The Five Most Awesome New Songs This Week
watch jack antonoff’s new video, disco with haim, and more awesome new music!
If I could spend the rest of today watching this Lena Dunham-directed video for her BF Jack Antonoff's anthemic "I Wanna Get Better," I would totally, truly, sincerely do that. MELISSA GIANNINI
As many of you may know, The xx is killing it every night at their intimate Armory residency. Meanwhile, Jamie xx just slipped a sparse AA-sided single to the masses that will pull bodies to a dance floor like a houseplant to the one window in the house that gets direct sunlight. MG
If you ever wondered what it would be like if Haim turned into a "Get Lucky"-style disco funk group, this track is for you. Even if you haven't... you're still going to want to get up and dance. STEFF YOTKA
You know how sometimes you'll be in line at the coffee shop and Roxette's "It Must Have Been Love" will come on, and the combination of a lack of caffeine and the song's familiar crushing refrain will leave you choking back tears and forgetting where you are when it's finally your time to order? No? Well, anyway, Sam Smith's video for "Stay With Me" is doing that to me right now. Oh! And be sure to catch his SNL debut this weekend! MG
We've been missing Fresh Prince, mood rings, and Justin Timberlake's frosted tips since the turn of the century, so thank god the end of the '90s didn't put an end to the alliance of our favorite Staten Island-based MCs. In addition to several solo projects, Wu-Tang Clan continues to grind out collaborative hits, their latest track from the latter category being "Keep Watch." The layered R&B croons of Brooklyn-bred Nathaniel on the chorus feel slightly out of place, but we're all in for gritty-as-usual rhymes from the likes of Meth and Inspectah Deck that spiral off an old-school piano opener. ALEXA PEARCE