One, two, three, four, FIVE new tunes, ha-uh-uh-uh! Here they come, courtesy of Tim “I don’t sleep any more” Lambert.
Harry Styles, Sign Of The Times
OK, I know what you’re thinking – this is a little off-brand for your boy, but credit where it is due; Harry Styles can belt out a pop song. Kind of reminds me of Phil Collins or John Lennon. He also announced his upcoming self-titled debut album (out May 12) on the 30th anniversary of Prince’s Sign O’ The Times – the kid has chutzpah, that’s for sure. Anyway, enjoy, and if you don’t have time to listen now you can hear it on commercial radio every 30 minutes for the next three years.
Also, we always knew he was going to be the best of the bunch to go solo – you know you agree.
One of the most underrated rappers around at the moment, Maryland’s Logic may not have that title much longer. Everybody is the first cut off his third album, Everyone, which is out today (!!). He was included in XXL’s Freshman Class of 2013 with Joey Bada$$ and Schoolboy Q – the company doesn’t get much better.
Cloud Control, Rainbow City
I get massive Grouplove vibes when I listen to this, not for the obvious reason though – because of the expressive confidence they both portray; the way Heidi Lenffer‘s understated vocal is the steadying light to Alister Wright’s chaotic vocal journey.
HAIM, Want You Back
Your favourite sister group (soz Dixie Chicks) HAIM are well and truly digging their ways back into our earholes all over again with the nostalgic Want You Back. As always, the HAIM formula blends the ’80s and ’90s pop echoes of Fleetwood Mac, The Boss or Wilson Phillips without feeling dated. Their new album Something To Tell You is due July 7, just in time for Splendour in the Grass.
The War On Drugs, Thinking Of A Place
Prepare for the quickest 11 minutes that will ever pass you by, as you kick back and get lost in Andrew Granduciel’s kaleidoscopic imagining of Americana.