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.
“Compass” by Zella Day (Louis The Child Remix)
Number five this week is a hype house remix by the one and only Louis The Child. “Compass” has a sound straight out of a fairy tale. Zella Day’s voice has this strong, soothing tone which the EDM duo takes advantage of. They create sounds specifically for her voice and amplify it. In 2013, at the ages of 16 and 17, the members in the musical duo Louis The Child began their band. Since then, the duo has made a statement in the EDM world and never fails to add unique sounds to the songs they mix. They add their own story to their mixes. With lyrics like “Woven in the fabric of your tapestry/Cover me in honeysuckle memories,” “Compass” goes deeper than most.
“Slip” by Elliot Moss (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Let me just start off by saying if you don’t know who Hippie Sabotage is, then you need to check them out. They’re another EDM duo that goes above and beyond to give fans what they want while staying exclusive and aware of what they want. With a cool futuristic vibe, these brothers know what they’re doing. At number four this week, “Slip” by Elliot Moss is an older song that Hippie Sabotage remixed three years ago. The best part of this song is the last 40 seconds; the beat boxing is just intriguing, and gives this song a trippy sound like no other. I’m not surprised they pulled it off though, considering Hippie Sabotage is capable of anything.
“From the Dining Table” by Harry Styles
The number three song this week is “From the Dining Table” by Harry Styles. The first time I heard this song, it came on randomly and I couldn’t figure out who it was by. When I saw it was Harry Styles, it took me by surprise, I was convinced this was a veteran folk artist. This chill and simple alternative rock sound is not something I’d expect from the former One Direction member. His debut, self-titled album shows off the heartthrob’s alternative rock side and can we talk about his album cover? This trendy pink, millennial pink some call it, adds a mature and timid twist to the sexy water shots we’re all used to.
“Moon Tower” by Dirty Heads
Coming in at number two for the second week in a row is the band Dirty Heads with its song “Moon Tower.” Last week, I mentioned how they change genres throughout their albums. Some songs sound nothing like others and this song is one of them. Compared to last weeks’ reggae song, the voice and sound in “Moon Tower” is totally different. Most people probably wouldn’t even know these songs are by the same band. “Moon Tower” is a chill, tropical song that would fit in any summer playlist. Considering how slam packed their self-titled album was, this track somewhat got lost in it.
“Bedroom” by Litany
The number one song this week is an explosive track from Litany. “Bedroom” is an alternate-pop song that will grab your attention instantly. Between the genius lyrics such as “I need to know now are you gonna come around,” and lead singer Beth Cornell’s soft chilling vocals, this song has got it going on. The lyrics describe how most girls feel when it comes to talking to a guy. Instead of beating around the bush, Cornell ask straight up if “he's gonna come around.” The UK duo released their debut EP ‘4 Track’ on June 7. Since then, the group has gained a surge in popularity across Europe and North America. With their chill house style and this flirty song, Litany is set up for success. They bring a different sound and vibe to the EDM world, and their songs have also been featured on mixes from DJ’s all over. “Bedroom,” having only 30,000 views on Youtube, makes it the most underrated song this week.