new music friday (nmf) / Friday 01-05-24

morning babble / Friday 01-05-24

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Pink Cut of “So What”

Happy New Year?

Pink Cut of “So What”

Morning Babble Intro

Yes – Happy First Weekend of 2024 and I guess one final Happy 2024 and that’s it out of me for new year’s wishes. (Larry David drop)

I opened the Babble today with Pink and her song “So What”. I heard some new music today which triggered that song in my head . . . I’ll get to it shortly.

It took me several hours to click-click-click through the files in my head to figure out what song it was making me think of. Initially, I thought it was The Pretty Reckless (clip) Kept going through song after song of them. By the way, Taylor Momsen is the lead singer of that band but she is also known for playing Cindy Lou Who with Jim Carrey in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. (clip) I just have to say. I loved her Instagram posts around the holidays. She fully embraced having done that role and put out some really fun holiday posts. She’s a rocker and it was nice to see that. I then pivoted (clip) to Kesha. I played a lot of Kesha (clip) – I really thought it was Kesha (clip) It wasn’t Kesha. But then – click, click, click – it happened – PINK! (clip) I’ll get to that in a bit.

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New Music Friday:

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  • First up – remember the song “Laid”, remembering getting laid? Alright this is awkward – play the clip (James – “Laid”). From 1993, that’s “Laid” by the band: James. Today, from the band July Talk we get a cover of the song (clip – girl singing) I’m not all that familiar with the band and I liked the girl’s voice, but then (clip – guy singing) I wasn’t ready for that transition. I wasn’t. I liked it though. This is actually part of a 5 song EP that they released in late December, but it popped up – Laid – on my Spotify Release Radar list today, so I wanted to pass it along. Being good is not one of my new year’s resolutions (clip)
  • Couple hip-hop songs got my attention. This first one I really connected with (clip) Alright, maybe not that part, but I did eventually connect and thoroughly enjoyed that one – which was “Good Intentions” from 24kGoldn (clip). More hip-hop – on New Year’s Day, The Game and Big Hit teamed up along with producer Hit-Boy for a new album: Paisley Dreams. The song that I heard and enjoyed was “P-Fiction” (clip)
  • Green Day – new album “Saviors” drops on January 19th – thats their 14th studio album – that’s also known as – a lot. For the time being, the boys did give us another song to enjoy (clip) That’s called “One Eyed Bastard” and that’s the song that made me think of the PINK song “So What” – it was the very beginning of it. We’ll do the back & forth thing. This is Green Day (clip) this is PINK (clip) again, Green Day (clip) and PINK (clip). Do you think they got that? //
  • Several quick hits of new music: Playboi Carti has released a new song with Travis Scott called “Backr00ms,” alongside a music video which features Carti showering a dancer with money. Go Google that one // The Boston Trio – Pile – released a 5 song EP called Hot Air Ballon. Couple months ago – one of the songs was released with a video called “The Birds Attacked My Hot Air Balloon.” I’m going to go a little deeper on these guys. // And lastly, if you’re in Philly, it’s David Bowie week. All my years of being in the area and being in radio, unfortunately, I had never heard of Bowie week in Philly. I learned about it while reading the article from Dan Deluca of the Philly inquirer. I’ll link the story – click here (clip)

Thank you to Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Louder, Dan Deluca of the Philly Inquirer & I know there’s more.

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