Let’s face it, Monday’s are still bad. Even though new music continues to surface, sometimes there isn’t enough to make Mondays breeze by. But as soon as you head out of the office, your windows down and your new Apple Music playlist jamming in the background, it might get a little better. But if you’re stuck in the rut of the same music playing over and over again, we can help change that. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to an artist each Monday.
This week’s artist?
If you’re a fan of electronic and indie music, Jamie xx is the artist for you. His most recent release, “In Colour” pushes the limits with “I Know It’s Going To Be Good (Good Times)” and features Young Thug and Popcaan. A perfect song for summer, “I Know Its going To Be Good (Good Times)” is more than just a typical indie electronic song. The song has reached over 6 million plays on Spotify and more than 2 million on YouTube.
You can check out the song here:
But just when you think the entire album is indie, “Loud Places” begins playing and the voice of Romy Madley Croft, fellow The xx member, starts playing over the electronic track. This track is closely identified with Jamie xx’s other project, The xx, and is easily the most similar to previous recordings by the group. But instead of falling behind “I Know There’s Going To Be Good (Good Times),” “Loud Places” has topped charts with over 10 million Spotify plays, helping the album reach number 21 on the US Billboard Top 200.
You can listen to “Loud Places” here.
If you liked what you heard about, check out a full playlist of Jamie xx below. Can you think of an artist you want to be featured for New Music Monday? Comment below your suggestions.