Aloe Blacc's 'The Man,' YG's 'Left, Right,' And Bombay Bicycle Club's 'Luna'
Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014 12:01
Aloe Blacc, "The Man"
Soul artist Aloe Blacc first made his way into the national arena as the voice to Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” and he returns with hip-hop flare in “The Man.” The track reached number two on the iTunes charts this weekend after being revealed in a new Beats commercial. The song is lyrically a nod to Elton John’s “Your Song,” and vocally harkens back to the sounds of the Rocket Man.
YG Feat. DJ Mustard, "Left, Right"
West coast rapper YG continues his relatively uneventful career of ass-centric anthem rap this week with “Left, Right,” a song about shaking it in a horizontal direction. The song benefits slightly from the vaguely creative orchestrations of producer DJ Mustard (2 Chainz’ “I’m Different”), but frankly, there’s nothing much different about this single.
Bombay Bicycle Club, "Luna"
British indie rock quartet the Bombay Bicycle Club teased some of the sounds of its upcoming album So Long, See You Tomorrow with “Luna,” a punchy synth tune heavy on harmonies, but light in its overall feel. The track features the vocals of Blackpool singer-songwriter Rae Morris and is likely to make some ripples in the indie scene this January.