New Music Friday: November 27

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! Hope you’re staying home safe with your family or close friend(s) or roommate(s) this year and enjoying each other’s company. Keep the social distancing if you’re going out for Black Friday shopping and get cozy with these latest music picks! We have all new music from pop stars Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift (feat. Bon Iver), singer-songwriter Austin Mahone (feat. Früt), Australian recording artist Sam Fischer & last but not least British DJ/producer Nathan Dawe w/ pop sensation girl group Little Mix. All that and more in this week’s edition of New Music Friday here at Philip’s Music Corner…

“Angels Like You” by Miley Cyrus

Kicking off this week’s picks with a song from Miley Cyrus’ new album, Plastic Hearts. “Angels Like You” is a nice ballad about one of her past relationships, perhaps the one with actor Liam Hemsworth. Some fans have also speculated that it’s about her relationship with fellow pop singer Cody Simpson or maybe the one with influencer/podcast producer Kaitlynn Carter.

The relationship couldn’t continue for many reasons but it’s not their fault for the downfall. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles as Cyrus emotionally sings “angels like you can’t fly down here with me.”

I love the melody of the song and Cyrus for giving it that rocker’s edge when belting out this tune. I think this should be the next single for radio, how about you?

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter crafted another solid song and I highly recommend you check out the rest of her new album too. Many of the new tracks were notably co-written by other fellow singers/producers like OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and watt and co-produced with artists like Mark Ronson, whom worked with other others singers like Bruno Mars, Adele, and Lady Gaga in the past. Ronson himself is an established recording artist as well, in case you didn’t knew.

Listen to previous 2020 releases like the 80’s influenced dance track, “Midnight Sky,” and most recent single, “Prisoner feat. Dua Lipa (which came out last week) on the physical and digital versions of the album plus “Edge Of Midnight” feat. Stevie Nicks and her cover songs for “Heart of Glass,” and “Zombie” from the iHeart Festival and NIVA Save Our Stage Festival respectively exclusively on the digital version of the album.

“exile” feat. bon iver (folklore: the long pond studio sessions) by Taylor Swift

I really dig this version of “exile” by Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver. The Long Pond Studio Sessions as it’s called is a concert special made for the streaming service, Disney+. A very intimate version of this collaborated song if I do say so myself. Love the harmonies and the delivery of each line of the song.

I admire and love Ms. Swift’s innovative mindset when putting this together for all her fans around the world. Since she can’t go on tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the next best thing we could’ve asked for in terms of promoting her new album, folklore.

Even though we’re not physically at her recording session, it’s almost like we’re at the studio with the video seen above. It’s cool to see all the equipment and instruments needed to put on this socially-distanced production on and I really believe folklore deserves to win big at next year’s telecast of the Grammy Awards.

“You Got Me” by Austin Mahone feat. Früt

24-year-old recording artist, Austin Mahone released his latest single/collaboration with Früt called “You Got Me.” Co-produced with rapper LunchMoney Lewis (see his hit song, “Bills”), Mahone tackles the idea of a confused relationship.

This is a song about dating someone that you’re genuinely in love with, however they don’t love you back the same way that you do. You’re left in this confused state. Are they committed to you? Are they on the same level of love?

Mahone professes in the pre-chorus part of the song, “All that chasing/Time gets wasted/You should already be my lover/And this situation/Is so heartbreaking/You’ve got me right where you wanna.”

You can sense the frustration illustrated in the music video as Mahone chases after this girl through this pretty elaborate labyrinth. Watch the ending for an interesting plot twist! Overall, I thought the visuals justified the lyrics. Share your thoughts about this single in the comments box below.

“For Now” by Sam Fischer

Australian singer-songwriter Sam Fischer has a new song out now that’s really soothing to the ears. This acoustic ditty titled “For Now,” is about a broken relationship one might experience.

Hearing the chorus will hit you deep as he sings, “I need to be lonely without you/I know that you only mean well/But I’m not used to being without you/Have to learn to be lonely myself.”

You need the time to breathe by splitting up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, perhaps on a temporary basis. A slight pause from seeing each other is what you need to get some sense of clarity in life, mentally and or emotionally speaking. But this situation can also apply on a more long-term basis. Sometime separating entirely is what’s best for both parties in life. You got to do what’s best for your own well-being!

So if you need a song to cry to post-breakup or to sway your hands to while listening with family or friends, then this song needs to go on your playlists this week! I highly recommend it!

