New Music XVII – November
It’s that time again, November is almost over meaning new music XVII is here where I talk about some of the best tracks to drop this month. This month’s list includes Gerry Cinnamon, Bring Me the Horizon, Killit, SCANDAL, Lordi, Beck, Panic! At the Disco and many more.
The Scottish-singer-songwriter is back with two new tracks this month Dark Places and the recently released The Bonny. The latter is also the title to his follow-up to his 2017 debut Erratic Cinematic. These releases follow the single Sun Queen.
Listen to Sun Queen below –
Bring Me the Horizon
Death Stranding, one of the highly anticipated and most secretive games of 2019 was finally released and with it a soundtrack. Featured artists included Chvrches and Bring Me the Horizon and it’s that track I want to talk about. Ludens feels like it could have come straight off Amo, released earlier this year.
The track sees them continue to combine rock with an electronic undertone. Something that has become their signature sound. The band also released a behind to scenes video to the filming of Ludens.
The London-based hard rock band Killit are back with a new single, In over My Head. This is my personal opinion is their best track to date. The guitars are feisty, hard-hitting and hypnotic. This is a track inspired by the 80s hard-rock scene and is unapologetic about it. This is certain to be a crowd-pleaser live. Listen for yourself below –
The J-rock band are back with their infusion of rock and pop to produce something fun, energetic, and a damn good listen. Saishuheiki, Kimi is a great listen and features on their upcoming album due out in 2020. Listen to Saishuheiki, Kimi below –
Brendon Urie is a force with a powerful voice that he puts to unbelievable use for Frozen II. Into the Unknown is an amazing track that works both within and out of the film. His vocals have never sounded as powerful or free as they do on this track. Check it out for yourself below –
Beck – Hyperspace Album Review
Beck, famous for the track Loser, is back with his 14th album, Hyperspace. The album cover has a heavy 80s aesthetic and that’s what Beck delivers on this album with glistering synths and dreamy retrofuturism’s that feel straight out of a Stranger Things soundtrack.
While tracks like Saw Lightning ups the pace with a toe-tapping beat that contrasts the dreamer sounding sounds. This is the track that drew me back to Beck, his vocals are seamless hip-hop-infused brilliance that sounds natural.
Hyperspace weaves effortlessly from glistening synths to slow synth-infused hip-hop vibes to fast pace high energy tracks. However, through it, all the joy continues throughout. 14 albums in and Beck continues to update and shine.
Must listen to tracks – Saw Lightning, Uneventful Days, and Hyperspace.
Marisa and the Moths – Album Review
Hailing from Reading, this outfit dropped their self-titled debut album this month. Up until two weeks ago, I had no idea this band existed but I’m thankful I found them as this album packs one hell of a punch.
The album opens with Needy, a track that starts slow before exploding with a searing riff. The lyrics are powerful ad though-provoking. This continues on How Did You Get So Weak? With clever lyrics that show a psychological awareness of human nature.
Track three and lead single, Skin, is a brash, bold, with a grunge vibe. The sound has a Doll skin vibe to it with its punk-infused grunge. Choke, however, slows things down with a defeatist tone that will resonate with many who struggle to cope. There is a Tonight Alive influence but their bombastic guitars keep them distinctive.
Human is another change of pace, with beefed-up riffs that give it a gritty feel. The lyrics are empowering and the guitar solos are like a shot of pure energy.
Marisa and the Moths pull no punches on their debut leaving no stone unturned with how they feel. This is a near-flawless debut from a band with huge potential.
Check out their music video for Needy below –
The Finnish rock/heavy metal band Lordi are set to storm into 2020 with a new album titled – Killection. Before then, however, the band has been dropping new tracks that are the best the band has sounded in a long time.
The first Shake the Baby Silent is my favorite track from the band. The lyrics are cheesy but Mr. Lordi’s vocals are confident and oddly hypnotic, especially during the chorus. The instrumentals have that trademark Lordi sound with an added electronic injection that revitalizes the song.
The other track is I Dug a Hole in the Yard for You, a typical Lordi track that saw them rise to fame after their 2006 Eurovision win. The guitars and vocals feel like they could have come off one of their early albums.
Check out the music video for I Dug a Hole in the Yard for You below –
With December around the corner, it would only be right to include a Christmas song on this list. Cue Lights and her cover of Happy Xmas (War is Over) originally by John Lennon. This a wonderful cover and a perfect way to enter the Christmas season. Check it out below –
That’s all from New Music XVII this month, you can listen to these tracks and more in my Spotify playlist below. I’ll be back soon with more lists including my favorite albums of the decade.
- Marisa and the Moths
Two different but equally amazing albums that are worth a listen.