G enre is dead; all hail the new masters of global, category-defying hits from artists old and new. Rendered in minimalist, twanging piano chords and tightly-wound vocals, it swings from breathy devastation to high notes of carefully controlled keening. It also marks her return after nearly three years of absence from music, foreshadowing a new openness in work to come. While California hip-hop has witnessed a fearsome revival over the last few years, its community was struck by tragedy when Nipsey Hussle, one of its titans and fiercest advocates, was shot dead in Crenshaw in March. The song distills reggaeton to its purest composite parts, with Guaynaa locking into an infectious flow and gliding over the complicated syllables with the ease of an Olympic skier. He fanned the flames of an online cowboy craze and boosted his reach with a social media fluency, a cunning sense of humor, and a perfectly-chosen saddle partner in Billy Ray Cyrus. That is to say, it sounds like the future of global pop music. Write to Raisa Bruner at raisa. Getty Images 4. By Andrew R.
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This month, we heard long-awaited comeback releases from artists like Tyler, the Creator and White Reaper, but the artist who undeniably stole the spotlight was Sleater-Kinney with their St. Scroll down for 15 of our favorite songs from May, listed alphabetically by artist. Furman has always been able to bridge this gap between pop-rock and garage meltdowns with a particular punk-rock sensibility; the immediately laid-back and groovy bass line that kicks the song off paves the way for an absolute ripper of a bridge that finds Furman yelling, supportively, at the listener to calm down. All hail the dream team. The video, set on a zebra farm which appears to double as an underground drug ring, is weird and tons of fun. Gibbs fishes and pops champagne along a rushing brook, takes in the mountainous scenery and, in a brief intermission, puts the farmhands in their place. Produced by Annie Clark aka St. Vincent , the single is brassy and obsessive, and finds the band exploring a different sonic direction.
New releases for the week of the 24th of May. May 23rd: Goddamn! Micky Kojak Island Aust. Compiled by Gavin Ryan. For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook. Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts. No further details are available.