“No More Tears” by Nathan Dawe & Little Mix

English DJ/producer Nathan Dawe teamed up with pop group, Little Mix for an epic and cool collaboration! This song will get you pumped up and ready to tackle whatever goals and challenges you have for the day and beyond! Take this song to the gym or play it at your next socially distanced mini-hangout with your friends. Save it for the clubs and big parties next year (I hope) for when you want to bust our your dance moves.

The song talks about moving on from a breakup in a rather quick fashion. You’ve cried your tears out but won’t let yourself be down forever. You’re ready to tackle whatever life hands down to you next, whether that be a new relationship or a new creative endeavor, what have you. The ladies of Little Mix have a strong vocal performance in this song and all of their voices blend quite excellently with Dawe’s uptempo beats.

Definitely go check this song out today if you’re an EDM fan, house music fan, dance pop lover, or a fan of Dawe’s and or Little Mix’s. It will make you happy after listening to it. 🙂

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New Music Friday: November 20

Hey guys! It’s Friday, November 20, 2020 which means another edition of New Music Friday is here! This week I’m highlighting the following five picks. We’ve got all new music from country artists Chris Young & Kane Brown, a new remix track from Sasha Sloan featuring Charlie Puth. a new collaboration between pop stars Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa, a cool new single from The All-American Rejects, and finally a sweet ballad from rising singer-songwriter Anson Seabra.

“Famous Friends” by Chris Young & Kane Brown

Grammy-nominated country artist, Chris Young has a new jam out now that will leave you in high spirits. He collaborated with one of his best friends for life and fellow country musician himself, Kane Brown! 35-year-old Young and 27-year-old ACM-nominated Brown are little known famous friends. The two have previously worked together on Brown’s song “Setting The Night On Fire” which appeared on his self-titled debut album’s deluxe edition.

In this single, they give a nod to their respective hometowns of Rutherford County, TN and Hamilton County, GA as well as their other shared so-called unofficial hometown, Davidson County, TN. The communities are tight-knit and the friendly residents over there welcome them both with open arms. They’re the ones that the two artists admire. The ordinary, average citizens are those they call their “famous friends” in this case.

The lyric video seen above manifests their names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to other famous names like actor Matthew McConaughey and director Ron Howard. Someday, I do believe these two will receive their stars and due respect on the famous Hollywood, California streets.

But for now, please enjoy this feel-good song. It will be played a lot on country radio, for sure!

“Is It Just Me?” by Sasha Sloan featuring Charlie Puth

28-year-old pop singer-songwriter Charlie Puth joins forces on Sasha Sloan’s song, “Is It Just Me?” for a soft soothing anthem. Puth revealed in an Instagram story recently, “I only sing on songs I didn’t write when I wish I wrote them. And this is a song I really wish I wrote. Excited about this one.”

The song discusses various topics that will cause one to say, “is it just me? or am I the only one” who thinks that way. For example, “politicians are annoying,” “I don’t think love lasts forever,” & “the Internet’s obnoxious.”

Sure, some will disagree with some of the lyrics like “the show Friends was overrated,” but plenty will think the same way for other verses and for those reasons, this song will connect to a wide audience. I believe listeners around the world will resonate and enjoy this collaboration effort. Sonically, it’s just pleasing to the ears. Nothing that will drive your anxiety up, nor make you super hyper.

So if you need a new easy listening track for your playlists this weekend, then feel free to add this one!

“Prisoner” by Miley Cyrus feat. Dua Lipa

Pop star Miley Cyrus just released a new single called “Prisoner” with English singer-songwriter, Dua Lipa. This track talks about being stuck in an abusive relationship where you literally cannot leave or else you’ll face some serious backlash from your controlling “boyfriend” or “girlfriend.” You feel trapped like a prisoner, sadly.

Even though the subject matter is quite heavy, the song overall in sound is pretty catchy and the chorus is sung in the style of the 1981 song “Physical” by Olivia Newton John. This continues the theme of 80s influences on Cyrus’ upcoming seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts out November 27th!

If you like dance pop mixed in with some pop-rock elements, then I highly recommend this song for you!

“Me Vs. The World” by The All-American Rejects

AAR is back with all new music in 2020! The rock group with hits like “Gives You Hell,” “Dirty Little Secret” & “Move Along” are paying it forward with this latest single. Proceeds from this song will be going to MusiCares which is helping touring crews across the country impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with necessary relief aid for them and their families.

