Check out this week’s Nü Music Friday:
Jordan McGraw- “McConaughey”
This week, Jordan McGraw gives an ode to an idol, “McConaughey”. Written by Ross Golan, Mike Elizondo and more, and is an upbeat song about Jordan McGraw’s fellow Texas-native idol, Matthew McConaughey. The song is also an ode to Blink-182 and Green Day.
JPEGMAFIA – LP!
One of the more exciting and experimental rap artists in the game, JPEGMAFIA, released his latest album LP! . The album contains the same absurdity as his last album All My Heroes Are Cornballs, and has features from Denzel Curry and Tkay Maidza.
G.L.A.M – “START SH!T”
Rapper/producer/percussionist/songwriter G.L.A.M dropped her brash single, “START SH!T”
This latest single is G.L.A.M’s first single from the upcoming album Audacity, and speaking on the track, G.L.A.M said in a press release:
“I’m a very chill and non-confrontational person and people tend t misread that as a weakness or an opportunity to be a bully. So, I’m basically saying in this song that I don’t have a problem but if you bring me to that energy I will gladly reciprocate.”
Clockwise On Fire – Clockwise On Fire
The Philadelphia-based duo Clockwise On Fire released their self-titled latest album this week. Consisting of 8 songs, Clockwise On Fire is a creative, groovy album, which the duo explains was made as freely as it sounds:
“We don’t sit down and pick apart every note and slave over every detail until we are so exhausted we have to be done. Instead we let ideas flow, try and pin down the ones that excite us, and organize them in a way that makes us happy. I feel like people can tell when it’s a struggle and when it’s a pleasure. We try and maintain the vibe of the latter.”
Gov’t Mule – “Make It Rain”
The quartet Gov’t Mule released a “scuzzy blues-rock rendition” of the Tom Waits classic, “Make It Rain”. For 27 years, Gov’t Mule has been known for their southern-rock and festival performances. Currently, the band is working on their 10th album which will be released on Novermber 19th.
Big Sean – “What A Life”
This week, Big Sean returns with a sequel to his 2015 track “What A Year”, with “What A Life”. The track was produced by Hit-Boy and consists of 8 minutes of Big Sean reflecting on his rise to success.
Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd – “Moth To A Flame”
The similar club-style of The Weeknd is accompanied greatly this week by Swedish House Mafia in “Moth To A Flame”. The song is dark and mysterious while still soft- true to Swedish House Mafia. As laid back as the song is, the music video is far from this, featuring a frenzy of bodies.