August 7th, 2014
We’re slowly counting down the days of summer we have left, but that doesn’t mean you need to continue listening to the same summer anthems on repeat. Time to expand and add some last-minute additions to that playlist of yours!
Here are five songs we are absolutely obsessed with right now:
The Chainsmokers feat. Siren — Kanye
From the guys who brought us the mega-popular #Selfie, DJ duo The Chainsmokers are back with another surefire banger called Kanye. That’s right, as in Kanye West. The piano and beat-driven track is a sweeter take compared to #Selfie and the triumphant “I wanna be like Kanye!” chorus is almost immediately infectious.
Kate Boy — Self Control
After a successful string of hits last year, Swedish electro-pop outfit Kate Boy are back with the first single from their upcoming debut album. Although no other details have been released about said album, the single Self Control is a pretty great start. Combining layers of synths and beats, Kate Boy’s growing sound is the best thing to come out Sweden since Robyn and Lykke Li.
Pentatonix – We Are Ninjas
This year’s highly-anticipated Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles movie already boasted an all-star track by Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign, but the group who got to ultimately record the film’s theme song was Pentatonix. The internet-famous group put their a capella skills to the test and we think they pulled it off.
Little Dragon — Pretty Girls (Mikky Ekko remix)
Swedish band Little Dragon put out one of our fave albums this year, Nabuma Rubberband, and now one of its standout tracks gets an extra boost with a remix that rivals the original. Artist Mikky Ekko puts his own spin on this somber number and the results are pure magic.
The Meligrove Band — Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye
Toronto indie-rockers the Meligrove Band are back with a new album, Bones of Things, out on November 18. It’s been four years since their last album and if their lead single Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye is any indication, it’s going to be a great one. Featuring a Strokes-friendly guitar riff and tight harmonies, this is pop-rock at its best.