Chilled Out pop songs for a summer mix.
May 20, 2014 6:16 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for pop songs -- dance or hip-hop -- that have the same kind of chilled out almost-but-not-quite-90s-euro-house vibe as Ne-Yo - Closer, Jhene Aiko - The Worst. The songs should have kind of a relaxed vocal, washed out synths, subtle guitar and/or piano, and an easy groove. I'm especially looking for songs from the past 5 years. (and not Daft Punk).
posted by empath to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: You're more keyed in musically than me, but I would have thought Frank Ocean's Channel Orange fits the bill. Sweet Life comes to mind immediately, but there are some other candidates on that album.

Also, maybe Rudimental's Spoons?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:26 AM on May 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

Replay by Visioneers
posted by shortyJBot at 6:35 AM on May 20, 2014

Maxwell - Bad Habits
Jill Scott & Anthony Hamilton - So in Love
posted by fuse theorem at 7:00 AM on May 20, 2014

You've got their name right there in the body of your question - Washed Out.

You might also like The War On Drugs.
posted by jbickers at 7:13 AM on May 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Sorry about the lack of links, but:

Ella Eyre
Lulu James
posted by ellieBOA at 7:29 AM on May 20, 2014

Are you on Spotify? I follow the "Sunday Drive" and "Lazy Weekend" playlists that have a lot of tracks similar to what it seems like you want.
posted by greta simone at 8:03 AM on May 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

Oh, lots of things by Telepopmusik, the Blow, or Frou Frou.
posted by domo at 8:16 AM on May 20, 2014

Checkout Catcall from Australia.
posted by Burgatron at 8:26 AM on May 20, 2014

Best answer: Here's some ideas that have a similar sound:
Usher- U Remind Me; Hey Daddy
Miguel- Adorn Me
Robyn- Bum like you
Neyo- Sexy Love
Lloyd- Get it shawty; You
Beyonce- Dance for you
Outkast- The way you move
Keri Hilson- Knock you down
Dawn Richard- Levitate
posted by feidr2 at 8:43 AM on May 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

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