welcome to sound station, where we highlight the best new tracks released this week. Kick off the weekend with songs from 1975, Rina Sawayama and more.
Rina Sawayama is stuck in a 19th century groundhog day
This summer belongs to Beyoncé, but September is Sawayama season. Ahead of her highly anticipated second album, hold the girl, she shared a brilliant music video for the title track. In the visual, Sawayama is trapped in a 19th century farmhouse where she relives the same day over and over again at the groundhog day Where Russian doll. Fortunately, she is finally able to escape.
1975’s “Happiness” is a whiff of euphoria
After sharing the first single “Part of the Band” last month, the 1975 are back with a new preview of their new album, Being funny in a foreign language. 1975 transcends on “Happiness,” a track that shines with ’80s arrogance. It doesn’t take long for the band to lock into a relentless groove, with a funky bass and sax solo that makes the song massive. See for yourself below.
Mall Grab’s undefeated alliance with Turnstile
One day Turnstile will be played in clubs. Until then, check out this new visual from the Australian producer Enter the mall and leader Brendan Yates. In the video, the footage of the two grazing in the studio is interpolated by shots of cows, llamas (or alpacas, who do you say?) and lots of dogs frolicking on the beach. If you want to hear more, check out the 2020 remix EP Share a viewwith dance covers by Space-time cuts.
Slipknot’s “Yen” is a raging slow burner
By Noose standards, their new song “Yen” starts remarkably, perhaps strangely, before exploding everything. There’s the expert turntablism of Sid Wilson, the capable range of Corey Taylor and the thunderous drumming of Jay Weinberg. What we’re saying is it’ll get you incredibly amped up for their new record, THE END, SO FAR (released September 30).
Maxo recruits two hip-hop heroes for “48”
Beginning with a hypnotic sample of Syreeta (“I Too Am Wanting”) courtesy of madlib, Max drifts with a soft performance on “48”. From there, the rapper expresses his desire to keep grinding and living life to the fullest, with pink sifu attend the second verse. The title is taken from his second album, Even God has a sense of humorreleased later that year via Def Jam.