Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Janet Jackson, Lauryn Hill, St. Vincent and more right here!
We definitely weren't expecting the triumphant return on Janet Jackson to the music world this week, but it was definitely one of the top highlights of last week. The iconic singer debuted her latest track, "No Sleeep" this week, and yes, that is an extra "e." Listen to this great song right here:
This week was full of great collaborations as well, including a huge hip-hop event involving Ghostface Killah, Vince Staples, and Adrian Younge teaming up on the hot new track "Get the Money." Listen to this song right here! Plus, the Chemical Brothers made a great new song with St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark, which debuted this week. Check out this new song, "Under Neon Lights" right here!
A week in music can't go by without a number of covers, too! Never a band to take music too seriously, They Might be Giants reimagined Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" for the A.V. Club's Undercover series and it was incredible. Listen to this cover right here! Iron & Wine and Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell are releasing a covers album soon, and this week we got to hear their take on Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)." Have a listen right here! One of the coolest covers we heard this week came from Lauryn Hill, who took on Nina Simone's "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair." Listen to this soulful track right here!
Speaking of covers, New York synthpop outfit HAERTS took on Jeff Buckley's "Everybody Here Wants You" and also debuted a brand new original track, "Animal." You can listen to the cover song right here, and make sure to check out the band's newest track in 2015 right here:
We're closing out this week's mixtape with Saddle Creek's Indie-folk band The Mynabirds and their brand new song "Wildfire." Songwriter Laura Burhenn names author Jack Kerouac as the track's inspiration, also pulling in subjects of philosophy, Buddhism and the universe. Take a listen to summer anthem right here!
RIYL: Sharon Van Etten, HAIM, the '60s
Are you falling into the laziness of Summer? Is the heat getting to you? Share some music with friends and listen together in a cool setting to stay social and be up-to-date on the latest tracks!