Song Of the Week: August 26th


Several Optimist staff writers have decided to come together and pick their favorite songs each week based on recent releases, personal feelings, and general overall enjoyment.


Week of August 26th:


Ethan Baer: “Jocelyn Flores” by XXXTentaction. This song is apart of XXXTentacion’s new album, 17. If you’ve ever heard XXXTentacion, you know that all of his songs are very intense and are a cross between hard punk rock and rap. However, this song is very calm and lowkey. The sample is really interesting, and the beat is put together very well.


Seth Thomas: “Elusive Butterfly” by Bob Lind. This might be the best song of all time. It falls into the classic singer-songwriter folk genre. My uncle loves this song, and it’s just really well done. An oldie but a goodie.


Will Gibbons: “Plain Jane” by A$AP Ferg. It’s my favorite song off his most recent album, “Still Striving”. Ferg goes hard on Kirk Knight’s beat, and the song’s chorus is both lyrically and phonetically nice.


Calvin Prenkert “Mourning Sound” by Grizzly Bear is my song of the week. The lead single from their new album “Painted Ruins” is a drum driven song with a very fuzzy guitar lead. The lead vocals are dreamy and well written, and the whole album feels distant which is something I find really appealing.