This song was originally conceived years before the current pandemic that’s raging around the globe as we speak. The original intentions of the song was coming from the perspectives of lead singer, Tyson Ritter, keyboardist/producer Scott Chesak and guitarist Nick Wheeler while working separately for a brief moment in time prior to their most recent EP release last year, Send Her To Heaven. Fast forward to 2020 and the band has finally polished the track off for a very appropriate time.

Now the meaning of the song delves into people who feel like it’s just them vs. the world. The challenges of living in a global pandemic is tough. You feel like day-to-day life is weighing you down like a “monkey on your back.” However despite all that, this song will perk you up and give you that slice of serotonin you need for the day!

It’s very uplifting to hear this rock song from a band that shot to mainstream success in the early 2000s. It has a very nostalgic AAR sound in my opinion and I feel that this is very comforting for those hardcore fans. I also expect this song to usher in new fans to their fanbase moving forward.

“Walked Through Hell” by Anson Seabra

Written and produced by Anson Seabra himself, this song really hits deep. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter wrote a beautiful ballad if I do say so myself. It follows the fan favorite single, “Hurricane” released earlier in July.

In this new song, Seabra talks about a tough breakup that makes you feel like you could’ve put more effort into the relationship to make things work again. Unfortunately, you’re left in the dark again as depicted by this black-and-white music video of Seabra looking down holding onto his shirt with one hand inside clutching onto this chest feeling the emotional pain of said breakup.

If you’ve recently broke up with your boyfriend or girlfriend or significant other of many years, then you’ll feel the feels after listening to a song like this one. Even if you didn’t experience a breakup ever, then you can still hear this track. Perhaps, you know a friend or two who recently had a rough breakup, then feel free to send them this song to help get them through this difficult moment in their life. Heartbreak deserves some relief!

Seabra deserves a lot of praise and credit for crafting this track and I encourage you all to go check this one out if you’re into soft pop/alt-pop songs! After that, take a listen to his debut EP album, Songs I Wrote In My Bedroom. It’s only a matter of time for his name to reach mainstream radio levels. Maybe this one will be the catalyst.

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New Music Friday: November 13

No bad mojo or superstitious vibes in any of these selections on this Friday the 13th! This week we have brand new tunes from alternative pop singer Billie Eilish, indie rock band Foster The People, Australian recording artist Tones And I, EDM artist Joe Stone & pop singer Ally Brooke, and last but not least alternative folk band, Judah & the Lion. All that and more in this week’s edition of New Music Friday here at Philip’s Music Corner…

“Therefore I Am” by Billie Eilish

Grammy winning artist, Billie Eilish is back with another new single from her upcoming second studio album! It’s called “Therefore I Am” and from my interpretation it’s the 18-year-old singer-songwriter calling out her haters, her fake fans/friends who use her name to get things they want in life like fame. She’s letting you all know that she isn’t your doormat to step on, so please step aside!

The music video is a free-spirited run through an empty mall, the Glendale Galleria in California to be more precise. Watching this video unfold was fun and entertaining. Eilish got to roam free without anyone chasing after her (until the end of course — haha!). Let the chaotic behavior begin!

First up, she got access to the Wetzel’s Pretzels which strangely had no staff working at the counter/register. She “stole” a pretzel from them and carried on without any care.

Then she took a quick elevator trip down to “steal” a doughnut from another kiosk. Running parallel to the lyrics from the pre-chorus/chorus seen below:

Did you have fun?
I really couldn’t care less
And you can give ’em my best, but just know

I’m not your friend or anything
Damn, you think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am
I’m not your friend or anything
Damn, you think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am

…you can tell Eilish really doesn’t care what people say about her yet she’s still having a blast and having a good time by herself as she grabs more food, a drink at a hot dog joint then some Chipotle chips then back to the hot dog place for some fries and of course a hot dog. I was like, “She’s going to run out of hands at this rate to hold all the “free munchies!””

But morality sinks in and a security guard is heard screaming in the background to tell her to get out of the mall. In reality, Eilish most likely got permission to shoot this iPhone style video with a small crew and paid her dues for those snacks and gave a lot of publicity for the mall itself for her appearance inside there!

Overall, this is one of the most peppiest songs of hers in my opinion out of the two previous singles that dropped for this new era, post-When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.

See “my future” for a more emotional and reflective Billie and “No Time To Die” for her orchestral James Bond anthem for the next Bond film of the same name which is slated for release in theaters next April.

