Category Archives: Hit of The Week

Hit of the week: Jonathan Bree ‘Kiss my lips’

On a red hot day for Valentine’s releases, what better way to round things off than with a new tune from the titanic pairing of Tāmaki Makaurau’s Jonathan Bree and Princess Chelsea? The third single from Bree’s forthcoming album After the Curtains Close, Kiss My Lips‘ offers listeners a chocolate box of dreamy melodies, finger-snapping rhythms and lustful wordplay to tuck into, with Princess Chelsea taking centre stage in a lavish black and white stage production for the song’s celebratory accompanying clip, directed by the masked artist himself.

Hit of the week: DMA’s “Life Is a Game of Changing”

DMA’s have announced a new album called The Glow. It’s the Australian band’s third studio album and it’s set to come out on April 24th. To celebrate, they’ve shared new song, “Life Is a Game of Changing”, and a corresponding music video.

The Glow follows DMA’s previously released records For Now and Hills End. They first caught our attention back in 2016 for their amusing blend of of alt-rock, Britpop, and indie rock. Since then, they’ve only grown bigger. Based on this new song, it seems they’ve gotten louder, too.

“Life Is a Game of Changing” uses a thumping bass beat to kick off what appears to be the band’s new dance-focused era. It’s fast and flashy, so ready yourself for the chorus. By the time the descending synth glitter trickles in, it sounds like a Chemical Brothers track with pop vocals in the mix.

Hit of the week: Tame Impala ‘Lost In Yesterday’

Tame Impala have shared their new single titled Lost In Yesterday. It’s the latest track from Kevin Parker’s upcoming studio album The Slow Rush, which is set to launch on February 14 through Fiction Records.

Lost In Yesterday follows Posthumous ForgivenessIt Might Be Time and Borderline from the follow-up to 2015’s Currents. The new track is described as “a deep dive into the addictive nature of nostalgia propelled by loopy, driving disco. An examination of time’s distorting effect on memories.”

 

Hit of the week: Pearl Jam “Dance Of The Clairvoyants”

Pearl Jam shared the single “Dance Of The Clairvoyants.” The song is the band’s first new music since 2018 and the first track issued off their upcoming studio album, GigatonS.

Pearl Jam will release the 12-track Gigaton on March 27 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Lightning Bolt was co-produced by Pearl Jam and Josh Evans. The band will tour in support of their 11th studio album, whose artwork features Paul Nicklen’s photo “Ice Waterfall.”

Hit of the week: Rina Sawayama “Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)”

For over three years, London-based pop artist Rina Sawayama has been self-releasing singles, as well as her 2017 debut EP RINA. She served as pop princess Charli XCX’s supporting act during the U.K. stint of the Charli Live Tour. Back in November, she shared her first label release via Dirty Hit titled “STFU!,” which was an ode to nu metal and righteous rage at microaggressions. Friday, she shared a new single “Comme Des Garçons (Like The Boys)” and information on her forthcoming debut album, SAWAYAMA. The album is set for release on April 17.

Hit of the week: Celeste “Stop This Flame”

Celeste has been crowned the winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2020 poll. The British-Jamaican singer was chosen by a panel of 170 tastemakers including critics, DJs, radio and TV producers, streaming experts, festival bookers, and alumni artists like Billie Eilish and Lewis Capaldi. In celebration of the win, she’s shared a new song, a catchy and vaguely jazz-indebted uptempo R&B song called “Stop This Flame.” Check it out below.