Every week, Buro. selects the best new music of the week so you don't have to deal with the white noise.
Hammond Song by Whitney
Fresh from the release of their sophomore album Forever Turned Around , indie-folk Chicago outfit Whitney sure isn't resting on their laurels. A new rendition for Hammond Song originally written by folk-rock sister trio The Roches - they've just announced a covers album release titled Candid for August 14 this year. The record also includes Whitney’s previously released covers of SWV’s Rainand John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads (featuring Waxahatchee). Drummer and singer Julian Ehrlich said in a statement, “This could’ve been as simple as saying we really love these songs and we love our bandmates and making a covers record just felt right but it truly became an exploration into how we can evolve as a band going forward.” It's one thing to cover a song, it's another to make it your own— their rendition of Hammond Song wastes no time in swooping you to greener pastures with Ehrlich's soulful falsetto, accompanied with the backing of subtle acoustic parts of guitar and piano, packed nicely with a brass section towards the end that is sure to warm the soul.
Night Garden by BENEE (feat. Kenny Beats and Bakar)
New Zealand singer-songwriter Stella Rose Bennett — better known throughout the music world as BENEE — has tapped Kenny Beats and Bakar for a high-profile collaboration titled Night Garden. 20-years-young, this rising star shot to fame with her track Supalonely with Gus Dapperton thanks to a viral push on social media platform TikTok. The new tune features U.K. newcomer Bakar and was cut with producer Kenny Beats at his Los Angeles studio, The Cave, in late 2019. Take a walk through BENEE's night garden, and fall into a trance thanks to a punchy bass groove and Bennett's hazey, sultry vocals.
Shine by Joey Bada$$
After three long years, Joey Bada$$ marks his return with a three-song release, entitledThe Light Pack. For this offering, Joey projects the three pillars that have brought him to where he is now. First, the Brooklyn native harkens back to the boom-bap style that introduced him to the world on the project's title track. He then dabbles into his affinity for jazz by attacking a diffused instrumental on No Explanation. For this track, Joey plays with syncopation while still delivering pinpoint rhymes, setting the stage for Pusha T to deliver his explosive verses. Last but definitely not least, Shine, the spotlight track, samples a hip-hop staple, Roy Ayers' Everybody Loves The Sunshine, infusing himself in the conversation by putting his modern take and spin on classic beats.
honey by Boy Pablo
Putting a sticky, sweet spin on social distancing, Chilean-Norwegian indie-pop star Boy Pablo has unveiled a new double single, titled Honey / JD's Song, which pleasantly drifts through the melancholy of a blossoming romance separated by career and school. Famous for his upfront and direct lyrical storytelling, Pablo Muñoz has been enchanting us since 2016 with his EP releases Soy Pablo and Roy Pablo. It's easy to understand why listeners would gravitate towards his songs — playful tales of romance and daily monotonous tasks are brought to life with insaitiable guitar licks, catchy basslines, swooping synths, and topped off with Muñoz's insanely relatable lyrics sung through a smooth tenor. Dipping into his arsenal of romantic daydreams, Honey is accompanied by an Eivind Landsvik-directed video depicting chill days at home in Bergen, Norway.
Desire by Bob Moses, ZHU
Presented over six continuously mixed tracks, Desire — due out August 28 on Domino — is a love tale for the digital age: all about the positives and pitfalls of humanity’s driving wants in these technology-driven times. Equal parts enchanting and hypnotic, the duo teams up with dark EDM expert, ZHU, to drop this track that is sure to put you in a trance. If you're still unconvinced, the accompanying music video is sure to put you in an out-of-body experience, an interactive journey hosted on Eko. With the press of a button, viewers can switch between worlds of ‘pleasure’ and ‘pain’, manipulating a beating heart into a burning fire, lipstick into a bullet, joy into despair. It’s a deft and delicate dive into the two sides of desire; passion and temptation.