Stream our favorite music releases from this past week.
Jorja Smith's "Little Things"
We're yet to meet a pair of Jorja Smith singles we don't like, and Little Things, the two-track release, is just the latest example. The U.K. songstress describes its punchy title track as "self-explanatory," so it's almost as if putting it into words won't even do it justice, so just do yourself a favor and give it a listen.
Artists trying to regurgitate that ‘80s-style sound with one too many synths got old almost immediately. Luckily, this smooth-listening project aims to do away with that. And while it is, in fact, available on Spotify, maybe you should finally cut the middleman and support the lowkey band on Bandcamp.
Christine and the Queens’ “Tears can be so soft”
With a new album on the way, Christine and the Queens’ recent rollout was to be expected. According to her interview with NME, the project’s latest single, “Tears can be so soft,” was inspired by “the marriage of a Marvin Gaye sample” which is downright dizzying — in the best way possible, obviously.
RP Boo's "Legacy Volume 2"
RP Boo needs no introduction, serving as a pioneer in the Chicago juke scene, and even that might be an understatement. The innovative producer’s follow-up to Legacy (2013) is yet another element in his hard-hitting catalog.
Daft Punk’s "Random Access Memories (10th Anniversary Edition)"
It’s crazy to think we’re a decade removed from this instant classic, and, like the legend of the phoenix, fans of the defunct French duo can pay witness to the album’s renewal. From a slew of singles and a collection of studio sessions, Random Access Memories’ celebratory re-release remains as seminal as ever.