The highest songs of the month for September 2018 are hits from recent 2018 CMA Awards nominees The No. 1 track is arguably the music of the yr. cupcakKe finally, officially collabed with COMPUTER Music and we won’t get enough. After appearing on Charli XCX singles Lipgloss” and I Bought It” produced by the London-hailing experimental pop production crew, the Chicago rapper fired out this no-holds-barred single at the end of April. As explosive as ever, cupcakKe spits bars about everything from telling thirsty males to drink Fiji water to taking her Uber driver to Popeye’s. Practically screaming over speedy-hearth synth melodies, lure, and drill beats, cupcakKe continues to prove it’s only up from right here.
SOPHIE delivered the goods once once more, and by items we mean cutting edge pop music that leaves us in disbelief. Directing an orchestra of blown-out drums, metallic clangs, and cyborg backing vocals that seem to disintegrate and reassemble from one second to the following, SOPHIE feedback on the intersections of hyperreality, whether or not it is plastic surgery or the timeline. Faceshopping” also features unreal vocals by Cecile Beleave – from the heavenly bridge to the ASMR-inducing way she pops her p’s, we’re completely hooked.
It’s powerful to choose the perfect tune off Future’s latest mixtape Beast Mode 2, a project that moves from monitor to trace with a startling sense of purpose. Is the gleeful exuberance of “Wifi Elevate” better than the melodic gluttony of “Doh Doh”? It’s laborious to say. Even on such a consistent collection, “31 Days” stands out for the way it mixes moments of hardened robust-talk and quasi-romantic ramblings with a creeping sense of despair. The Atlanta rapper begins the song by saying he is having a “second of clarity,” however he sounds as lost as ever. The hours blend together, days turning into months and months turning into years. For Future, time is at all times elastic.
Virginia grindcore specialists Pig Destroyer make music that punches you within the chest. The vocals and guitars on “Military of Cops,” the primary single from the steel band’s latest file Head Cage, are nonetheless harsh even if they are not accompanied by those signature blast-beats. (You’ll also hear some bass on this observe, a primary for the group.) Beyond the sheer intensity of the music, the larger message is one drenched in anger, bitterness, and doubt. “Inform me, the place does it stop?” asks singer J.R. Hayes “This tower of legislation, this military of cops.” He does not get a solution however one assumes that will not cease him from hammering away.
Musical families are plentiful in Trinidad and Tobago. On the high of that checklist is the Blackman family, with Ras Shorty-I (Garfield Blackman) being popularly accredited as the Father of Soca music The style of music was created in the Nineteen Seventies by fusing the calypso beat with East Indian rhythms. He included devices such because the tabla, dhantal, and the dholak, making a blend of the two predominant ethnicities in Trinidad and Tobago. The Blackman household continued to make their musical presence felt all through the years.
As the primary signee to Mark Ronson’s Zelig label, King Princess shot into the streaming stratosphere a number of months back with 1950,” her first offering and a promise of a refreshing new queer presence in pop. On the track, which has racked up greater than over eighty million Spotify streams, the 19-yr-previous layers her vocals in such delicately threaded harmonies that it envelops the retro electric guitars beneath. However it’s the message that resonates most: 1950” is a queer rebuff to both unwanted male advances and the notion that being queer ought to exist as a private shame. It is open and daring, very like the singer behind it. – S.J.H.