Things That Are Well Good : Five Tracks
Admittedly, I've been rather shite with the whole Things That Are Well Good series but I decided to resurrect the Five Tracks off shoot this week after finding a few nice clips. These videos represent about a tenth of what I've actually been listening to which is Kendrick's surprise drop off, "Untitled Unmastered" and Snarky Puppy's Grammy winning "Sylva".
However, they provide some nice visual respite when the overplay treatment gets to you. The first clip I recommend checking out comes courtesy of the ever soulful Mayer Hawthorne. If you don't know his music already, get your hands on a copy of his '09 debut, A Strange Arrangement. Still my favourite work from him but this track, "Love Like That" has that signature style. His new project, "Man About Town" is due to release, April 8th.
Next up, a track from LA indie pop, 3 piece band, Sir Sly. They haven't graced earbuds with new music for a few years now but this tune doesn't disappoint by any means. They're channeling Radiohead vibes on "Expectations". Check it out below.
The Flatbush Zombies finally dropped their album 3001 : A Laced Odyssey after a lengthy promotional run. The prolific Madbury Club are responsible for the creative direction with this visual piece, as we see the trio rhyme off "This Is It" with finesse. The stripped back monochrome look compliments the Erick the Architect beat well. Serious replay value with this one.
This JMSN track is somewhat of a guilty pleasure. The video for Cruel Intentions/ Good Ol' Case of the Blues is an intimate affair. There's something proper old school about this. Like D'Angelo a couple generations removed or maybe some early early Justin Timberlake. The dude writes, produces and mixes pretty much everything he does so I can respect the complete control he has. He's also produced for some pretty massive artists. I'd imagine he could sell out whenever he wants so fairplay for sticking to his own lane. Enjoy in secret for now.
The last track is from Detroit artist and friend of Big Sean, Earlly Mac. It's a pretty laid back cut, produced by Key-Wane. Andy Miller and Ryan Lightbourn helm the visual which is somewhat of an ode to his hometown mixed in with some performance clips, money, of course and girls. Check it out below and let us know what you're listening to. Cheers for reading.