Every month, we bring you a list of the best tracks that might have slipped past your radar. Here are our favorite underrated songs from March:
The opening track on their forthcoming album Death and Consolation, The Well’s “Sabbah” is a stoner metal jam that’ll put you in a trance. Featuring gritty production and a fuzzy breakdown, the song starts out bleak before crashing guitars and pummeling drums kick it into high gear.
Up-and-coming UK rapper Dave has made an impressive debut with his first studio album, Psychodrama. The 11-song project features “Streatham,” a menacing track that pays tribute to the rapper’s hometown, chronicling his youth in the South London district.
“Bitch don’t steal my man,” Delacey warns at the top of her newest single, “My Man.” At first, the song might come off assertive, but as the Los Angeles singer-songwriter later reveals, her initial boldness stems from her own insecurities rather than jealousy. “He’s got a weakness for girls like you / We both know you can / But I really need him more than you,” she sings, her velvety vocals layered atop a jazzy melody.
For her latest song, “Eternal,” Holly Herndon continues her fascination with machines and technology by recruiting not only human collaborators, but also “an inhuman intelligence housed in a DIY souped-up gaming PC.” The result? A bizarre yet compelling combination of live vocal processing and folk singing.
Rapper Pyramid Vritra of Odd Future fame has teamed up with British producer Wilma Archer to form Wilma Vritra. Their fresh new single, “The Hill,” is a laid-back tune featuring additional vocals from folk singer Laura Groves. It will appear on the duo’s upcoming debut LP, Burd, due out next month.
“Bilingue,” Snow Tha Product’s latest Sikwitit-produced song, is a showcase of her bilingualism. Over thumping bass, the Mexican rapper drops fiery bars in both English and Spanish without ever missing a beat.
Jamila Woods pays tribute to the iconic singer and actress Eartha Kitt on “Eartha,” the newest single off her forthcoming sophomore album, Legacy! Legacy! Woods channels Kitt’s sass and confidence on the groovy track as she proclaims herself “tired of your shit!”
K-pop girl group DIA return from last August’s Summer Ade with a ’90s Eurodance-inspired bop, “Woowa.” The addictive song, which leads their new EP Newtro, features a pulsing beat, laser-like synths and an intriguing Middle Eastern-influenced flute melody that’ll make your head spin.
Peggy Gou has dropped “Starry Night,” the inaugural release on her freshly launched label Gudu Records. The track’s a breezy, disco-inflected house tune that’ll have you up on your feet, making it the perfect addition to any summer party playlist.
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