production backed by simple but effective lyrics.
electro pop 2018
Week 1: Jan 1 - Jan 4
Loving Is Easy by Rex Orange County
Rex Orange County makes another catchy and relatable love ballad.
indie pop 2017