This is an archived post originally sent out via the cmd+f weekly newsletter
Do I have some music for you! Of course I do; it’s Friday… and this is cmd+f.
Unfortunately there is no recording on Anchor this week. I went to a Throwback Thursday screening of Blade Runner last night, and, oh my god??? Can you believe movies were recorded on film reels once upon a time? I’m sure most of it was retouched/remastered for a contemporary screening, but then again, there are times when I drop into galleries and stare at photographs from 50+ years ago that look like they were taken yesterday. The camera lens is so incredible. The whole concept of capturing a moment in time and having the power to replicate it…. I’m starting to dive into some stoner philosophy TED Talk, and nobody asked for that. Onto the musique!
Please reach out to me via Twitter at @hellogoodbritt (or any other form you may know how to contact me) with your thoughts about any of the tracks I’ve selected this week.
As always, you know the drill: if you like what you hear, spread the cheer. Tell your friends about the songs you liked in this letter, but most importantly, let the artists know. There’s a veeeeery good chance they’ll see your comments, and from past experience, I know it’ll really make their day.
“Justify” - Tei Shi | Over one year after seeing her open for Years & Years, my girl finally has an album! “Justify” dropped last week and cropped up in a playlist, and I stopped in my tracks as I was smearing eyeshadow across my lids. As “Justify” cooed softly out of my computer in another room, I thought it was a Britney Spears deep cut, then for a moment maybe a chop and screw of Prince – and then, the full song was Realized, and I felt whole. Brace yourself for this sexy jam. Listen here
“The Poet” - Wyldest | If Warpaint went by Warpastel, they’d sound like Wyldest; they’re much softer sonically than Warpaint’s tunes, but still all the vibrant and memorable. “The Poet” is cerebral, serene, and divine. Listen here
“Silver Lined Clouds” - ZiG, Nic Hanson | I am here to set you up with some poolside jammery. It’s time to create a new playlist if you haven’t yet to stuff full of tracks best served whilst reclined on a chaise and a rum punch in a tiki cup (umbrella optional but definitely encouraged). When you’ve successfully created the playlist and dropped Calvin Harris’ undoubtedly Song of the Summer semi-disco bop “Slide” in there, go ahead and drop “Silver Lined Clouds” in there too. Listen here
“Workin’s Too Hard” - Rayna Gellert | My heyday of holing up in my dorm room listening to Fleet Foxes is long since behind me. I haven’t been able to really connect with much folk music since leaving Seattle. I reckon it’s an environmental think, as most of it is slow and well, a bit dull. Every once in a while there is one that captivates you. I stumbled upon this track on Soundcloud of all places, and while it’s on the slower side, it’s simple and gorgeous. Listen here
“Oh” - Mt. Si | This track has been out for a minute! “Oh” cropped up in a randomized radio station playlist this week as I was driving with my windows down, sun setting, on my way to grab some Thai food with some good company, and it was blissful. I tested this song out for a night drive (one of my favorite things to do in LA is hitting the roads after dark) and it too held up quite a mood. I’m all about crafting a mood to get me in a headspace before I go out. Listen here
If you failed to take my advice to create your own playlist of Poolside Jammery as noted in our third track this week, I’ve got you covered and gone ahead and made one because I love you. I know you aren't done reading this new letter yet, but this is music honey; you gotta be three steps ahead in this game. Keep the party going, always. Feel free to follow/save the playlist, and use it to crank up at your galas this summer. More tunes will be dumped in there as the months start to heat up and the jams roll in.
Hold onto your wigs: cupcakKe dropped her new album Queen ElizaBITCH today!! One of the flyest, most confident rappers I’ve heard in a minute, she’s made the rounds on social media for being extremely generous to her fans. I first heard of her about a year ago after she helped set up an underage fan with a hotel room after the fan was kicked out of their house, and then helped the fan get on their feet. When I followed her, I was in for a damn treat: she ain’t even shy about talking about enjoying sex in the most explicit way - same goes for her bars. cupcakKe is a real one. I love her, and she’s gonna prosper. Queen ElizaBITCH is most definitely NSFW, but it’s got some truly incredible jams and raw heat. Listen here
This time next week we will all be listening to the new Harry Styles single. Oh. My. God.
If you’re interested in hearing what else I’ve been rinsing this month (aside from the tracks listed above), peep my personal March 2017 playlist. You can dive into the cmd+f archive to hear what I’ve been listening to in previous months.
A(lmost a)ll of the tracks I’ve shared this week and past cmd+f newsletters are archived into a single playlist on Spotify for you to follow here. You’re welcome.
See you next week!