Today’s music selection comes with a live video of Arctic Monkeys , Kelela ‘s latest single, and a musical sunset with Caroline Polachek . In addition, we will listen to the new Frankie Cosmos , we will smoke some marijuana in the recently released video of Tegan and Sara , and we will enjoy the Ritual clip of UPSAHL . Let’s get started!
1. Arctic Monkeys, I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am
Arctic Monkeys have debuted the video for I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am , the latest advance single from their forthcoming LP The Car , due out Friday 21 October. The clip was directed by Ben Chappell and Zackery Michael and was shot at the band’s recent concert at the King’s Theater in Brooklyn. The Car , which will follow up on 2018’s Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino , includes the previously shared singles There’d Better Be a Mirrorball and Body Paint.
2. Kelela, Happy Ending
Kelela is bringing a new song today called Happy Ending , produced by LSDXOXO with additional production by Bambii. The new single from the American artist arrives with an accompanying video that Kelela co-directed with Alima Lee , highlighting black rave culture in New York City. We still don’t have any more concrete news on her new album but last month, Kelela returned with her first single in four years, Washed Away.
3. Caroline Polachek, Sunset
Caroline Polachek is back with a new single called Sunset . Co-produced with Sega Bodega , the song is accompanied by a visual co-directed by Matt Compson and Polachek and filmed in Barcelona. “Resolution is so rare in life, but music is abnormally full of it,” Polachek said in a statement. “A sunset is the biggest pop cliché, because it’s a perfect resolution. Ennio Morricone passed away a few months before Salvador ( Sega Bodega ) and I started Sunset, and the epic folkloric tone of the spaghetti western sunset played in my mind. I wanted an operatic refrain without words, but punctuated with a very real disappointment: beyond all the distraction, dead ends, and false promises of the world is the love we too often take for granted. That’s my sunset.”
4. Frankie Cosmos, Empty Head
Frankie Cosmos has released the latest advance single from his new album Inner World Peace ahead of its release this Friday, October 21. This is Empty Head, which follows the previous proposals One Year Stand, Aftershook and FOOF , and comes with a video from director Sophia Bennett Holmes . The new song “is about wishing for inner peace, and vice versa: the spiral,” according to vocalist Greta Kline.“It’s about self-control, and the fear of letting loose and getting overwhelmed. It’s also about finding joy in the little moments: walking in circles, waiting to see the neighbor’s dog… For me, the video perfectly captures the way meditation works: once you stop concentrating and trying too hard, it comes out of natural form”.
5. Tegan and Sara, Smoking Weed Alone
Tegan and Sara debut today the track Smoking Weed Alone, the fifth track released in announcing their upcoming 10th studio album, Crybaby, due out this Friday, October 21 via Mom+Pop Music. Although the theme was written by Tegan, the song shows the band’s focus on the album. “With this album, I wanted there to be a dialogue that we could have about the songs,” says Sara. “Some of Tegan’s songs became almost duets, because he allowed me to come in and challenge her to rewrite the lyrics. I wanted a narrative that could tie into our relationship and some of the things that were going on in our lives, even if the song wasn’t about it. And in Smoking Weed Alonethere’s a chorus where we sing to each other, something we haven’t done before in our careers.” The song comes with a video directed by Mark Myers.
6. UPSAHL, Ritual
You may already be familiar with UPSAHL ‘s work : In 2020, the New York musician co-wrote Dua Lipa ‘s Good In Bed , and since then, the singer has risen to prominence and forged her own path. Earlier this year, she released the explosive single Monica Lewinsky , followed by the banger Antsy, and this week brings her latest single, Ritual, with a video inspired by the video game Dislyte and directed by Zebulon Griffin.