This Week In Music: July 3
There were a ton of amazing releases in music this week. Let’s kick off the 4th of July weekend with some of my favorites.
1. Drive by Soccer Mommy
Indie darling Soccer Mommy’s cover of the classic The Cars hit “Drive” was released on Spotify this week. This release is part of the soloist’s most recent summer project entitled “Soccer Mommy & Friends Singles Series, Vol.4.” The cover has so many elements to it. I love the play between the technology-doused back atmosphere and steady drum beat. You are guaranteed the haunting vocals we’ve all come to expect when it comes to Soccer Mommy. This cover is a perfect bandaid to a broken heart.
2. Eyes of A Child by Christine and The Queens
This beautiful track was recorded for the new Amazon Prime release, ‘HANNA’. The vocals seem to echo through a large room, only accompanied with a subtle piano chord. This song is a gorgeous look at someone who may be older in terms of age, is able to push through life with wide eyes and a open heart similar to a child’s.
3. Bored by Tessa Violet ft. Misterwives
Tessa Violet released this track originally in late 2019 in her debut album, “Bad Ideas.” This remix makes the song a danceable hit for the summertime. The collab brings the best of both worlds, the atmospheric vibe that comes with the very digital sound of Misterwives, with the theatrical vocal stylings of Tessa Violet.
4. Crying Out Loud by State Champs
My favorite pop punk boys are back! This softer acoustic version of the State Champs track was an easy add to my July playlist. Lead vocalist, Derek DiScanio’s voice was made for acoustics. Every time the band releases an acoustic track, I fall in love his vocals even more. This track speak effortlessly to the feeling of a lover begging for some sort of sign from their partner that their relationship is worth something.
5. Bye Bye Baby by Greer
I’ve loved every track that this indie band has produced for their upcoming album due later this month. This song is a croony anthem for anyone who is separating themselves from a toxic partner this summer.
Check out my July Spotify playlist (new music added every week)