From salem ilese teaming up with TOMORROW X TOGETHER to awaited returns from artist like STAYC, here’s a roundup of the past weeks new music releases.
The last week of February 2022 really made sure to give us one of the busiest weeks of the year in terms of music. In the K-pop world, it was confirmed that Red Velvet are set to hold a concert on March 19 and 20, and this is on top of their March comeback. Speaking of concerts, BTS announced their dates for their Las Vegas shows in April. G(I)-DLE, meanwhile, announced their highly anticipated comeback will be happening this March.
On the P-pop side of things, two music festivals, the Tugatog Music Festival and P-Pop Con, announced their lineups and it features some of the biggest P-pop groups in the country. MNL48 and 4th Impact announced that new music is on the way while LITZ delayed their debut to March. SB19 turned their latest Wish bus performance into a mini-concert, Zack Tabudlo is holding a digital concert this March 5, and BGYO and BINI made history with their metaverse magazine cover.
And in news that surprised us, it was announced that James Reid, GOT7’s JAYB, and rapper OZI are collaborating for a remix to James’ song Hello and Alamat’s Valfer announced that he was leaving the group. But before we say goodbye to the month of February, let’s take a look at the month’s last batch of new music drops in this round-up of new releases.
FREAKY DEAKY – TYGA AND DOJA CAT
The last time Tyga and Doja Cat collaborated on a song, it was for Doja’s single Juicy. So, the two of them working on a new song once again is a much welcome development. In Freaky Deaky, the two rap stars talk about meeting each other for a cute moment that turns out to be quite steamy. With its infectious, upbeat energy and flirtatious lyrics, Freaky Deaky is another serve.
PS5 – SALEM ILESE, TXT, AND ALAN WALKER
What initially started out as a challenge by salem ilese on TikTok has turned into a low-key bop with the help of TXT. The song is separated into two parts, with salem’s asking her flame to spend more time with her and not his PS5. But in TXT’s part, they tell salem that they aren’t doing anything shady and can both spend time with her and the PS5. Alan Walker comes to wrap things together with his production. When you’re done listening to the song, why not try out Yeonjun’s dance challenge to the song.
BOIS LIE – AVRIL LAVIGNE AND MACHINE GUN KELLY
Over three years since the release of her last album, Avril Lavinge is finally out with her latest body of work, Love Sux. And in welcome news for many longtime fans and listeners, the LP sees Avril return to form and her pop-rock roots and it couldn’t have been any better. There’s over 12 new songs on this album to rock out to.
TANK – NMIXX
When NMIXX dropped O.O, it was an interesting song that definitely wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea and even attracted controversy. But with how successful JYPE’s girl groups have become, we have faith that NMIXX will deliver. In the meantime, we suggest you give their other new song, TANK, a listen as it’s actually quite good.
ALWAYS – ENHYPEN
ENHYPEN is back with their latest Japanese single and it’s another bop. Always is a fun, upbeat, and wholesome pop song as the boys take turns singing about believing in yourself and looking at the brighter side of life.
THE ONE – LEANNE & NAARA
With the release of their latest single, The One, Leanne & Naara is really out here filling up our playlist of feelings. The chill track has the OPM duo sing about providing what’s best in a relationship for it to succeeded.
RUN2U – STAYC
Ever since their debut, STAYC never missed when it came to their music. And that track record remain unbroken with their latest comeback, the addicting RUN2U and EP YOUNG-LUV.COM. STAYC girls, it’s going down, period.
DYING ON THE INSIDE – NESSA BARRETT
TikTok star turned musician Nessa Barrett gets real with her latest single, dying on the inside. The upbeat pop-rock production of the song is contrasted with the lyrics. She opens up about struggling with how she looks to meet certain standards and pretending to be ok when she doesn’t on the inside.
KING – FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
An icon in her own right, Florence + The Machine is back with new music with the release of the single King. The track features the same sound that we love about Florence and we can’t wait for new music from this era.
GINGAMINGAYO (THE STRANGE WORLD) – BILLIE
For their latest comeback, K-pop girl group Billie takes us to a strange land and we’re here for it. GingaMingaYao (the strange world) mixes fun pop beats and a story about traveling to a strange world. If Alice from Alice In Wonderland was into K-pop, this probably would be the kind of music she would listen to.
BANG! – G22
Following the debut of VXON in January, Cornerstone Entertainment has finally unleashed their first P-pop girl group, G22, to the world. The four-member group made a memorable debut with pop hip-hop hybrid BANG!. And as expected, the music video screams quality.
AROUND THE CITY – HEY ITS JE
Going on a date around the city anytime soon? Then maybe you should give Hey Its Je’s new song, Around the City, a listen. Featuring an 80s pop-synth production, the upbeat love song sees the musician sing about going around the city and exploring what it has to offer with that special someone.
YUGTO – ANY NAME’S OKAY
OPM band Any Name’s Okay is bringing the fun and the feels with their new song Yugto. The fun love song sees the group sing about starting a new chapter in your life with the one you love.
MORE OF A MAN – BIANCA TANEGA
Up-and-coming musician Bianca Tañega tackles the all-too important topic of toxic masculinity in her new single, More of a Man. In the song, listeners get an insight into a relationship that has her questioning her value in her partner’s eyes. From this, she finds it in herself to hold him accountable, ultimately choosing herself in the process. The smooth R&B track with a hard beat takes inspiration from the experiences of Bianca’s own friends with toxic masculinity.
HONEY PLEASE STAY – SABRINA MANANASALA
With a solemn tone and emotional message, Sabrina Mananasala is getting us in our feels with her new single, Honey Please Stay. The track sees Sabrina get vulnerable as she implores a significant other to stay in a relationship and not push her away.
HONEY – RIENNE
rienne has new music out, their first of 2022, with the single honey. The new track is all about cherishing that sweet moment of meeting someone you like that you may not necessarily end up with in the end. The indie pop-rock track sounds like it was plucked straight out of a coming of age indie film where the protagonist may not get the girl but gains a teenage memory that is as sweet as honey.
KOSMO – MAIE
Virtual artist Maie recently dropped her second single, Kosmo and it follows the new artist on her journey in the virtual world. The track opens with oscillating synths and staccato rhythms. After a near one minute build-up, the electronica soundscape takes a dramatic turn reflecting the intensity of change for this virtual artist. The track is an embodiment of how she continues to change alongside her surroundings with each iteration of the metaverse.
BOBOTO BA AKO? – DAVEY LANGIT AND VANYA CASTOR
With the 2022 elections just two months away, the choice of voting for our next set of leaders is slowly upon us. In case you are still on the fence of whether you should vote or not, Davey Langit and Vanya Castor are here to remind you the importance of voting with their song, Boboto Ba Ako.
ESSENCE – KYL ARIES
If you’re looking to slow down and take a breather, we suggest you add Kyl Aries’ new song essence to your chill playlist. The chill track sees the artists sing about getting lost in the hustle and bustle of life and fishing your inner self.
TW3NTYTWO – DEBBIE MORENA
Debbie Morena’s tw3ntytwo is all about a topic many people can relate to, feeling lost in your 20s. your twenties can be a scary and chaotic time in your life which is what this chill R&B song channels. It’s ok to not know what to do, and it’s also ok to take it in one step at a time.
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