After 12 years, Busted have finally released a new album! And I can tell you now their sound may be different from what we accustomed to but it is definitely the Busted we know and love. The best way to describe the album is “OneRepublic meets Daft Punk.” Highlights of the album include On What You’re On, Coming Home, and New York.
Beyoncé’s younger sister has finally made a return to music with a new sound in the form of “A Seat at the Table” which is arguably one of the best albums of the year. Solange’s track “Cranes in the Sky” is an awesome throwback to 70s soul music with a unique edge. From all the bland albums that have been released since the beginning of 2016, “A Seat at the table” is rather refreshing to hear something this unique. “Cranes in the Sky” is my favourite song of the record.
Tove Lo is definitely racking up a list of featured performances lately. This reggae-pop infused song is screaming chart hit and proves that Nick Jonas is a true solo artist. In addition to this it also highlights what a fantastic musician Tove Lo is (so people who have never listened to her check out some of songs).
I must admit I’ve only recently jumped on the Halsey bandwagon, but its only because I am always skeptical of including new artists into my music library (Just because I probably won’t listen to it and it just sits there taking up space). But after several months I finally listened to her on youtube and I instantly fell in love with her voice and style of music. She reminds me of Robyn and a bit of Lykke Li. Colors (really should be Colours) reminds me of this new fusion of pop/electronic music thats being released lately from artists like Years & Years, Tove Lo and Jess Glynne. Its a great song to listen to when you’re feeling down or to even sing to in the car. I would definitely recommend her music to anyone who likes Euro pop.
I first heard this song more than a year ago right before Years & Years broke onto the scene with King and I have to say its probably my favourite song of theirs so far. So when I heard they were re-releasing it featuring vocals by Tove Lo I thought it was a match made in heaven. Both act have the same type electronic infused pop music with both vocals from Ollie and Tove complementing each other nicely.
I rarely keep up with the top 40 chart in the UK but every now and again I’ll go online and some random song I’ve never heard of is #1. 7 Years is definitely one of these random songs. I heard the usual 30 second clip on BBC Singles webpage and I thought it was alright. A few days later I watched it for the first time on tv and then a few minutes later saw it again on another music channel and it finally grew on. Its very reminiscent of mid-2000s British indie rock, something you might hear from The Kooks or The Feeling. My only worry is that they might end up a one hit wonder like Gotye or that JCB song. Fingers Crossed!
I decided I’m going to do top track of the week post as there is so much music out there that I love listening too and I’m a sucker for new music and new artists. I’m not a obsessed fan but I’m also not a keyboard warrior when it comes to One Direction. Over the years I’ve grown to like their music especially their Midnight Memories album and the quality of their music has gone up and Drag Me Down is probably their most grown up sound to date. Something about it really reminds me of a Maroon 5 song or an Ed Sheeran track. I love the fusion of pop and rock its the right mix and it is not as cheesy as their previous music (*Cough* What’s Makes You Beautiful). This song also proves that they can keep going with or without Zayn.