The musical tour of the day begins with the latest from Canadian musician MorMor , who brings a synthesized and psychedelic song with Outside ; with a live performance by Schoolboy Q, and with the new video for Gunna . Additionally, Morrissey teams up with Panda Bear frontman Ed Droste to cover glam legend Jobriath ; PUPs explode with energy with live single Kids ; and Australian producer Flume releases mixtape. Let’s get started!
1. MorMor, Outside
Today comes another new single from MorMor , the musical project of Seth Nyquist , the eclectic artist from Toronto who maintains an air of mystery around him, letting the music speak for itself. On Outside, he brings us a combination of sweet synths, guitar, and a simple drum beat backed by melancholic lyrics that sonically take us back to Tame Impala’s psych-pop moods.
2. SchoolBoy Q, Numb Numb Juice + Chopstick
ScHoolboy Q finally returned earlier this month with a new single titled Numb Numb Juice , which he debuted live this week during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon ‘s The Tonight Show. In addition, it included a second new track: Chopstick , which features vocals from Travis Scott. Although the latter did not appear physically, Q got some onstage support courtesy of The Roots while reassuring the audience that his new album would be out very soon.
3. Gunna, Richard Millie Plain
The releases continue for rapper Gunna : The Atlanta native dropped another visual from this year’s album Drip or Drown featuring Richard Millie Plain , directed by AWGE, in which we see him with a jeweler selecting a new watch that meets his expectations , so you end up with one that is full of diamonds. While waiting, Gunna pulls out a huge stack of $100 bills, which he spreads out on the counter. The rapper finally leaves the store celebrating with some weed.
4. Morrissey + Ed Droste, Morning Starship (Jobriath cover)
Late last year, Morrissey announced that he would be releasing a covers album titled California Son , which lands on May 24. On the 12-track effort, Moz teams up with the likes of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong , Broken Social Scene ‘s Ariel Engle , Petra Haden and others, to cover everything from Bob Dylan to Carly Simon. Today comes a cover of Morning Starship by glam rock legend Jobriath , featuring Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste.
5. PUP, Kids
Punk rock outfit PUP have a new album on the way called Morbid Stuff , but before dropping it next April, the Canadians stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night for their television debut, on where they performed an upbeat version of their most recent single, Kids.
6. Flume, Hi This Is Flume
Australian producer Flume (aka Harley Streten ) has released a new mixtape called Hi This Is Flume, marking his first collection of new music since his 2016 LP. The musician accompanied the production with a visualizer created by his friend, visual artist and compatriot Jonathan Zawada . In addition to a dozen solo tracks, the mixtape includes several collaborations with JPEGMAFIA, slowthai, SOPHIE, and more. Give it a full listen and enjoy the visuals created by Zawada above.
7. ANOHNI, KARMA
ANOHNI is coming this week with a new song, KARMA , in collaboration with J. Ralph and Jade Bell . The track features the artist singing verses created by Bell, and is the first material we’ve heard from her since last year’s Miracle Now . All proceeds from the track will go to Bell’s Jade Kids non-profit foundation , which helps children and youth with addiction issues.
8. Fat White Family, Tastes Good With The Money
On April 19th , the Fat White Family will be releasing their next album, Serf’s Up!, but before that we’ll take a look at their entertaining new audiovisual for the track Tastes Good with the Money , directed by singer Róisín Murphy, who was inspired by a skit by the iconic British comedy troupe Monty Python for the clip, as a way of talking about the political situation in the UK and Brexit, combining absurdity and the laugh-at-yourself spirit of the English “while the ship is sinking”, as she herself explains.
9. Dan D’Lion, BETTERMAN
British producer and singer Dan D’Lion released a new video this morning for his recent song BETTERMAN , taken from the producer’s first EP of the same name, which arrived earlier this month. The clip was directed by Charlie & Edd, and in it we see Dan up close and on different stages and cameras, in a frenetic video that goes to the rhythm of the song.
10. Lil West, Somedays
One week after dropping his first EP, Vex Part 1, rapper Lil West returns with the official video for Somedays, the first single from the seven-song project. The ACRS-directed visuals include kaleidoscopic effects, split screen shots, and subtitles that highlight the track’s message about the ups and downs of a complicated romance, and one that teeters between love and hate.