Life has been trying it lately. You know what that means, time to get lost in (new) music.
As we draw closer to Christmas, the radio waves and mall OSTs are increasingly filled with holiday tracks and other timely hits. But if rockin’ around the Christmas tree just doesn’t cut it for you, then you may want to check out these newly-released tracks that you probably should give a home in your playlists, whatever the vibe may be.
YOU’RE LOSING ME (FROM THE VAULT) – TAYLOR SWIFT
The fact that Taylor dropped this right when KathNiel broke up, a mind of a mastermind we think. The official recording of this viral track hits even harder than we thought.
MY HOUSE – BEYONCE
In honor of the release of the RENAISSANCE FILM, the track is a two-part tour de force of love and confidence as Beyonce stakes her claim in her house.
HUWAG NA HUWAG MONG SASABIHIN – LOLA AMOUR
Lola Amour gives this OPM classic a jazzy and upbeat makeover that serves as a fitting complement to the rocking original.
SA’YONG SA’YO LANG AKO – RHODESSA AND MRLD
The amount of wholesome charm that radiates from this love song of solidifying your place with that special someone is unmeasurable.
CRAZY FORM – ATEEZ
ATEEZ’s take on dancehall and Afrobeat exudes a unique wit and irreplaceable charm representative of the group.
TRUTH OR DARE – TYLA
This sultry bop isn’t going to leave your mind for a long while as Tyla puts the focus on a partner who isn’t so serious about a relationship.
TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS – LANA DEL RAY
Moody, atmospheric, and sentimental with a dash of longing, this is how we would expect a Lana Del Ray cover of the track would sound like.
TO. X – TAYEON
This mid-tempo jam is dedicated to all the girls (and guys) out there who are just tired of their partner who just doesn’t do it for them anymore.
WAIT – DINO
An intricate mix of jazz and glitch, the groovy song weaves together a unique arrangement of piano and rhythmic sounds of electric synths. The self-written lyrics and melody extend beyond the idea of love, speaking of Dino’s unwavering determination and courage to achieve his goals amid uncertainties.
BATTER UP – BABYMONSTER
If anything, BABYMONSTER’s debut shows that they got the YG formula on lock and it makes us even more excited what other flavors the girls can give us.
SOMEDAY – PLAYERTWO
If there was any doubt that Someday wouldn’t work as a rap track, PLAYERTWO proves the sentiment wrong in this fresh and unique take on the classic.
STANDING NEXT TO YOU (USHER REMIX) – JUNGKOOK AND USHER
The K-pop superstar and R&B icon meet for a remix that hits as hard as you expected. It tickles the ears in the best way possible.
CHRISTMAS SONG (VERSION II) – ENA MORI
ena mori just gets it in this relatable acoustic holiday tune about wanting to celebrate Christmas alone and away from people who just brag about how good their lives are.
JULY – LYN LAPID
Even though it’s December, we’re going to pretend it’s the summer months and live vicariously through Lyn’s ode to forbidden love.
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS – ALLY BROOKE AND DINAH JANE
While it’s not a Fifth Harmony reunion, it’s the next best thing as Ally and Dinah infuse this holiday classic with a touch of R&B magic.
CHRISTMAS STARS TONIGHT – GRENTPEREZ
Another holiday season, another smooth holiday jam front grentperez, as heard in his new song about the excitement that comes with the start of the season.
WALANG HADLANG – RJ MANULID
This cut from RJ Manulid’s new album is an example of how his LP explores what it means to look up – whether it means being happy about life’s simple joys and victories, or desperately searching for meaning when you’re lost and at your lowest.
Continue Reading: The Round-Up: Get Ready To Face A New Month With These New Tracks