For this week’s Music Monday, I would like to highlight two amazing tracks from two underrated groups: “My Name” from D-CRUNCH and “libidO” from OnlyOneOf. Both title tracks are easily on track to become two of my favorites this year.
“My Name” by D-CRUNCH
D-CRUNCH title tracks so far have been the sort of strong personality, tough guy image that many groups like to turn to. That kind of powerful, hip-hop-infused dance track. But the group switches it up with their latest release and it might just be their best title yet. It definitely suits them.
“My Name” is a perfect dramatic tack with soft verses and a powerful chorus that includes a drop, yet still actually has sung lyrics. It’s amazing that many choruses of title tracks today feature almost no lyrics and instead rely on electronic music to connect verses. That makes “My Name” even more of a standout. And the performance that goes along with it just shows a wonderful and welcome growth for the underrated group.
Just an excellent track. My favorite songs from them have actually been their slower songs like “One Word,” “Flower Cup” and “Love Letter.” And this is for sure going to be one of my favorites this year.
“libidO” by OnlyOneOf
OnlyOneOf has been one of the most daring, most creative groups out there. Their debut “savanna” was just a taste of things to come for the group. And their latest title track “libidO” is probably the best example yet of just how much the group intends to push the envelope and offer something unique and different in what can sometimes be a sea of sameness. As the title may suggest, “libidO” takes on a bold approach as the group sings of an uncontrollable desire that one can try to suppress. But doing so only has an even bigger impact on one’s behavior.
The rated 12 (!) music video and subsequent music show performances may surprise some people. But they are a perfect visualization of the song as well as OnlyOneOf’s fearless musical and performance style.
The rest of the “cinematic album” Instinct Part. 1 is just as excellent. A true storytelling journey across the four tracks.
If you haven’t checked out OnlyOneOf yet, this would be a great time to start.