Sunday, January 29, 2023

This Week’s Music: Caroline Polachek, Jonas Brothers And Mark Ronson

This Week’s Music is a weekly column that discusses the week’s 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 column features Caroline Polachek’s first single, the wildest Reggaeton and Pop combination you can think of and the release of Mark Ronson’s much awaited record. Have a listen!

Indie

Caroline Polachek – Door

Caroline Polachek known for her work with Beyonce, her performances in the band Chairlift and her work under the pseudonym Ramona Lisa, is an artist that’s always in flux. “Door” is the first single released under her own name and, like herself, is filled with layers. The chorus, where the line “to another door” is repeated eight freaking times is surreal and loopy, providing relief the second the beat changes and a new lyric is uttered. It’s a great song that promises an interesting and complex record.

Raggaeton

Sebastian Yatra, Daddy Yankee, Natti Natasha and The Jonas Brothers – Runaway

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If 10 years ago you would have told me that the boys from “Camp Rock” would be singing a song in Spanglish with Daddy Yankee, I would have laughed. But it’s 2019 and after “Despacito” the world is a smaller place. Everything, at least in terms of music, is possible. “Runaway” is a strange yet fun mish-mash, one that surprisingly kind of works.

Pop

Mark Ronson and King Princess – Pieces of Us

Mark Ronson’s “Late Night Feelings” has been very hyped up and it’s easy to understand why. The musician and producer has compiled singers from all sorts of styles in order to come up with a record that’s all about heartbreak with an edge of fun and dance. Among his collaborators are Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, King Princess, Lykke Li and Angel Olsen. It’s a record that can be listened to a million times and that pairs well with all sorts of moods.

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