This Week’s Music is a weekly column that discusses the weeks’ best, worst, and most interesting songs. We try to select songs of different artists and genres to keep things interesting and to please a variety of music fans.
This week’s music column is all about the ladies, marking the comeback of the amazing Carly Rae Jepsen, Cardi B’s new single, and the first EP from the all-women band “boygenius”. Check them out:
Carly Rae Jepsen – Party For One
“Party For One” operates from Carly Rae Jepsen’s comfort zone; a pop song that makes you smile and that treats you like an adult. The single follows “Cut To The Feeling,” a bracing and honest anthem that’s catchy and uplifting in equal parts. Jepsen’s songs often deal with simple matters such as one sided love and break ups, never encouraging drama and instead forcing you to face your feelings and maybe get something out of your sadness. Jepsen is the queen of the loveliest type of heartache, and even though “Party For One” breaks no new ground I’m still glad she’s back.
Cardi B – Money
Cardi B is no stranger to songs that discuss the wonders of making big checks and cash. Just this year she released “Dinero”, a mishmash of styles that features J-Lo and DJ Khaled. It seems like the second time around Cardi got things right, producing a song that’s honest, fun, and unapologetic. Unlike “Dinero”, this song is concerned with making something that’s good instead of creating a product that appeals to all ethnicities and marketable groups. Like the best Cardi B songs “Money” is personal and has her name signed all over it. Where else are you gonna find someone who mentions her baby and the wonders of morning sex in the span of 3 minutes?
boygenius – Bite The Hand
Boygenius is the brain child of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, three reputable musicians who banded together to create one kick ass EP. “Bite The Hand” is a simple song, one that makes you long for three-piece bands, landing emotion with the use of lovely harmonies and instruments that are easy to locate. The song can at times be angry, sad, and melancholic, with weighty and complex lyrics. The full EP comes out November 9 and it’s one of the most exciting musical ventures of the month.