New Music Friday: 2/16/24

I listened to all 100 tracks of this week's New Music Friday playlist. You're welcome

New Music Friday: 2/16/24
We all stream down here. You'll stream too

Here are the rules: I listen to all 100 tracks of Spotify's New Music Friday playlist, except for anything that rhymes the n-word with itself more than three times, any screamo or screamo-adjacent stuff, any CCM that reveals its true intentions in time for me to hit the skip button, and any egregiously corny modern country music, typically performed by a dude with two first names. Having sifted through this week's playlist, here's what I actively enjoyed:

"Spring Is Coming with a Strawberry in the Mouth," Caroline Polachek
As a person whose formative listening years primarily took place in the '80s, I will always have a soft spot for synth-frosted pop songs with a high drama quotient, so I was definitely an easy customer for this number, which essentially asks "What if Kate Bush, but not as quirky?" Also, it's fucking February 16 and I live in the northeast; the idea of spring coming — with or without fruit in its mouth — is just as appealing as the song itself.