Every week I will list my favorite songs that I either recently discovered or played frequently this week. The goal of this list is to wipe the dust off your music library and fall back in love with the old songs and develop new favorites. Enjoy.
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards by Tame Impala: The only facet better than this honest, enticing, and groovy song is the video that is rich with colors and shapes, similar to an early Queens of The Stoneage video. Tame Impala created something that is unapologetically catchy and addicting in musical form. This is the most ironic and happiest way to express the fact that it’s impossible to forget someone. Go ahead and press play.
Love Hater by Outkast: The Outkast debate of favorite songs is literally endless. This track is still amazingly created despite the decade of time since it was initially released. The duo album of Speakerboxxx and The Love Below was the last real glimpse into the thoughts of these ATLiens, but we still love them anyway. Music filled with art and raw instruments are timeless. Fans of Outkast should be content with the six albums they have to offer instead forcing them to create art. Feel free to jam this song over and over because it deserves that and more.
Mushrooms and Roses by Janelle Monae: It has been a long three-year drought of music, but her “The ArchaAndroid” album still finds its way to seep through speakers and exude brilliance. Most people only know this lady for “Cold War”and for her business uniform, but there is so much more to appreciate about this weird, but lovely musician. “Loving without fear” is the best set of lyrics in the song and the electric guitar riffs and overall production is simply beautiful. I have the sudden craving for mushrooms and roses.
Immortal by Kid Cudi: Once again Kid Cudi has the world in a trance with his singing and lyrics that pour into the depths of your soul. The Billy Madison snippet at the beginning is a mirror image of his sense of humor. This song’s MGMT sample of “Congratulations” instantly creates a sense of happiness that you play as your weekend starts or when you are having the best day ever. Cudi’s 2010 “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager” album and his sensationally dreamy Wrzd album released exactly a year ago. The time has come. As many of you know April 23rd will be Judgement Day once “Indicud” finally releases and most likely becomes the soundtrack to summer. Here’s to "living as if you had powers."Cheers.
Master of None by Beach House: This is a personal all-time favorite, so it’s probably against the rules for it to be on this list. Hopefully it can become someone else’s new go-to track for peace and jams simultaneously. The Beach House duo creates some of the most beautifully alluring indie music. The message looped throughout this song is the popular “jack of all trades, master of none” phrase.This phrase is probably true in all examples, but when it comes to everyone Beach House; these two songbirds have mastered the happy medium of airy music and the ability to decipher lyrics. If you’re racking your brain about where you have possibly heard this tune, you are in luck. The Weeknd famously sampled this track in “The Party and he Afterparty,” which turned into pure gold. Their current tour brings them to San Antonio, but you may want to just catch them at Coachella.