Every Monday, we bring you a playlist filled with tracks the Melodic staff has been listening to on repeat. Hear some of our latest obsessions below:
Katastro x Dirty Heads – “Good Time” Katastro has had a transitional year grieving the loss of their beloved friend and singer. Through their pain, they’ve delivered us “Good Time” which incorporates the final recordings from Andy shortly before his untimely death in 2022. With a chorus recorded by Chaves, the band members had difficulty working with these final memories of him. “It helped remind us of the good times, but also distracted us from the enormity of what had happened,” says bassist Ryan Weddle.
– Cass Faulding
The Kid LAROI – “What Just Happened?” The song’s music video features LAROI and a group of his friends in a woodland setting, embarking on a unique journey. Distorted images and hallucinations provide LAROI with a newfound sense of clarity. He’s distressed after an argument with his girlfriend that occurred while he was under the influence. The song delves into his self-reflection and shortcomings, all set against a backdrop of pop-rock-inspired music.
– Victoria Thomas
Jane N’ The Jungle – “Cut Me Open” The Phoenix-based rock band Jane N’ The Jungle has just released their freaky, anthemic new single “Cut Me Open”. This dark and powerful track addresses the feeling of wanting desperately to be good enough for someone. Just in time for Halloween, the band has also said “Cut Me Open” pays homage to the bride of Frankenstein, who was produced for the likes of someone else.
– Brittany Muldoon
Oh Bummer! – “Swimming” Oh Bummer!’s songs are “a conglomeration of my depression and ADHD thoughts – the diary of an over-thinker.” “Swimming” utilizes Tanners listless vocals and intimate bedroom-pop delivery, blended with trip-hop inspired beats, to make sincere music for anyone who can relate to feeling like they don’t always fit in.
– Megan Wales-Harding
Hear the rest of our staff picks on the playlist! (Playlist updates weekly.)