It’s been a crazy week for new music, but Tomorrow’s Verse has you covered. Here are 10 brand new songs we have in heavy rotation.
1. Arcade Fire – “Everything Now”
With a new album coming in July, Arcade Fire has begun a hype-heavy promotional process leading to this video for the first single, “Everything Now.” The song was produced with Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Pulp’s Steve Mackey, and features a dense, heady electronic sound with danceable rhythms.
2. Foo Fighters – “Run”
The Foo Fighters’ first new song from 2015 is a refreshing blast of energy that finds the band returning to their early roots. “Run” begins with a gentle introduction before becoming a heavy, absolutely raucous punk-influenced jam. Powerful and explosive, this is the hardest that Foo Fighters have rocked in a long time.
3. Radiohead – “I Promise”
The first song we’ve heard from the upcoming OK Computer reissue, “I Promise” is an absolutely gorgeous track built around acoustic guitar, a monotonous snare drum line and heartaching strings. Yorke’s vocals match the beauty of the lyrics, and production is flawless. A must-hear track that’s pure, classic Radiohead, “I Promise” is one more reason to get excited for OKNOTOK.
4. The War On Drugs – “Holding On”
The second single released from The War On Drugs’ upcoming LP is a steadily upbeat, dreamy number titled “Holding On.” Its layered production straddles the line between Born In The USA and psychedelic pop, with smooth, delayed vocals rising above the instrumentation and driving the song forward. A song that could have fit well on Lost In The Dream, “Holding On” is everything fans of the band have come to love.
5. Jason Isbell – “White Man’s World”
Alternative-country mastermind Jason Isbell released his most political song to date, “White Man’s World.” Musically a stomping, guitar-driven country tune, the lyrics analyze racial and gender inequality in America in a blunt and pointed manner. With the 400 Unit backing him, the song hits a powerful stride that eventually combines slide guitar with fiddle. Jason Isbell is back and getting straight to business.
6. Gov’t Mule- “Pressure Under Fire”
The explosive new single from Warren Haynes’ Gov’t Mule sticks to the band’s southern rock roots, driven by biting guitars, smooth organ and soulful vocals. It’s concise and powerful rock ‘n roll, and about all that fans could ask from studio Mule.
7. Jeff Tweedy – “I’m Always In Love”
The second single released from Jeff Tweedy’s Together At Last revisits the Summerteeth classic “I’m Always In Love.” A delicate acoustic rendition that tones down the studio version’s optimism, the recording emphasizes the song’s constantly shifting chord progression and vocal melody. As Wilco always revolved around the songwriting, it somehow makes sense to hear the song in such a simple, stripped-down form.
8. Kevin Morby – “1234”
A homage to the Ramones, Kevin Morby’s newest single abandons the lackadaisical, folk ramblings of his past music for an energetic blast of rock ‘n roll. Morby’s distinct guitar tone still exists, and the understated, simple nature remains the same, but the silliness of the lyrics and the punk rock nature of the track finds the songwriter exploring new directions.
9. Prophets Of Rage – “Unfuck The World”
Supergroup Prophets Of Rage released a new single along with news of an upcoming, debut record release. Their first single, “Unfuck The World,” contains all of the angry rage and heavy rock that one would expect from the band. Morello’s guitar riffs hit hard as ever, with the political lyrics and rap delivery fitting surprisingly well. A promising sign of what’s to come, new Prophets Of Rage is pure rock ‘n roll.
10. Broken Social Scene – “Skyline”
“Skyline” is the second single released from Broken Social Scene’s highly anticipated record Hug Of Thunder, the Canadian supergroup’s first full-length since 2010. It’s a lush, acoustic number with spacious production and underlying folk influences. Deceptively dense and complex, it grows to gorgeous proportions by adding layers of vast instrumentation throughout. Leave it to Broken Social Scene to remind us everything that indie rock was ever supposed to be.