¿Téo? | “Remaining Step”
Colombian-American artist Mateo Arias, recognized extra broadly as ¿Téo?, could also be based mostly in Los Angeles now, however in interviews, he’ll credit score the communities and sounds of his hometown Atlanta (he grew up in suburban Lawrenceville) as having sculpted his id and sound.
Earlier than he started to pen and ship verses in each Spanish and English, Arias received his begin in present enterprise as an actor, starring within the Disney XD sequence Kickin’ It. As a solo act, he launched his self-titled debut album in 2018, then three years later adopted up with Sol. A 3rd assortment of songs, Luna, is ready to drop imminently.
Child Tate | “Hey Mickey!”
Greater than 40 years in the past, Toni Basil’s “Mickey” climbed to the highest of the charts because of the peppy chants, youthful power and candy-coated pop vibes. It might shock nobody, then, that hip-hop dynamo Child Tate, who offers the supply materials a serious tongue-in-cheek improve together with her remix, instructed Billboard journal that she was a serious fan of the 2000 cheerleading basic Deliver It On. That movie and this tune each inhabit a world of heavy squad drama.
Child Tate initially launched a model of “Hey Mickey!” in 2016, again when she nonetheless had Yung on the entrance of her identify, which went viral on TikTok. Due to that enhance from social media, she gave this an added oomph with the addition of featured rapper Saweetie. And if you happen to watch this and nonetheless want extra Child Tate content material (who doesn’t?), try a latest episode of the NPR podcast Louder Than a Riot, which particulars the battle she handily received in opposition to body-shaming trolls on-line.
Jack Turner | “Why Not the Finest?” (Jimmy Carter marketing campaign music, 1976)
Image it: 1976, and the marketing campaign jingle enterprise is booming. Alongside comes this folksy little quantity, able to blast a easy Georgia peanut farmer into the stratosphere! And sure, it’s fairly tacky (hearken to that nearly stereotypically ’70s guitar solo throughout Carter’s speech excerpt). And but, you need to admit it’s nonetheless one heckuva earworm and worthy of our Classic Observe of the Week.
“Why not one of the best” can be a surprisingly prescient lyric, on condition that one of the best was nonetheless to return for the one-time holder of the nation’s highest workplace. President Carter, who introduced in February that he had entered hospice care on the age of 98, constructed a strong post-Presidential legacy which will by no means be matched. Incomes him a 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, his work by means of the Carter Middle in well being and human rights is staggering. (For actual, guys — he’s virtually utterly eradicated guinea worm!) “As soon as and for all” — I imply, he actually was the precise finest.
For his half, composer/performer Jack Turner, a UGA grad, received a Clio for composing this marketing campaign music. As is simply proper and simply on this world.
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