here they are:
"Future People" by Alabama Shakes: Not as fast as most of Alabama Shakes' material, but rest assured, this song is still funky as ever! The chorus of the song adds some funk to its already funky sound with a buzzy sounding instrument that's probably a keyboard of some sort. The song only has two verses, and the first one pretty much spells out what the song is about. It seems to be about how progressing forward can be better than living in the past. Well, I dunno 'bout you, but I'm looking forward to hearing more Alabama Shakes songs in the future!
"Renegades" by X Ambassadors: The name "X Ambassadors" might sound intimidating, but their music is anything but. They could be described as a slightly more funky Lumineers, since X Ambassadors' breakthrough song, "Renegades", is essentially folk music punctuated by handclaps as its backbeat. The song manages to be instantly catchy as well, though you probably won't remember any of the lyrics at first aside from, "Hey hey hey, living like we're renegades".
"Ship to Wreck" by Florence and The Machine: Might I say that this is the BEST song Flo has done so far?! Its sound combines Bruce Springsteen with R.E.M., two of my all time faves!! What more is there to say?! Well, a lot more, actually. Beneath the catchiness of the song are dark lyrics (though I've come to expect this dichotomy from FATM). As the title implies, "Ship to Wreck" is a song about losing control of one's direction in life. Sometimes, the darkest aspects of life can turn into amazing songs, though, and this is one of them!