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Can you believe that it’s almost the end of January? And here we are thinking that it’s just been two weeks since the start of 2023. But regardless, you’ve survived the first month of the year, so why not treat yourself to good music. And luckily for you, the final stretch of the month has its fair share of exciting music drops that may become your next obsession on Spotify. Here’s our round-up of our favorite new tracks for you to cap off the extended month of January.
TXT – SUGAR RUSH RIDE
The boys of TXT were not kidding when they said their new era would be all about temptation. With Sugar Rush Ride, the group brings to life a seductive tale of the rush of being with that special someone. When you’re done listing to the song, go give their new EP a try as well, specifically Tinnitus.
AKIN KA – ZACK TABUDLO
While Zack is mostly known for his contemplative jams, the OPM star brings up the BPM with AKIN KA. It’s a fun, funky, and upbeat bop about Zack’s desire to be with that special someone. Love song meets 80s pop in the best way possible? Yes, please.
G.K.Y.A.M – ADIE
Have feelings for someone, but too afraid to tell them? Well, Adie’s new song is here to remind you that you should just go for it, because that’s all that matters in the end.
SUNDANCE FREESTYLE – RICH BRIAN
ICYDK, Rich Brian is now an actor with his debut film recently premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. And quite fittingly, he dropped a new track documenting his new career moves. It’s a surreal, haunting, and cinematic production that underscores sentimental bars about Brian’s steady rise in the music scene and his recent Sundance debut.
DIFFERENT – CLARA BENIN
Clara Benin takes inspiration from the classic rom-com When Harry Met Sally with different…. The OPM singer-songwriter gives us subtlety without losing the riveting earnestness of the subject. Needless to say, she’s got us hooked.
SHOOTING STAR – XG
If you aren’t listening to XG yet, now’s the time to do so with their latest comeback SHOOTING STAR. The girls give us 2000s R&B magic that just hits in all the right spots.
THE WAY YOU LOOK AT ME – BEN&BEN
Whoever brought up the idea of Ben&Ben covering this Christian Bautista classic needs a raise. Who knew the folk band could turn an already emotional song into something even more heart-wrenching?
PRAY IT AWAY – CHLOE
Good news for the music world: Chloe is set to release her debut album in a few months. And just recently, she gave us a tease as to what her first LP will sound like with the single Pray It Away. The R&B tune is a vocal showcase that sees the songstress turn to a spiritual solution to deal with her hot mess of a partner.
I WANT TO BE HERE – KIANA V, NIX DAMN P, CURTISMITH
The moment the beat kicked in, we knew that this was going to be a bop. Kiana’s magnetic voice compliments the beat so well while Curtismith wraps up the track like a bow.
TURN UP – KAIA
A party anthem is what Turn Up is all about as KAIA gives us even more reasons to get down on the dance floor.
HALIMAW – JIKAMARIE
jikamarie always knows how to make us feel some type of way with her music and HALIMAW does just that. The contemplative mid-tempo pop track is all about baring your emotions to your partner which has us doing the same to our non-existent lover.
THE MEADOW – KAI BUIZON
When a song takes inspiration from The Legend of Zelda’s Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme, you know it’s going to be good. The folk-pop track brings to mind the picturesque view of the countryside, with soothing vocals courtesy of Kai Buizon that thrive within the realm of summer nostalgia and first love.
ANXIOUS PEOPLE – BESTFRIEND
If anxiety was a song, it would probably sound like this track. As the name suggests, Anxious People is a panic-driven pop song about trying to figure out what to do with the panic, and the feeling of staying in place while it happens.
FOR GRANTED – YAEJI
Yaeji has an ax to grind, or more appropriately a hammer with her new track For Granted. The bouncy electronica single slowly descends into a hardstyle fury as Yaeji figuratively takes her hammer and smashes all of the things around her in a fit of anger at being undervalued.
EIGHTEEN – A KID NAMED RUFUS AND COLE BAUER
20-year-old Malaysian Rufus is ready to make a space for brown, non-binary musicians in the industry. And their ode to doing that begins with the newest single, eighteen. A soulful effort centered with youthful optimism, twinkling melodies, and heartfelt alt-pop cadences, the track reminisces on being younger, wishing things could be the way they used to be.
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