IP’s New Music Friday – February 18th, 2022

Welcome to a jam packed week of Infinite Purple’s New Music Friday recap where we listen through this week’s released tracks to bring you the songs that stand out!

Read all the way through or make your way to the bottom for the full Spotify playlist of our Friday discoveries.

Want It Bad – Kid Cudi (ft. Nigo)
After some weird shade from Kanye, we were stoked to see that Kid Cudi is putting out new music. His new track, “Want It Bad,” features drummer & fashion designer, Nigo, and has a classic Cudi sound. With the driving bass, energetic synths, and Cudi’s signature vocals and hums, this song is definitely an exciting show of what’s to come from the legendary artist.

AMAZING – Rex Orange County
Indie rock artist, Rex Orange County, truly has a key to our hearts. Ever since his incredible 2019 album, Pony, we’ve been waiting for a new Rex Orange County era and it has begun starting with his track, “KEEP IT UP.” The new track, “AMAZING,” is a heartfelt track with his classic sound and vocalizations made to make you feel AMAZING.

NWA – Lucky Daye (ft. Lil Durk)
R&B singer, Lucky Daye, has been catapulting to the front of the music scene with his vibe-y songs and fun vocals. On his new song “NWA,” he recruits star rapper, Lil Durk, to lend his great lyricism. This song is laid back and fun at the same time using a nice hip hop beat as a backbone.

How We Do – CID & Joshwa
Tech house remixes of classic tunes that we all recognize have been on the rise, with Joshwa pumping out many of our favorites such as “My Humps” and “Party’s Jumpin.” In this collaboration with CID, the two put together an ultra fun mix that samples The Game and 50 Cent’s “How We Do.”

Love’s Train – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
As many of you know Silk Sonic is a project started by the great Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars who recently released their debut album. Love’s Train is a sample of the great Con Funk Shun who originally released their track in 1982. If you like funk and soul, we suggest you check out Silk Sonic’s version and the original.

Magic (Vladimir Cauchemar Remix) – Polo & Pan
Polo & Pan is one of our absolute favorite artists around with their unique style of music that ranges from mysterious house feels to nostalgic French lullabies. This remix of “Magic” takes one of their classic tunes and takes it up a notch with a much more housey feel.

EP Texas Moon – Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
If you know anything about IP’s taste music you’ll know that we’re huge fans of both these artists. With their first collab together “Texas Sun” we saw something beautiful created but also an unfinished story. Texas Moon continues that story. This EP feels incredibly dreamy at times and has elements of Leon’s original album “Coming Home.” Some of our favorites are “B-Side,” “Chocolate Hills,” & “Mariella.”

Album Sonic Poems – Lewis OfMan
Lewis of Man has been on our radio for quite some time now since his release of “Flash” in 2018 which seemed to combine an Alt Funk sound with house beat. Sonic poems fallows a similar formula but goes the more indie electronic sound which can be more approachable. Some of our favorites are “Attitude,” “Misbehave,” & “Boom Boom.”

Album Space Island – BROODS
New Zealand-bred duo, BROODS, has become a more well-known name over the last few years as they hopped on songs with Flight Facilities, Kito, & more. Their new album, Space Island, is the fourth full-length project from the group over there years of amazing music. Space Island perfectly blends pop, electronic, and more to create a unique sound specific to them. Some of our favorite tracks from the album are “Piece of My Mind,” “I Keep (ft. Tove Lo),” & “If You Fall in Love.”

Album Once Twice Melody – Beach House
Indie rock duo, Beach House, has released its newest album titled Once Twice Melody. The new album is the first to be produced entirely by just the band. The album retains their classic dreamy, emotional sounds and vocals making it a wonderful continuation of the band we’ve grown to love. Some of our favorites from the album are “Once Twice Melody,” “Pink Funeral,” & “Sunset.”

And some more tracks that stood out this week:

For the full IP’s NMF playlist including many additional songs not featured above, check the playlist below:

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