MUSIC: Majid Jordan ft. PartyNextDoor – ‘One I Want’

Sound, sound, sound…

I am very excited about this track.  Majid Jordan and PartyNextDoor together?  Yes, please.  Love seeing the OVO Sound artists come together.

From the initial Majid Jordan beats of the song mixed with PND’s voice… living.

Vibe out here, and hopefully this means we get more music from Majid aka a new project.

 

LISTEN TO: Plaza – ‘Shadow’

Yesterday on the 45th episode of OVO Sound Radio, Oliver El-Khatib announced that a new artist had been signed to the OVO Sound label.  Who you ask?  His name is Plaza.  I’ve never heard of him before, but after listening to his EP, Shadow, (and currently listening to it now), I am pretty obsessed.

He has an old-school Weeknd vibe to him mixed with DVSN and a sprinkle of Majid Jordan.  Could I love an artist any more?  Don’t answer that because yes I could, and it’s Drake.  Anyway.

I don’t know much about Plaza yet, but what I do know is that he’s an R&B singer from Toronto.  He released his debut EP in September 2016 titled One on SoundCloud, and there wasn’t any real promotion for it.  One song, “Personal,” from this new EP though was played on a previous episode of OVO Sound Radio.  Clearly I wasn’t paying attention.

Shadow delivers all of the late nite vibes.  Other than attending a rap concert and buying merch, there’s nothing I love more than driving home late night or laying in bed late at night listening to songs that match this mood.

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The five tracks that make up Shadow are perfectly curated and produced.  The beats drop at the right time, and each track is long enough to tell a complete story and gets you in your feels.  You know what other artist and project does the exact same?  The Weeknd’s Trilogy.  Artists like The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, and Majid Jordan who give us those four to five minute tracks have a gift of captivating the listener and keeping our attention without wanting to skip to the next track.

Seriously, I’m listening to Plaza right now, and I am really really liking him.  He’s taking me back to The Weeknd – Trilogy  times, and it’s v refreshing and nostalgic.

Okay, enough typing.  You just need to listen to this – Apple Music (preferred) or SoundCloud below!

Hope yinz are living your best life on this Sunday.  And let’s go Pens!

MUSIC: Calvin Harris ft. Future & Khalid – “Rollin”

Calvin Harris is living his best life right now.  Last night he gave us another track off of his upcoming album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.  

Titled “Rollin,” it features two of my favorites – Khalid and Future.  I never thought I wanted a song with Khalid and Future, but after hearing this…. YASSS.

When that electronic beat came in around 22 seconds, I knew this song was going to be complete summer vibes.

Also important to note that Khalid is on the come-up, and for those who disagree, shame on you.  He’s young and about to be thriving.  He’s already on a song with Calvin Harris and Future.  COME ON, BRO.

But yeah, listen to the song here, and keep living your best life.

 

 

MUSIC: Majid Jordan – “Phases”

What a nice surprise!  Well, a surprise to me at least.

As I was casually scrolling through Twitter, I stumbled across a new track from one of my favorite duos – Majid Jordan.  I saw them in concert last fall for the first time, and they were so good live.  Definitely recommend seeing them.

Okay, so “Phases” starts out really slow on the piano.  Right as those opening vocals hit though… YASSS.

“I keep going through different phases, stay going through different phases”

Then slowly but surely, you start to hear the song pick up.  At about one minute in, the tempo quickens but in a very subtle way.

Then when the real deal beat picks up…

“omg. this is a new sound for majid!  it sounds a little more techno but I AM HERE FOR IT.  I LOVE THIS.”

The quote above was my actual real-time reaction to listening to that part of the song for the first time, so I decided to leave it.  Clearly, I’m v excited.

But yes, listen to the song here on Apple Music!

PS – I think Majid Jordan makes the best late night driving music.  And this song in particular is perfect for those late night summertime drives.

Anyway, I’m really digging “Phases,” and I’m hoping that the release of this song means a new project is on the way!  Or at least one sometime this year 🙂

Hope yinz had an epic Thursday!

NEW: Calvin Harris ft. Young Thug, Pharrell, & Ariana Grande

Say whaaaat.  The actual track hasn’t dropped yet, but Calvin Harris just posted the artwork for the single on his Instagram.

I’m not sure what this is going to sound like, but if it’s anything like the vibes we got from Calvin and Frank…

I’m #HearForThis.

The track titled “Heatstroke” is sure to be another summertime banger.  Maybe I missed this, but are we expecting a new album from Calvin?  It makes sense with these singles he’s been dropping.  A summertime playlist?!  All about that.

Definitely check back for when the track officially drops!

So Close…

Okay, can we just get the song already?  Calvin Harris initially teased the track, officially called “Slide,” featuring Frank Ocean a few weeks ago, and now we can confirm FO is on it as well as Migos.  I am here for this.

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Listen to another snippet of the song with some vocals from Migos’ Offset below.

Anxiously awaiting…

Check back for when the song actually drops!

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ALBUM: Future – “Future”

Future’s self-titled album, Future, dropped quite earlier than expected!  It’s official release date is tomorrow which typically means it will drop at 9PM PST / 12AM EST the night before, but here we are at 8AM PST with it!  Well for now, it’s only available for steaming on Spotify.  So if you have that service, you’re in luck.

I do not… #TeamAppleMusic.  So until then, check it out, and let me know how it is!

Stream it here, thanks to Complex!

And sorry Future, I love your music, but this album artwork sort of looks like a sonogram.  One of the new 3D ones.  Which actually, I just looked up the true definition of “sonogram,” and it also means: a graph representing a sound, showing the distribution of energy at different frequencies.  There’s sort of a tie-in?

Any who…

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Oh, and there are no features on this album… get to trappin’, yinz!

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MUSIC: Nav ft. The Weeknd – “Some Way”

You guys!!  Have you heard of Nav?  Have you ever listened to Nav?  Okay, well you are missing out if you’ve answered “no” to either or both of those questions.

He’s affiliated with The Weeknd so you know he’s about to put out some fire music.  He has those chill vibes that in a weird way remind me of a super mellow Travi$ Scott.

Anyways, check out his new track now featuring The Weeknd.  I’m also pretty sure Nav is working on a project of his own.  Could this be from it?

Track artwork below –

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Listen here!  Guarantee your listen by subscribing to Apple Music.  Duh.

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