The Best Songs Ever ... This Week, May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019

The staff at our sister station KUTX scour the earth to bring listeners the best music. Most Fridays, they share three of their favorite songs on Morning Edition.

"Binz" by Solange

First up, it's "Binz" by Solange – as in Solange Knowles, as in Beyoncé's sister. Solange released her fourth album in March entitled When I Get Home, which was inspired by her childhood home of Houston where her and Beyoncé’s journey to musical stardom began. The album is full of references to her hometown and features samples from fellow Houston music-makers.

"Ride Me Back Home" by Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson’s new album Ride Me Back Home arrives on June 21, and it features new songs and cover songs ranging from Guy Clark to Billy Joel. The title track is a tribute to horses who have seen better days and was co-written with Sonny Throckmorton, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame who lives right by Willie’s Luck studio and ranch where Willie keeps the 60 horses he rescued from the slaughterhouse.  

"Without a Blush" by Hatchie

Also coming out on June 21 is Keepsake, the full length debut from singer-songwriter/musician Hatchie, a.k.a. Harriette Pilbeam from Brisbane, Australia.  Check out "Without A Blush," and watch Hatchie play the song live in our Studio 1A.

Produced by Art Levy