The best songs of 2020 So Far

The best songs of 2020 So Far

This year in music also the year of isolation can drop songs: limited by stay-at-home orders, artists from around the world have shared their repressed feelings like marching season. But also released the songs before the daily time mutated pandemic hit in another way, as regards the limits of our social context distant echo. In another summer, the Bad Bunny “Yo Sola Perreo” would be a success of the party; Now, it is a bittersweet ode to an alternate universe. Christine and the Queens ‘people, I sad’ could float under the radar; Now the title alone is a refrain for our time. Megan Thee stallion and “Savage Remix” Beyoncé could in a sweaty, joyful summer opened; It is now a memory of past pleasures. In both cases, these songs are a reminder that art and especially music can be both a mirror and a run, depending on how we choose to interpret it. Bad Bunny, “Yo Sola Perreo” It was not long ago that the pop star to avoid political or other controversial causes for anxiety should that might alienate some fan bases. Bad Bunny is practically the poster child for a new generation of stars to write again these rules. Since the rise of the Puerto Rican singer and star rapper, he has only the most subversive and become more pronounced to provide railing against the governor of Puerto Rico and the rules in question gender and the surrounding sexuality. In his single “Yo Sola Perreo” Bad Hare writes from the perspective of a woman who wants to go to the club and alone, unbothered dance by men. thigh high boots, clean nails-it twerks to a male version of herself on the song of the devil down in the music video of the song, he cross-dresses-dresses in various eye-catching red clothes. It is one of the liveliest cultural artifacts and easy transgressive 2020 Andrew R. Chow Christine and the Queens, a simple refrain- “Guys, I sad” -takes “People, I have sad” to a new level is in the hands French Letissier able to Heloise, artist Christine and queens. His synth-pop approach on this crucial age of heavy track isolation of sadness, but also with intense nostalgia. “It ‘s true that people who’ve been through,” he says bluntly: “It’ true that the people I have gained from it” In their previous work, in 2018 Chris inclusive, have explored the edges resolution of their identity during muscle snap. Here the excavation is internal, when she switched between English and French. It feels like she is trying to claw their way up and out of loneliness, but it is a process.-Raisa Bruner Dixie Chicks “July Calm Down” The second single from the Dixie Chicks’ anticipated late lighter gas comeback album “July Calm down “might be a gentle lullaby to be called by their dense, pleasant organ, including the lyrics sound to call the friends and family names. But it’s also a chin-up anthem: “Just put on the best shoes and strut the f-ck around like you have nothing to lose!” The country trio once again sing the song relaxes and adds in a bluegrass twang. The term “calm” is often perceived as belittling, especially when talking about a woman. But the Dixie Chicks have shown that negativity lowered head, but to create a moment of fraternal triumph and freedom. Because each tool is, the song can grow in strength and beauty, cresting with festive plucking guitar, it might just tingling notes of independence.-Raisa Bruner Gorillaz Thai & Slow, “Momentary Bliss” Gorillaz 15 years of its commercial peak is “fun society.” Virtual band was far ahead of its time in its genre fluidity, self-mythology, digital set-fire and internalize rhythms and hip-hop culture to become a global phenomenon in 2005 was, but then again. so perhaps it is not surprising, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, the fruit has so seamlessly convert to the current global online era. All four of his songs this year as part of its audiovisual project rolling machine released song were excellent, and highlighted artists and musicians from different cultures is the world. the best of the lot “Momentary Bliss,” a collaboration with the trend-b ritischen slow rapper Thai. While Gorillaz fuzz guitar signature remains present, is the group also cunningly connective tissue between an earlier era of British punk and rap scene today, this country to dominate. About a blow that could be equally moshing skinhead and dirt lovers, slow Thai and Albarn barked a serious and memorable mantra: “It hurts me to think they are not in your skin happy” A hybrid trippy animation-live-action video music reinforces the strengths of the songs. Andrew R. Chow Guapdad, Denzel Curry, Wiz Khalifa, Rona rape # 3 blocking vintage rap artists unexpected rise in stature to become