Arts, Music

“Ready to Let Go,” “Bones,” and More in New Singles

Billie Eilish – “bury a friend”

On Jan. 30, Billie Eilish announced her debut album and released a new single and accompanying video. The album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is scheduled for release on March 29. The album’s first single, “bury a friend,” is a haunting masterpiece.

The video depicts Eilish underneath a man’s bed and creeping around an apartment building reminiscent of a dystopian mental asylum. While under the bed, Eilish echoes the refrain’s lyrics, “What do you want from me? Why don’t you run from me? / What are you wondering? What do you know? / Why aren’t you scared of me? Why do you care for me? / When we fall asleep, where do we go?”

The track consists of scattered synths, reverberating percussion, and muffled melodies. The macabre video and unsettling lyrics are offset by Eilish’s charismatic voice. The single and video perfectly complement each other and are testaments to Eilish’s immense talent and unique aesthetic.

Cage the Elephant – “Ready to Let Go”

Friday marked Cage the Elephant’s return after 2017’s Unpeeled album with the release of single “Ready to Let Go.” From its upcoming album Social Cues that is scheduled for release on April 19, this single stems from the latter portion of singer Matt Shultz’s recent divorce as he came to terms with separation and began moving on. The track and its accompanying eerie video spectacularly explore the recesses of Shultz’s post-breakup mind.

Galantis (feat. OneRepublic) – “Bones”

“Bones”—the latest collab between Galantis and OneRepublic—brings together the familiar earthy and acoustic sound of OneRepublic and the dance-pop synths of Galantis. This combination results in an upbeat feel good song with a lot of pop appeal. The song’s name refers to a feeling so deep the artist can “feel it in his bones.”

Featured Image by RED Ink Records

February 4, 2019