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Review: Singles of the Week 11/21

“On My Way”

Emotional Oranges

Release date: 11/22

Record label: Avant Garden

The inner feeling of longing for someone while trying to move on with life is stunningly captured with the seductive vibe of the latest single by R&B duo Emotional Orange.

 

 

 

“Frío”

Nicki Nicole

Release date: 11/23

Record label: Sony Music Latin/DALE PLAY Records

Argentinian singer Nicki Nicole’s first solo reggae song is groovy and steamy, grabbing the listener’s attention right from its strong opening. The transition to the bridge unfortunately feels a bit abrupt, souring the ending.

 

 

“Taurus (feat. Naomi Wild)”

Machine Gun Kelly

Release date: 11/23

Record label: Bad Boy/Interscope Records

Machine Gun Kelly’s rap verse feels mostly uninspired and is quickly forgettable, leaving listeners trying to grasp any amount of enjoyment they can from the on-the-nose and disingenuous lyrics about his personal issues.

 

“The Shape I’m Takin’”

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Release date: 11/25

Record label: Warner Records Inc.

After releasing two studio albums in 2022 — to varying degrees of success — the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new single reminds listeners that their most poignant sound is often born from their most reflective and vulnerable moments.

Matt Minton can be reached at mminton@ithaca.edu