- PICK OF THE WEEK: The Louvre – Lorde
Lorde is back with her sophomore album Melodrama and it is hugely impressive. The 20-year-old tells the story of lost youth and young love in a record that will resonate strongly with many of her fans. ‘The Louvre’ is our pick of the songs. The songstress sings of an over-investment of love and a need to achieve something. Lyrics such as “They’ll hang us in The Louvre, down the back, but who cares, still The Louvre” are unique and touching on this track.
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2. Instruction (feat. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don) – Jax Jones
DJ Jax Jones is back with another huge hit! This summer anthem sees him team up with Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don as he looks to follow the successes of ‘House Work’ and ‘You Don’t Know Me’. The track is a dancefloor-filler with Demi commanding you to “Wind to the left, sway to the right / Drop it down low and take it back high”. This song is the soundtrack to your summer!
3. Don’t Matter Now – George Ezra
The soothing voice of George Ezra is back to grace your ears. ‘Don’t Matter Now’ is Ezra’s first release of new music since 2014 and follows the same laidback vibe as monster-hit ‘Budapest’. This is another song sure to be winding up onto your summer playlists!
4. Just For One Night (feat. Astrid S) – Blonde
For those EDM fans out there, Blonde’s new track will be right up your street. It was penned with help from the up-and-coming Raye and features the vocals of ‘Hurts So Good’ singer, Astrid S.
5. Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled, Rihanna, Bryson Tiller
This was never, ever not going to be a fantastic track. Superstar DJ Khaled roped in the infamous Rihanna and current Bryson Tiller for ‘Wild Thoughts’. It’s just a perfect R&B song all round and worth a listen simply to hear the way Rihanna muses, “Know you wanna see me nakey, nakey, naked”.
6. Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey) – Macklemore
Macklemore has dropped producer Ryan Lewis to release the first track from his second upcoming solo album in ‘Glorious’. It’s all very classic Macklemore. Motivational messages such as, “I heard you die twice, once when they bury you in the grave / And the second time is the last time someone mentions your name”, are typical of his brand and the chorus by vocalist Skylar Grey is uplifting.
7. GIRLS GIRLS – Icona Pop
Icona Pop have never quite reached the successes of the incredibly well-known ‘I Love It’ with Charli XCX, despite songs including ‘Emergency’ and ‘All Night’ racking up over 65 million plays on Spotify each. GIRLS GIRLS is, arguably, their best effort since ‘I Love It’ with a very relevant tropical introductiongiving way to a thumping beat.
8. Walking The Wire – Imagine Dragons
Big, big things are expected from Imagine Dragons’ third studio-album Evolve this Friday. All the tracks released so far have been universally loved and ‘Walking The Wire’, the fourth track from the new album, is following suit. Lead-singer Dan Reynold’s voice soars high in the birdge to give a ‘Demons’-esque sound to this track.
9. Feels – Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Big Sean
Calvin Harris really is attracting the biggest vocalists to work with him for his upcoming album. The likes of Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Lil Yachty are confirmed to appear on the record whilst features with Frank Ocean, Migos, Ariana Grande and Pharrell Williams have already been released. ‘Feels’ is the latest track to be put out in full and the vocals of Katy Perry, Pharrell and Big Sean mixed with a groovy beat makes a track to be blaring out of your car in this current heatwave!
10. Magnetic – Chlöe Howl
This song has come out of nowhere. Chlöe Howl hasn’t released music since ‘Bad Dream’ in 2015 but ‘Magnetic’ is a moody bop. Howl found popularity with her indie-pop in tracks such as ‘Rumour’ and ‘No Strings’. Two-years on from those, ‘Magnetic” shows a growth in sound to make a really smooth listen.