It’s another round of The Weekly. Each week, I will feature ten songs that you should be listening to and checking out this week! You can check the songs out in this post on the Spotify playlist at the end of this post! Let’s check out the song now!
(Check out last’s week post: The Weekly for the Week of September 20 – September 26)
“Upside Down” by Death Party Playground
“Bodies Formed” by Riah Lick Your Wounds
About the artist: Riah Lick Your Wounds is the coming together of childhood friends, Bristol-based producer and pianist Lickya Wounds (George Fellows), and Berlin-based singer-songwriter Riah Knight. Last seen as shy teens left to chat awkwardly at family parties, Riah and George avoided the small talk by playing music.
Their debut project is the amalgamation of those sessions spent playing together and has been produced over the last two years from their respective homes. Their EP has taken on an intergalactic sound, as it travels seamlessly between classic Jazz vocals, Hip-Hop beats, and electronic production, reminiscent of the early works of Little Dragon or Hiatus Kaiyote. The sound imitates that of a lost tape that fell to earth from the future; warped, buried, dug up, and plugged in.
“Turn on You” by Abbreviations
About the song: “”Turn on You” is about that moment where you realize you have feelings for someone other than the one you’re with. And the internal conflict that creates. Are these feelings real or am I just bored? The song feels like a love song. And it is. But it’s also about that guilt you have for having those feelings. The song isn’t about intentionally trying to hurt someone, but rather, turning on someone is actually the effect of turning away from someone. ” — Abbreviations
“Temple” by Amy Zou
About the song: “”Temple” specifically is about a relationship where I felt so extremely small, but couldn’t bring myself to leave. I was also reading “Women Who Run with the Wolves” and about ancient Greek mythology/goddesses and felt the visual of a metaphysical temple or place of worship being desecrated by someone you trusted & let in to be especially fitting.”
“Mango” by The Sundots
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“Boy Crazy” by Nicky Buell
About the song: “”Boy Crazy” is about being full of lust and butterflies when you first start dating someone. The feelings you get when you first touch them, kiss them, and just completely melt for them. When all you want to do is spend all your time with that person. I wrote ‘Boy Crazy’ when I was falling for a guy way too fast, and I felt crazy. Turns out I was just ‘Boy Crazy’!
I just want to normalize a boy singing about another boy in music. Gay representation. I don’t hear enough songs about boys being in lust over other boys on the radio, or in music enough. We need more representation; I want to be that for other queer people when I didn’t have that myself at a younger age.” — Nicky Buell
“Victor or the Vanquished” by Scott Fisher
About the song: Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Scott Fisher has shared “Victor or the Vanquished,” the second single to be released from his forthcoming album 93 Million Miles, out October 26th via 1 A.M. Music. Following on the heels of the album’s lead single, “The Right Way,” “Victor or the Vanquished” is a catchy, thumping groover and features Enrique Gonzalez (Los Lobos) on the drums.
“Drive” by Zion Isaiah
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“That Travelin’ Bug” by Animal Souls
About the song: “I call this my ‘happy little number’ from my ‘Wisdom of Crowds’ album. The theme is about feeling the urge to just get away, somewhere, anywhere… for a while. It has an upbeat ska-like feel to it and a neat change of pace at around the 1:50 mark into an extended outro with some tasty guitar work.” – Animal Souls
“I Was Wrong” by Grain Thief
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The Weekly Playlist
Check out the songs on this week’s The Weekly!
What song is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!