The music video makes me miss the normalcy of being in a mall. It’s rather jarring to see an empty mall in 2020 and I hope 2021 will be brighter for the mall culture scene once this pandemic is over with.

“Under The Moon” by Foster The People

Whenever a new Foster The People song comes out, it feels like Christmas morning to me! With this latest single, “Under The Moon,” also comes the announcement of their forthcoming EP, In The Darkest of Nights, Let the Birds Sing which is slated for release on December 11th!

In the music video, lead singer Mark Foster is donning an all black outfit next to a black convertible as he sings in both low and high ranges. The song talks about a long distance relationship from my understanding. This song is for those who miss their better half. They could either be in an different state, country, time zone, what have you, for various reasons but the love they share can be equated to seeing the same moon under the night sky!

The lyrics to the song are poetic and the song from a production standpoint is nicely done with a lot of cool layers mixed in with Foster’s distinctive vocals. I enjoyed hearing the guitar chords mixed with the drums. It’s so soothing to the ears. Later in the song, it twists in sound. You really have to hear it for yourself to see how it evolves! That’s around the 3:20 mark.

Overall, it’s an all around feel-good track from the indie rock band that brought out hits like the fan favorite, “Pumped Up Kicks” which launched their success back in 2011 to more recent singles “Imagination,” “Pick U Up,” & “The Things We Do.”

I’m so excited to hear more from their upcoming EP next month. The aforementioned “The Things We Do,” plus “Lamb’s Wool” have been confirmed to be a part of the new EP’s track list. Let me know what your thoughts are about this song, feel free to comment below.

“Fly Away” by Tones And I

Australian pop singer, Tones And I penned a new uptempo song that will have you dancing on your feet. This follows the previous single, “Ur So F**king Cool,” as well as her breakout hit last year “Dance Monkey” which has been certified multi-Platinum by the RIAA.

The lyrics to this new song delve into someone who just wants to break free from the status quo or someone who wants to go against the social norms that they grew up hearing or following, and just do whatever it is in life that they want to pursue.

This is a great song for those who are unsure or previously unsure what they want to accomplish in life or for those who have a fear of failure but are now ready to try again. You can get some confidence back in life after hearing a song like this one.

Take this for example, you just graduated from high school or college and have now entered the next chapter in life — adulthood! You want to spread your proverbial wings and fly away. Whether that’s moving away from your childhood home to live in your own apartment or getting married and starting your own family in a new home, there’s simply no two paths alike for everyone to take. Personal and professional choices vary greatly! We’re all unique human beings on this Earth, so embrace the beauty of life and do what makes YOU happy!

I love the message and theme of this song that Tones And I (real name: Toni Watson) created here and I think it will resonate with EDM, alternative, indie and pop fans alike. So go check out this single today!

“Feeling Dynamite” by Joe Stone & Ally Brooke

The motivation train picks up steam with this pick called “Feeling Dynamite” by Spinnin’ Records artist, Joe Stone who collaborated with none other than pop singer-songwriter, Ally Brooke.

This is a high energy, positive, and uplifting anthem celebrating that blissful feeling when you’re feeling at your best either physically, emotionally, mentally, psychologically or all of the above.

Stone and Brooke produced and programmed the song together exceptionally well. The beats flow seamlessly alongside Brooke’s powerful vocals. The lyric video seen above has big bolded font set to a cosmic background that will enhance your “I’m on top of the world!” feelings. I applaud Brooke for expanding her reach into the world of EDM music.

Feel free to put this song on your gym/workout playlists this week and your party jams playlists too! Enjoy!

“Spirit” by Judah & the Lion

Alternative folk rock band Judah & the Lion released an inspirational new song for us to hear. The band posted on their Twitter page tweeting, “2020 has been painful, but true beauty comes through pain. We hope this song encourages all of us to never give up on each other and never give up on life. Sing with us!”

And rightfully so, I truly think this is a feel good anthem that will inspire us all, that will help us feel unified as a country and that will ease our worries because unity is stronger than division!

You can really feel the impact of lead singer Judah Akers’ voice especially when he sings “We got spirit and I know you hear it/There’s no give up, give up, give up/Give up, give up, give up, give up, give up, in us.” For some reason, he kind of has a similar vocal stylings of American Authors’ front man, Zac Barnett.

I strongly believe if you love Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver or NEEDTOBREATHE, you’ll enjoy Judah & the Lion’s songs including this latest track.

