- Francis and the Lights – Friends ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West
Although this song was only released this week, it was actually sampled in ‘Summer Friends’ by Chance the Rapper which is my favourite song of the year so far. People who heard ‘Summer Friends’ gave Francis a lot of flak for being an imitation of Bon Iver so it’s interesting to see that the song actually featured Bon Iver the whole time!
- The Avalanches – Because I’m Me
I am loving this song off of the Avalanches first album in 16 years. Great feel-good summer vibes.
- Blood Orange – Best To You
The new album from Dev Hynes is a great blend of the personal and the political. Vocally, Hynes takes a back seat to Empress Of on this track but the instrumentation unmistakably bears his influence.