Music for 3/26/20!!! Perfume Genius, YBN Nahmir

@@@ Perfume Genius: On the Floor (Matador, 2020)  I’m a Perfume Genius fan so I thought I would check out this pre-release tune from his upcoming full length.  This is an electro-soul white funk old school/new school Motown-ish kinda thing.  It’s a familiar chord progression wrapped in some slicked out newer sounds, particularly the pumping synth patches which drive the tune on top of the beat.  I like Mr. Genius’ singing style, it works for me.  He’s dramatic without collapsing into cheese.  This tune highlights the power of a good sound choice/arranging.

@@@ YBN Nahmir: 2 Seater (Atlantic, 2020)  We switch gears to more funky business — he’s in his 2 seater (European Whip) with his jewels out and he’s smoking indo.  Trap skitter, simple bouncing bass, etc.  It’s funky and simply put together while striking a solid balance between blunted-ness and funky-ness.  For the last minute they double up the microphone tempo which takes it with more energy and style.  #phatitude

YTD recordings listened to: 217
Good music, not list worthy: 122
Not good music: 94

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

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