It remains to be seen if this song or their previous song release, “Beautiful Anyway” will be a part of their next album or EP effort. But I have a hunch it could. Feel free to share your predictions below.

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New Music Friday: November 6

Feeling stressed this week?!? Take a small break from the election coverage and check out these fantastic music picks this weekend! We’ve got the latest from the legendary Neil Diamond, singer-songwriter BENEE, disco queen Kylie Minogue, Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens & EDM group Party Pupils featuring MAX & pop icons Miley Cyrus & Stevie Nicks. All that and more in this week’s edition of New Music Friday for November 6, 2020…

“Sweet Caroline (Classic Diamonds Version)” by Neil Diamond

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter, Neil Diamond released a fresh new spin to his 1969 classic tune, “Sweet Caroline.” In this version, the London Symphony Orchestra joins him for a harmonious and serendipitous time. It’s very soothing to hear the strings, woodwinds and percussions play the melody all throughout. You still get that cathartic feeling when it gets to the “bum, bum, bum” parts.

In a pandemic consumed year that is 2020, hearing the pre-chorus of “Hands, touchin’ hands/Reachin’ out, touchin’ me, touchin’ you” is a bit triggering to be honest. Human connection has taken a strange road this year.

ICYMI: Check out Diamond’s alternate lyrics for the song which is catered for our COVID world. You’ll get a kick out it for sure.

The 79-year-old legend will be releasing this track among other updated classics such as “Hello Again,” “Song Sung Blue,” and “America” for his upcoming album Classic Diamonds out on November 20th. Check out the teaser trailer, here.

“Happen To Me” by BENEE

New Zealand singer-songwriter, BENEE has a track for all those who have had or are having an existential crisis or just simply tend to overthink things in life. File this track under the “it’s okay to not feel okay” list. You’re not the only one who thinks the way BENEE thinks in her lyrics which talks about mortality and fears. Your feelings of despair are valid so speak them out and let someone you know and love hear you out.

Contemplating the what if’s in life through song arranged in a positive way melodically speaking is comforting to the ears. I commend her for putting this song out for listeners to hear at what’s been an unprecedented and challenging year thus far. I truly think it will resonate with a lot of people.

I give props to the creativity of this imaginative and slightly trippy lyric video seen above. The illustrations and animation are on point. You can check out the work from the respective two artists who made it, here and here.

For those who haven’t heard BENEE before, feel free to see her breakthrough single, “Supalonely.” If you need a cool comparison to convince you to check this track out, I feel like this song is a combination of Billie Eilish’s vibes and Paramore’s essence.

Let me know how you like this song in the comments box below.

“Real Groove” by Kylie Minogue

Dance pop icon Kylie Minogue just dropped her milestone fifteenth studio album, Disco today! One of those songs off said album is called “Real Groove.”

Sonically speaking, this song will have you bumping and dancing and having a good time. Cleanse your soul and rinse away the stresses of the week with this song. You won’t regret it!

Lyrically speaking, the song talks about regretting a breakup. You see your ex dancing with somebody else who appears to be better looking than you and it kind of stings and makes you realize what a major mistake you made.

She sings in the pre-chorus, “Gave my heart a ride, bump in the night/No one can take me higher/Know it’s been a while, baby, a while/Do you still feel the fire?” That question is a call to her ex if he still feels the same way about her despite him moving on. Results may vary in real life if you’re in this situation.

Minogue will be hosting and performing a global livestream concert event to celebrate the release of her latest album. Tickets are available here. Make sure you click on the right region where you live in order to watch. The event will take place tomorrow, Saturday, November 7, 2020!

“Set Me Free” by Oliver Heldens & Party Pupils feat. MAX

The feel good music continues with this fourth pick of the week in “Set Me Free” by house musician Oliver Heldens and Party Pupils featuring pop singer MAX.

The energy of this song is consistently high with a lot of emphasis on the words “set me free.” It’s emotionally freeing to hear those words in an upbeat song like this one in a challenging 2020. MAX’s vocals on this track was the right match for the beats. Towards the 3/4 mark of the song, you’ll hear his signature falsetto which will leave quite the impact on your ears. Good vibes all around!

Put this on your next workout playlist, your next motivational playlist or your dancing in the living room playlist.

So if you need an escape from reality and want to feel like the birds on the single’s artwork, then look no further to this dance pop track today!

