Welcome back to Happy Mag’s Staff Picks, where every week we highlight our favourite new music releases.
Another week comes to pass and the weekend awaits, we’ve made it friends! Before we clock off and crack a cold one, we have got another week’s worth of amazing new music releases to share with you.
From the highly anticipated releases from Tkay Maidza, Parcels, and Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers to the infectious ‘Next Best Exit’ by flowerovlove we have got some real treats for you today; so without further ado, let’s get into that sweet sweet music.
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers ft. The Grogans – Salt
A collaboration between Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers and The Grogans is something I didn’t know I needed until the release of ‘Salt’.
The beautifully devastating story of heartbreak and being constantly exhausted from disappointment is best listened to through car speakers while you scream the lyrics with your entire chest.
flowerovlove – Next Best Exit
Next Best Exit is a dangerously catchy homage to the all too familiar feeling of trying to escape from those toxic people, environments and energies through the next best exit.
The beat is equal parts upbeat and haunting, leaving listeners feeling both lost and hopeful.
Lazywax – Love and Happiness
Love and Happiness is a 70s disco groove with more advanced technology, it is also exactly what I feel when listening to the song.
Lazywax proves yet again that the funk lives within them and they continue to spread love and happiness with each new release.
Parcels – Reflex – from Le Palace, Paris
The first peek of the upcoming album, Live Vol. 2, ensures listeners that there are only good things coming for their next album release, recorded and filmed in a secret club gig in Paris.
The track shows us the euphoric transcendence that is sure to come with the release of the album, coming October 20.
daine – Bite Back
daine pays tribute to the New York nightlife and timeless club culture in their latest release, Bite Back. Glitchy, shimmery and futuristic, this song is like the siren song to the Matrix.
Julia Wolf – Wishbone
Julia Wolf takes us back to the Twilight era in the best way possible with Wishbone.
The drums and electric guitar are reminiscent of mid-2000s emo, reminding us that sometimes you don’t grow out of it, but instead grow into it.
Cayo Coco – Ghosts Talk
The tranquillity that is Ghosts Talk tells the story of someone who feels unheard or unseen.
Incorporating nature sounds and an overall softness into the song gives it a somewhat comforting yet melancholic feel to it.
Day1 – In Ya City
Breakout Australian rapper Day1 has teamed up with one of the UK’s hottest starts at the moment, Arz to create a layered production, complete with aspects of trap and a relaxed piano in the background.
EDY – Help Myself
The all-too-familiar feeling of anxiety in the growing hustle culture has finally been put into words with EDY’s latest release, Help Myself, which gives off that late-night RnB vibe.
Tkay Maidza – WUACV
Hearing WUACV will make literally anyone listening to it feel like the baddest bitch alive.
Short for ‘Woke Up And Chose Violence’, Tkay Maidza is speaking out to all the people who wronged her, finally letting the anger boil over into a bad bitch anthem
corner club – when i die
While it’s not the most comforting sentiment, corner club’s post-mortem wishes detailed in the latest release ‘when i die’ is strangely comforting.
The delicate inclusions of acoustic guitar and layers of soft singing voices makes the song reminiscent of a lullaby, putting you to sleep.
700 Feel – Green N’ Grey
Each and every aspect of Green N’ Grey feels overwhelmingly deliberate as if the song itself takes your hand and walks you through each part of the song.
It’s incredibly industrial and delicate, leaving you in a trance.
Dream Pony – Bikini Vision
Bikini Vision is the perfect fuzzed-out beach rock anthem for the summer, reminiscent of early 2000s alt-rock.
The debut single is paving the way for what is sure to be a killer band.