Welcome to RXCOMMENDS, where our team of music curators pick the best tracks released this week. What new music has been occupying our office playlist and what fresh picks are we programming for our clients? Find out below!
“Too Good (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Remix)” – Arlo Parks
By: Jamie Gemuend
This remix by Unknown Mortal Orchestra takes flight into a sultry, soulful atmosphere. Although it may sound like the instrumentation is on loop, the simplicity of it showcases it’s groove, and highlights Arlo Parks’ delicate vocals. Perfect for anyone looking for that low-key vibe kinda night.
“My Father’s Daughter” – Eddie Vedder, Olivia Vedder, Glen Hansard
By: Lindsay Bell
It’s no surprise that daughter of rock legend Eddie Vedder has followed his musical footsteps, but even I couldn’t predict the beauty and grace that is Olivia Vedder. Simply put, she’s the “good stuff.” Lyrics such as “I am my father’s daughter, come hell or high water” mirror the sentiment of so many father-daughter relationships looking for the right words. It’s the perfect music for coffee shop pondering or driving on a rainy day. (It doesn’t get any Vedder than this! – Editor)
“All Of The Time” – Jungle
By: Michael Primiani
No don’t worry – it’s not a cover of that annoying Willy Wonka sounding everlasting gobstopper that you just want to end Bo Burnham track. We’ve been waiting for this new Jungle album – Loving in Stereo – for quite some time. As you can tell if you are a frequent RXCOMMENDS reader (hi mom!), we love our Jungle with a side of Jungle in this place. They serve up the perfect soul funky disco tracks to create a beautifully eclectic vibe for clients across the hospitality board looking for cool, feel-good vibes. “All of The Time” is usually what our clients say to “when do you want this type of music scheduled” but it’s also one of our favorites off the new album. It swells in and out, mostly focusing on a repeated butter note chorus that just keeps on giving. Check out Loving in Stereo in Chain Manager now!
“Desperate Things” – The Killers
By: Matt Lipson
This track is one of many that are really resonating with me off the new Killers album, Pressure Machine. It’s narrative and captivating, the story of a cop’s affair with a victim of domestic violence – pretty new territory for Brandon Flowers. The writing and sounds all over this album are steeped in Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, and ‘Desperate Things’ takes from its best moments; the blurred lines of small-town crime of ‘Highway Patrolman’; the stubborn clinging to hope of ‘Reason to Believe’; the desperate pursuit of something better of ‘Atlantic City’. With ‘Desperate Things,’ the Killers bring that Podunk world back to life with modern, spacious production and a sparse arrangement. It’s a feat of restraint we rarely see from Flowers & Co., and a comfort to hear a band of such longevity charting new terrain.
“Spirit (JD)” – Stimulator Jones
By: Michael Primiani
If enjoying this distinct brand of laid-back hip-hop beats, record scratches and cut up samples is a crime – then throw me in jail (but please leave me my iPhone and Bluetooth speaker). Stimulator Jones delivers over 40 minutes of dreamy keys, punchy beats and vocal chops dipping in and out of the mix on his new album Low Budget Environments Striving For Perfection, with “Spirit (JD)” working as a perfect example. Want that lo-fi hip hop feel but don’t want your guests slumping over a textbook half asleep while studying to them at your café/lobby/bistro/campus bar? This is the way to go.
You can listen to the tracks we mentioned along with other songs our team has been enjoying this week in the Spotify playlist below: