This 5@5 morning playlist consists of Louis Baker, Jungle Jorge, and more.
Heidi Petite – Blue Benjamin (Submission)
Sure to watch you up out of it whatever slump you’ve been in, the edgy track delivers the message of what it’s like to cheat on her. British singer Heidi Petite’s track ‘Blue Benjamin’, may come off as harsh, as it isn’t for the faint of hearts. As the words she sings, it is as cold as air conditioning. Listen to the track below. If you like it, stream her EP ‘Discoloured’ also.
Jungle Jorge – Trvp Hippie (Submission)
Did you ever think a Trap song would kick off the way Jungle Jorge’s does? How awesome is the name of the Cobb County, Atlanta artist’s record? Check out ‘Trvp Hippie’ now below. It’s a catchy record about clarity and living your life, which also happens to be his first song.
Skengdo, AM, and Drillminister – Political Drills (The Media) (Submission)
If you aren’t the one who watches the news or read political stories and you want to learn about what’s happening across the pond in the United Kingdom, tap into Drillminister. It’s how I learned about Theresa May before she quit. ‘Political Drills’ is a wakeup call for sure. Check it out.
Fun Fact: When I was in London, Drillminister was shooting this music video in Belgium! It’s more than a song about the government. It is an unprecedented collaboration with Russian artist Andrei Molodkin against artistic censorship. Take a moment to imagine this as your experience. A censored version of your art would be…?
If you get around to the Saatchi Gallery this month, Russian artist Andrei Molodkin’s ‘Young Blood exhibition’ is on display.
The project serves to stand up against censorship and discrimination, and to celebrate freedom of expression, urging young people to give blood for their art – it also acts as retaliation against entrenched biases against Drill and more broadly about artistic freedom of expression. You can learn more about the project now via an article on i-D.
Trey Davidson – 3 Lifeless (Submission)
In a comedic yet revealing interview, St Louis upstart Trey Davidson shares details about his brother kicking him out after his trip to Atlanta, and what he believes attracts women to him. If I had to describe his sound to someone who isn’t familiar with him, I’d say he is a cross between Young Thug and Lil Durk. ‘3 Lifeless’ is part of a series he put out called, ‘Lifeless Song Series’. Check out the visual below.
Louis Baker – Open (Submission)
Everyone might not agree with what I’m about to say, but to be open is to help everyone around you, and the world, evolve and progress. To be unlocked when in love is to be available to compromise and understand the one you’re loving. At such a heated time in this country (North America), Louis Baker’s song speaks to the human soul on many levels. We are in divisive times, so being open with each another and trying to find common ground for growth as a species is imperative.
Listen to the alluring and easy R&B/Soul track by the New Zealand artist this morning. It is the title track from his debut new album, which came out June 21. Wonder how the music on his album sounds? The singer-songwriter says,
“Each song on the album is a conversation. On this record, I try to put life into perspective, [the] battle between the light and the dark, and seek to make sense of the world around me.”
Freedom Fry – Me and Bonnie (Submission) (Bonus)
Leave it to Freedom Fry to keep it cute, no matter what they do. The animated visual for ‘Me and Bonnie’ is quite literally a small dog walking about in an undisclosed location, appearing to be as happy as ever. The music is well-produced as usual and talks about tripping on whatever you think they’re tripping on. We will leave that one up for personal interpretation.