10 Fresh Tunes to Listen to This June
Tracks by Kanye West, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The National, Bamboo, and more for your listening pleasure.
(SPOT.ph) This June, we bring you Kanye West’s hard-hitting rap single, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ new folk ditty, Chvrches’ bubbly synth track, The National’s latest indie-rock release, and Disclosure’s soulful house masterpiece. Plus, take a listen to OPM delights from Bamboo, Franco, Join the Club, Alessandra de Rossi with Yan Yuzon, and Soul_brk. Happy listening!
Song: "New Slaves"
Artist: Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West’s latest release is a heavy, political piece that touches on consumerism and racism (just to name a few). Watch for the sampling of "Gyöngyhajú lány" from Hungarian rock band Omega, plus West’s angsty rhymes. This track is part of his forthcoming album titled Yeezus, which drops on June 18.
Fun fact: It was recently reported that West and actress Kim Kardashian are expecting a baby girl.
Song: "Swept Away"
Artist: Alessandra de Rossi feat. Yan Yuzon
Actress-singer Alessandra de Rossi and musician Yan Yuzon team up to produce the dreamy, entrancing sound of "Swept Away." There’s a soothing and hypnotic vibe emanating from this single that delivers a refreshing listening experience.
Fun fact: De Rossi's debut album, Adrift, was released last year.
Song: "Better Days"
Artist: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The first single off the indie-folk group’s forthcoming third album is out, and it’s a delight to listen to. Enjoy the raw lyrics, jangly beats, and signature chants of the 10-member troupe in this lead track.
Fun fact: Fans can expect the new Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros album to drop this July.
Song: "Balewalang Pag-ibig"
Artist: "Join the Club"
Join the Club’s heartbreak track is filled with confessional lyrics and rich melodies that merge to create an old, familiar sound meant to get stuck in your head for a long while.
Fun fact: "Balewalang Pag-ibig" is from the band’s new album, Gera ng Balarila, set to come out this year.
There’s so much synth goodness in Chvrches’ newest release. The up-tempo indie-pop tune, topped with Lauren Mayberry’s saccharine vocals that clash with in-your-face lyrics, beams with ’80s energy and ends with a classic fade out.
Fun fact: Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty make up the Scottish electropop trio.
Song: "To Survive"
"To Survive," off Franco’s sophomore album, Soul Adventurer, is a modern rock track that doesn’t fail to unite optimistic themes and heavy sounds. If you loved the first single, "Better Days," there’s a big chance you’ll get hooked on this one.
Fun fact: Soul Adventurer was released just last February and contains 17 tracks.
Song: "Sea of Love"
Artist: The National
The National fans won’t be disappointed with the American indie-rock band’s new song. Vocalist Matt Berninger murmurs his way through the guitar-heavy track, and is aided somewhere along the way by the rest of the band.
Fun fact: "Sea of Love" is from the band’s sixth studio album titled Trouble Will Find Me, which came out last May.
"Carousel" is a feel-good rock ditty featuring Bamboo Mañalac’s signature vocals and what seems to be a children’s chorus towards the end. Take inspiration from lyrics like: "Forget perfect endings / Let’s dare and live for the day / Today / Today’s like no other."
Fun fact: This song is off his 12-track album titled No Water No Moon under Polyeast Records.
Song: "When a Fire Starts to Burn"
There’s no stopping the Disclosure duo. Their latest single, a funky garage house concoction, features irresistible dance beats and a lot of soul.
Fun fact: Disclosure’s debut album, Settle, features other artists such as AlunaGeorge, Jessie Ware, and Sasha Keable.
Soul_brk just released his debut EP featuring five sadwave, lo-fi tracks. Take a listen to his instrumental compositions for a taste of something new.
Fun fact: Soul_brk is Leon Esquillon.