Rayland Baxter, "Casanova"
Rayland Baxter is no ladies' man – he can barely get out of student-loan debt. In his new song "Casanova," a crunchy, Beatles-y track, he uses a true 21st-century tale of heartache as a metaphor for a breakup, thinking about crawling "back in the hole [he] came from." Somehow, Baxter makes financial ruin sound fun with the sun-kissed song, setting the tone for what promises to be a rather different-sounding new album, Wide Awake. While we hope the songwriter gets his accounts in order, we can't help but feel his destituteness is our gain. J.G.