Singles Club: May '18
There's something special that happens when you listen to musical track demonstrably show you you've never heard certain combinations of sounds before. For Beach House's "Black Car" this happens in the internal logic of a beat that seems unable to move forward. For James Blake's take on the Moses Sumney track "Make Out in My Car," it's when the grating electronic textures get under your skin but also move you to the general conceit of an anti-romance. These tracks, as a result, are my favorites for the month; dualing perspectives on the darker side of our objects of desire. Also included this month are more conventional sounding tracks that still emote something deeply: from the bottom-positive anthem of Troye Sivan to Buddy's gliding R&B ode to the freeways of Los Angeles.