So now everybody has successfully become overweight alcoholics, it's time to get back into the swing of things. While you had your eyes on a bottle of champagne or your head up a turkey, you may have missed these songs. Let's catch up...
Kanye West- Only One (Feat. Paul McCartney)
This one was the big one. Yeezy ushered in the New Year with a new song- one that is a big departure from the industrial, raw Yeezus. Only One featuring largely unknown new artist, Paul McCartney, takes cues from 808s and Heartbreaks more than any of his other albums. It's a heartfelt ballad. It's auto-tuned, soulful and actually quite humble. As much as it is a different direction we think this track might be an outlier on his forthcoming record.
Lxury- Let Down
We had the pleasure of having this British producer down-under last year, and he just continues to churn out bass-heavy gold. Let Down comes courtesy of British radio presenter Annie Mac and it's a soulful flavoured, deep-house track.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/annie-mac-presents/fmm-lxury-let-down[/soundcloud]
A$AP Rocky- Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2
Oooooh, we feel a new A$AP Rocky album on the way. Following last years Multiply, it's clear that A$AP is going back to his roots, ditching pop-heavy hooks for dark hip-hop beats and fierce flows. Let's hope this his sophomore album goes a little harder than his debut which barely scratched the surface of what this man can do.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/asapmob/lord-pretty-flacko-jodye-2-pfjii-prod-nez-rio[/soundcloud]
MØ- New Years Eve
MØ had a pretty awesome 2014, finishing it up with a guest spot on the new Iggy Azalea single, Beg For It, and an Australian tour. She's released New Years Eve to signal the very event its title alludes to. It's a somewhat melancholic tracks featuring an introspective MO in ballad mode which is something we haven't heard much from her before.
A.G. Cook- What I Mean
PC Music ruled 2014, on Soundcloud at least. The head of the internet label, A.G. Cook has carefully curated a label that is kitsch, melodic and modern. What I Mean came as a welcome end of year surprise. It's one of the more tame tracks to have come from Cook but it's no less sugary sweet.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/annie-mac-presents/fmm-a-g-cook-what-i-mean[/soundcloud]
Usher Feat. Migos- Still Got It
If 2014 proved anything it's that Usher does indeed still have it. Good Kisser was great, I Don't Mind was better and for the first time since 2001 we find ourselves excited about an Usher record. This one probably won't appear on huge album, but it will tie us over for now. He takes on the role of a rapper matching Migos, who is an actual rapper FYI.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/zaytovenbeatz/usher-ft-migos-i-still-got-it-prod-by-zaytoven[/soundcloud]
MAGIC! - Rude (Saint Pepsi Remix)
This song sucks as much shit as Sublime's Santaria, but Saint Pepsi has proved himself, once again, to be a saint tastefully remixing it. The reggae is gone and in its place is a beat reminiscent of Beyonce's Partition. It's far more bearable and Saint Pepsi deserves a medal.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/saintpepsi/magic-rude-saint-pepsi-remix[/soundcloud]
Montgomery- Piñata (Japanese Wallpaper Remix)
Melbourne label, IOhYou have a great roster of artists now with the addition of DMAs and Montgomery last year. Young upcoming producer, Japanese Wallpaper, has taken on Montgomery's Piñata, leaving much of the vocal melody intact but adding a layered, dimly-lit instrumental that makes the song even more delectable.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/iohyouparty/montgomery-pinata-japanese-wallpaper-remix[/soundcloud]
O.T. Genasis- CoCo (Dark0 Remix)
If you haven't heard the original of this yet, you probably will very soon. It's completely ridiculous but it's found a runaway following in the US. London producer, Dark0, has remixed the track given it an even darker base of chiming and cascading percussion.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/dark0/o-t-genasis-coco-dark0-remix[/soundcloud]
Toby Gale- Hawaii Wifi Tiger Moves
Ryan Hemsworth is continuing on with his Secret Songs giveaways and the latest is a super kawaii offering from Toby Gale. Of the song Hemsowrth says "I have trouble finding songs at this pace, that give me the feeling Hawaii Wifi Tiger Moves does". Don't we all, Hemsworth. Don't we all.
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/shhsecretsongs/shh017-toby-gale-hawaii-wifi-tiger-moves[/soundcloud]