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 column features Beabadoobee’s romantic and sweet song, Justice’s wild new anthem and music video, and Lil Xan’s latest mopey single. Check them out!
Beabadoobee – Dance With Me
Baebadoobee has a small but powerful following and once you listen to her music you understand why. Her dreamy voice and songs are just the right amount of quiet and thoughtful. “Dance With Me” is a deceptively simple song, lovely, youthful and awkward in the best possible way, managing to strike the perfect balance between theme, lyrics and melody. With only 18 years old Baebadoobee (say that three times fast) is bound to become one of the most inspiring and cool artists of her age and genre.
Justice – Heavy Meta
Justice’s latest single is a good time, like an angrier version of Daft Punk, at least for the first minute before the song starts to drag. The band is made up of french DJs Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay and both have acquired a lot of critical acclaim, especially with their last album which nabbed a Grammy nomination. Justice’s latest music video features the 220 band members of Norfolk State University and blends the original recording of the song with an instrumental performance of the band, resulting in a surreal experience that’s fun and slightly disturbing. Is this party music? I really don’t know.
Lil Xan – Watch Me Fall
Known as Miley Cyrus’ little sister’s ex-boyfriend, Lil Xan is a 22 year old rapper who’s collaborated with some famous people and who even had a song on the Billboard charts. I don’t know much about him or his music, and his latest single doesn’t give you much of a glimpse inside his mind, or at least it doesn’t show off anything interesting. “Watch Me Fall” is a mopey and whiny song that manages to drag despite the fact that it only lasts three minutes. There’s not a lot of text or subtext; the one highlight is the music video, which is hilariously emo and embarrassing.