Tuesday is shaping up to be a good day for popular music lovers. Out of all of them, 5 have been able to win us over, here at Swide HQ, and we want to share them with you. From No Doubt to Lana Del Rey, pop, ska, electronic and ballads, these 5 are sure to brighten up your Tuesday post-lunch slump.
Lana Del Rey – Ride
The internet is buring with the news that Lana Del Rey has just released the official artwork for the cover of Born To Die – The Paradise Edition and, with it, we’ve been given the first single from the rerelease, Ride. It’s just the audio that we have today, but this has been enough to get us beyond excited in the office. On the track there is legendary producer Rick Rubin and also the guy who helped her piece breakthrough song, Video Games, Justin Parker. The Paradise Edition will be released on November 11th and features 8 brand new songs including Blue Velvet and Ride.
Wall – Magazine
Another slow burner, just not as ‘big’ sounding as Lana Del Rey’s Ride, comes from Wall, today. Magazine is the first video to come from Wall, who is a producer, writer and vocalist, straight out of London. This track is the first to come from a newly born record label Black Cab Sessions or BCS Records, who are building an exciting portfolio of acts. Wall’s Magazine is a sparse, honest song that can be compared to Tegan and Sarah during their quieter moments. Worth your time.
Citizens! – True Romance
Time to put a beat back into the day with Citizens!’s optimistic ode to love and the sharing of an intense personal moment. The video was inspired by the image of a couple kissing on the floor during the Vancouver riots. The UK five-piece say that the song and video represent, ‘the way in which we look for the intense personal moment to triumph over the doom and chaos of the world at large’. For a feel good factor, take a look at the video. Have you even shared a kiss in a similar situation?
No Doubt – Push and Shove
Riding the wave of critical success that No Doubt have received with the release of their sixth studio album… 11 years since the fifth, comes Push and Shove. And what have we got? An amazing mix of songs that both play up to the current trend of 90s revival and that also offer something nostalgic for their fans. Push and Shove is the title track and doubles up as their second single, mixing ska, dubstep, electronic beats and that something special that No Doubt are able to bring to any track. It features the talents of Busy P and Major Lazer and is supported by a slick video that hints at the underground party scene that No Doubt grew up on.
Kylie Minogue – Flower
Originally debuted during the tour which supported the release of her tenth studio album, X (2007), Flower was a major hit when Kylie performed during her Abbey Road Sessions. The song never made the X album but has become a fan favourite and a song that is very close to Kylie’s heart. It is rare that the princess of pop releases a ballad but there are no complaints here in at Swide HQ. We are just happy to see the return of one of the loveliest ladies in pop and celebrate 25 years of her career with her. We love you Kylie.
Written by Ben Taylor