Monthly Mix: August 2018

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Bluesound’s Monthly Mix, curated in-house by our staff, brings you all the songs we’ve had stuck on repeat for the past 30 days. This month’s playlist features Interpol, Cashmere Cat, Travis Scott, and Zhu.

Here are just some of our favorites:

5) “Girls Like You” – The Naked and Famous

The Naked and Famous Passive Me Aggressive You Album Art

Before Maroon 5 and Cardi B were topping the charts with their hit song of the same name, Auckland natives The Naked and Famous were making waves with their 2010 song “Girls Like You.” As the closing track on their debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You,“Girls Like You” is The Naked and Famous at their best. — Simon

4) “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Reputation album

I wasn’t sure if Taylor was going to be able to top the success of 1989, but after seeing her perform her latest album, reputation, to a sold-out show in Toronto I had zero doubts left about her or her artistry. Her performance of “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” complete with a working fountain on stage, was just one highlight of the night. — Aaron  

3) “Coffee Bean” – Travis Scott
Travis Scott Astroworld Album Artwork

It might not feature the likes of Stevie Wonder, Kid Cudi or James Blake, so “Coffee Bean” flies slightly under the radar, but I recommend you hold out for the last track on ASTROWORLD. It’s a lot of raw emotion poured over a smiple, clean beat. — Scott

2) “Quit” – Cashmere Cat feat. Ariana Grande
Cashmere Cat 9 album artwork

A perfect combination of experimental electronic music from Cashmere Cat and amazing vocals from Ariana Grande. This is unique and beautiful. — Logan

  1) “Eastside” – benny blanco feat. Halsey and Khalid

benny blanco eastside album art

It may not be topping the charts, but a song that’s currently “got me in my feelings,” “Eastside” by benny blanco, Halsey and Khalid, has all the ingredients of a summer banger. This song reflects on young love and how relationships get more complicated as life goes on. Many people can probably relate to this sentiment right now, with summer flings winding down because of school or other obligations. It’s the collaborative effort between the artists, and the synergy between Halsey and Khalid’s vocals that truly bring this song together for me. — Andrew