Of course I’m going to compile my Top Ten songs of the year into a list and share it with you. What did you think this was, not a music blog?
Cosmo’s Midnight – Walk With Me ft. Kučka
“Walk With Me” is gorgeous in every way. Kučka‘s tinkling vocals complements Cosmo’s Midnight‘s charming production perfectly. It’s delightful. And while I may be a bit biased, it’s also a demonstration of just how much Australian music continues to kill.
Dorsal Fins – Mind Renovation
I started off liking this song, before falling in love immediately after seeing Dorsal Fins perform it on Like A Version. The sheer energy from the entire band and the dramatisation from the brass section. Just another example of live music bringing a song…to life (oh really??).
Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive
There’s something about Boy Matthews’ vocals that get me in “Ocean Drive”. Simultaneously summer road-trip and sinfully velvet, I feel nostalgic for this song already.
Flight Facilities – Heart Attack ft. Owl Eyes
Kelela – Rewind
Some of the best use of space in the music, up there with M83 or SBTRKT. This song creeps up on you. It’s a beautifully curated collection of sounds.
Leisure – Got It Bad
“Got It Bad” has that so-called ‘X Factor’. While a reality TV show has been trying to find it for however many seasons now, Leisure has delivered it in this smooth, slinky tune.
Major Lazer – Lean On ft. MØ/DJ Snake
I can’t not. The epicness of this song and the star power makes this a must-have on my list. Major Lazer may sometimes be perceived as cheesy but I love the whole package – the cartoon imagery, the balance of whimsicality, dancehall/reggae and EDM. MØ also independently nailed 2015, and DJ Snake (despite having a ridiculous name) is managing to appeal both commercially and artistically.
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – The Trouble With Us
Bound to be a popular choice. But aren’t the obvious choices often obvious for a reason?
Vallis Alps – Young
I hope to the skies that Vallis Alps continues to produce the top-notch quality music that we’ve heard from them so far. “Young” feels larger than life and has the hallmarks of becoming a classic.
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd‘s recreation of the easy-going MJ funk is simply glorious. I was hooked from my first listen and haven’t looked back. And the song itself, capturing that delicious ‘new romance’ feeling? Unbeatable.
Exclusively hand-picked just for you, by Jane.