Every month, we bring you a list of the best tracks that might have slipped past your radar. Here are our favorite underrated songs of April:
Alfa Mist, who garnered acclaim with his 2017 debut Antiphon, has just released his sophomore album, Structuralism. The single “Mulago” features disjointed snippets of the artist’s sister musing about communication and art, grounding the dreamy, wistful number.
Aussie singer-songwriter Alex Lahey knows her way around a massive melodic hook, and “Am I Doing it Right?” is recent testament to that. On the single from her forthcoming album, The Best of Luck Club, she airs the doubts and anxieties that any young, striving musician knows inside out.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are one of the most unpredictable bands on the planet. Exhibit A: “Planet B,” a pummelling thrash metal cut that diagnoses the planet’s ills and issues a dire warning to any human being who’ll listen.
The Jordin Sparks and Elijah Blake collab “90s R&B” is exactly what its title promises. The duo trade soulful lines on the throwback cut from their joint EP, 1990 Forever, singing over a groovy bassline and 808 beats.
Kacey Musgraves takes the lead on this captivating rework of “Neon Moon,” originally a ’90s hit by Brooks & Dunn. Her tender voice brings the heartbreak in the lyrics to life, while the iconic country duo provide contrast with their baritone backing harmonies.
Blast beats—in a Baroness song? Oh yes. Listen to “Seasons,” which combines the Philadelphia metal band’s signature muscular riffs with shoegaze-esque distortion and thrilling drumwork from Sebastian Thomson. The track will feature on Baroness’ forthcoming album, Gold & Grey.
Up-and-coming rapper 070 Shake opens “Morrow” with light Latin-flavored guitars before diving into dark, throbbing beats that Gesaffelstein would love. The New Jersey native puts a spin on the typical break-up narrative, with lyrics that explore the story in both first and third person.
“Go and Get It” combines distinct sounds from pop duo Salt Cathedral, bounce pioneer Big Freedia and Dominican artist Jarina De Marco into one epic, high-octane collaboration. Each artist is given ample time to shine on the track, which makes for a unique yet catchy soundscape.
Put on your dancing shoes and get stepping to “How Long Does it Take?” by Australian jazz outfit Mildlife, who’ve been closing out their sets in the past year with this propulsive, funky jam.
Haviah Mighty’s “Blame” is the latest single from her upcoming album, 13th Floor, and its a hard-hitting flex. The rapper fires off braggadocious lines on the track, which she produced with her brother Mighty Prynce, but also shows off her versatility with impressive vocals on the outro.
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