Stormy weather, drafty week?
A lot of life happening this past week, making this the right time to share some recent songs from the drafts folder.
As always, you can listen along to the music in this newsletter via my “Alej Archivez” playlist on Apple Music, Spotify, or Tidal. I put each week’s new music first, followed by any references or samples.
After falling back, you can look forward to an update in the coming weeks to let you control the frequency and content of these newsletters 🤙🏽.
I haven’t figured out how to categorize this besides triumphant and vaguely Brazilian, although my sister came across it in a playlist called “Grown Pop”, so let’s go with that!
If you enjoy it, check out the extended album version of it here.
Give It To Me
This is amazing timing for some new Miguel. His classic 2010 “Sure Thing” just reached a new chart peak 13 years after its release, as well as broke the record for most weeks on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Considering that Miguel has the world’s eyes again, I’m glad that “Give It To Me” doesn’t sound formulaic or pop, sticking close to Miguel’s always unique mix of all things R&B, electronic, rock, and funk among others.
DO 4 LOVE (Black Coffee Remix)
The Black Coffee remix brings some energy and Rhythm back into Snoh’s song which had originally slowed down and focused on the Blues of the original Bobby Caldwell classic.
Thanks all, and a friendly reminder to hug someone you care about today!
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