|BEST NEW SONGS: DEATH GRIPS - GIVING BAD PEOPLE GOOD IDEAS|
Giving Bad People Good Ideas might be the most accessible Death Grips tune to date, although it’ll still sound too aggressive and grating to those who’ve yet to acquire the taste. The track starts with Clementine Creepy crooning the infectious hook. From there a burst of raw energy takes over as Ride takes the mic and a black metal beat takes over and everything threatens to dissolve into chaos.
Best New Tracks
|BEST NEW SONGS: ALLIE X - TOO MUCH TO DREAM|
Have you been looking for that dreamy pop track that no one else has heard of for your summer mix? We know you have, and that’s why today we’re happy to introduce you to Allie X’s Too Much to Dream. Having already proven that she’s capable of writing a pop hit, she’s now out to show that she can carry one on her own. And as anyone who listened to her debut EP, Collxtion I, knows, she’s more than up to the task.
|BEST NEW SONG: DOG ORCHESTRA - CLUB FRAGIL|
Meow EP is Dog Orchestra's warm debut about making peace with that which you cannot control. It vibrantly retraces their steps from Stockholm to Berlin, beginning with the melancholic CLUB Fragil. The quivering track frames the cherubic chorus sung by Linnéa Martinsson of the indie-pop act Lune.
|BEST NEW SONGS: DILLON FRANCIS & NGHTMRE - NEED YOU|
We don’t normally write about EDM songs here at Bitcandy, but when we do, they’re absolute bangers. Need You by Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE meets all of the requirements and then some for EDM Songs We Write About. Adding the typically great Mad Decent music video to the mix certainly didn’t hurt matters either.
|BEST NEW SONG: FRANCES - DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME|
Best grab a box of tissues before watching the video for Frances' powerful new single, Don’t Worry About Me. As the British songstress is prepping for her debut LP, she takes a moment to reduce all of us to blithering pile of emotional mush. How kind of her.
|BEST NEW SONGS: LÉON - TIRED OF TALKING|
I’ve long held that the Swedes have been doing everything better than us for some time. Enter Stockholm-based LÉON, who proves you can write a break up track that doubles as a breezy summer anthem. Tired of Talking is the debut single off her Treasure EP, released last December. The video adds a transfixing set of visuals to a song that needs no additional help.
|BEST NEW SONGS: DJ SHADOW - NOBODY SPEAK FEAT. RUN THE JEWELS|
Run The Jewels have quickly become hip hop royalty while slinging rhymes over blistering, electro-heavy beats. The legendary DJ Shadow cooks up something completely different for them here. Nobody Speaks is all brass and bravado, and the change of scenery suits El-P and Killer Mike just fine. As the first single off DJ Shadow’s upcoming album, the song acts as a grand introduction.
|BEST NEW SONGS: DENM - LIT|
New artist DEMN brings to mind Chuck Klosterman’s take that it’s often hard to tell hipsters and homeless apart. Juxtaposed with that is his music, a mixture of deep house, R&B, and dare I say chill wave. His first single, Lit, clocks in at a succinct 3:21, and would fit perfectly as a late night anthem at the club, or the song to put your impromptu, just-got-home-from-the-bar-dance-party over the top.
|BEST NEW SONGS: LADY LESHURR - #UNLESHED (PANDA FREESTYLE)|
While I have a standing issue with using #hashtags in song titles, I’ll make an exception for Lady Leshurr’s latest, #UNLESHED (Panda Freestyle). The London native absolutely wrecks sh*t over Desiigner’s Panda beat. This feels like the perfect follow up to her Queen’s Speech series. She raps with a ferocity that’s juxtaposed with her diminutive 5-foot frame.