It’s Friday once more, PopCrush readers, which means we’re (web) surfing a big ol’ wave of brand new tunes! If you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of songs, desperate to know which tracks and videos deserve your attention, consider this your life preserver: Below, discover the best songs #NewMusicFriday has to offer.
“Anger Is an Acid,” Talullah Ruff
New York City-based artist Talullah Ruff is entrancing on “Anger Is an Acid,” a slice of post-Courtney Love, post-Fiona Apple alt-rock that sounds like it was plucked straight from the mid ’90s. Gloomy, jazzy production colors the track blue, while the singer-songwriter’s emotive, full-bodied vocal oozes all over the song like a fog rolling in. “One day my anger will be mine to give / And no longer yours to take,” Talullah promises, her smooth delivery transforming into a dramatic snarl towards the end.
“Take Me,” Aly & AJ
Former Disney pop princesses and Insomniatic stars make their triumphant return with “Take Me,” a sweet slice of ’80s pop that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Tiffany album—or Carly Rae Jepsen’s EMOTION, for that matter. The sisters’ sugary vocals glide over a soundscape of billowing synths and electronic beats that sound like meteorites breaking through the atmosphere. Its the kind of big, joyful pop song that plays during the credits of a rom-com, the kind that gets stuck in your head for days.
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Subscribe tois empowering and bold as ever on “Water Me,” a frenetic, funky fusion of EDM, rap, rock, hip hop and disco that will undoubtedly get caught between your ears moments in. “I don’t get dehydrated / I moisturize it daily,” she sings over a slamming beat and flurry of skittering guitars, a gospel chorus exploding in the background.
Subscribe tomake magic once more on “Future Me,” a dreamy, synthy ode to making mistakes and embracing your past. “There’s gonna be some pain / It’s good to feel something,” singer Sydney Sierota sings in her calm, optimistic tone, while the uplifting music video features several of her real-life family members.
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