Yelle – J’veux Un Chien

The the title translates to “I Want a Dog” but the song is not literal. The tune is about wanting to be with someone who is obedient but also knows when to take the reigns when pleasurable. Like I said, the song is not about having a pet dog. More like a pet male.

On the music front, Yelle knows how to craft a tune from beginning to end. Love that opening lead synth that ducks in time to push the beat ahead. Then the voice drops in without haste and we are off and running with some tension and bass. The chorus builds on the original theme set in the intro and concludes with satisfying release. This track can be found on their latest release L’ère du verseau (The Age of Aquarius) which is a great come back from a six year break.

Scott Helman – Lois

Not only does this track sound killer but the lyrics are fun and acknowledges the strength we all get from our own ‘Lois’. The track plays on the theme of there is always a strong woman behind a strong man. In this case, Supermans’ Lois.

Chorus:

Superman never would’ve flown as high without his Lois

You’re with me when I’m way up in the sky or at my lowest

You got a love, stronger than steel, lifting me up, that’s why I feel like

Superman never would’ve flown as high without his Lois

Lois

The track has a fun energy and at times reminds me of an upbeat Vampire Weekend tune. For fans of Vampire Weekend @ScottHelman

KennyHoopla – Lost Cause// (ft. grandson)

Has a pinch of Goth, a hard dance beat, and slightly distorted vocals. The chorus has a very infectious melody. Grandson elevated the track to a more modern dance number with the beat and haunting elements. Grandson also made the chorus hit harder and added other elements like the guitar and his voice to really propel it.

KennyHoopla (aka Kenneth La’ron) is Wisconsin-based performer. Grandson (aka Jordan Benjamin) is a Canadian/American alternative artist.

Lyrics:

[verse 1 - KennyHoopla] 
Be my baby, be my girl
Have my baby, have my girl
Running crazy, run your suburbs
Yeah,?yeah,?yeah

There's a bounty?on my neck
If they catch me,?they get a check
Never give them no respect
'Cause all authority have told me

[Chorus - KennyHoopla & grandson]
You're just a lost cause
She said, "I know how people like you end up"
And if I die young
I was born with a target on my head
Yeah, yeah, yeah
With a target on my head
Yeah, yeah, yeah

[verse 2 - grandson]
You're the best worst thing that's happened to me
Don't give it up, no way, pass it to me
Not a flash in the pan
You're a flash bang
Actually in the backseat laughing at me
94 Porsche you were giving me trouble
Not too slick and you're not too subtle
Windows down getting high when we're going
Through the tunnel
Trip and I slip in the puddle
On my own for a moment
But you don't wanna hold it
So you damn near froze it
Feeling me composing
Imma swipe down on a knee, derose it

For fans of: Twenty One Pilots