10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week: Lorde, Calvin Harris, Kyle And More

Written By Sam Murphy on 06/16/2017

The Lorde has blessed us this week.

10. Rostam - Bike Dream

Ex-Vampire Weekend member Rostam has announced details of his debut album Half-Light alongside a new song Bike Dream. Bike Dream is a sweeping epic full of crunching drums and howling guitar but its driven by that trademark Rostam vocal.

9. Majid Jordan - One I Want (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)

Weeks after releases Phases, OVO signees Majid Jordan are back with label mate PARTYNEXTDOOR for one of their slowest jams to date. It may be slow but it's one of their most captivating, using the pace to really show-off their vocals and lyrics.

8. Woodes - Run For It

Melbourne muso Woodes has been slowly gaining traction in the Oz music scene but it feels like she's made a really big splash today. On Run For It, she's not playing around. It's a huge, booming tune that has a weighty presence to it. Consider her firmly on our radar now.

7. Kyle - Nothing 2 Lose

Kyle was named as an XXL Freshman for 2017 and he's continuing that momentum with a new drop. Nothing 2 Lose is all about how his life is pretty good right now which sounds about right. This year, he nabbed a massive hit with Lil Yachty on iSpy.

6. Calvin Harris - Feels (Feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean)

Calvin Harris has rolled-out another star-studded jam off his new record Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1. He's gathered Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean on this tropical-flavoured, funky number. It's one of the most laid-back jams he's ever dropped but it's very inline with the more groovy sounds he's been channelling of late.

5. Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort

Following Everything Now, Arcade Fire have decided to deliver us something a little more experimental in Creature Comfort. It's a damning electronic track that's full of left turns. As experimental as it is though, it's buoyed by Win Butler's stunning feel for melody.

4. Est-Her - Sympathy

It's not often that a debut single from a new artist hits you straight in the face but here we are feeling like we've been sucker-punched by Est-Her's debut single Sympathy. The Canadian artist used to be a ballet dancer but he's turned to music and has dropped a song that completely juxtaposes the fragility of ballet. It's a roaring, rumbling tune that includes breaking vocals and a drum beat that says we're here to fuck shit up.

3. DJDS - Trees On Fire (Feat. Amber Mark & Marco McKinnis)

After a big year producing for names like Kanye West and Kacy Hill, DJDS are back working on their own material and Trees On Fire is the first taste. It's a euphoric, forward-thinking dance track that features the vocals of Amber Mark and Macro McKinnis. Yet another slam dunk from one of our favourite producer acts.

2. Lorde - Writer In The Dark

Writer In The Dark is an unexpected, giant ballad plonked right in the middle of Melodrama. It's a moment of solitary for Lorde as she sings at points over a single piano key. She explores the upper-echelons of her vocal, something she rarely does, and gives us a Kate Bush moment that's goosebump-worthy. The lesson here: never date Lorde if you plan on breaking her heart. She's got a pen and a voice.

1. Lorde - Homemade Dynamite

Lorde's Melodrama is full of unexpected twists and turns but Homemade Dynamite is one of the more straightforward pop cuts on the record. It's a slinky, fast-moving song about attraction and it captures that pent up sexual energy perfectly. Sure, it's the most commercial record but it's packed full of Lorde-isms that make it so endearing.