High 5: Five Playlists You Need To Hear This Week
TIDAL’s music editors are continuously at work crafting new playlists for different themes, genres, moods and occasions, as well as offering you a continuous flow of guest curated and exclusive artist playlists. To help guide you through the constant flow of great new content, we highlight five of our favorites right here. This is the TIDAL High 5.
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Chimes of Freedom
It came as something of a surprise last week when the Swedish Academy bestowed the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, humanity’s highest honor for achievements in poetry and prose, to none other than American music icon Bob Dylan for ”having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
While the literary world is divided on whether a singer-songwriter should be given literature’s greatest prize, and it remains to be seen if Bob will even show up for the ceremony, one thing is for sure no other figure in modern music could have even been considered, let alone actually win it.
For years now South Londoner Sampha Sisay has been stirring things up on the music scene. With his unique voice and soulful touch, the British electronic singer, songwriter and producer has become a hot commodity for collaboration, leading to guest spots on key tracks from Kanye West, Solange, Drake and Jessie Ware, just to name a few. We’ve compiled some highlights from the young artist’s career so far.
Music Business Blues
When Hunter S. Thompson said that “the music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs,” he wasn’t entirely alone. Compiled here is an assortment of damning musical complaints lodged by legends new and old all too familiar with the ins and outs of the industry. Featuring the airing of grievances from the likes of Public Enemy, The Rolling Stones, Chance The Rapper, LCD Soundsystem, Pavement and more, it’s seems safe to say that there’s some room for improvement.
Rappers have always been creative with their culinary references using food as slang for drugs, money, guns, women, and everything in-between. This playlist is of some of our favorite hip-hop songs named after edibles.
The last week has seen no shortage in great new guest playlists from artists of all genres and geographies.
Upon the release of her new single “Garden” (ft. Jay Electronica), and fresh off her performance at TIDAL X: 10/20, award-winning Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé curated this incredibly soulful playlist, titled Day Dreaming on Jupiter.
Be sure not to miss the Danger Mouse Jukebox, a new, frequently-updated playlist personally curated by the Grammy-winning producer and musician.
Check out our latest Soundtrack to My Life feature from rapper, gospel singer, flautist, activist and co-host and TIDAL Rising artist Lizzo, along with other playlists from Christian pop star Britt Nichole, Norwegian art-pop experimentalist Jenny Hval and Swedish psych-rocker Josefin Öhrn.
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