If you are looking for some new music finds for 2012, here are four must-listens for the new year.
Lana Del Rey
Del Rey released a video this summer that was so hot that every blogger in the world watched it back-to-back enough that they were all fighting to be the first to declare her passé by the next day.
But for those of us who are just interested in good music, and care more about hearing it than hearing it first, Del Rey’s sultry take on gangsta will be a breath of fresh air when her debut drops at the end of this month.
If you didn’t know that Archy Marshall was a fresh-faced 17-year-old, and you heard his patient beats, sophisticated guitar chords, moody words and his low London voice, you might think he was in his 30s and possibly was the type of character who accompanied Pete Doherty through every stint in rehab.
But luckily for us, Marshall has many years ahead of him.
Imagine if Rihanna really was into sex as much as she sings about. And if Nicki Minaj was into Interpol! Then you might have an idea of the hot, hilarious awesomeness that is the 20-year-old Harlem native Azealia Banks.
His song, Tell Me a Tale, sounds at first like a forgotten song from the ’70s, but once he gets to the chorus you’ll know that not only is this a song of the new decade, but one that will not be forgotten.
The fact that he has released three EPs in the past 12 months should also be a testament to that.