Every week, Buro. selects the best new music of the week so you don't have to deal with the white noise.
Echoes by Roosevelt
German dance producer Marius Lauber — better known by his on-stage moniker Roosevelt — dropped Echoes, the second new single for this year. Starting off as a drummer, this multi-instrumentalist cited The Strokes as a reason to start his solo project, which led to the creation of his critically-acclaimed debut EP Elliot, way back in 2013. On Echoes, much like many of his other disco-inspired hits, Lauber puts us in a trance, setting the mood of an 80s-dance club with strobe lights blaring all around. It then explodes into something else -with layers on top layers of polyphonic synth beats; a track that definitely lives up to its name. Talking more about his new single, Lauber describes his song as "a really rich and lush production, a ‘disco orchestra’ kind of sound, with lots of layers of sound."
Laugh Now Cry Later by Drake (feat. Lil Durk)
It seems like Drake has that Midas touch, where everything he touches turn to gold. His ability to blend slick samples, smooth lyricism, and mesh it all together nicely into a pop hit matched by none. This time, he's back back with Laugh Now Cry Later. Teaming up with Illinois-native rapper Lil Durk to release this basketball-inspired track, Drake keeps things effortlessly cool, taking a light-hearted apporach by pairing his trademark ad-libs with simple trap beat and a muted trumpet-piano sample that plays throughout the track. Juxtaposing this laid-back track is star-studded music video featuring Odell Beckham Jr. and Kevin Durant.
Identical by Phoenix
Back after their 2017 full-length LP, Ti Amo, Grammy-winning French four-piece Phoenix have returned with Identical, which is featured on the trailer of a brand-new Sofia Coppola film On The Rocks. In addition to contributing “Identical” to the end credits of On the Rocks, Phoenix have written the score for the film and assembled its soundtrack. This will be their fifth collaboration with Sofia Coppola since she first used their song “Too Young” in the film Lost in Translation. A catchy number, Identical packages lead singer Thomas Mars' signature heavy falsetto with ascending synth tones and an 80s-drum-loop. It is accompanied by a simple music video, in memoriam of long-time friend and collaborator, producer Philippe Zdar.
For All You Give by The Paper Kites (feat. Lucy Rose)
There aren't many bands out there that can instantly put you into a etheral, melancholic trance. The Paper Kites is one of them, this time bringing their signature sound to a whole new level on For All You Give by featuring the calming and dreamy vocals of English indie-folk heavyweight Lucy Rose. The soft acoustic track, is our first taste of The Paper Kites' fifth studio album Roses, which is due next year. Described as an "album of duets", it will feature Julia Stone, Nadia Reid, Ainslie Wills, Gena Rose Bruce, amongst many others.
IN A DREAM by Troye Sivan
A follow-up from his hugely successful Bloom in 2018 wasn't on the cards initially for Troye Sivan. A teenager who rocketed himself to Internet stardom on Youtube, the now 25-year-old is now a global pop superstar and has been busy releasing new material from his humble abode back in Perth, Australia. The title track for his latest EP features club beats and driving bass that puts us in a lucid and psychedelic state-of-mind. Sivan captures the tumultuous moods one finds themselves in the immediate aftermath of a relationship, which coincidently could refer to the singer-songwriter's most recent relationship with model Jacob Bixenman.