#FridayFeelings: MTV's Weekly Music Roundup
This week we've been wrapping our ears around these delicious musical prime cuts...
Jack Garratt - Chemical
We sense big things for Jack Garratt this year. He’s been hot tipped by Annie Mac, compared to James Blake and his last release ‘The Love You’re Given’ was the most surprisingly heart-warped track of winter. Now he’s back, with Chemical. It creeps up on you in the same “didn’t see that coming” way as its predecessor, flexing Garratt’s nearly falsetto vocals on a bipolar beat that swerves from high claps to bass kicks and back before you can work out quite what’s happened.
Tobias Jesso Jr - How Could You Babe
You’d be let off for hearing this and assuming it was something from your parent’s dusting record collection. Tobias Jesso Jr is a one-man melancholy party, writing songs that sound like they’re made for Instagram filter autumns, nostalgic in a way that belongs in 1970s California. How Could You Babe is the nicest way of hearing someone wail “WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME ANY MORE?”
Kali Uchis - Call Me
Who is this sweet dream? Kali Uchis is maybe what would have happened if Lana Del Rey hung out with cooler people at school - namely Diplo and Tyler, The Creator. ‘Call Me’ nabs the Odd Future gang leader for production duties, and the result sounds like a weekend spent checking if your crush has read your WhatsApps. We love all of it, peroxide dye and falsies especially. More of the same please.
Lion Babe - Treat Me Like Fire
Big hair, beautiful voice. A mother who is Wilhelmina Slater from Ugly Betty. Get to know.
Take Me To Church, As Danced By Sergei Polunin
Not quite a musical release, more a musical reinterpretation, Sergei Polunin’s take on Hozier’s Take Me To Church is like going to watch the ballet from the comfort of your own laptop, with all the feels of sitting in a room full of dance enthusiasts. Factor in Polunin’s history as the ‘bad boy’ of ballet (read tattoos and hard drugs) and you’ve got one of the most compelling pieces of dance since, well, Shia LeBouf.