Music Recommendation – Single – Bastille & HAIM, Bite Down

bastille-haimBite Down was just released a couple of days ago, but it has already become my favorite song. Don’t get me wrong, the sound of Bite Down has its ups and downs, but if you have followed this blog for more than a week, you may know that I have a soft spot for Bastille.

Bastille and HAIM met in a bar and ended up in the studio, creating this track and adding it to the mixtape Bastille is currently working on. This was one of my first encounters with the group HAIM, and I do want to hear more. The song sounds similar to Bad Blood in its style, but with a heavier synth tone.

Overall, I would rate the song at 8.75/10. I really like this song, but the editing over the vocals can be excessive, and the lines are executed a bit roughly. I still recommend a listen, both HAIM and Bastille contribute to this song in a way where if it was without one, it would not feel the same.

You can check out the song below:

-Austin Heath

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Hear It First – Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, HAIM, and Q-Tip, Meltdown

Another song from the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Pt. 1 aka Hunger Games Mockingjay: Let’s split thi – wait, I think I already made that joke. Meltdown features a diverse sound combination of Hip-Hop and Pop.

The song is actually decent, though the sound is a bit chaotic (Hunger Games songs are good at that). Pusha T has a solid early verse, despite being brief. The hook is solid but untranslatable. The song is not as awkward as you would assume despite the names. I’ll spare details so you can listen to it quicker.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Pt. 1 soundtrack releases November 17. In the meantime check it out below and hear it first:

http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/stromae-meltdown-feat-lorde-pusha-t-q-tip-haim-new-song.1959555.html

-Austin Heath

EDIT: Video is removed for whatever reason, so to listen you will have to go over to HotNewHipHop.com.