Wickedd Childd’s Best Tracks of 2015… So Far

Wickedd Childd – Best Tracks of 2015… So Far

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Now that we’re around halfway through 2015, some members of team Wickedd Childd have selected their favourite tracks of the year so far.

Kate Carnell:

When first presented with the task of picking my favourite 3 songs for the year I thought it’d be a difficult task and yet, straight away, 2 songs popped straight into my head as standouts.  After finding out that several other candidates were technically released late 2014 much to my surprise and frustration as I had wished to share them as my jamz (I don’t say jamz), I eventually found my 3rd in ‘Pretty Girls’ by Britney and Iggy.  Just kidding, that song is rubbish and the film clip is worse.  But I digress.  Here is my (real) top 3 for 2015 so far:

1: The Blacker The Berry – Kendrick Lamar.

Is Tupac really dead or is he ghostwriting for K. Dot?  This lyrically astute song is a standout from Kendrick’s highly anticipated second album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.  The brutal honesty in documenting his internal conflict regarding his anger toward the Trayvon Martin shooting while also acknowledging that ‘black-on-black’ violence is just as critical an issue.

“So why did I weep when Trayvon Martin was in the street when gangbanging make me kill a ni***r blacker than me?  Hypocrite!”

–        Lamar, K 2015, ‘The Blacker The Berry’, on To Pimp A Butterfly (CD), Aftermath/Interscope Records, Santa Monica.

 

 

2: Counting Sheep – Safia

Safia have created such an aural delight with this track.  I remember hearing it for the first time on Triple J and then the next 4000 times on continuous repeat for a solid week.  It sounds as though the many elements, effects and cool sounding instruments (is that a woodblock??) have been intricately placed to deliver this kind of eerie, kind of ominous yet fucking awesome 2 minute 53 second masterpiece.

 

 

3: Stole The Show – Kygo ft Parson James

Pretty much Kygo’s entire catalogue (which isn’t outrageously extensive) has been thrashed by me this year.  I love singing to this one though – like really singing. I’m sure my friend Claire was laughing out of absolute astonishment at my immense talent when she heard me do the chorus.  I love this song also because it reminds me of the new friends I have made while being a new chump in the big city.  Funny how music can do all that eh?

 

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