Songs of the Week: Korn Shakes It Off, Baby Bash Makes His Triumphant ReturnDidier Messens/Redferns
Taylor Swift doesn’t have a monopoly on songs about haters! I don’t know if it’s just nostalgia or that I always secretly liked a lot of nu-metal, but man, I am feeling this Korn komeback song.
Lindsey Stirling, “Master of Tides”
Lindsey Stirling is a dubstep violinist, perhaps THE dubstep violinist, like Miri Ben-Ari is the hip-hop violinist. She’s also a dancer and performance artist who does choreographed routines while fiddling. In case you were wondering what phase dubstep is currently in, it’s moved into the Celtic Thunder–kraken-steampunk zone. I’m like 99.9 percent sure this video was shot at the Americana.
Calle 13 featuring Silvio Rodríguez, “Ojos Color Sol”
Cuban singer Silvio Rodríguez joins Puerto Rican rap group Calle 13 for a relationship song. The video features Gael García Bernal and María Valverde locked in a long kiss. Calle 13’s strength is their versatility, and while they’re known for making conscious hip-hop, “Ojos Color Sol” lets them just be sweet.
Lloyd, “Do It Again”
Lloyd is underrated, and this Top Gun–inspired Berlin-sampling video is superb.
Yo Yo Honey Singh featuring Jasmine Sandlas, “Yaar Naa Miley”
From the soundtrack to the Salman Khan–starring film Kick, which recently became the second-highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in India, after Dhoom 3, and the fourth-highest-grossing Bollywood film ever worldwide. This song is not about Miley Cyrus, but it is a BANGER.
Baby Bash featuring Baeza, “Certified Freak”
The bass squelch of this song could move mountains and the chimes could cause a gentle snowfall on their peaks. Baby Bash has one of the best rap cadences ever. You know this song is great because you can’t listen without making a thizz face.
311, “Sand Dollars”
Not only are Korn and nu-metal making a comeback this week, 311 are making a comeback, too, and honestly, after hearing “Rude” by Magic! all summer, 311 are sounding pretty fucking great in comparison. This song is sooooooo 311. Dig that sweet wah-wah. Are 311 our Peter Frampton? Sure.
Chet Faker, “Gold”
This video from Aussie artist Chet Faker combines Lost Highway with the video for UNKLE’s “Rabbit in Your Headlights” with the roller-rink vibes of Beyoncé’s “Blow.”
Redlight, “9TS (90s Baby)”
WANNA FEEL OLD? HERE YA GO!
Leonard Cohen, “Almost Like the Blues”
WANNA FEEL SAD? HERE YA GO!