You can thank Denise Julia, Red Velvet, BINI, and more for filling your playlist with new songs and bops.
The Middle-of-the-week slump can be daunting to get over. You’ve made it past yet another start of the week, but it’s still a ways off until that much-needed weekend. But, if you’re struggling to find that energy for that push to finish the week, don’t worry, we got you covered. Open your playlists and lend your ears to these newly released tracks to have you feeling refreshed and ready to go.
LACKIN’ – DENISE JULIA
Proving yet again that she is no one-hit wonder, Denise Julia gives us an R&B jam about a boy who isn’t doing it for you anymore. The cut is a fine example off her debut EP, which sees the young star reclaim her narrative as she touches upon the many facets of love.
ANO BA MERON TAYONG DALAWA – ZACK TABUDLO
This cut off Zack’s third studio album is a relatable anthem for those who have experienced the seesaw feeling of not knowing where you stand with someone. It plays into the album’s narrative as Zack’s most vulnerable to date with personal stories of growing up, love, betrayal, maturity, and life.
CHILL KILL – RED VELVET
Are you surprised that it’s a bop? Red Velvet does K-pop in the only way they can in this mesmerizing lead single off their new album of the same name.
SWEET VENOM – ENHYPEN
This funk/pop piece skillfully and rhythmically conveys the boys’ realization that ‘your’ poison is both sweet and invigorating. The track highlights the group’s versatility and musical prowess, as seen in how JAY worked alongside the producer Slow Rabbit to craft the lyrics of the Korean version.
EXES – TATE MCRAE
Propelled by Tate’s vibrant vocal style, this pop ditty is effortlessly laced with bursts of synths throughout that have us feeling our inner pop star.
‘WAG KANG BIBITAW – CEAN JR.
Cean Jr. gives us yet another vibery R&B number and effective expression of love.
FANTASY – HYBS
We want whatever fantasy HYBS is giving in this funky number that’s guaranteed to get you moving, both at the club and in the more intimate moments.
NOBODY – SOYEON, WINTER, AND LIZ
This pop collab between three members of three of the biggest K-pop girl groups in the world is both fun and funky. Now imagine if all three groups came together in one track?
SAYONG SAYO (PAPEL, GUNTING, BATO) – RICO BLANCO
Rico’s take on a love song is an upbeat pop-rock ditty and shines in its simplicity and finesse as it evokes the feeling of winning the lottery after several tries in life and love.
SANTA DOESN’T KNOW YOU LIKE I DO – SABRINA CARPENTER
Your Christmas playlist just got extra longer now that Sabrina Carpenter dropped an entire EP filled with holiday bangers.
PANTROPIKO – BINI
Doesn’t matter if it’s November, if BINI says it’s summer, then it’s summer with their fun and catchy tune.
AMIGOS – BIBI AND BECKY G
If this is how two friends act, then we don’t want to know what would happen between lovers. This East-meets-West collab has hit written all over it.
PANAGINIP – SASSA GURL AND TONI FOWLER
It’s the return of Sassa Boi, and this time she’s joined by Toni Fowler for a song that surprisingly goes hard.
AKING HILING – ZEPHANIE
More and more does Zephanie convince us that she’s an actual Disney princess.
EAST SIDE – LYN LAPID
From the vocals to the production, we had to press the repeat button ASAP once the song was done.
LOKA – G22
The only thing crazy about this is you if you don’t decide to stand G22 after hearing their boss comeback track. The female alphas still have their title.
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON CHRISTMAS DAY – CLARA BENIN
Home is not exactly a place, but the people who make it. That’s the message of this heartwarming holiday tune that expresses the joy of returning to someone on Christmas and finding home, not necessarily in a place or entity, but in the company of people that matter.
MAKE ME BETTER – DAYDREAM
Consider the R&B excellence of the song your sign that DAYDREAM should be on your girl group watchlist.
PLEASE LANG – SOS
There’s nothing like a sad song from SOS, as seen in this tune about the unrest of a relationship and the impact of lost connection and unresolved issues.