It’s time to update your playlists with these latest tracks from your favorite artists that we have had on repeat non-stop.
These talented musicians are surely listening to our demands as they finally release their long-awaited collaborations, albums, EPs, and more. Top on our list is, of course, Lady Gaga who released her sixth album, Chromatica, featuring collaborations with Ariana Grande and BLACKPINK. We’re also including No Rome who joined forces with his fellow Filipino label mates, Beabadoobee and Jay Som in an uplifting, laid-back track, Hurry Home.
Take a look at which songs and albums made it into our quarantine jam here:
Dedicated Side B – Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album will make you feel less alone with her postscript, Dedicated Side B. Dubbed as the patron saint of the longing and lovelorn, resolve and resilience, Carly Rae Jepsen blessed us with a gift, which she meant to help chase the blues away for the long-drawn party for one that got way too real for a dance tune. A postscript to the previous year’s indelible imprint, Dedicated Side B is as intimate as its predecessor, but this time more intuitive to the swerves and spaces of feelings that are both fleeting and firm. (Read MEGA’s full review here.)
Hurry Home – No Rome ft. Beabadoobee, Jay Som
No Rome‘s follow up single, Hurry Home is about dealing with the frustrations of a struggling relationship. Combined with No Rome’s production prowess – and featuring co-production from longtime collaborator George Daniel of The 1975—the track opens with Beabadoobee against a simple backdrop of acoustic guitar. Atop a steady build of glistening synths, manipulated guitars and stuttering, RnB beats, Jay Som joins in the second verse with an irresistibly understated vocal, with No Rome tying these elements together perfectly as he returns to the fore for each chorus.
Do It – Chloe x Halle
The soulful sister duo, Chloe and Halle recently released their new song, Do It. Delivering a bouncy bop that is sure to get you moving your whole body, it’s a refreshing new song for those that just want to enjoy and feel good about themselves. The track is set to appear on Chloe x Halle’s upcoming EP, Ungodly Hour, which hopefully we’ll get to hear soon!
Sour Candy – Lady Gaga ft. BLACKPINK
Trust in Gaga to outdo herself every time. From breaking the internet with her recent tandem with Ariana Grande for the song Rain On Me, to this dance-pop collaboration with Korea’s biggest girl group, BLACKPINK that smashed new records in streaming sites such as YouTube and Spotify. Sour Candy has become the biggest debut for an all-female collaboration on YouTube with over 21.8 million views 24 hours after its release.
Mood Ring (By Demand) – Britney Spears
Britney Spears surprised fans and released a track that was previously only available in Japan called Mood Ring (By Demand) from her 2016 album Glory. Earlier this month, she released a cover for “Glory” after fans started the #JusticeForGlory social media campaign, and the album rose through the charts on iTunes. “You asked for a new Glory cover and since it went to number one we had to make it happen!!!!,” the artist wrote on Instagram. “Couldn’t have done it without you all.”
NOACF – The 1975
Notes On A Conditional Form (NOACF) is The 1975’s fourth album, filled with Lofi tracks, synth-pop sounds, and lots and lots of musical influences and references. An all-encompassing album about the unfiltered human experience, The 1975 is making a modern statement–with all the good and the bad that come with it. In an interview with Paper Magazine, Matty Healy talks about how the record is a reaction to the deconstruction of culture at large and real-time expression. So if you’re up for a rollercoaster ride, their latest album is one definitely worth the listen.
Good Guys – LANY
Good Guys is LANY’s first single from the trio’s forthcoming third album, Mama’s Boy. LANY may have brought us to tears and got us through immense heartbreak with Malibu Nights–their last album, but Good Guys is just the beginning of a new chapter. For their next album coming later this year, expect their new songs to celebrate love and returning to their roots. “There was only one person in the world I cared about hearing Malibu Nights,” says frontman, Paul Klein. “Now, there’s not one person in the world I don’t want to hear Mama’s Boy.”