a cultural nerve centers saw (including D-Nice spinning during the first Club quarantine women) and Torey Lanez (howling with pleasure his slippery quarantine Radio-over). Guapdad 4000, an Oakland rapper also has a rising rap hub for its series of Rona rape. The series has no gimmicks or special effects: simply creates new street corner or lunch figure for social distancing, as well as rapper Joey Badass, Lil Buddy yachty and participate and prove their mettle by lyrical safety of their homes. The third tranche, Guapdad, Wiz Khalifa, and Denzel Curry alternately flows Luniz “I Got 5 on It”, a classic 1995 rap has assumed threatening undertone after remixed Us Trailer. While all three verification impress Curry as the clear winner for drolly narration of his routine quarantine, the ski mask covers (both clothing and the Bastard), take-out food, seen Donnie Brasco on Netflix, and most importantly to avoid his friends: “I tell them there is no love / I do not want to dap, slap up / and there is no hug.” – Andrew R. Chow Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, rain on Me’Zwei pop star at the height of their power, a hymn track emotional dance. Many lines with ambiguities that point on both their personal struggles and some of the universal pain, led by the pandemic. The second single from Chromatica of Lady Gaga makes all the right notes as either smash dance-pop and a rallying cry for needy fans. “I prefer to be dry, but at least I’m alive” hyperbolic have played if they had come out in a different context. But here we are and here Gaga and Ariana have to share their talent with the former comfort her theatrical live Chromatica person, while the second to take a detour from their latest trap pop song shine as a singer. Add in the beautiful music of the hordes of old school video dancers, glitter makeup, fun clothes and it really feels like you have a pop-service. Raisa Bruner Mac Miller cultural offer “good news” The first single released from death rapper Mac Miller in 2018, “Good News” is meditative in its core, only made a touching bittersweet reflection of context. Posthumous publications are difficult to assess, but “good news” certainly feels true to his mind: an open book on emotional production deceptively pretty packed. “There are quite a few ‘more for me on the other side Waitin’, sings rap float from singing his gentle voice.” So tired, so tired / Its why I build something beautiful I just have to get it going to shoot? “Miller was an artist known for fighting his demons through his music. With its simple melody and lyrics that refer to sadness,” good news, “both feel like an omen and a balm. And ‘our luck feat that Miller behind songs like these left-sweet benediction. Raisa Bruner Megan Thee stallion. Beyonce, “Savage Remix” Before Beyoncé in “Savage Remix,” says Houston rapper Megan Thee stallion “Savage” was a steam jam turning from her latest album Suga. E ‘was also thrown out a challenge folk dance. But the addition of another artist from Houston Beyoncé has been to move a great achievement, not only because of their celebrity status but also because of the witty, energy confident that Beyoncé leads to the runway. agile rap Beyoncé, full of pioneering text is balanced by the melodic voice. The original “wild” was all Megan stallion signature intensity you for it; Beyoncé enhanced remix was levels.-Raisa Bruner Phoebe Bridger, “Garden Song” One of the most important features of the California singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridger is building them all over the world: they have a surprisingly lively scenes looks do with a few turns of poetic expression . This is the case of “Garden Song”, the first single from their second album, Punisher. On it, Bridger sings burned a house except “the notches in the door frame; a dream that includes a” dorm like a maze, “a magic garden, which can be followed or not. He saves his most lyrical influences the end of the song to sing, “I have everything I ever wanted” -What in Bridger throat, sounds not as a statement of success, but a heartbreaking existential crisis.-Andrew R. Chow Sarah Jarosz, “Johnny” over the past decade, the American singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz has consistently mesmerizing body of work, both built for his solo material as well as the progressive folk supergroup are with her. “Johnny”, one of their strongest songs to date, tells the story of an unhappy traveler’s home. But the choir during the verses full of fear, explodes with stop harmonies and thematic catharsis in which Jarosz shouts: “an open heart looks like a bit ‘like the desert” – Andrew R. Chow
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