New Music Sunday

The Best Three Songs Released This Past Week Pt. 74

Happy The 1975 album release weekend!!! Here to report new music highlights as usual, but I also want to annoyingly remind you that this time next week, a new Taylor Swift album will be out in the world.

Noteworthy album & EP releases:
Being Funny in a Foreign Language, The 1975
RAE, Ashe
Big! Betty Who
Here Is Everything, The Big Moon
Break! Fazerdaze
Playgirl, Lolo Zouäi
Live at Electric Lady, Muna
Stick Season, Noah Kahan
How I Remember, Sarah Kang
Quiet The Room, Skullcrusher
Dirt Femme, Tove Lo
ILYSM, Wild Pink

In chronological order:

“The 1975” – The 1975
Release date – October 14

While I’ve only listened to The 1975’s new album Being Funny In A Foreign Language about two times since its release this past Friday, I had to shout out the album’s opening track on this week’s post because I truly think it sets up the rest of the project perfectly. Oh, and because of its uncanny comparison to (arguably) one of the best bangers of all time. “The 1975” is this album’s “Love It If We Made It,” a track that feels like a writing exercise where you write down all the things that make you depressed in the 21st century (in a good way, of course).

You see, I can’t sleep ’cause the American Dream / has been buying up all of my self-esteem / while QAnon created a legitimate scene / but it was just some bloke in the Philippines.

“Losing Sleep” – Cyn
Release date – October 14

I am convinced that there is some bigger force at play that’s gatekeeping Cyn from reaching pop star level status and this is a hill I will die on. Cynthia Nabozny is a Michigan native who studied at DePaul University (my alma matter) while simultaneously writing and singing her own music. She eventually signed to Katy Perry’s Unsub Records in 2017.

“Losing Sleep” sounds like an electronified (that’s not a word, I just made it up) version of a Carly Rae Jepsen song about lying awake at night because you have a crush on someone (there has to be an actual CRJ song with this subject matter, right?)

“The Way I Love You” – Michal Leah
Release date – October 14

Not to be confused with Taylor Swift’s break-up banger “The Way I Loved You,” singer-songwriter Michal Leah’s new single is a song about love. I know what you’re thinking, we have a million love songs, right? But how many of them feel real? I’d argue maybe half of them at best. Reminiscent of rising modern jazz artists Laufey and Stacey Ryan, Michal (pronounced Me-hall), has a soulful voice that’s powerful without feeling too polished, almost like an Adele but a little more endearing. Oh yeah, she’s also only 18-years-old.

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