Get into these new music releases featuring bops from the likes of ENHYPEN, Alamat, The 1975, and more.
Another week has come to a close, which means a whole week of music news, event, and happenings. Among the many things that happened in the world of music, Ace Banzuelo and Denise Julia both released the official music videos to their latest viral hits. TWICE’s Nayeon made history as the first K-pop soloist to enter top 10 on Billboard 200 while Jungkook had the highest debut by a K-pop soloist on Billboard Hot 100. James Reid got the K-pop community talking when he was spotted with Startship Entertainment and GOT7’s BamBam. BLINKS all around the world rejoiced as BLACKPINK finally announced that they will be making their official comeback this August with a new world tour to follow. SM Entertainment unveiled a new batch of rookies that’s already got fans while Jessi announced that she was leaving P Nation after being with them for three years.
In the concert scene, BTS will have an OT7 concert in Busan this October while ENHYPEN announced their first world tour (with a PH date hopefully in the future). Finally, SB19’s Ken made history as the first Filipino featured on the GRAMMY’s Global Spin series. And that’s already on top of SB19’s rework of the Binibining Pilipinas theme song. Of course, a new week also signifies brand new songs that came our way across the corners of the internet. There’s a lot of new songs always dropping, which is why we listed down some of the best that shouldn’t get lost from your music radar.
FUTURE PERFECT (PASS THE MIC) – ENHYPEN
ENHYPEN is angry and they are ready to show it in their new song, Future Perfect (Pass the MIC). A pop meets hip-hop track all about marching to the beat of your own drum, Future Perfect finds ENHYPEN at some of their best work yet with their anthemic song. The accompanying mini-album MANIFESTO : DAY 1 is also a worthy listen with a standout being TFW (That Feeling When).
GIRLS – AESPA
Aespa really said they are ready to fight with their latest comeback Girls. The dance pop electronic number is both familiar and different for the girl group at the same time, but is one that doesn’t disappoint. And the dance break near the end goes hard.
OCEANS & ENGINES – NIKI
NIKI’s upcoming sophomore album, Nicole, is set to feature many of her older works. And one such example is her latest single, Oceans & Engines. She wrote the song when she was 17 and experienced her first heartbreak after her first love moved away for good. Reworking the song for today, the track is a soul stirrer with a message that anyone who’s had to say goodbye to a loved one can relate to.
PART OF THE BAND – THE 1975
July truly is the month of the comebacks as across the spectrum of the music industry, artists are ending long hiatuses to releasing new music. And one such artist is The 1975. After over two years of not releasing any solo music, the band is back with a new era and brand new song Part of the Band. Produced by Jack Antonoff and led by a crisp string arrangement, the song has frontman Matty Healy looking back on past relationships in a solemn folk anthem. What’s even better about the new song is that it’s part of their upcoming eleven-track fifth studio album, Being Funny in a Foreign Language, which comes out on October 14.
RISK IT ALL – YUNA
If light summer vibes are what you are looking for, Yuna has you covered with her new single album, Y3. Three brand new songs, Don’t Wanna Know, Risk It All, and Summer Love, bring the chill jams to listen to during those restful days.
SAY U LOVE ME – ALAMAT
Alamat goes to their most mature concept yet with their latest song, Say U Love Me. The R&B jam is a sultry number that sees the group wonder whether or not their partner is still serious in their relationship. They handle the concept so well and as the first single of their upcoming debut album, it has us excited to see what else they have in store.
SEVENTEEN – CHEERS
SEVENTEEN is set to drop their repackaged album later this month. And as an appetizer, the group treated Carats to a new song called CHEERS courtesy of S.Coups, Hoshi, and Woozi. The hip-hop track addicting beat will get you moving.
ANONG NANGYARI – MATTHAIOS
Matthaios channels his frustrations with his relationship in his new track, Anong Nangyari. The chill R&B jam has the OPM musician reflect on why his significant other isn’t the same person as she was before.
I LOVE U – WINNER
Two years after their last comeback as a full group and WINNER still got the magic with their new album HOLIDAY. The four member boy group treated us to the summer jam I LOVE U whose fun verses lead into a euphoric explosion on the chorus. The love song also contains two of YG’s staples; the name of I LOVE U and the signature party final chorus, both of which are welcomed here.
DEAD – SEZAIRI AND YOUNG COCOA
A linkup between two Southeast Asian artists are upon us as Singaporean musician Sezairi and Pinoy rapper Young Cocoa come together for the track Dead. A part of Sezairi’s new album Violets Aren’t Blue, Dead features this smooth, 2000s R&B vibe that fits the track so well with the two artists complimenting each other with Sezairi’s vocals and Cocoa’s raps.
KUNG ALAM MO LANG – BANDANG LAPIS
Your sadboi playlist is about to get a song longer with Bandang Lapis’ new song, Kung Alam Mo Lang. The rock track centers on a love lost and wanting to tell a former flame that they still love them. The problem though is that their ex has moved on to another man. It hurts right in the feels with the vocals and production enhancing those emotions. It’s a track that hurts even harder if you’ve ever had those moments of regret with your ex.
LAST SEQUENCE – WJSN
It’s honestly a good thing WJSN won Queendom season two as more people can now finally get into the stable of bops the group has in their discography. Their latest comeback, Last Sequence, is no exception as it is a true pop banger with great production and gorgeous vocals.
THERESE – MAYA HAWKE
Most people probably know Maya Hawke as Robin from Stranger Things. But the actress is also a talented musician and has been releasing music for a few years now. She is set to drop her second album Moss in September and she recently released its first single Therese. The acoustic driven track is a laidback number as Maya’s charming voice guides you an a personal journey.
TALK ABOUT IT – HOEST, LESHA, AND VYDD
HOEST delivers a techno-house number with his new song Talk About It. Featuring artists VYDD and LESHA, the song revolves around growing connection between two people. The percussion-led production aids in the tune’s attraction like quality as you get to the eventual collab.
LOVEADE – VIVIZ
Even though it may be raining these days, the bad weather won’t stop us from enjoying summer bops, such as the one VIVIZ recently gave us in LOVEADE. The title track for their Summer Vibe album, the song feel tailor made as a summer jam to be enjoyed on a bright day, or in your room, no one’s judging.
SOFA (REMIX) – OCHO THE BULLET, CARROT MAYOR, AND JOSH CULLEN
SB19’s Josh hops on Ocho The Bullet and Carrot Mayor’s remix to their song Sofa to take the fun and flowy rap track to another level.
GOT ME GOOD – DNCE
For their second single of 2022, DNCE goes for a mid-tempo banger in Got Me Good as front man Joe Jonas reminisces on a former flame who cheated on him.
LIMBO – ANY NAME’S OKAY
Wrapped in a moving production, Any Name’s Okay’s new song Limbo is about those moments where you feel stuck in the middle and don’t know what to do. The music and vocals come together for a track that’s surprisingly sentimental.
NGITI NG BUWAN – HAZEL FAITH
Powerful vocals, a heartfelt message, and an almost techno like production combine in Hazel Faith’s latest song, Ngiti Ng Buwan. The Kinikilig singer doesn’t hold back in a track about finding that love in those precious moments.