Young Fathers - In My View

| Keith

Young Fathers are back with a terrific new single, "In My View", which builds and sort of remixes the sound they had going on White Men Are Black Men Too, it reminds me a bit of "Shame" from that album, but more polished and more sophisticated, maybe. Anyway, I'm digging it and looking forward to more from them.

RIYL: TV on The Radio, Wax Taylor, Mount Kimbie, Arca

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Young Fathers - Shame

| Keith
Nothing but a barefaced lie
Is all you cunts can hold on to
I suggest you downgrade fast
Before it's a shame on you

Imma sing, "What a shame on you"
Where's your gall when it's a shame on you?

I've got no clue what they're going on about, but I dig the rhythm and vibe of "Shame" by Scottish Indie R&B trio Young Fathers. This one's been popping up here and there and I finally decided to give some of their back catalog a listen. It's good stuff and they cover a really wide variety of musical styles.

RIYL: Roots Manuva, Wax Tailor, Ghostpoet, TV on The Radio

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Sia (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) - Satisfied (Hamilton Mixtape)

| Kerri

I remember that night, I just might
Regret that night for the rest of my days

I remember those soldier boys
Tripping over themselves to win our praise

I remember that dreamlike candlelight
Like a dream that you can’t quite place

But Alexander, I’ll never forget the first
Time I saw your face

I have never been the same
Intelligent eyes in a hunger-pang frame
And when you said “Hi,” I forgot my dang name
Set my heart aflame, ev’ry part aflame

Perhaps this is too little, too late (or, as a show-tune, doesn't belong?) but I'm honey-badgering a Hamilton hit for my Most Important Song today. Confession: I have not seen Hamilton and only listened to a few minutes of a few tracks from the Original Broadway Soundtrack. What I have heard only reinforces to me that Sia's voice does amazing things to the words Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote. This is fun with history, folks! 

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