I sometimes write this other column called Album Backlog, where I try to whittle down my ever-growing backlog list of albums from this year that I have yet to listen to (but, of course, want to). Over the past month, that list shrank from around 30 to 8. I’m very proud of that. I’m mentioning all that to say that I am currently listening to and catching up on a lot of music, and that seems to be the theme of this Notable Tracks post. These are songs that I probably should have made posts about, but for some reason, probably me being lazy and having too many kids, I didn’t. So here they are. Let’s get into it.
Little Brother – “Glory Glory”
Little Brother surprisingly released two tracks almost a month ago, and my dumb ass didn’t post anything about it. Thankfully, both tracks, “Wish Me Well” and “Glory Glory,” sound as fresh as ever.
Speaking of being late as hell, my next pick is Jozzy’s “Alone.” I first heard this song about seven months ago, and I kinda liked it but didn’t love it. But then I saw the visuals with Diddy “dancing all in the video”, and this whole thing, the song and the music video, feels like some prime 90s Bad Boy R&B. And that’s a great thing. This could be a precursor to people saying that Diddy dropped the best R&B album of 2023 with The Love Album: Off The Grid. (I haven’t given it a good listen yet, so I can’t confirm or deny.)