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New Music of the Month – March 2017

It’s that time once again, 2017 is flying by. We’re a quarter of the way through, that’s very unnerving!

This month one of my favourite artists made her return. That alone made this an amazing month for music.

Catch up on February’s music here.

Green Light – Lorde

There’s no surprise with this being the first featured. Rather than go on about this song for the millionth time, I’ll leave the link to my dedicated post on this track.

Ōdaigahara – Fleet Foxes

I clicked on this track for the named, I stayed for how good it was. This is one of my go to chill tracks now, I’m not sure if that’s what was intended with this track, however something about it leaves me feeling so relaxed. I think it’s a combo of the acoustic guitars and the slow, long notes.

 Waterfall – Stargate

I’d never even imagined P!nk and Sia performing together, but here we are. In a world where they have formed a duet with a sci-fi name? I’m confused in the best possible way.

I’m excited to see what else comes of this partnership, is Stargate just the two of them or is there more to come?

 Chanel – Frank Ocean

 Frank, you can’t disappear for years and then drop Blonde and bring out a track with Calvin Harris and Migos, and then drop ANOTHER track a few weeks later. It’s too much for us all to take.

Once again, Ocean has nailed it. His lyrics are next level, his voice is something else entirely, and he’s a force to be reckoned with. Keep dropping new tracks, we can’t get enough.

You’re in Love with a Psycho – Kasabian

I’m seeing many Kasabian fans express their displeasure with this track. I unapologetically love it, it reminds me of mid-00’s indie music, of which Kasabian released a lot.

If mid-00’s indie is a genre, it’s one of my favourites. And if it’s one of your’s too, check out the ‘Robb Stark’ playlist on Spotify, it’s fire.

Liability – Lorde

Two tracks in one month after a long, long absence. What did we do to deserve this?

Liability is very different to Green Light, this track is stripped back, it’s laid bare and features little else than a somber piano tune and Ella’s vocals. It’s tracks like these that make you realise how great artists are. Fancy production isn’t needed to be completely engrossed by someone’s art.

No Frauds – Nicki Minaj

Nicki dropped three tracks this month, she’s always working. I am gutted the rumours of a Nicki/Lorde collaboration have been proven false however.

I don’t want to call myself a messy bitch who lives for drama, but I followed this Remy Ma/Nicki feud via the constant Twitter moments, I couldn’t not include Nicki’s clapback.

 Always This Way- Laura Marling

I hadn’t really listened to much Laura Marling before Semper Femina, now I’m hooked. Her slow, purposeful vocals with the upbeat backing track will leave anyone in a good mood, even with the sad lyrics.

Maybe I’m ‘feeling’ this song in the completely wrong way, to me it feels freeing and happy even though I doubt that’s the intention. Sorry Laura. I still love it.

3WW – alt-j

alt-j are a band I’ve always enjoyed but never give the time to. Even now I’ve only listened to this track a couple of times. I’m sorry alt-j, I’ll make sure to listen to you more, you deserve better.

Like Slide, included in last month’s NMOTM, I’m obsessed with the beat of this song. It’s been stuck in my head for the last few weeks despite what I mentioned above, I haven’t listened to it enough.

 It’s one of those songs that feels like the perfect soundtrack to whatever you’re doing at this given moment in time. That’s how you know the track is a banger.

Ascension (Feat. Vince Staples) – Gorillaz

I add this track to be representative of all 4 new tracks dropped by Gorillaz last week. They’re back, the joyous day has come! This means we get to see the amazing animated videos once more, I used to love them when I was younger, and I still love them as an adult.

Each and every song is so distinct, yet are obviously the part of one greater whole, the Gorillaz own anthology. That almost feels like an achievement nowadays when many albums can feel like one long song.

Deliverance – Rationale

Rationale’s voice, man Rationale’s VOICE! I could leave this spiel at that because that’s all you need to know! His VOICE!

I’ve watched Rationale perform a couple of times and I’ve always been amazed at how his voice can fill an arena and carry a crowd. That’s hard to do as a support act, but it’s not as hard when you have such an incredible voice on you.

As always, you can find these tracks in my Bangers of 2017 playlist, along with January and February’s top releases:

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