When a song features the lyrics: “gonna cook you with pepper and lime,” I know it’s going on heavy rotation. That would be from Paris chanteuse Mai Lan. And then there are all the new things from Dirty Projectors and their collab with Solange. Good music is blowing up right now. And with efforts like the 100 First Days, I cannot wait to see what the subversives come up with. Also, Moonlight just won Best Picture at the Oscars. I don’t care what people say, the arts are responding.
Hearts are ALL on fire right now. And it’s definitely not from all the good heat coming from Valentine’s Day. So I thought I’d put together a playlist of some very new faves and some old spins that have kept my cardiac sounds in check. New faves like Bay Ledges, and stalwarts like Animal Collective, Clap Ya Hands Say Yeah, Spoon (because I’m a 39 year old guy who went to school in Austin at heart) and Sondre Lerche all have new tunes the kick the year off with. So this playlist is mostly filled with some old geezers. But I’ll get the babies to you soon.