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.
On this first weekend of February, our column features Orville Peck’s latest single, Octo Octa’s long electronic experiment and Theophilus London’s contribution with Tame Impala. Check them out:
Orville Peck – “Dead Of Night”
Peck’s music touches on a lot of interesting ideas, resulting in modern and complex country songs that feel unlike anything else out there. His thought provoking lyrics are backed by this awesome music video where he’s seen embodying a satin and lace cowboy, wearing a mask that makes him look like the BDSM version of Zorro. Orville Peck is a showman but he’s also got the voice and talent to back up his antics. He is one of the most revolutionary and exciting musicians out there.
Octo Octa – “I Need You”
Octo Octa’s new song is a fun and moody way to spend 10 minutes. “I Need You” functions perfectly in a dance club, in a yoga or a spinning class, finding the right balance between euphoria and contemplation. After the five minute mark, someone speaks, thanking their family and loved ones. These phrases and sounds repeat and reverberate themselves throughout the rest of the song, adding a strange layer of emotion that make this song a unique and emotional experience.
Theophilus London – “Whiplash”
Theophilus London’s second contribution with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker is just as funky and fun as you’d expect. The duo has worked together before, and their work continues to demonstrate Tame Impala’s seamless fit with the hip hop genre. Both artists have been busy with their independent careers, following the release of London’s mixtape “Nights B4 BeyBey” and the announcement of Tame Impala’s US tour dates.