- Humans Become Machines by Aristophanes
Aristophanes is a Taiwanese rapper best known for her collaborations with Grimes. However, in 2017 she is planning on releasing music independently of the collaborations. This is the first of many releases of the year.
- Tummy Ache by Diet Cig
Tummy Ache is the single released off of Diet Cig’s upcoming full-length coming out in April. Compared to their last 7” Tummy Ache is a little less punk and a bit more alt rock. Nevertheless, Diet Cig’s guitarist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman keep the energy high, keeping fans tied over until the full album release later this spring.
- Told You I’d Be With the Guys by Cherry Glazerr
Although this is less lo-fi than some of Cherry Glazerr’s prior work, the upbeat tempo ties the song together for me. Good song to walk to class to in the unpredictable February weather.
- Nighttime (feat Izzy True) by Sammus
Nighttime is a track off of NY rapper Sammus’ 2016 album “Pieces in Space.” Her work deals with topics such as sexuality, race, and womanhood as well as references to the digital age, mentioning Netflix, Siri, and Nintendo. Definitely an artist to keep your eye on in 2017.
- Inside Edition by Sneaks
The newest single released by Sneaks as part of her upcoming album in March. In this single, Sneaks maintains her lo-fi sound while adding a much more prominent house tempo. Although only a minute in length, this song stands on its own. You will probably want to replay this song after your first listen.
- Human by Sevdaliza
Sevdaliza’s work is reminiscent of that of Fka Twigs, with an experimental eerie overtone. 94% chance this song will put you into a daze.
- Tomboy by Princess Nokia
Tomboy is a single off of Princess Nokia’s (Destiny Frasqueri) 2016 album 1992. This song like most others on her album is one of self-proclamation and power. The album as a whole serves as a celebration women of color, witchcraft, and the Harlem/Bronx community. If you haven’t already listened to all of 1992, I would highly recommend going to her Soundcloud page and doing so right now.
- Good as Hell by Lizzo
Although this song was released in 2016, Lizzo is not an artist to look past. This song will give you the pick me up you’ve needed every day since the election in November.