From Arthur Nery, NCT, The Weeknd, and more, we list down some of our favorite new music release of the week.
As of this writing, we’re one week away from Christmas and two weeks away from the end of 2021, believe it or not. But even as the year is about to wrap up, the music world is still buzzing. Among other things, Taylor Swift celebrated her 32nd birthday this week and was named as Billboard’s biggest pop star of 2021. However, what caught fans attention was the easter eggs she left in her birthday post. This led some believe she is set to drop Speak Now TV on December 31, or at least it’s the next TV version coming.
2PM’s Chansung shook up the news cycle when he announced that he’s getting married, his fiancé is pregnant, and that he’s leaving JYP Entertainment. And speaking of former JYPE artists, Bambam answered the prayers of many when he revealed that his upcoming single is a collab with Red Velvet’s Seulgi. Kep1er, meanwhile had their debut pushed back to next year, January 3 to be exact.
On the local side of things, Belle Mariano dropper the music video for Tanging Dahilan and got featured on Spotify’s Times Square billboard while SB19 announced their holiday schedule, which included three music video releases. The week was also filled with brand new music releases. So, here’s a rundown of our favorite drops of the week.
Isa Lang – Arthur Nery
After topping charts and breaking records with Pagsamo, Arthur Nery is back with his latest single, Isa Lang. Arthur will take you once again in a myriad of emotions in this neo-soul track about doubt and certainty. Fun fact: the song’s release date was determined when Arthur asked his fans of IG stories if they prefer the number 17 or 31.
Tears In The Club – FKA Twigs and The Weeknd
Two of the most exciting artists of the generation have collaborated for an amazing track. FKA Twigs and The Weeknd join forces on Tears In The Club, an R&B banger that fits both of their voices so well and is going on repeat.
Beautiful – NCT
The whole of NCT has come together for the release of their third album, Universe. The 13 track song should serve as a great early Christmas present for NCTzens and wraps a busy month for NCT and it’s various sub-units.
More Than Friends – 24kGoldn
24kGoldn is back with a new fun single in More Than Friends. The upbeat track sees the musician let out his thoughts on a girl who just wants to be friends with him.
Tiwala – Munimuni
This week sees Munimuni drop their first ever EP, buhya/buhay. The five-track EP is filled with their previous releases, as well as new tracks like the emotional ode to trust, Tiwala.
Wonderful Day – TWICE
Celebrate Christmas with TWICE with the release of their latest Japanese EP, Doughnut. While the songs are in Japanese, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying TWICE’s Christmas music and getting in a festive mood.
Dito, Sa Ilalim Ng Buwan – Arthur Miguel
Prepare to get in your feels with Arthur Miguel’s new song, Dito, Sa Ilalim Ng Buwan. Arthur’s heartfelt love song is primed to get you feeling things.
G999 – Moon Byul and Mirani
Get ready for a throwback as MAMAOO’s Moon Byul and Mirani team up for G999. The song is giving us late 90s to early 2000s pop and hip-hop and we’re here for it.
No Stopping You Remix – SB19 and Jayda
Last week saw SB19 drop their new song, No Stopping You. And this time, they dropped the remix of the track featuring rising musician Jayda. The original song was great as it is, but Jayda brings the song to another level with her powerful vocals.
Blue and Red – SAB
If you’ve seen Love Is Color Blind, then you know that one of the best parts was the movie’s soundtrack. And if you’ve been looking to listen to the soundtrack, you’re in luck as SAB’s Blue and Red has finally been officially released.
Umaga – LOIR and Guddhist Guantita
Up-and-coming R&B artist LOIR reflects on the process of growth and peace of mind on her new single, Umaga. The track takes inspiration from her realizations in life and romantic relationships and maps her journey towards acceptance and starting anew with the right mindset. The hypnotic slow jam features strings, acoustic guitars, and minimal beats.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – KZ Tandingan
If you’re currently in the works assembling your Christmas playlist, may we suggest you add KZ’s cover of this iconic Christmas song. As you can expect, KZ bodied this cover.
MY ALL IN ALL – Ariel Tsai
Taiwanese singer-songwriter, pianist, and YouTuber Ariel Tsai is out with a new song called MY ALL IN ALL, the latest release from WATERWALK RECORDS. The heartfelt piano-driven worship song was based Ariel’s feelings of doubt during the past year and finding that meaning to fill the void in her heart.
miss sick world – Alex Porat and Stephanie Poetri
Malaysian-born and Toronto-based singer-songwriter Alex Porat teams up with 88rising star Stephanie Poetri on a remix of miss sick world, the title track of Alex’s latest mini album. Alex and Stephanie together on the introspective song make for sonically pleasing experience.
this is what falling in love feels like – JVKE and RAMENGVRL
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter JVKE has linked up with hip-hop star RAMENGVRL for a remix of his hit this is what falling in love feels like. RAMENGVRL dishes her witty bars and signature charm on the viral track, syncing perfectly with JVKE’s earnest lyrics.
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