FRIDAY TUNES: Volume 3
“Lovelorn” by Jenna Kyle
If you’re a fan of Ellie Goulding, BANKS, or Lana Del Rey, perhaps you’ll be into Jenna Kyle, who recently released her single, “Lovelorn.” The electro-pop singer worked with Brooklyn based producer, BAILE, once again (previously on his last two EPs), and created a song which showcases her sultry vocals that compliments the slow burn beat of the track.
"’Lovelorn' is the beautiful collision of falling in love,” Kyle says about her emotional song. “A fantasy about getting lost together on some gorgeous deserted island. We try to let ourselves fall, let the world disappear and just be. This is texturally juxtaposed with the dissonance we feel as we teeter on codependence."
“Hallways” by TEST
Fans of The Hives would dig this new track by LA based punk trio, TEST. The guys had initially bonded like brothers over their shared love of rock n’ roll and punk music. In 2015, they moved into a secluded rehearsal space in Vernon that was surrounded by huge warehouses, garment factories and meatpacking plants, and decided to become a band. Blake Stokes does guitar and vocals, Wayne Meza plays bass, and Morgan Ponder completes them with drums. Their songs are mostly about battling inner demons, hating their day jobs, and living in a concrete wasteland.
"'Hallways' is about what living on the peripheries of day to day society was like for me,” explains Stokes. “It's about feeling isolated, it's about feeling angry, it's about getting fucked up as a means of escape and then riding around LA on its illustrious public transportation system. It's a true story."
“Bad Behaviour” by The Maine
Paige, from our TEAL team, has been loving this new single that The Maine dropped a few weeks ago. Originally from Arizona, this alternative, punk rock band has been staple in every “emo” kid’s playlist since 2007. Over the last ten years, they’ve developed their sound to grow along with their fanbase. Their lyrics have matured and it’s safe to say that this band is definitely going to be sticking around for the long run.
“This is what 10 years with you all sounds like,” the band says in a loving message to the fans. “What 10 years of the family looks like. And after 10 years, this is what it all feels like. You make us feel ok all over. Long live the 8123 cult(ure). #8123”
“It Ain’t Me” by Kygo x Selena Gomez
I haven’t been able to stop listening to this song that Selena and Kygo dropped. It was the first I heard of Kygo, but Selena has been on a roll releasing fire track after track. She’s slowly been entering into the high-energy pop-EDM genre, but her raspy vocals seem to fit it well. The song was written by Ali Tamposi and Andrew Watt, who’s known Selena for a while.
When asked what drew Selena to the project, Tamposi says, “When she heard it, she knew. I think at that time in her life, the song spoke to her. As songwriters, we have an idea of what the artist is going through, and sometimes we utilize that as an inspiration to try and connect with the artist. There's the few times that we are able to nail it."