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 highlights Tame Impala’s return, Arcade Fire’s new song from the Dumbo movie and Peggy Gou’s latest breezy electronic song.
“Patience” is Tame Impala’s first song since 2015, when the band sky rocketed to fame with their album “Currents.” It’s an awaited single despite the fact that front man Kevin Parker is never far from the spotlight, always producing songs and working with talented artists. “Patience” is fun and funky, inhabiting that soft spot between disco, rock and psychedelia that Tame Impala is so good at. The single is nothing we haven’t heard from the band before, but it’s a good time, intoxicating in all the right ways.
Arcade Fire – Baby Mine
“Baby Mine” is Arcade Fire’s new song and also the titular one from Disney’s Dumbo live action movie. It plays like a lullaby on drugs with an extra sprinkle of sadness on top, because it’s Dumbo and there’s nothing sadder than that little elephant. Seriously, this music video is emotional abuse. When it comes to the music, Arcade Fire has done so many great and innovative things with sound that I find myself wanting more from this song, especially since the subject matter is such a goldmine of content and feelings.
Peggy Gou – Starry Night
“Starry Night” is an extremely fun and traditional house anthem. It lasts over five minutes and it takes its time to find traction, slowly gaining speed and momentum. Listeners who aren’t fans of the house and electronic genre will remain confused by it, but it’s a song that hits all the right notes if you’re patient and give it the chance to win you over. “Starry Night” is Peggy Gou’s first single of the year and it arrives at the perfect time; right before summer so you can add it to your pool party playlist.