Song of the Month: Grimes, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around

I’ve been very busy lately, so it took me longer than I would have liked to check out Grimes’ new album, Miss Anthropocene. Grimes’ music is hit and miss for me, but whatever else she might be, she’s never boring, so a new album from her seemed worth my attention.

To my pleasant surprise, Miss Anthropocene turned out to be a pretty strong album, with a number of songs I’m enjoying. However, for me the clear winner of the bunch is You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around.

This song falls into my favourite musical niche: light, pleasant-sounding pop songs with extremely dark and morbid lyrics.

Song of the Month: Monowhales, RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)

I’ve been wanting to feature this one as a Song of the Month for a while, but other songs kept popping up to demand my attention.

I’ve been keeping a casual eye on local power pop band Monowhales for a while now. They’ve got the sort of sound I tend to like, but they never quite grabbed me. But they’re pretty new, so I’ve held onto the hope that they might mature into something special.

It’s just one song, but based on Really Wanna Let You Down (somewhat obnoxiously abbreviated as RWLYD), my patience with them may be paying off. This one’s a banger.