This month I have the honor to write In Our Headphones for the first time, so I’m excited by both the challenge to complete my task and the unique chance to explore my teammates’ musical taste.
The party starts with a dancy warm-up suggested by @Kate, perfectly combining powerful dance beats with meaningful lyrics. In her own words “To be honest I didn't listen to lots of music this month, so I ended up checking my Release Radar out (which I rarely do), and found this. Galantis is a really good artist so I gave it a listen, liked it and the rest, as they say, is history.”
Next up is @Peter's monthly favorite track. He says: "I've only briefly been a passenger on The 1975 bandwagon, but I've been enjoying the trippy ride through the unpolished landscape of Matty Healy's mind with each new single from their upcoming album, “Notes On A Conditional Form”. My favourite ones to come out so far are “Frail State of Mind” and my current favourite, “The Birthday Party”, with its collage of embarrassing situations undercut by moments of deep sincerity."
Now to my pick, which I’ve been listening to on repeat for the last few months - an unconventional track by Kylie Minogue. I’ve always been surprised how pop artists manage to outperform in a not-their-own genre. A perfect example is this cabaret-jazz track from Kylie, originally written by the band Kish Mauve.
We continue with @Guido’s contribution to heat it up with some horrorcore. He says himself that this track "...mixes hip-hop, metal and horror in a lovely way. Easily one of my favorite acts." And his choice is easily understandable.
While still on the dark side, let me also present to you an industrial gem recommended by @Xenia: “Guess I just love the energy of that song, it's the perfect track to walk home through the cold wind and shining city lights after work.”
@Mario’s choice is bringing us back to one of the cult bands from the 90’s. You can feel that atmosphere in his own words:I like this song because it paints a beautifully bitter-sweet as well as personally realistic picture of what romantic love has felt like. I can identify both with the author of the lyrics and with the person being addressed in them.”
And welcome to our club’s chill out zone with @Emil’s monthly choice. Resembling the popular sample from Portishead’s “Glory box”, this song has its own distinct originality and atmosphere. “Got this sent by a friend of mine and it immediately clicked with my music taste. Reminds me of something Wax Tailor or Chinese Man could've produced. It also has that "sexy" sound to it. Just makes you wanna grab a partner and dance.”, Emil says.