Tuesday Tracks: Your Weekly New Music Discovery – Nov. 24

Chymes, Peach Tree Rascals, ENISA, Hope Tala, The Overcoats, Aaron Taos

Clockwise from top left: Chymes, Peach Tree Rascals, ENISA, Hope Tala, The Overcoats and Aaron Taos.

Every week, there’s a plethora of new music at our fingertips.

Artists on platforms like Spotify and Bandcamp are plentiful, and the radio offers a steady deluge of new singles, but who has time to sort through all that? RIFF does!

We pooled our resources to find some of the best new singles from all genres and backgrounds, so you can find your newest earworm without all the drama. Enjoy this week’s hidden gems.


Aaron Taos featuring Saiah, “Amnesia” — “Amnesia” articulates the feeling one gets after an ex moves on a little too quickly. Aaron Taos and Saiah worked together to create a breezy vibe centered on the aftermath of a breakup. The beat becomes an instant ear-worm, both infectious and artful. “Amnesia” combines a feeling of jealousy with the indignant complex of convincing yourself that your ex was never in your league to begin with. It’s not the healthiest mindset to have, but there’s nothing like some catchy synth-pop to help the toxicity go down.


Peach Tree Rascals, “Fumari” — Peach Tree Rascals wrote “Fumari” to expound on the highs and lows of life while sticking with their iconic alt-jazz R&B sound. “Fumari” is about wanting more from life, but eventually taking a step back and realizing what you were craving was right in front of you the whole time. It’s a meta look at the misadventures of self-discovery. This could be a slightly depressing theme, but “Fumari” remains so upbeat that you almost overlook those fatalistic aspects.


Hope Tala featuring Aminé, “Cherries” — London’s Hope Tala has unveiled her latest single, “Cherries,” with great contributions from Portland rapper Aminé. Continuing Tala’s affinity for fruit imagery, “Cherries” explores how the body portrays feelings and emotions in an attempt to bridge the gap between the physical and emotional worlds. Cherries are a metaphor for the body throughout the song. Aminé’s verse carries the cherry motif, as well as blood, lip gloss and wine. The song combines rap with R&B in a mesmerizing way, making it hard to avoid repeat listen.


Enisa, “Dumb Boy” — Enisa’s “Dumb Boy” is a lighthearted revenge love song. Yeah. All those things. The track paints a picture of a boy losing everything he had with her over a dumb mistake. Enisa showcases her British roots throughout, reflected in the arrangement. The pop groove complements her soulful voice. The cathartic energy of “Dumb Boy” is very much meant for screaming the lyrics along with Enisa while hanging out with the friends around whom you feel most comfortable.


Chymes, “Made of You” — Australian alt-pop artist Chymes has announced her new EP, Hell & Divine, with her latest track, “Made of You.” It tells the story of a one-sided relationship: one person is putting her heart and soul into it while the other leaves for someone else. “Made of You” has a mellow, melancholy sound to it, but the lyrics are much heavier with their “good riddance” vibe. The track doesn’t wallow in self-pity, displaying Chymes’ drive to fight for what she deserves.


Overcoats, “Apathetic Boys” — Brooklyn alt-pop duo Overcoats come through with The Fight (Remixed), a collection of reworked tracks from their sophomore album. So “Apathetic Boys” isn’t a new song, but it feels new. Overcoats worked with Aaron Maine of Porches to combine rock with melodramatic synths on this version. It’s a completely different experience than the original, but a welcome one. The video features a cool satirize of the male-dominated music industry.


Aarushi’s Pick: My favorite song from this week is “Fumari” by Peach Tree Rascals. They’re one of my favorite groups at the moment, and “Fumari” brings a feeling of warmth during colder months. I’m currently in the Northeast. It’s cold here. I have a soft spot for them since they’re from my South Bay Area hometown, but their music speaks for itself as well. “Fumari” is a song I’ve been listening to on repeat since it came out, and the video is a fun watch. The song has a lighthearted feel to it while carrying a deeper meaning.

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