Launchpad: 20 soothing tracks to help combat the Monday blues
The Launchpad is a bi-weekly series showcasing fresh new music hand-selected by our staff. The tracks in these curated playlists come from both underground and mainstream artists that we love. If you’d like to see your music featured in the Launchpad, you can submit it for consideration here.
Today’s episode of Launchpad delivers an eclectic mix of pop-laden electronic music to facilitate the ever-taxing transition from the weekend back into reality. Ranging from calmative to blissfully energizing, this melodic melange aims to alleviate any stresses regarding the week to come.
Stop the Fox, a new project based out of Los Angeles, make their impressive electro pop debut with the addicting “Something to Hold.” The track begins with the hypnotizing vocals of Cazz Brindis, then introduces uplifting piano melodies, a warm bass line, and bright synth notes into the mix. “Something to Hold” truly excels as it bridges the gap between modern electro-pop production and a soulful vocal narrative.
Robotaki’s first original track, “Ghostboy,” has garnered significant traction over the past six months. The producer has celebrated the song’s success by releasing an updated version of the song, accompanied by rapper C. Young. “Ghostboy (Deluxe)” is the perfect balance of dazzling synths, sultry vocals, and energetic drum patterns.
“Stuck” is a small taste from Grumby’s forthcoming EP, and the song serves as the not-so-subtle reminder that exceptional music does not need to be confined to one genre or category. “Struck” breaks boundaries as it takes listeners on a journey through comforting arpeggios, explosive synth patterns, and erratic tempo changes.