Picks of the Week 16S.1
Dartbeat asks a group of musically inclined students to recommend their favorite song picks of the week. We then share a few of those tracks. Enjoy!
Tove Styrke – “Number One”
Katie Hake: If you're like me, week one has you reeling from the fact that (1) work still exists, and (2) you are not laying on the beach, on a mountaintop or in your bed at home anymore. Luckily, I have Tove Styrke's poppy jam, "Number One," to motivate me. This song comes off the Swedish singer-songwriter's latest album Kiddo (2015). I love the beginning of this song, when Styrke's sweet voice slowly brings in the background music. Despite the rainstorm in the music video, the song itself is all sunshine and carries some spring break vibes back to Hanover. Be sure to also check out the Vanic remix of Styrke's song "Borderline."
Lost Kings – “Marathon”
Tiantian Zhang: For anyone who is nostalgic looking back on spring break (or in disbelief because this term has already started), this song brings the perfect #16SPRINGBREAKFOREVER vibe. The drop is pretty mellow compared to other pump-up songs, but its relaxed rhythm and bouncy, gentle beats make it fun, nonetheless.
David Bowie – “Blackstar”
Parker Richards: There will never be another David Bowie. He was the master of the weird, psychedelic space-inspired alt-pop sound that has inspired so many musicians since. And without him, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Western music would not be as it is today. The video for “Blackstar,” the title track on the Thin White Duke’s final studio album, is classic Bowie: bizarre, confusing, sci-fi influenced and absolutely, spectacularly amazing. Whether you’re an avid fan of Bowie or have never heard of him, it’s worth giving this masterpiece a listen.