My song of the week is Two Weeks by FKA twigs.
This song is dirty, the lyrics are explicitly about desiring sex, and how she’s so good that he’ll forget all about his lover, presumably his girlfriend.
What makes this song interesting is the unconventional melody, meaning that sometimes there isn’t really much of one. During the verses, there’s a part where she sings only one note in quick, sharp staccatos that lead into a breathy high note. There’s no doubt that she was aiming to sound orgasmic – and she succeeded.
The orchestration is made of heavy synthesizers and a strong kick in the percussion, matching the sexiness of the lyrics and vocal styling.
The music video is … odd. I’m not really sure of what to make of it, though my favorite part is when she starts pouring gold dust on one of her subjects for no apparent reason.
Favorite lyric: “Flying like a stream of thunder, only way to do each other (High), Pull out the insides and give me two weeks, you won’t recognize her.”
My song of the week is Hypnotic by Vanic X Zella Day.
The opening of this song is seductive. Normally when I think of snaps my mind goes straight to West Side Story or poetry and bongos, but these snaps, these are some sexy snaps. The song weaves a sultry chillstep background with uptempo electronic music perfectly. Coupled with the beautiful and slightly sassy vocal styling, it makes for a very satisfying music experience.
In terms of placement in a fusion set, this is the sort of song I look for to transition out of pretty ballad land into upbeat boogie time.
Favorite lyric: “Talking like a headstrong Mama.”
My song of the week is Nothing Would be Better by Nick Jonas.
Nick Jonas’ solo debut is fantastic! If you’re hesitant because of his Disney/boy band background, just remember that the now beloved Justin Timberlake has a similar history #JimmyFallonsBFF #Hilarious #WhoKnew? #SexyBack #CryMeaRiver #Classic
Honestly, it was difficult choosing only one song off this album. I can’t recommend fiercely enough that you listen to the whole thing, if you have a soul you won’t be disappointed. Almost every song falls into one of my two favorite categories: fun or sexy.
Few songs make me hit the repeat button as often as Nothing Would be Better has. The song is beautiful with a rich build to a mostly instrumental chorus – he uses the wordless chorus quite a lot actually. The words are poetic yet simple as Nick’s voice balances perfectly with the stunning orchestration in the background.
Plus as an added bonus for danceland, it’s the perfect song to DJ in the middle of a blues/fusion set.
Favorite lyric: “We don’t turn around unless we’re throwing stones. And we’re crawling like there’s cracks all in our bones. You’re the broken part of me that makes me whole. But so unsure”