Late 19th century Austrian conductor Gustav Mahler once said, “With the coming of spring, I am calm again,” which is a sentinment I disagree with. Nothing makes me more excited and restless as the fresh new season does. I think if Mr. Mahler had been born a little later, he would love shaking his ass at the club in the spring-time!!! This is a playlist mostly for people excited by the spring, but if you like to chill out, then we’ve got you, too.
Synth-pop groups Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys have collabed to give us their new single “Purple Zone.” The song combines Soft Cell’s melancholic lyrics with Pet Shop Boys’ cheerful synths to create the perfect track for longing! Wanting something more!!! This spring time!!! Break out of your cocoon and spread those wings, babe!
We’re really digging new album Disco Automatic from queer Australian multidisciplinary artist TANZER, who showcases all of her multi-hyphenite abilities to give us elements of ABBA, Kylie Minogue, and Sharyl Lee Ralph, all with her own unique flare. Check out her new trippy video for the single “Destination Love” here!
Another favorite release from this month is “Bliss” from Yung Lean and FKA twigs. If you were on tumblr around 2011–2015, you’ll know how far these two artists have come with their sound and image. In “Bliss,” we hear Yung Lean mumble rap over a hazy guitar, a la Joy Division. To top it off, FKA twigs’ sharp and majestic vocal cuts through the haziness to give the song a bit of a manic pop flavor.
The playlist doesn’t stop there: We have over two hours of tunes for you, including releases from Mallrat, Azealia Banks, Empress Of, Uffie, Kilo Kish and more.
Check out the entire playlist above or on Spotify and spring in!