Music We Like: New releases from Lonnie Holley, Adrian Quesada and more

From early morning pondering to late-night bliss, check out songs that will make you feel all kinds of different ways.
Songs that will make you feel all kinds of different ways from Lonnie Holley, Eliza Rose, Adrian Quesada, vbnd and Taylor Swift.

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Music, New Music

We’re all about music discovery here at KHOL and love sharing what we’re listening to at any given moment. Each Monday, in our new series “Music We Like,” we’ll explore the tracks we’re currently obsessed with to get you through the week ahead. Follow us on Spotify to keep up with our recent favorites, including Top 5 Tracks of the WeekTop Tracks of 2022Sounds of Now and Local Favorites.

Lonnie Holley – Oh Me, Oh My feat. Michael Stipe

Septuagenarian Lonnie Holley has done it again with “Oh Me, Oh My,” a collaboration with R.E.M’s Michael Stipe. As is often the case with Holley, the piece is more of a soundscape than a song. There’s no climax. But it’s no less transformative. Holley asks us to listen, assuring us that “It’s alright to wonder a little deeper.” – Emily Cohen, Executive Director

Adrian Quesada – Turk’s Cap

Like mid-winter in Jackson Hole, sometimes life gets hectic. To cool down the pace I always look to chilled-out instrumentals. My recent favorite album has to be Adrian Quesada’s “Jaguar Sound.” The Grammy-winning guitarist, producer and Black Pumas co-founder combines all sorts of themes and genres to cook up a salivating gumbo of hip-hop, psychedelic soul and 1970’s film scores on his latest release. Put on standout track “Turk’s Cap” and let your stress simmer away. – Jack Catlin, Music Director

Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal – B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All)

The Korg M1 synth is woven into the pedigree of classic late-80s and early 90s house music (think Robin S’s crossover classic “Show Me Love” from 1993), and the instrument has been enjoying a bit of a revival lately. No song has showcased it better than this floor-filler from London producer Eliza Rose, which samples 1991’s “Let The Beat Hit ‘Em (LL W:Love RC Mix)” by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. Rose adds her own jacked-up four-on-the-floor beat, brash lyrics that touch on dancefloor desire, and the result will probably be a club staple (and rightfully so) for years to come. – Eli Bernstein, Deputy Director

Taylor Swift – Midnight Rain

Heck yes, I’m a Swifty. She’s an incredible lyricist and her songs can transport the listener deep into his or her memories and imagination. Swift’s most recent album “Midnights,” a collaboration with Jack Antonoff, feels like her most cohesive record to date and a personal favorite. (Yes, I have a lyric from it tattooed on me.) “Midnight Rain,” with its moody synths and distorted vocals, tells the story of choosing your career over love—a song that tugs at my heartstrings as I’ve moved across the country for years as a journalist, sometimes leaving behind love and wondering what could have been. Put this track on in the late night or early morning hours and let nostalgia wash over you. – Tyler Pratt, News Director

vbnd, Katie Tupper, Justice Der – Daughter of the Sun 

I’ve been playing “Daughter of the Sun” on repeat for the last month. This whole album—from Canadian artists vdnd, Katie Tupper and Justice Der—is a great mix to groove out to while relaxing and burning a candle at home. – Hanna Merzbach, News Reporter

 

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About Jack Catlin

Jack is KHOL's music director. He says all music is in some way connected no matter the style and his mission is to provide listeners with a unique and memorable experience each time they tune in to KHOL or see him DJ live.

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