Every Friday, Spotify compiles an entire list of 50 new tracks that was released in that week. 50 tracks can be a lot to take in, so we break down the good, the bad and the unexpected from this playlist!
Obviously the talk of the town this week was Ed Sheeran. After a yearlong hiatus, Ed is back with a brand new album reportedly titled Divide. He sure loves his math, doesn’t he? He has been teasing us with audio-less snippets on social media since the New Year and has released 2 of the songs, Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill last Friday!
Another name that we have been hearing a lot recently is Dua Lipa. She has been on tour with Troye Sivan and even debuted her collaboration with Martin Garrix in Myanmar on NYE. This week’s playlist features Thinking ‘Bout You, which is slightly different from her usual sound. This song features a toned down backing track creating a focus on her voice. She is definitely the one to watch this year!
Scrolling through the list, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. It has been awhile since Austin Mahone has made the headlines. Remember the days of What About Love or Say You’re Just A Friend? Lady (featuring Pitbull), from his new mix tape For Me + You, features a much more mature sound.
A band that caught my eye (or ears) was Great Good Fine Ok with their song Holding You. Upon hearing the song, the catchy tune immediately drew me in so I had to see what song this was. Definitely need to check them out!
Which is your favourite song from the list? Till next week!
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