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It’s a new season, a new month and we have plenty of new music to listen to. Here is a round-up of songs that graced our ears over the last few days.
Harry Styles, “Sign of the Times” – In a completely different Direction from Zayn, Louis and Niall, Styles channels his inner Bowie, Lennon, and Elton John on his track “Sign of the Times”. It opens as a piano balled before being joined with the rest of the band taking on a very “Hey Jude” feel. Singing “Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times. We gotta get away from here”. In a word, this song is catchy. Not your typical pop song of these times with heavy production, auto tune and other effects, it is simplistic with the same chords repeating throughout the song allowing for an easy listen.
French Montana & Future, “No Pressure” –Montana has already released a few standalone tracks, “Said N Done” featuring A$AP Rocky, “Hold Up” featuring Chris Brown and Migos and “Can’t Feel My Face” featuring Diddy. “No Pressure” utilizes a heavy bass and a heavy auto tune over French Montana while he and Future take on their un-named enemies on this solid track.
Frank Ocean feat. Jay Z & Tyler the Creator, “Biking” – The surprises keep coming from Frank Ocean, having already debuted “Chanel” on his Beats 1 show, blondedRADIO Ocean surprised fans with yet another new song this time featuring Jay Z and Tyler the Creator. The song opens with a piano, which doesn’t necessarily match the speed of Jay Z on his verse. The song picks up a bit for Ocean and Tyler the Creator’s parts however it feels like a completely different song than the first minute. Either way, Frank Ocean could sing the phone book and we’d happily listen (and swoon).
Halsey, “Now or Never” – Off her sophomore album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom this electro-pop song is the perfect backdrop for Halsey’s ever steady voice. The track also has a stellar production team behind it with Cashmere Cat (Ariana Grande, The Weeknd), Happy Perez (Mariah Carey, Miguel), and Benny Blanco (Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran) all being given credit.
Calvin Harris feat. Young Thug, Ariana Grande & Pharell, “Heatstroke” – number 2 of 10? We’re holding Calvin Harris to his promise for 10 songs for 2017. Harris also stated he worked with the “greatest artists of our generation” his first song featured Frank Ocean and Migos and now “Heatstroke” is jam packed with Young Thug, Ariana Grande and Pharell. Is it too early to crown a song the song of the summer? This light and fun, Motown-inspired jam makes you want to be outside soaking up the sun! So far Harris has kept his promises now we just want to know, who will be on song number 3??
Do you have a favorite new song already? Did we miss one that your loving currently? Tell us in the comment section and we’ll be sure to check it out!
Written by Kristen
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