In this week’s round up of new music drops, a handful of music superstars decided to drop collabs from Zack Tabudlo and Moira Dela Torre to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
Aside from the fact that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, it also has been a busy week in the world of music, especially in K-pop. Among many things, quite a handful of K-pop idols are set to graduate from school, proving that you still can get that degree and entertain millions around the world. ENHYPEN’s Sunoo and Jay are graduating from high school while ITZY’s Yuna is graduating from Hanlim Art School.
The week also got off to an exciting start when it was announced that BIGBANG is finally making their much anticipated comeback. Oh, and SEVENTEEN’s Vernon, who is a noted Charli XCX stan, most likely will be working with the pop star herself. But before you head off onto the Valentine’s weekend either in a relationship or single, don’t forget all the new music drops from the past week, some of which you should definitely not sleep on. Some of these tracks might even soundtrack your weekend, or the weekends to come.
IBA – ZACK TABUDLO AND MOIRA DELA TORRE
Zack Tabudlo and Moira Dela Torre really wanted us to get into our feelings and right before Valentine’s weekend. The two music stars combined forces to deliver the emotional track, Iba, as they emote about their past lover and how they are moving on in the relationship. Another song to add to our sad boi playlist.
THE JOKER AND THE QUEEN – ED SHEERAN AND TAYLOR SWIFT
After initially teasing us during her I Bet You Think About Me music video, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran finally dropped the remix to Ed’s song, The Joker and The Queen. And all we can say it their voices together are a match made in heaven. It’s a beautiful song that’s made even better by the fact that the two kids featured in the Everything Has Changed music video also star in the music video for this song.
CLOSER – SAWEETIE AND H.E.R.
Zack and Moira weren’t the only Pinoy superstars to collab on new music this week. On the other side of the world, Filipina baddies Saweetie and H.E.R. came together for a dream collab called Closer. It’s an upbeat pop-funk song that’s perfect to play for when you’re with your Valentine, or honestly any time of the day. It’s safe to say these two bodied the song.
STAY ALIVE – JUNGKOOK (PROD BY SUGA)
After an initial tease earlier this week, BTS has finally dropped the full version of Stay Alive. We already have goosebumps listening to it as it’s arguably one of their most grand to date. The track comes from the soundtrack of their webtoon 7Fates: CHAKHO. Even though the cinematic song only features vocals from Jungkook, it’s dramatic video features all seven members as well as animated clips from the webtoon.
MAG-INGAT – BEN&BEN
With Mag-Ingat, not only did Ben&Ben deliver a surprisingly funky bop, but also an educational one warning you about the perils of the internet and social media. Partnering with Google, the folk band delivered a catchy tune to deliver an all too real story of online malice through their storybook like lyrics. So, the next time you think you come across a scam on the internet, remember this song and stay safe.
BUSSIN – NICKI MINAJ AND LIL BABY
Remember during the end of the Do We Have A Problem? music video, Nicki snapped on the beat with a fire verse? Well, it actually was a new song called Bussin and you can now stream it on it’s own with its official release. Another serve from the queen of rap.
CELEBRITY SKIN – DOJA CAT
Doja Cat continues to prove once again she’s one of the most versatile artists of today. When you think she’s done it all, she surprises you again. And this time, it’s by dropping her cover of Celebrity Skin by Hole. She recorded the cover as it was featured in her Taco Bell commercial to be aired during the Super Bowl. But honestly, she bodied that and we wouldn’t mind if she released more rock music.
HEARTBEAT ON ME – KIANA V AND JESSE BARRERA
A serve from start to finish, Kiana V delivers one of her strongest songs to date with the new track Heartbeat On Me. It’s an upbeat disco-inspired song that feels like a shot of euphoria, groove, and good vibes.
DOVE CAMERON – BOYFRIEND
We definitely were not expecting this. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Dove Cameron dropped a new song called Boyfriend. But it’s not a lighthearted love song as some would expect. Instead, it’s a dramatic love anthem sang from a queer perspective and how Dove can be a better boyfriend for her than any man could.
AYOKO LANG – ANGELINCA CRUZ
She has the looks, she can act, and she can sing. Angelina Cruz really is a rising star. And this week she is out with new music with the release of her new single, Ayoko Lang. The acoustic driven track sees Angelina lay bare how she can forget a former flame but doesn’t want to and is still dealing with the fallout from the relationship. It’s a beautiful song with great production and one where Angelina’s voice shines well.
DON’T FORGET MY LOVE – DIPLO AND MIGUEL
This Valentine’s weekend, don’t just listen to hugot songs. Make sure to also leave some room in your playlist for some upbeat bangers too, such as Diplo and Miguel’s newest collab together, Don’t Forget My Love. With Miguel’s signature vocals and Diplo’s addicting beats, it’s a song that’ll get you moving.
BOP BOP! – VIVIZ
For many GFRIEND fans, their disbanding in May 2021 was a sad day. But now, fans can look forward to new K-pop girl group VIVIZ as they are composed of half of GFRIEND’s members, SinB, Eunha, Umji. They just released their debut single, the retro inspired BOP BOP! as well as their first mini-album, Beam Of Prism. With over seven new tracks to enjoy, their debut is much welcome news for many fans.
TREAT ME LIKE A SLUT – KIM PETRAS
Sometimes, you just have those moments where you just want to let out your inner freak. And Kim Petras is here to help with the release of her newest album, Slut Pop. True to it’s name, Kim’s new music is pop music to let you feel your inner hoe. At just under 16 minutes in total, the album is just long enough to get you in the mood.
SUNFLOWER – JEREMY G
This week, rising actor and musician Jeremy Glinoga just dropped his first ever EP, maybe forever. With five tracks, including four brand new songs, the album is an excellent showcase of Jeremy’s soulful vocals.
MONA LISA – MXMTOON
Bedroom pop star mxmtoon is out with new music this week with the release of her new song mona lisa. The track is a dreamy, ukulele driven ditty about wanting to be the subject of the art for once instead of being the creator.
SODA (ARTHUR TAN REMIX) – JAMES REID
A little over the one year anniversary of the release of Soda, James Reid and Arthur Tan just dropped a new remix for the song. The remix gives the track a more upbeat and electronic vibe as compared to the original.
HELE – JOSUE
If you didn’t know, musical talent runs in the blood of SB19’s Pablo. This can be seen in the fact that his brother, Josue, is also a musician and dropped a new song called hele. Give a song a listen to get a dose of R&B OPM.
NO ONE ELSE – TONIE ENRIQUEZ, DOTTY, AND DAVE ANONUEVO
Tonie Enriquez, dotty, and Dave Anonuevo have come together for their new R&B/pop love song No One Else. Written from the perspective of a hopeful romantic, No One Else is a great tune to blast on Valentine’s Day as it explores the concept of love’s risks but having someone worth trying it out for anyway.
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