Image via Broderick Batts

Image via Broderick Batts

The New Wave is a feature we’ll be presenting every Tuesday. It will highlight one song we’re currently obsessed with, by a new or rising artist.

What we say:

If you only know Broderick Batts through tracks like “¯\_(ツ)_/¯,” you’d make the mistake of thinking his talents begin and end with rapping. But the Florida artist showed off his considerable pipes this month with “Kate Moss 1989,” a tropically-tinged track that recalls Wyclef Jean’s effortlessly smooth delivery.

But the song also oozes contemporary cool—with Kate Moss as a muse, Broderick Batts has turned in a catchy classic for the modern age.

What he says:

“Imagine if Instagram was around in the ’80s? Kate Moss would have ran that shit!!!”