ICYMI: A roundup of the song of the week features from the past month
Song: "Adore You (Endless Remix)"
Artist: Jessie Ware, Bibi Zhou, Sihan
T&E writer Hazel says, "'Adore You' is maybe the moodiest song on Jessie Ware's ten out of ten flawless record What's Your Pleasure. The song is low, yearning, and full of desire, the chorus drops into a simmering bass line and Ware almost whispering, 'I adore you.' This remix manages to bring out the tension and emotion of this song even more. It would be wildly out of place on the record, but by taking the song alone, Sihan and Bibi Zhou create something even more sultry, restrained, and full of simple desire. This remix dropped this Friday and is absolutely essential listening."
Artist: Marcos Valle.
T&E contributor Kurt B. Reighley/DJ El Toro says, "Although 'Estrelar' was released in 1983, and yielded the biggest hit of this Brazilian songwriter's long career (which continued a few months ago with a collaboration with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge for their Jazz Is Dead imprint), I'd never heard it until last summer, when my friend DJ Morning Remorse dropped it in a late-night dance set at Pickathon. With its bubbling boogie groove and Valle's laidback delivery (I love the sound of Portuguese!), 'Estrelar' instantly transports me to my happy place, dancing with my friends ... even while we're apart."
Song: "Hard Working Hand"
Artist: Luke Temple.
T&E podcaster Mike Barnett says, "You know you've internalized capitalism when you determine your worth based on your productivity, you feel guilty for resting, your primary concern is to make yourself profitable, you neglect your health, you think hard work is what brings happiness (as stated by @_r0sewater.) This song is about that struggle."
Artist: Tierra Whack
T&E writer Joanna Swaap says, "Dora is one of my favorite songs that's come out during this crazy year. It's fun and whimsical, and Tierra Whack is such a breath of fresh air. Also, the music video is incredible--don't skip out on watching it."