With the Hummingbird Rotation, we hope to give folks a closer look at the songs that get the most play at Hummingbird HQ. This installment, hear about Cuco, Stormzy, and Cody Jinks.
Dontmakemefallinlove // Cuco
While many are apparently discovering this song through some shit on TikTok, don’t let that distract you from Cuco’s depth of emotion, broadcasted with his guitar loops and driving drum-beat.
Essentially, the entire track revolves around a single theme — the melody that opens and closes the track. It’s not particularly complex —it’s no exhaustive solo —but it’s incredibly catchy. It’s the type of melody that, when the song is over, you’ll be wishing you could hear one more time. But wait, that’s exactly what this track has. Just before you lose hope of getting one more glimpse of a melody that’s going to be stuck in your head all day, it comes back in full force, completing the musical circle of the song in the most satisfying way possible.
Accompanying that catchiness is Cuco’s almost-defeated vocal performance, a dreary, rainy-day, kind of energy that will resonate if you’re even remotely sad about something, especially if that feeling is from a love interest.
Vossi Bop // Stormzy
The Vossi Bop is an almost-viral dance move created by Twitter user @NLVossi, and it appears he wouldn’t hesitate to tell you that.
This song has everything. Stormzy absolutely rips the track apart- and his aggressive enunciation of every single syllable gives the feeling that he really means this Vossi Bop shit. The song gets so much cooler when you see the music video, which is an absolute gem.
While the song isn’t necessarily going to stick around because of lyrical density, or a particularly incredible beat, it has that indescribable quality that makes it genuinely bang. It’s perfect for driving, or Vossi Bopping, or coming up with the Next Great Dance Move. Give this song a peep, and add it to your hype playlist.
Mama Song // Cody Jinks
Mom, mother, mama, mum, madre, or ma — whatever you call yours, I can almost guarantee you she worries about you. It’s a cold world out there for her little baby, no matter how old or strong you get. It’s just instinct, and hopefully, we love and appreciate them for it.
In a bout of country splendor, Cody Jinks gives a message you can pass to her assuring her that you’re alright. Backed by a rocking drumline and some gritty Texan twang, Jinks belts lines like “I know you always worry about me drinking my dinner, but I don’t do that anymore,” and “Mama I’m ok, I know your late night talks with Jesus have helped me on my way,” weaving a love letter to the first and most important woman in his life. The beat is energetic and consistent, even bordering on sing-a-long-ish at times, and crushes any foul mood you could be in. Play it for your Mom or your drinking buddies, so long as you enjoy it to its fullest.