Since forming in 2017, British group Simple Life have been blazing their very own path with a sound that blends indie rock with hip-hop. However earlier than they began making music themselves, the Simple Life guys (singer Murray Matravers, drummer Oliver “Cass” Cassidy, bassist Sam Hewitt, guitarist Lewis “Lew” Berry and keyboardist Jordan Birtles) established their sound with the assistance of artists who additionally pushed boundaries.
On the heels of releasing their newest mixtape, Junk Meals, Simple Life wished to pay tribute to artists they admire with a playlist titled “Trendy Trailblazers.”
“All these artists have one thing that others don’t,” the band tells Billboard in an announcement. “Their uniqueness is altering the best way individuals hearken to music, and influencing others to attempt to seize a few of their magic.”
The 15-song playlist options stars comparable to Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator and the late Mac Miller, whereas additionally highlighting rising stars together with Doja Cat and Clairo. Additionally they shout out fellow British rising star Arlo Parks, who seems on the Junk Meals monitor “Sangria,” and who Simple Life considers to be “the sweetest woman in present enterprise.”
Simple Life shall be enjoying Junk Meals in addition to tunes from their two different mixtapes (2018’s Creature Habits and 2019’s Spaceships) abroad and stateside over the following few months on the Junk Meals Tour. They’ll begin of their native U.Okay. on March 24, hitting six cities in Europe from March 29 by means of April 4, earlier than coming to the USA for an eight-show run in Could.
Take heed to Junk Meals right here, get your tickets to see Simple Life right here, and take a look at their “Trendy Trailblazers” playlist — in addition to some feedback from the band about their chosen tracks — under.
Thundercat, “Dragonball Durag”
Thundercat’s silky vocals and distinctive frenzied fashion on his six-string bass are creating blends of acid jazz, R&B and hip-hop that nobody else might probably dream of. His record of related acts is a testomony to how influential his fashion is.
Omar Apollo, Dominic Fike & Kenny Beats, “Hit Me Up”
Kenny is among the most wanted beatmakers on this planet proper now. He’s actually the trade customary for hip-hop manufacturing proper now.
Arlo Parks, “Tremendous Unhappy Technology”
Arlo is the sweetest woman in present enterprise, and she or he’s working the U.Okay. bed room pop scene proper now. Her music is undeniably lovely.
Doja Cat, “Mooo!”
Anybody who can write a track about being a cow that we wish to hearken to must be on this record. The video is equally sick. Can’t keep in mind the final time I heard “Outdated MacDonald” sampled.
Do Nothing, “LeBron James”
Some scorching stuff popping out of the Midlands. These guys are placing out a type of post-punk that makes us play this tune day by day.
No marvel J. Cole put these guys on his star studded Dreamville label. EarthGang stand out from the Atlanta hip-hop scene with their mind-blowing power and visuals. Nothing can evaluate to their consideration to element of their manufacturing. Simply pay attention.
Mac Miller, “Blue World”
The truth that the Circles album nonetheless bangs after Mac has gone reveals how proficient the man was. His heartache is palpable all through, and anybody listening is immediately heartbroken. RIP.