New Music Sunday

The Three Best Songs Released This Past Week, Pt. 32

Happy Sunday! Can you believe we only have three more left this year?

Noteworthy album & EP releases:

Child’s Play, Alice Phoebe Lou
KICK ii, KICK iii, KICK iiii, KICK iiiii, Arca
It’s All Smiles, No Rome
The Long Way Home, Shallou
Bonnie, Spill Tab

In chronological order:

“Too Late Now” – Wet Leg
Release date – December 1

When an up and coming artist is selling out not one, but two different venues in Los Angeles before they’ve even released a full length project, you know it’s time to pay attention. That’s exactly what British duo Wet Leg, comprised of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, have done before 2021 comes to a close.

Teasdale explains the meaning of the song in a press release, stating that it’s “about sleepwalking into adulthood…sometimes I get really inside my head and everything can feel very overwhelming. I think this song is about accepting that life can feel a bit shit from time to time. Maybe don’t indulge that thought too much though.”

“Florida” – Wild Pink
Release date – December 1

John Ross paints a hazy impression of his home state on Wild Pink’s new nine-minute-long single “Florida.” While the song “puts a period at the end of the A Billion Little Lights sentence” by incorporating the familiar pedal steel and strings that were so prominent on the band’s album from earlier this year, the first portion of the song gives a different point of entry for new Wild Pink listeners: a cacophony of saxophones that melt into a drum machine groove that gives way to an irresistible bass line. It’s easy to get lost in the luxuriously long song on an unseasonably warm winter day while dreaming of Florida.

“What It Means To Be A Girl” – Emeline
Release date – December 3

22-year-old EMELINE is back with her third single of 2021, following up the viral “Sex And Flowers” and “This Is How I Learn To Say No,” released a couple months ago. “What It Means To Be A Girl” was initially a song the LA-based artist teased on TikTok earlier this year, a tease that resulted in over two million and over 12,000 pre-saves. The song was released “as a gift” to fans.

The song, which to me, sounds like a combination of Selena Gomez and Melanie Martinez, sings about the dangerous aspects of being a woman (we’re living in a world / where I get into clubs / cause I’m hot as f*** / but I don’t trust what’s in my cup).

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