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Happy’s Best New Music

Updated weekly by the fine folk at Happy Mag, this is the absolute best new music that this week has to offer from Australia and around the world!

Young Franco ft. Denzel Curry & Pell – Fallin’ Apart

Australian DJ Young Franco has released his latest single, an infectious house track, Fallin’ Apart, complete with collabs from Miami rapper Denzel Curry and rising rapper Pell. Featuring a sample from Nigerian singer Steve Monite’s Things Fall Apart, the trio effortlessly synthesise for some late-night magic.

8.3

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YOUNG FRANCO FT. DENZEL CURRY & PELL
FALLIN’ APART

Phoebe Bridgers – If We Make It Through December

Just when you thought that Phoebe Bridgers couldn’t possibly do more to dominate this year, she strikes again. Since 2017, the Californian songstress has released a heartwrenching Christmas single each year. This week, the fruits of her labour finally came to fruition. Dropping her latest festive cover If We Make It Through December, Bridgers finally compiled these four singles into a complete collection, with each track as lush, retrospective, and breathtaking as the next.

8.3

PHOEBE BRIDGERS
IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER

 

King Princess – PAIN

Just over a month since her last single, Only Time Makes It Human, King Princess has followed it up with a second Mark Ronson co-produced song, PAIN. A dazzling, grimy dance track, this latest offering sees KP sweat out heartbreak into a thousand tiny beads of emotion.

8.4

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KING PRINCESS
PAIN

 

Miley Cyrus – Plastic Hearts

Miley Cyrus is here to save 2020 with her much-teased seventh studio album Plastic Hearts. Glittering with insatiable pop-rock anthems, the album includes features from legends Billy Idol, Joan Jett, and Stevie Nicks. Yet the hero remains Miley’s iconic voice: rich with the textural prowess of a true CBGB punk goddess. Infectious and proud, Miley might be known for Party in the USA, but she will be remembered for Plastic Hearts.

8.0

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MILEY CYRUS
PLASTIC HEARTS

 

OK Hotel – Stay Bright

OK Hotel have just unleashed their high octane EP Stay Bright, a collection that hits you like a tsunami of heart-on-your-sleeve alt-rock energy. The EP is packed to the brim with meaty choruses and riffs that draw influence from fuzz-fuelled ’90s bands, such as Smashing Pumpkins, and just the right concoction of shoegazey, dreamy elements. Yet their immediate, intimate writing style and hook-fuelled choruses cement them firmly in the present, as if you’re right there with them every step of the way.

7.8

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OK HOTEL
STAY BRIGHT

 

Flowertruck – Sing Along To Your Life

After a two-year hiatus, Sydney’s golden kids Flowertruck are back on the scene. Sing Along To Your Life is awash with the band’s trademark post-punk-meets-Australiana glow. Both nostalgic and forward-looking, in the Venn diagram of the past and the future, SATYL captures that moment right smack bang in the middle.

8.0

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FLOWERTRUCK
SING ALONG TO YOUR LIFE

Nick Cave – Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave alone at Alexandra Palace)

This rare 90-minute performance saw Cave perform a collection of his songs in a never-before-seen setting. Of course, a large portion of it was made up of the obvious, piano-driven Boatman’s Call cuts (Into My Arms, Far From Me, (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?, Black Hair, Brompton Oratory), but there are also a number of unexpected inclusions.
The Mercy Seat, which Cave has performed alone at a piano previously, still arrives with a shock, providing the film with some of its most dramatic moments. Elsewhere, Cave’s selection of Grinderman tracks, Palaces Of Montezuma and Man In The Moon, are two standout moments. Particularly the former track, which sees Cave trade Grinderman’s swaggering rhythms for delicate piano melodies.

8.6

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NICK CAVE
IDIOT PRAYER (NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE)

 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – KG

On their 16th full-length album, KG, King Gizzard have once again found a way to tread new ground whilst simultaneously reviving the motifs that float throughout their entire discography. Whilst the familiarity of the album might surprise some – considering the perpetual motion that the band has long been known for – the return to their microtonal approach is an underrated gem.

7.8

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KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
KG

Babe Rainbow – Zeitgeist

Vivacious and vibrationally magnetic as ever, Babe Rainbow have a new one for your beach-bound, morning meanderings. Buoyant, sunny plucking, and funk-inspired bass drive another addictive anthem by the Byron boys. Babe Rainbow‘s iconic wispy vocals and timeless, manta-like lyrics open out into airy and mediative harmonies. Strolling the beaten path of their psych-samba vortex, Zeitgeist is everything we’ve come to expect from the crusaders and everything we could hope for this summer. Peel the mandarin and dance to the spirit of the age of Babe Rainbow, below:

8.0

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BABE RAINBOW
ZEITGEIST

 

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