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Going Steady: New Single Releases 10-21-22 – 10-27-22 Reviewed

Take Shots (feat. Tory Lanez) – A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – the finger picked acoustic guitar, why exactly, I mean, eh? I guess it works well enough – B-

Do Better – Ab-Soul, Zacari – The Black Hippie leader (and he was great on the TDE tour at MSG) with a first rate hook to pull the low key lounge pop song – B

Sunset – Caroline Polachek – fabulous electronic goes flamenco on a first rate track from the always evolving singer – SINGLE OF THE WEEK A-

Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Clean Bandit, Elley Duhé – perhaps the best EDM band in the world today with a beautiful, electronic drop the bass and synth line – B

Don’t Take Your Love – dvsn – the Canadian duo who come from a similar DNA to Majid Jordan on a pretty good slice of modern soul – B-

Try Jesus – Elle King – the country blues singer adds some anthemic Gospel – C+

Let It Die – Ellie Goulding – a not unpleasant piece of disco EDM with a strong beat – B-

Obsession – Eric Bellinger – electronic feels on a straight up r&b – C

Your Mind (Remember When You Lost That) – ILOVEMAKONNEN – the Atlanta r&b guy who can use autotune with aplomb on a song with a very strong hook – B+

Place Your Debts – Jimmy Eat World – the bass sounds as though it has been hijacked from a Joy Division song – B

i’m sorry – Joshua Bassett – for goodness sake, get over Olivia – D+

The Battle Begins – Lil Moses – straightforward indie rock mood piece – C+

Just Wanna Rock – Lil Uzi Vert – one of the finest songwriters in the rap world, they are very strong on this electronic rap low key affair – B

Where I Go (feat. H.E.R.) – NxWorries, Anderson .Paak, Knxwledge – the talented duo joined by H.E.R. for an average soul track – B-

Miss You – Oliver Tree, Robin Schulz – galloping keyboards add to the house pop track – B-

Winter Solstice – Phoenix – another weak track from the French rockers – C-

Cooped Up / Return Of The Mack -Post Malone, Mark Morrison,Sickick -disco EDM and pretty solid – B+

She’s a Fighter – Robert Forster – The GoBetweener with a bluesy workout – B-

Aston Martin Truck – Roddy Ricch – more conspicuous consumption – B

Monotonía – Shakira, Ozuna – considering Ozuna’s appearance, surprisingly old fashioned pure pop – B

Got To Get You Into My Life – Second Version / Unnumbered Mix – The Beatles – the original has much harder push to it though that lick is otherworldly – B+

Yellow Submarine – Songwriting Work Tape / Part 1 – The Beatles – “in the place where I was born, no one cared, no one cared”? – A

Fuck You – The Used – back in the day I saw these punks on the Warped Tour every year… they haven’t changed much – B

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