Billie Eilish’s ‘Barbie’ Ballad, and 10 More New Songs

Billie Eilish draws on pop stars and their association with mass consumption of plastic dolls in the sparse and lonely piano ballad “What Was I Made For?” from the “Barbie” soundtrack. ing. ’ she sings in a quivering whisper. “It’s just what you paid for.” It’s closer to the more traditional, crooner-inspired songs on ‘Ever’. Yet Eilish knows how to remove the melancholy and subtle uncannyness from the feminine malaise. “I used to float, but now I just fall,” she sings. life in plastic Not great.Lindsay Zoraz

Margaret Glaspie sings every word like a struggle on “Memories,” a song of sheer grief and loss. She said, “I miss you/But when I think of you, I’m no good.” Her voice arrives behind the beat and jumps on the notes. Vocals tremble, crack, and sometimes stutter, evoking raw emotion.John Pareles

In “Tiny Garden,” Jamila Woods sings about the growing feeling of mundane yet genuine love. “It ain’t no big deal/Ain’t butterflies and fireworks,” she sings. “It’ll be a little garden/But I’ll feed it every day.” I want to make sure you’re/I’m not someone who’s just doing something fun’ – this track pulsates with keyboard chords, rises with gospel-like backing vocals, and promises: There is a true spiritual connection there.the artist duenita She joins her near the end, rejoicing to “watch all the objectives we set slowly grow over time.”parel

Troye Sivan – Australian pop musician, former YouTuber and the rare musician who actually proved to be a notable on-screen presence on “The Idol” (ahem!) – sweats it out and works out. They return triumphantly with the striking and gloriously hedonistic summer dance “Rush”.floor anthem lightly NSFW video match. Sivan’s breathy vocals dance over a persistent beat and house piano riff, while a deep male chorus preaches the song’s infectious hook. at last, Zander Free!Zoraz

Born in India, Sid Suriham grew up in California and absorbed American R&B and jazz while studying Carnatic (South Indian) music with his parents.He built his career singing in India bollywood hit songs with the Carnatic Raga. On their US debut album, Cidarth, due out on August 25th, Suriham veers in an experimental direction, working with producers Ryan Olson (from Polisa) and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). Worked with musicians. “The Hard Way” is a heartbreak ballad that “I’ll do anything, anything to make you smile,” he insists. It’s chopped up and placed inside a nervous electronic exoskeleton. Explosions of racing double beats, pitch-shifted vocals and multi-tracked harmonies. It’s bold. A more commercial, less intrusive approach could easily have been chosen.parel

It is a law of nature that you can never have too many cowbells. Yard Act, a post-punk band that could be described as LCD soundsystem with a British accent and social media updates, resurfaced after their debut album. It means post-punk nostalgia folded like origami. “Trench Coat Museum” is assertive, hidden, protective, too long and too evocative in an eight-minute track sung in a spokesong that easily gives way to an early 1980s groove. I imagine there might be such an institution that celebrates clothing. Latin percussion including beats, bass riffs, turntable scratches, nail-biting rhythm guitars, synthesizers and cowbells. The open secret of post-punk is that no matter how cynical the vocals get, the songs are always about the groove.parel

Spanish songwriter C. Tangana, who started out as a rapper and has delved deeper into his music’s past, isn’t at the forefront in his latest project. It is a song commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Real Club Celta de Vigo, a football team in Galicia. His father is from the town of Vigo. “Oliveira Dos Cen Anos” (“Hundred Years Old Olive Tree”) is rooted in Galician folk traditions, but powered by electronics. C. Tangana is one of the songwriters, co-producers, and director of the expansive landscape video. A Galician musician performs lead vocals. An impassioned choral hymn with folk lyrics pledging love and fidelity gives way to a traditionalist six-beat stomp, a fiery cameo of the women of As Lagarteiras singing while drumming, and a glittering harp. There are interludes and stadium-sized venues. sing along. “I am always here,” shout the men. “Forever Celta! Parel

“Not everything sounds perfect,” rapper-singer Richie soberly observes on “Déjà Vu.” Producer Lorraine James has constructed a constantly disorienting mix that combines quivering electronic glitches, soothing pianos, and subtle snippets of percussion and synthesizers. Richie, from the group Injury Reserve, sings and speaks with multiple layers of vocals and sounds completely unfazed by his surroundings. “You have to absorb everything,” he advises.parel

In “Intoxycated,” Nigerian singer-songwriter Oxlade and British rapper Dave, who has Nigerian roots, share their love’s breakup and social media. Oxlade decided ‘love is overrated’ after seeing his girlfriend dating another man on Instagram. Dave recalls: “Love is easy to find, but hard to hold / Most stories end and begin on the phone.” It expresses the atmosphere.parel

Composer and producer Jlin (Jerilyn Patton) builds heady electronic music from percussive sounds. So it made perfect sense for her to write music. acoustic live performance The song is by ensemble Third Coast Percussion and appears on the group’s 2022 album Perspectives. Now, Jlin has reworked these songs for her mini-perspective album, due out in September. Electronic sounds revive in her new version of “Fourth Perspective,” a minimalistic waltz that jingles like a ghost as it moves toward a rickety, spooky trap terrain.parel

MaJa (Dominican songwriter Maria-José Gonnell) is content to be a fish out of water in “A Vivir en Desacuerdo” (“Living in Disagreement”) I’m singing that Her airy voice seems hesitant at first, but the production by her songwriting collaborator Jan Rojas radiates with increasing confidence as the beats slide in and the electronics shine brighter and brighter. increase. She is not insecure. she is above all.parel

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