Another year of fantastic tunes. Not sure why, but it was a bit easier to nail my favorite LPs down than the last couple of years (favorite EPs was a bit more work this year). Enjoy and tune in later today for Brendan’s favorites.
Music is special. There’s nothing quite like discovering a new favorite song for the first time. I probably listened to this track ten times in a row when it first came across my desk. This track is truly mesmerizing and I for one can’t wait to hear more from this New York-based songstress.
Haynie’s debut full-length was jam packed with big names, including Romy (The xx), Lykke Li, Devonte Hynes, Julia Holter, Father John Misty…just to name a few. But it’s the leadoff track with Mike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and the one and only Brian Wilson that I can’t get enough of. Seriously though, this entire album is great and deserves a proper listen from beginning to end. Doo-wop vocals, playful keys, and swaying sax all come together to create this fun and energetic diddy.
A handful of excellent new tracks have dropped recently, including Hot Chip’s “Huarache Lights” and Dan Deacon’s “Learning to Relax”, but it was the latest single from Emile Haynie’s debut LP We Fall that’s been on constant repeat all week. Like previous offerings, Haynie is joined by more famous friends, this time Lykke Li and Romy (The xx). We Fall drops Feb 23/24 via Interscope. I can’t wait to hear more from this album.