1. Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion – It was a … (Masked Christmas)
Late night show host Jimmy Fallon works with bigwigs Ariana Grande and Megan The Stallion on a parodic Christmas song. Fallon sounds surprisingly good here. Ariana is reliably melodic and sultry and Megan brings the energy to strengthen the track. The lyrics can be pretty ridiculous. But maybe that’s the point of a parody song.
2. Shawn Mendes – Everything will be fine
“It’ll Be Okay” is a piano ballad with a wonderfully calming voice from Shawn Mendes. The lyrics are calming and heartbreaking at the same time. It’s an emotionally moving piece.
3. SZA – I hate U
The R&B singer finally officially released “I Hate U” which went big on TikTok. SZA does not disappoint. “I Hate U” is an excellent melodic and vibey song.
4. Mary J. Blige – Good morning beautiful
With “Good Morning Gorgeous” the American singer and actress delivers a classic sounding R&B track. It will boost your confidence with its empowering lyrics while delighting Mariah Carey fans at the same time.
5. Mythical – heat flash
The New Yorker has added “The Only Heartbreaker” with her latest single “Heat Lightning”. This song has a Lana Del Rey-like vibe with an Americana vibe that makes you think of cowboys, frontier romance and everything that comes with it. Keep an eye out for Mitski’s album ‘Laurel Hell’ due out early next year.
6. AURORA – Heiden
Norwegian singer AURORA’s new song, “Heathens”, is characteristically soulful, sweet and stirring. The lyrics conjure up rural life and forests alike, a life in touch with nature with memories of tragedies and war and the rebellion against dogmas.
7. Tierra Whack – Waters
After the release of their EP ‘Rap?’ Last week the Philadelphia rapper surprised us with another EP, this time entitled ‘Pop?’. The opener here, called “Body of Water”, is a classic outkast-sounding rap track with a powerpack performance by Tierra. It has an unforgettable hilarious bridge where Tierra repeats “love” over and over in a dolphin-like high-pitched voice before cursing repeatedly. We can’t wait, ‘Rock?’, ‘House?’ and ‘country?’.
8. Teamarrr – Pipe Up
The Haitian-American singer Teamarrr delivers us with “Pipe Up” a sexy, seductive song from the soundtrack of the HBO show “Insecure – Season 5”. It’s a typical team song with sweetness and flavor rolled into one.
9. Me Karis – at home
English singer-songwriter Jaz Karis delivers a powerful pop R&B track with a very mid-2000s vibe. It’s a heartfelt and emotional tune to sit back and relax on on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
10.Br3nya – fool
The English rapper Br3nya gives us a two-sided single with KiDi with “Foolish” and “Game Over”. In “Foolish” Br3nya returns to her game with her bars and her catchy beat.
11.Stefflon Don – Beg Mi Ah Link (geat. BEAM)
Stefflon is so active these days. The British-Jamaican rapper singer has now released a catchy and emotional dance track with the song “Beg Mi Ah Link”. It has the American producer BEAM.
12.Moses Sumney – In Bloom (im Wald)
The Ghanaian-American artist Moses Sumney gives us deeply haunting, meditative and almost spiritual music with “In Bloom (in the woods)”.
13.Alice Glass – FAIR GAME
“FAIR GAME” is a dark and furious industrial noise pop track that will delight fans of Zheani, Alice Longyu Gao, Jazmin Bean and even Techno-era Grimes.
14.Charli XCX – Good Ones (Parfüm Genius Remix)
Musician Perfume Genius, alias Michael Alden Hadreas, remixes Charli XCX’s pop hit “Good Ones”. The remix sounds like scary 90s synth pop music that you hear on horror soundtracks. But in the best possible way. If there is It takes a bit of getting used to, it’s Charli’s slowed-down vocals.
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