Each week the Monday Mix showcases three brand new songs from the opbmusic broadcast. This week we feature a bittersweet indie rock song, a previously unreleased recording from a legendary musician, and a soulful electronic artist.
Phoebe Bridgers - Motion Sickness
Twenty-two year-old indie-folk musician Phoebe Bridgers has been writing songs since her pre-teen years, but will be releasing her debut album, “Stranger in the Alps,” on Sept. 22. We love the record’s lead single, “Motion Sickness,” for its witty and personal lyrics, faded guitars and effortlessly charming vocals. Phoebe Bridgers will be opening for Connor Oberst on Sept. 3 at the Oregon Zoo and will be performing on Nov. 11th at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland.
Neil Young - Hitchhiker
Music legend Neil Young is set to finally publish his previously unreleased album, “Hitchhiker,” on Sept. 8 via Reprise. The title track, “Hitchhiker,” is one of nine songs that were recorded all in one night in 1976. A rerecorded version of this song was heard on Young’s 2010 album “Le Noise.” This rendition is a raw, acoustic-heavy narrative of living on the road.
Helado Negro - Come Be Me
With his experimental electronic project Helado Negro, Roberto Carlos Lange incorporates the Latin rhythms and textures that influenced him as a child growing up with Ecuadorian parents in South Florida. His latest single, “Come Be Me,” is a chilled-out groove with heavy bass, panning electronic notes and soulful singing. Relaxed backing vocals and echoed percussion give the song a full, lush sound. Helado Negro will be performing at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland on Oct. 12.