Five For Friday is back again with 5 releases from the past week you should pay attention to.
Five for Friday is back again giving you 5 great tracks/projects for your Friday. Friday is essentially the most important day of the week musically, and typically a lot of music drops on Friday’s. Friday is the day that the official charts are announced letting us know who holds the coveted number one position. To make life a little easier this Friday we are giving you 5 of our top picks that have recently dropped to start off your weekend listening.
Kaelin Kost – Mulholland Drive
Kaelin Kost today makes her extremely impressive debut offering ‘Mulholland Drive’. The track is a dark R&B cut that’s all about the intimacy of one to one interaction in comparison to large social gatherings. It is a reminder of Kaelin to herself that there is something special in cutting out all of the excess noise and really engaging with one person. It helps that she can convey this with her sultry vocals over the thumping and intricate production. As this is her first offering she has set the bar high for what we can expect from her so it will be interesting to see what direction she chooses to go in as time goes on.
Knucks – Los Pollos Hermanos
Knucks is back after a little hiatus since releasing London Class and gives us the short but sweet ‘Los Pollos Hermanos’. It has all the staples of a great Knucks song: grandiose production with strong melodies, slick wordplay and a flow that sounds laidback and effortlessly cool. It does take a little turn in that the drums and some of the choices with the 808s feel like they would be a little more at home on a Drill beat. That aside the under two minute track is a nice reminder of what Knucks is capable of and that he is still not content with just delivering what people expect of him.
Gabzy – As Friends
Today Gabzy drops the visuals to the catchy and salacious ‘As Friends’ taken from his Malone EP. The track plays on the way social media adapted “as friends” as a means to imply there is more to a situation than a cursory glance would have you think. It is essentially the anthem of the modern dating scene where everybody wants the benefits without the attachments even when they want to blur the lines a bit by doing things they should only be doing with their significant others. Hence the “as friends”. It is a smooth, playful number and the visuals do a great job of playing on the songs messaging as well as incorporating incredible styling.
C Biz – Dope Boy (Obsession 2)
C Biz has had an interesting musical career and hasn’t allowed himself to be deterred by any bumps that have come in the road, including jail time. Last year in tandem with releasing the very successful and entertaining Obsession documentary he also released one of the most underappreciated songs of last year also titled ‘Obsession’. Now he’s followed it up with ‘Dope Boy’ and he’s slowed down the pace a lot compared to the original but kept the level of introspection. On top of having an impactful track, the visuals to go alongside are cold and go through a narrative similar to that of the song itself but it feels like you’re watching a movie. It’s quality all round.
Giveon ft. Snoh Aalegrah – Last Time
Now technically this isn’t a new song, but it is up for debate whether it’s from a new project. Today Giveon released When It’s All Said And Done…Take Time on DSPs but it isn’t exactly a new release. The project compiles his projects When It’s All Said And Done and Take Time, hence the name. But who cares ‘Last Time’ is a great track from two of the most distinctive and captivating voices in music right now. The track sees the duo trade verses with each occasionally chipping into the others for some backing vocals as they discuss going back to an old flame. So if you haven’t listened to this yet, there’s no time like the present.
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