Picks from my Spotify Release Radar in February 2020

Goodbye, February! You were so fast! There are more songs than I could devour. I hope you check the songs of artists you haven’t heard of after checking out this post.☺

Spotlight by Jessie Ware – This girl never disappoints. I love how this song mixes contemporary, classic, and electronic (the synthesizers remind me of a Gorillaz hit).

Desole by Gorillaz and Fatoumata Diawara – More chill and orchestraic, Gorillaz always finds a way to diversify their repertoire

bloodstream by Soccer Mom – I’ve always loved any release from this indie band. They always remind me of my 90s female-fronted bands.

Great Heights by Y ARA – Another release from indie pop duo Y ARA to complete their first full album. I can hardly wait!

The Main Thing by Real Estate – This song off their new album is faithful to their older albums.

Patch Adams by Lions and Acrobats – This new song by the indie/post rock band is about being the “Patch Adams” (the movie starring Robin Williams) to the sick.

The Other Side by SZA Ft. Justin Timberlake – A simple contemporary r&b and funky tune can still move mountains, right?

Dark Blue by Throwing Muses – This song starts as more psychedelic, but continues to be truly Throwing Muses.

Wicked Game by Celine Dion and Chris Isaak – Celine Dion didn’t deviate much from the original, and it’s expected because she did the song with the original artist, Chris Isaak.

After Hours by The Weeknd – I don’t see a difference between this new release and old tracks.

Bad Decisions by The Strokes – Typical indie anthem with their usual unique guitars.

Neither/Nor by Moses Sumney – He continues to be out of this world.

Digital Lover by Crush – This song reiterates why Crush is one of my Korean crushes.


Enought is all I need by Bilal
– Bilal is always a mystique.

Knockabout World by Morissey


You are the one by Jocelyn Enriquez

https://open.spotify.com/track/2zWIdfVFLUNGtF7pN04hiD

Lonely Dancer by Tricky and Anika


Matrimony II by Tennis

SWING by Twice

Let’s Skip to the wedding by Eyedress

https://open.spotify.com/track/5VwwpU7KsLhgfbMEecedhJ

Get Me by Justin Bieber

Dialogue Du Vent Et De La Mer by Claude Debussy

This Means War by Skunk Anansie

The Sprawl (Live) by Sonic Youth

https://open.spotify.com/track/3kL1eGyxKYipkJoGGjxy0J

Paradise Lost (A Poem By John Milton) by The Used

Just Wait by Nada Surf – The band is now dwelling on being laidback indie guys, but I miss their more psychedelic sound.

Comfortable by H.E.R. – love her!

Emergency by Vince Ft. Zion.T – Mainstream k-pop fans eould devour this; it’s like a k-pop idol’s song.

Naubos Na by Oh, Flamingo! -The guys exploring on shoegaze (based on their vocals) is exciting.

under the ground by Nafla Ft. Dean – very American. Haha

Ang Pinagmulan by IV of Spades – I thought that without the fancy guitars, IV of Spades would almost only be a solo project of Zild, but this song offers a twist.

Everybody’s Happy Nowadays by Ash – I’m happy that these guys are still doing music. It’s especially perfect now that there’s an emergence of contemporary artists reviving the 90s with music highly influenced by the era.

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