From SEVENTEN, MayMay Entrata, Labrinth and Zendaya, and more, check out these new tracks to help you end the month.
And it felt like it was yesterday that we were ready to go on our Holy Week break. Now, April has gone by. Time does fly when you’re having fun. But while we have a new month to look forward to, April isn’t going to end on a sour note, as least not if these following songs has a say in it. It’s time for the final sound-off for April 2023 as we round up some of the best tracks to help you close out the month in style.
SUPER – SEVENTEEN
Once again, SEVENTEEN served. But are we that surprised? Super, which is one of the two lead singles off their new album, FML, is an alternative jersey club track accompanied by a blockbuster performance. The members and over 200 dancers featured in the music video shed light on the value of ‘coming together as one,’ as the single-minded crew delivers a complex and powerful choreography of a never-before-seen scale.
SHOONG! – TAEYANG AND LISA
Taeyang and Lisa on the same R&B track is what dreams are made of. The vocals were immaculate as the performance video sees the two K-pop idols dance like the rest is due in five minutes.
MELTDOWN – NIALL HORRAN
Niall Horran is that shoulder to cry on in his new upbeat single, Meltdown, as the singer lets it be known to his fans that he will be there whenever they have a meltdown.
PAG-IBIG (MERON BA?) – ACE BANZUELO
Uncertainties of romantic commitment take center stage in Ace Banzuelo’s new single. On the R&B-inflected, dream pop track, the young multi-hyphenate unpacks multiple reasons as to why love can be quite difficult to find. The song effortlessly glides through bedroom synths and ethereal, minimalist arrangements, while making the kind of music that is easy to get lost in.
YOU & I – DIEGO GONZALEZ AND ZACK TABUDLO
Another day, another international collab from Zack Tabudlo. In this remix to Diego Gonzalez’s hit song, the 17-year-old flexes his stunning vocal range as evocative verses practically melt into the spacious beat and loose guitar. Meanwhile, Zack counters with an equally smooth cameo, elevating the track to another level altogether.
AUTODEADMA – MAYMAY ENTRATA AND WOOSEOK
As if MayMay couldn’t be anymore of a queen, she decided to drop this empowering bop with Pentagon’s Wooseok. She’s an unbothered baddie.
CHEETAH – JACKSON WANG
First, Jackson, together with Ciara, got us in our feels with Slow. Now, the pop star brings the funk with Cheetah, a smooth and sensual number that heaps praise on a baddie Jackson spots.
THE FEELS – LABRINTH
Bestie, wake up! A new Labrinth and Zendaya collab just dropped, and we aren’t talking about Coachella. As the name of the song suggests, you’re gonna get in your feels as the duo’s commanding voices combine with a pulsing beat and epic beat drop.
NO MORE LIES – THUNDERCAT AND TAME IMPALA
In No More Lies, the dup hits the sweet spot between their two individual, complementary styles with laser accuracy. Their melodic synchronicity belies this love lament, with Thundercat musing on a doomed relationship for which he takes responsibility. The song culminates in a candid monologue from the bassist questioning the sense of honesty being the best policy in relationships.
TANTARA – IKON
iKON better come through with this fire hip-hop song that’s overflowing with bars, confidence, and swagger.
THE ALCOTT – THE NATIONAL AND TAYLOR SWIFT
If you’re in the mood for new Taylor Swift slow jams, then you need to give The Alcott a listen. The track off The National’s newly released LP, First Two Pages of Frankenstein, sees the two frequent collaborators give us a melancholic love song.
BACK HOME – THE JUANS
Time to curl up in a bawl and get emotional with The Juans’ new breakup track. That pierces through your heart with a story of wanting to make amends with a former flame. A home is made by the people in it, which is why the band wants that special someone back.
BUM 2 ME – DENISE JULIA
Denise Julia really is new stars of Pinoy R&B as seen in how she confidently swerves through her new track as she calls out the bum in her life.
PRAISING YOU – RITA ORA AND FATBOY SLIM
Rita Ora’s long-awaited third album, You & I, is finally coming this July. And while we wait for the LP, we have her new single, Praising You. The song takes the classic piano riff and feel-good chorus of Praise You, which sampled Camille Yarbrough’s Take Yo’ Praise, introduces Rita’s version of the story – a delicious metaphor for the entrancing nature of love – and bursts into a surefire EDM summer anthem.
MY BODY – COI LERAY
My Body is a liberating, sex-positive anthem that has Coi Leray unapologetically declare that she and women everywhere can do whatever (and whoever) they want without reservation. Sampling the iconic 1963 classic It’s My Party by Lesley Gore, Coi throws her own twist to the song while celebrating female empowerment and sexuality, further driving her point that girls can be players too.
ATING DALAWA – OVER OCTOBER
Over October continues to bring their take on pop-alternative rock in OPM to new height with Ating Dalawa. The love song showcases the bond and promise, especially in an uncertain and fleeting world. It speaks of the power of love and the unbreakable bond that exists between two people who have made this commitment to each other.
EAT THE ACID – KESHA
In case you didn’t know, Kesha just announced that she has a new album coming out. And leading the charge for her new era are two new singles, Fine Line and Eat The Acid. Both see the musician get vulnerable and reflect on her past and the hardships she’s been through.
WVVE – SWEET LIKE SUGAR
Korean newcomer and singer-songwriter WVVE, who you may know from the fourth season of the reality-competition television series K-pop Star, just dropped her debut single, Sweet Like Sugar. It shows the musician coming into her own as both a performer and a songwriter. The song captures the breezy effortlessness of new love. WVVE’s ethereal vocals are like pink velvet, smooth and playful, as she transitions seamlessly from Korean to English and back again. The gentle percussion is mixed perfectly with bubbly bass to create the perfect summery feeling.
SUPERGLUE – JOAN
At long last, joan’s debut album, superglue, is finally out. The LP is an existential journey influenced by the duo’s recent transition into fatherhood. With their album, the duo have shared their most personal music to date.
GLUE SONG – BEABADOOBEE AND CLAIRO
beabadoobee’s glue song just went from 10/10 to 11/10 with the new remix featuring the one and only Clairo. It’s feels on top of feels.
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