This week’s column features the much awaited return of Dua Lipa, HAIM’s new song and amazing music video and Tame Impala’s latest.
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 the much awaited return of Dua Lipa, HAIM’s new song and amazing music video and Tame Impala’s latest. Check them out!
HAIM – Now I’m In It
“Now I’m In It” is HAIM’s second solo single of the year, even if they’ve participated in other projects with Vampire Weekend and Charli XCX. Directed by P.T. Anderson, the music video is technical and beautiful, grim but also light, embodying the feel of the song. Like “Summer Girl,” the band’s previous song released this year, there’s a sadness and melancholy built into the lyrics and music, pushing the band into uncharted territory. While they’re still bright and California-like, there’s more gravitas to their work. It makes for a promising future and challenges the band’s image and preconceptions.
Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
“Don’t Start Now” is Dua Lipa’s second single of the year, paving the way for her much awaited second album. The song is positioned in Dua Lipa’s comfort zone, discussing heartbreak and break ups through a fun and empowering lens, themes that have built up the singer’s career. Still, “Don’t Start Now” is an achievement, managing to sound as refined as her work with Calvin Harris and Silk City but only boasting the name of her producing team. Dua Lipa needs no collaborators to shine and to make music that resonates and that makes for a great time.
Tame Impala – It Might Be Time
You won’t get any surprises or variety from Tame Impala. The band has perfected their psychedelic 70s infused sound and trademarked it for themselves. When you listen to the opening of one of their songs, there’s no mistaking who’s interpreting it. “It Might Be Time” tackles themes explored in previous and sometimes better songs of theirs, but it’s still got a powerful hook that makes it easy to forget that we’ve all been here with them, plenty of times.