Welcome to the eighth volume of Freddie’s Finds! Each week I will spotlight 3-4 of my favorite new tracks of the week, ranging from a variety of genres and artists. This week includes Devon Again, Ravyn Lenae, and Still Woozy x Remi Wolf.
Back in December, I highlighted Devon Again as part of “The Best 6 Artists of December 2021,” and her new release certainly cements her as one of the top artists to watch this year. “All My Fault,” simply put, just feels good to listen to. The pulsating piano riffs fit perfectly with her vocals, infectiously popping throughout as she describes the unfortunate things happening to her. However, this is contrasted by the acoustic lows of the pre-chorus, tying together the theme of the track as she sings, “Thought that God was out to get me / Turns out that I don’t have faith,” realizing that everything is indeed all her fault. She concludes by praying that her own actions won’t be the end of her, once more alluding to the uncertainty in her life. The video is also nothing short of amazing – you will definitely not want to miss it.
I can never show Ravyn Lenae enough love – she is absolutely amazing. As much as I loved “Skin Tight” featuring Steve Lacy, I was just blown away by her second single of the year, “Light Me Up.” It truly is some of the best vocals I have heard from Ravyn, as she hits all the high notes over the Steve Lacy production, a combination that just never gets old. Speaking on the track, Ravyn said, “‘Light Me Up’ is about exploring the unknown with a new love; leaning into those tingly feelings while letting your guards down. This song highlights the beauty of allowing someone to truly see through you.” This is further explored in the video as Ravyn swings over a sea of hands, slowly allowing them to embrace her.
I am completely in awe of Remi Wolf and Still Woozy’s new single, “Pool,” despite it being different from both of their usual styles. It is intimate and heartwarming while carrying a melancholic tune, displaying the duality in one small but very significant moment. Remi and Woozy each deliver their perspective of the same interaction, opening their verses with, “I met my friend at the pool.” They each go on to deliver a second verse, reflecting on the events that took place during a conversation with a different friend. Although we are taken through the highs and lows of life throughout the track, the duo concludes on a beautiful note, combining to sing, “Or maybe I’m just crazy / About the thought of thinking I adore you.” I could literally sit and listen to this all day – it is just incredible.
You can find all of my past finds in the playlist below: