Jaymes Young - "Dark Star"
It's rare to find a song both brooding and invigorating. Jaymes Young's debut "Dark Star" is just such an oddity, mining the singer's sordid past as source material for its Weeknd-esque lyrics, pairing lines such as "If I told you where I've been/would you still call me baby" and its titular "baby I'm a dark star" with soaring, ethereal vocals. It's a compelling combination that succeeds largely on the shoulders of its mysterious performer. - Jon Tanners