This week’s music feature a new song from Alanis Morissette, the title track of Dua Lipa’s new album and new work from The Voidz.
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 feature a new song from Alanis Morissette, the title track of Dua Lipa’s new album and new work from The Voidz. Have a listen.
Alanis Morissette – Reasons I Drink
Alanis Morissette has a devoted set of fans who can sing all of her 90’s and early 2000’s songs without missing a beat. The devotion she inspires is cult-like, leading to a 2019 musical based on her most famous record, which somehow feels current even if it was released in 1995. Sadly, “Reasons I Drink” doesn’t feel like her best work. Although it boasts her unique voice work it does nothing memorable with it. The lyrics are poetic and elaborate but nothing holds the song together.
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
“Future Nostalgia” is the title track of Dua Lipa’s upcoming album and it features the sounds you’d expect of a song with that name. Dua Lipa raps and sings about her usual stuff — you know, breaking up with people and getting over them — and at times, the music and production is fun and smart, adding dashes of robotic voices and sounds. As the song ends, you realize that it isn’t as vibrant as “Don’t Start Now,” but it’s still a fun taste of the album to come.
The Voidz – Did My Best
The Voidz is an experimental band, fronted by Julian Casablancas, the leading man from The Strokes. Featuring a strange music video and a much more narrative style than the one allowed by The Strokes, “Did My Best” is ethereal and soothing. The best part of the band is the fact that the music will satisfy fans of The Strokes but that it’s also capable of capturing listeners who are patient and are looking for something innovative and distinct.