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WHO: Mehdi Benjelloun (Petit Biscuit)
WHERE: Rouen, France
GENRE: Tropical House
TOP SONGS: “Sunset Lover” and “Problems”
Think of a sunset, a hot shower, a cloudy fall night, a hug from your love; THAT’S Petit Biscuit. All the feels, all the love, all the coziness, and all the beauty in the world, crushed up into a musical creation you’ll never forget.
His latest singles, “Suffer” and “Safe” bring more of a pop/EDM sound to his core house elements. Singer/songwriter Skott is featured on “Suffer” singing about the joy and happiness in being alone; “I’m hanging on my own, my own, I’m going out for dinner, having whiskey on my own, I’m hanging out alone, alone.” Electric laser beams and sirens pierce through the lyrics on this track giving the melody an extra boost.
Biscuit shed some light on the making of this song; “One of my initial recordings made it into the track, that siren sounding shout at the beginning. That’s in part why it’s called ‘Suffer’, composing it helped me get over some painful moments.”
Listen for yourself:
In honor of the fall of Pete & Ari…
Although this film is riddled with insanely beautiful melodies, hooks, and duets, there are a couple songs that really hit me the most. I may be biased since I’m an OG little monster at heart (where my Gaga fans at?)
We can all agree Lady Gaga is one of the best vocalists of our generation, not only proving her vocal chops but her acting skills are superb beyond belief. Truly born a star. While B Coop shocked us all by embodying the cliche drunk country singer we’ve all seen before. The country-rock theme bouncing out of him seemed natural and real. It felt as though this music wasn’t compiled for a movie soundtrack but instead already existed. I think that means a job well done…
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LANY’S lead singer Paul Klein says, “i hope i live forever. but if i died tomorrow, i’d wanna be remembered for writing these 9 songs. ‘malibu nights’ is officially out for the entire world. i love you x”
After the success of their gorgeous debut album, LANY, last year, Malibu Nights feels shorter (only 8 songs) and even more poetic. Many of the lyrics are melancholy but in a somewhat cathartic and insightful way. “Let Me Know” is an ode to love that makes you drop everything and always say yes. Klein croons, “let me know if there’s something I can do to fix it, let me know if you ever change your mind, I can promise you I’ll be waiting.” While “Run” portrays the often dark place people end up in after a breakup accompanied by a slight hip-hop back-beat (something different than we’re used to hearing from the pop-centric band.)
“Valentine’s Day”, “Malibu Nights”, and “Thru These Tears” were absolutely fueled by real heartbreak Klein experienced at the end of last year and at the beginning of 2018. Each record pulls at the heartstrings through never ending lyrical soundscapes that echo in your head for days to come. On writing the album, Klein says, “I lifted my head up for the first time in 50 days and I was like, ‘Holy sh*t, we just wrote album two…I think that morning I woke up and my heart for the first time didn’t hurt worse than it did the day before.”
If you’ve never heard of LANY before and want to know what kind of music they are pumping out into the world…it’s this.
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Pulsing dance/pop synths are the highlight of each track off this spooky mixtape. Kim Petras has already mastered pop but proves she has a dark/dance side on TURN OFF THE LIGHT, VOL. 1.
Starting with “Close Your Eyes,” you’re immediately swept into another world; a sweaty dance club around mid-October, filled with runny eyeliner, fishnets, and a harsh beat twisting through your blood. Petras’ punky vocals push through every musical layer possible, hitting the highest notes over a glorious dance drop. Picture ballroom ceilings draped in cobwebs and red velvet; that’s how grimy yet enchanting this mixtape feels.
“Turn Off The Light” has a similar backbeat as the iconic “Thriller” complete with a vocal sound bite from none other than Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. While “Tell Me It’s A Nightmare” has a vintage Lady Gaga feel (think “Judas” or “Monster”); so dramatic-pop, it hurts.
Fans flooded Kim with love and support for the new Halloween-inspired music. Petras tweeted: “I’m so happy u guys ! I love you more than I could ever express”
If you’re not in the spooky spirit, listen to this on repeat all October and you’ll be transformed into a wicked pop witch.