Start your September on the right note courtesy of new music drops from SB19, Arctic Monkeys, Lesha, Zephanie, and more.
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Do you hear that? Right over the ridge is the beginning notes for All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. But before we get to the inevitable rush of Christmas music as you hang your parols, we still have non-Christmas tunes to enjoy, especially with Taylor Swift, James Reid, and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others, all releasing new albums in October. Get your playlists ready for your next soundtrack session and press play on this new music releases of the week.
SB19 – WYAT [Where You At]
SB19 goes disco for their new era with the release of their new single, WYAT [Where You At]. The retro pop tune is an earworm that talks about the need for connection in these times. Its music video, meanwhile, is all forms of fun as the group time travels the decades as they bring the funk and groove with them.
IKAW PA RIN – MRLD
OPM artist mrld brings the kilig and the feels once more with Ikaw Pa Rin, a chill love song about wanting to be with that special someone, even if those feelings aren’t mutual.
BEAUTIFUL LOVE (FREE FIRE) – JUSTIN BIEBER
In Beautiful Love, which serves as Justin’s collaboration with mobile game Free Fire, the music superstar takes things down a notch in this chill and vibe-y pop song that’s easy on the ears.
3RD EYE – LESHA
Lesha has finally dropped her debut album, 3rd Eye, and she arguably reaches her highest creative peak yet. It’s eight songs of straight fire such as the pop meets rock title track. As she says, “ain’t no bitch gon’ kill my vibe.”
THERE’D BETTER BE A MIRRORBALL – ARCTIC MONKEYS
Musical comebacks of iconic bands seem to be a trend this 2022 as Arctic Monkeys recently announced that they were dropping a new album in October. And to help start their new era, they dropped the single There’d Better Be A Mirrorball, their first in four years. The track is relatively low-key but does enough to make for a satisfying listen with its jazzy vibe.
SMELLS LIKE ME – CHARLIE PUTH
Using the medium of a mid-tempo pop song, Charlie Puth points out how his ex seems to be keeping a lot of items that remind her of him. Coincidence? We don’t think so.
BIGGER THAN ME – LOUIS TOMLINSON
If Bigger Than Me is any indication of what Louis’ new album is going to sound like, we’re in for a personal body of work. His first single of his new EP goes for a more rock sound as he reflects on himself and realizes his place in the world.
PARA SAKIN – HEY ITS JE
Love is in the air with Hey Its Je extremely wholesome new single, Para Sakin. The song’s story of spending quality time with the one you love is very much reflected in its fun sound.
MILLION DOLLAR BABY – AVA MAX
Ava Max has a collection of pop tunes she’s ready to serve. And that much is true for her new single, Million Dollar Baby. The upbeat track channels slight 80s vibes as it makes you feel like you’re driving down a neon drenched city street.
FIYAAH – VXON
We were first introduced to VXON at the end of 2021. Now, it’s time to get to know the real them with their new single, Fiyaah. The confidence inducing track reminds us of their debut single, The Beast, as they sing and rap in multiple languages about who they are and what they give to the world.
GASOLINE – KEY
Get your daily dose of confidence with KEY’s brand new song, Gasoline. Serving as the lead single off his second album of the same name, Gasoline will pump you up with its production values and message. It’s made even by the fact that its accompanying music video sees KEY serve some of his best visuals as a solo artist, and that’s saying something.
SEXY NUKIM – BALIMNG TIGERS AND RM
The hip-hop energy radiating from this song is immense. It’s RM in his rap forte and doing it together with his fellow K-rappers just makes it even better.
PAHINGA – ELHA NYMPHA
Elha Nympha stuns vocally in her new up-tempo R&B jam, Pahinga. The former The Voice Kids star talks about how she found a comfort in a special someone, her pahinga.
LUV U – VXON AND ZEPHANIE
File this under “collabs we weren’t expecting, but works surprisingly well.” VXON and Zephanie come together for Luv U, a pop-rock love song that serves as the official theme song for upcoming Wattpad adaptation, Luv Is. The two artists sound real good together, especially in a sound that we don’t normally hear from them.
RUN – BABY MIC CANDY
Japanese x Thai Hip Hop trio, Baby Mic Candy (BMC) recently made their debut with the release of RUN, an adrenaline-pumping, runner’s high song that radiates good vibes, a spirit of defiance and resolutions. With lyrics in Thai, Japanese and English, the high-tempo track depicts the ordinary guys that BMC values so much as they bet (run) on the once-in-a-lifetime game of life.
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