When people look back on 2013 in music, there are a few names that’ll crop up: Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry… I could go on (I’ll admit, it’s quite a revolution that Robin Thicke is all over our radios, but he’s becoming tiresome). Some of us don’t go that extra mile (and by that, I mean you have to branch out of the top ten on iTunes).
There’s so much more on offer. You’d be surprised how much good music is often neglected in favour of whatever generic pop trash is hitting the top spot. Some of the best songs barely get a head in. It’s not your fault, that’s just the way it is.
So here’s some great songs that you may not have heard. Maybe it’ll encourage you to seek them out on Twitter, go look up similar artists. Or maybe you’ll go back to your Emeli Sandé CD…
5. The 1975 – Sex
There are many versions of ‘Sex’ floating around, but it’s been re-worked (again) as the lead single from The 1975′s eponymous debut album. The band rose to prominence following the success of ‘Chocolate’, an upbeat track detailing drug use, in the same way that How I Met Your Mother refers to smoking cannabis as “eating a sandwich”.
It’s a solid track, but ‘Sex’ is much grittier, heavier and generally well crafted. The song belongs on the radio and in arenas, with its strong vocals, catchy riffs and widespread appeal. It screams attention, something which it rightfully deserves. Despite not experiencing much success upon its initial release in 2012, ‘Sex’ is destined to impact the charts this time around.
Like The 1975? Checkout some of their other tracks: ‘Chocolate’, ‘Robbers’, ‘You’.
This article was first posted on September 12, 2013