Danielle Schmid is an Arts & Entertainment reporter for The East Carolinian. Danielle’s Discover Weekly comes out on Monday’s, with a fresh playlist for readers to listen to throughout the week.
“Limitless” by Sam F. (ft. Sophie Rose)
The number five song this week is just one of those feel-good, motivational electric music songs. “Limitless” comes from a 24-year-old DJ by the name of Sam F. The vocals behind this upbeat masterpiece come from up-and-coming artist Sophie Rose. The young DJ is an artist from the California Bay Area who has been in the electronic dance music scene since 2014. “Limitless” was released earlier this year and is the song to keep an eye on this week. DJ Sam F. and artist Sophie Rose will most likely be on pop stations all over the world soon with this EDM hit.
“Digital Love” by Daft Punk
The number four song this week is a groovy tune that has been completely overlooked. “Digital Love” was released in 2001 and is arguably Daft Punk’s best song ever according to fans on Youtube and Twitter. The disco-pop song has an electric-rock feel that instantly takes you to another decade. The duo brings a dreamy aspect to this song and even incorporates an anime-space themed music video. Daft Punk has been around since 1993 and the members never show their faces; at this point I am convinced they’re immortal aliens, but that’s just me.
“All I Want” by Stonefox
The number three song this week is a romantic love song by the not-so-mainstream group Stonefox. The boy-girl trio is an intimate-indie group that focuses on acoustic-mellow pop. Their most popular single, “All I Want” is one of those songs that makes you feel like you're in a music video driving down the road looking out the window while it's raining, and yes it’s in my FML playlist on iTunes. Stonefox is an Australian group that first hit the stage in 2015. The trio brings a female fronted sound and has been compared to the popular group The XX.
“Flaws” by Litany
Since discovering Litany’s deput EP “4 Tracks,” I haven’t gone a day without listening to the entire EP in order. The duo created a short intro to each song and this move was game changing. The way the four tracks flow is mesmerizing and just aesthetically pleasing in general. The number two song this week, “Flaws,” is a straight up banger describing girl power. “Why you gotta treat me like that? It's taking all I have not to look back / When you gonna grow up and look past everybody else has flaws, so when will you see yours?” This song perfectly describes that moment in a relationship when we realize this isn’t how we should be treated.
“May I Have This Dance” by Francis and the Lights (ft. Chance the Rapper)
The number one song this week has a Phil Collins-Tarzan feel and if you’ve heard that album, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Francis and the Lights keeps a cool, chill R&B vibe and has even worked with artists such as Kanye West and Bon Iver. His music videos are very similar and he’s one of those artists like Kygo, where you can tell it’s his music within the first couple seconds. This somewhat popular tropical single has more than five million views on Youtube and was released May 18. Considering this single was released recently, I’m sure it will gain even more popularity within the months to come. Actually, I’m pretty sure there’s no way this song won’t become popular; I’m calling it now.