Warm Intro, Vol. 1: Dropped a mixtape, sounded like an album
I’m a sucker for a killer playlist. Spotify New Music Friday is one thing I look forward to every week. I watch more music videos than just about anyone. I don’t play or create music myself, but in my mind at all times is a rotating playlist. I like to think about my life through the lens of having a constant soundtrack running in the background. It’s my form of self-expression mixed with escape - who I am meets who I want to be.
This is our first mixtape, so consider this our warm introduction to our world. It’s 12 songs, 43 minutes. We’re going from sexy and sultry to a quick drive down the California coast and on to a dream-like sequence before the big, high energy, hopeful finale.
There’s gonna be good times, so come join us on this journey. This is just the beginning:
Tracklist and Descriptions:
Issues/Hold On - Teyana Taylor: She’s the queen of seduction and soul and wraps you up into her sultry persona
With You - Lil Wayne ft. Drake: An older rap ballad from the days when Lil Wayne was more famous than Drake, so let it transport you back to 2010
Mad - Solange, Lil Wayne: A tempoed, melodic and deeply absorbing track on anger, madness and letting go
Pussy is God - King Princess: She’s an LGBTQ icon and she’s only 20 years old. This song’s fun, bold and powerful
Free Spirit - Khalid: Khalid is all over the airwaves, but in this less famous song, you’ll feel like you’re driving down the California coast with the top down and the sun shining
Topanga - Trippie Redd: Equal parts angelic and frenetic, the 20-year-old Trippie Redd delivers another coastal California cruiser
Wildfire (OVO Remix) - SBTRKT, Drake: Synthesizers, trippy vocals and a dose of Drake make Wildfire a captivating fantasy-like escape
Season 2 Episode 3 - Glass Animals: A little bit psychedelic, this song takes you a little bit further into this dream word.
Dream Dream Dream - Madeon: The song title is self-explanatory, but this is a heightened choir-induced dream. It’s short on words, but wildly bright
The Glory - Kanye West: This is off his third studio album Graduation and at the height of his chipmunk soul style. Cocky yet charming, this is the old Kanye.
Nothing to Regret - Robinson: Reminiscent of 90s pop songs, Robinson is able to take us into an all-around feel good, belt it out, sing-along song.
I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) - Jamie xx, Young Thug: The grand finale to this mixtape, but the end is just the beginning of our journey