Music Mondays: “Say It”

Say It


Key Item: Embroidered bomber jacket

Color Concepts: Pastel’s and white

Shoe Situation: Common Projects pastel pink tennis shoes


Flume seems to be on a role lately. Not only does he remix some of the coolest songs and make them even cooler (Listen to his rendition of “Tennis Courts” and “You & Me”) but he’s been collaborating with some of the best pop vocalists out right now. His last single “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai, is now everywhere. His latest, “Say It” features the sweet vocals of hippie-pop sensation Tove Lo. As usual, the song builds to a beautiful electronic blow-up that is as mesmerizing as the cover art that goes with it. Lo sings with a punchy whiny-ness that you can’t help but love. “Bite me babe, you make me love the pain, break my bed to make me wanna stay.” The song deals with the unexplainable pull of two people to be together but simply can’t. The lyrics remain passionately beautiful as Flume usually does. There’s a certain magic Flume has that other DJ’s cannot master.

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Who You Need: Tory Lanez

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WHO: Tory Lanez

WHERE: Toronto, Ontario

GENRE: Hip-Hop/Rap

TOP SONG: “Say It”

Newcomer Tory Lanez has been picking up speed in the music scene. While his hit single, “Say It”, released last year, proved his R&B specialty, his latest song, “L.A. Confidential” shows a very different side of the singer.

His voice sounds more soothing and alternative, but the lyrics still prove to be the hip-hop side of Lanez, “And I hope you don’t expect to be my girlfriend/ LA confidential/ LA confidential/ Cause I think you know I’d never leave my girlfriend.” He weaves in and out of soft notes and rap explicits. Something not many artists can successfully do.

With an impressive amount of singles under his belt (10 in January alone), there’s no doubt his debut album will seriously deliver. Lanez recently told The Cruz Show on L.A.’s Power 106 about the sound he’s trying to create called “swavey”. “The genre of putting more than one genre together…All these artists right now that are singing and rapping, like Bryson Tiller and Drake, those people are all swavey artists,” he said.

Lanez single, “Say It” is the perfect example of the swavey sound he’s trying to emulate. Hip-hop beats echo throughout the song as he croons on the border of rap-singing (much like other newcomer Bryson Tiller). “Say It” proves Lanez worth in the new age hip-hop/rap genre.