New Music Friday: 3/1/24

And so we beat on, boats against the stream, borne back ceaselessly into New Music Friday

New Music Friday: 3/1/24
Wood you like some New Music Friday

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:

"Broken Man," St. Vincent
Historically, St. Vincent is one of those artists I can intellectually appreciate as being extremely talented and creative — if not artistically daring — without ever really warming up to their music. I'm still more or less in that boat with "Broken Man," at least insofar as I'm not sure I can see myself seeking it out for pure pleasure at any point, but the arrangement and production here are quirky in ways that make me smile on the inside with one eyebrow arched. I think St. Vincent would approve.