The Round-Up: New Song Releases Of The Week

Some of these tracks might go straight to your playlist.

K-pop boy group Tempest makes their debut with Bad News and Massiah drops his debut album in this round-up of the week’s new song releases.

Happy first week of March. Can you believe that we’re almost 25% done with 2022? Regardless, the music industry still keeps on moving, or well, singing. Among many things that happened this week, P-pop Con announced their ticket prices for the April 7 concert. BTS were announced to have a collaboration with free to play mobile game Free Fire while Jungkook recently graduated from Global Cyber University. The 2022 Korean Music Awards were recently held while TXT made history as the first Korean act to win Hero of the Year at the 2022 NME Awards. NCT Dream and Red Velvet announced the titles of their impending March comeback. Speaking of comebacks, the internet got into a bit of a tizzy when EXO’s Suho and BIG BANG’s T.O.P. teased that they had upcoming solo projects in the works.

LITZ announced their debut date for March 8 while Billboard recently held their Women in Music Awards, which saw Olivia Rodrigo, Saweetie, and H.E.R. take home awards. In exciting news, it seems that SOMI leaked BLACKPINK’s upcoming comeback, Daft Punk might have teased a reunion, and Zack Tabudlo, Arthur Nery, and Adie held an impromptu performance together. And sadly, it was announced that NU’EST would be ceasing activities as a group on March 14 as some members have decided to leave Pledis Entertainment. Of course, the week also saw a bunch on new song drops, some you may have heard of, some you may not. This is why we’re here with this round-up of some of the best new song releases of the week.

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BAM BAM – CAMILA CABELLO AND ED SHEERAN

Camila Cabello has been relatively quiet since her breakup with Shawn Mendes. But it seems that she may have finally addressed it in her new song with Ed Sheeran, Bam Bam. The acoustic track begins with Camila referencing not-so subtle hints of a recent relationship. But it seems that she has moved on as elements of Latin music then kick in to make for a song about living your life and finding happiness. By the way, she also announced that her third studio album, Familia, is coming on April 8.

GET IT – KESHI

Want to hear something unexpected? Then we suggest you press play on keshi’s new song, GET IT. It’s unlike anything he has released before as it mixes elements of trap, R&B, and acoustic for a song about having everything, except for that special someone.

LAST CALL – KHALID

A new era for Khalid is upon us. And first up is the release of a new song, Last Call, a chill R&B track about love and relationships.

ISLAND CITY – MASSIAH AND BECAUSE

This week, Massiah dropped his debut studio album Lahi. The LP, which takes inspiration from the tropical life, is a spirited, sonic expression depicting the ebb and flow of trying to make it in life and finding enjoyment in it as you do so. It tells tales inspired from Massiah’s own adventures around the country—tales of love, exciting journeys, and bittersweet moments. The album evokes island-instrumental influences on most of the hip-hop, rap, and R&B tracks in it while mixed with Afrobeat, neo-soul, and electronic elements. The nine-track LP features many guest collabs, including Because, Fern., and James Reid.

EH PAPAANO – JRLDM AND JIKAMARIE

Jrldm and jikamarie team up for a new track called Eh Papaano. The chill R&B track sees the two musicians sing about trying to move on from a relationship that wasn’t meant to be. Their voices blend really well on the track.

COMPLETE MESS – 5 SECOND OF SUMMER

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you; 5 Seconds of Summer did release a new song. Entitled COMPLETE MESS, the track is about being in a toxic relationship and realizing how destructive it can be. Starting out with typical instrumental, it then explodes during its chorus to hit the point home even harder.

ATTENTION – OMAH LAY AND JUSTIN BIEBER

Get ready to groove as Omah Lay and Justin Bieber team up for a new track called Attention. The track, which features great use of Afrobeats, sees both artists sing about the need for attention from a significant other.

SOLO NA LOBO – MIDNASTY

Paraisla’s Midnasty is out with their very first single of the year with Solo Na Lobo and it’s a fire and hard-hitting serve yet again from the rap group with its tales of trials and triumph.

LAKBAY – M$TRYO, THIRDFLO, TONY CHROME, SCYE, STEVEN PEREGRINA, AND MARK BEATS

A who’s who of some of Pinoy hip-hop and rap come together for this inspirational anthem. Thirdflo, M$TRYO, Tony Chrome, SCYE, Steven Peregrina take turns rapping about rising against adversaries and living your life. All of it is wrapped in production by Mark Beats.

BABY – CHARLI XCX

Ahead of the release of her new album in a few weeks, Charli XCX recently dropped her new song called Baby. The upbeat pop song mixes slight elements of funk for a track that is all about feeling yourself and having a good time—and yes, sex.

ECHO – THE BOYZ

While it’s technically not a comeback, we’ll take new music from THE BOYZ wherever we can. This week, the boy group dropped a new song called Echo, a hard hitting pop track that comes from the OST of Solo Leveling.

I’M TIRED – LABRINTH AND ZENDAYA

While it is sad that Euphoria season two has come to an end, we always have the show’s excellent music. Speaking of music from the TV show, we were blessed with two new song releases from the show. The first is I’m Tired, which is a collab between Labrinth and Zendaya. And the second is Elliot’s Song, yes, that song, featuring Dominic Fike and Zendaya.

BAD NEWS – TEMPEST

There’s a new K-pop boy group in town, and they mean business. To some, they may have heard of Tempest because of the fact that former I-Land contestant Hanbin is in the group. But a listen to their debut track Bad News, and you’ll see the whole group is worth following. Serving as the lead single of their debut EP It’s ME, It’s WE, Bad News is a fun, upbeat, and bright pop track that shows off their youthful charms.

BAHAGHARI – DIONELA

Prepare to get in your feels as rising R&B singer and songwriter Dionela just dropped a new song called Bahaghari. The ballad is about the joys of finding love after all the obstacles and challenges you face. It’s a track that hits on the feeling of finding and realizing the treasure you have at the end of the rainbow.

PAYBACK – CHEAT CODES AND ICONA POP

Underrated pop duo Icona Pop has teamed up with Cheat Codes for a new song, Payback. The pop banger is everything you would expect from an Icona Pop song, which is a track you just want to dance the day away with and forget your worries.

GOOD FOR A TIME – BENJAMIN KHENG AND BEA LORENZO

Benjamin Kheng is out with a brand new song called Good For A Time. The acoustic pop-R&B ballad is a collab with fellow artist Bea Lorenzo. Good For A Time captures the desire to stretch time for as long as possible to savor the last moments before the unavoidable end of a meaningful relationship.

SA KABILA NG LAHAT – UNIT406

OPM rock band Unit406 recently released their new song, Sa Kabila Ng Lahat. It is about a relationship that is on the verge of collapse due to challenges presented within and without the relationship. The rock song also talks of the partner being their light through dark times, insisting their partner to keep holding on until they find their way back home.

STRANGLER – TOOTS

In Toots’ new single Strangler, the young musician gets to the heart of what it feels like to experience anxiety and uncertainty both in a relationship and in life. The song is the kind of track that would be best listened chill afternoon as you imagine your life in a campy 2000s teen flick.

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