“Edge Of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix)” by Miley Cyrus feat. Stevie Nicks

This is the collaboration I never knew I needed this week! Pop superstar Miley Cyrus joined forces with the equally iconic singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac member, Stevie Nicks!

Cyrus sampled and remixed “Edge of Seventeen” by Nicks which appeared on her debut solo album, Bella Donna in 1981, with her recent hit single, “Midnight Sky.” Both on their own charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and now I feel the duo can take this song onto the charts as well!

The verses from both songs mesh really well together in my opinion and will have both fanbases really happy with the overall production of this track. I think this will open more Gen Z listeners to check out 1980s rock music and the older generation to be more open-minded when it comes to pop artists of today like Cyrus’ body of work. A win-win indeed!

I can tell Cyrus looks up to the legendary Nicks and having her do this collaboration must’ve been a dream come true. I predict some day Cyrus will join Nicks and be inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame too!

I’m looking forward to hearing more rocker vibes in Cyrus’ forthcoming album, Plastic Hearts which will feature this track and the previously released lead single, “Midnight Sky.” How about you?

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New Music Friday: October 30

Happy Halloween weekend everyone! No tricks up my sleeves, only treats! 😉 I’ve got FIVE brand new song picks for you to check out and they’re from pop star Dua Lipa & Belgian singer Angèle, pop band Jonas Brothers, EDM duo The Knocks featuring alternative band Foster The People, rock band Against The Current & French DJ Petit Biscuit. All that and more in this week’s New Music Friday post for October 30, 2020…

“Fever” by Dua Lipa & Angèle

Pop singer-songwriter Dua Lipa follows the release of her Club Future Nostalgia remix album with a brand new single/collaboration in “Fever.” She teamed up with Belgian singer-songwriter Angèle for a sweltering collaboration.

The song deals with someone madly in love. You’ve fallen head over heels for this person and you can compare it to having a literal fever. It’s that special feeling you get when you lay eyes with somebody attractive. Heartbeats increase. Warm fuzzy feelings. Love galore! XOXOX.

Lipa and Angèle take turns with their amazing vocals expressing the hot sentiments. In the chorus after Lipa sings, “I’vе got a fever, so can you check?/Hand on my forehead, kiss my neck/And when you touch me, baby, I turn red/I’ve got a fever, so can you check?, Angèle expresses fluently, “Car dans mes yeux, ça se voit/La fièvre dans les yeux, oui, ça se voit/Mon cœur se serre, j’ai du feu dans la voix/Le plus souvent, c’est quand je pense à toi” which translates to “Maybe with time it will go away/And yet, and yet, and yet, I can’t see myself/Like a medicine, I am nothing without you/And I know that, I know that I’m wasting time in your arms.”

Hearing the French verses really adds to the potency of the song’s lyrics. I commend them for including them. It wouldn’t have that oomph to it if it was all in English.

Feel free to add this amazing new track if you’re a big fan of love songs, Dua Lipa, and Angèle. It will be appropriate for those fans/listeners out there who have found the love of their life, for Valentine’s Day, for date nights/ or for those feel-good playlists.

“I Need You Christmas” by Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers are ushering in the Christmas/holiday season early this year with their latest tune, “I Need You Christmas.” This piano ballad is an easy listening track filled with warm happy vibes. 2020 has been challenging and tough for everybody. So hearing a Christmas song at this point of the year is comforting. It doesn’t really matter that they released it the day before Halloween because as soon as we hit November 1st, most families will already be in the Christmas spirit.

I can guarantee you this will be a hit with their fans. Accompanying the video seen above, is a photo from when they were kids in matching pajamas on Christmas morning. Isn’t that sweet?!?

Anyways, the lyrics are about priceless childhood memories of Christmas like waiting for Santa, caroling, and opening presents. Now that they’re older and married, they got a different appreciation for the holidays.

They tweeted, “For us this song stirs up memories of childhood snowball fights & finding the nearest hill to sled. It brings us back to spending time with family setting up the Christmas tree. Hopefully it can bring you guys the same feelings of warmth & happiness that creating it brought us.”

Christmas is a special time for making memories with our families so hopefully a tender and soft song like this will spark some holiday joy this season despite the pandemic.

If there is a Christmas in Rockefeller Center special this year via Zoom performances, I predict they will sing this song. Otherwise expect them to promote this single on other holiday concert events on TV/radio later this year. 🎅

“All About You” by The Knocks feat. Foster The People

EDM duo The Knocks have teamed up with Foster The People again following their previous collaborative effort, “Ride Or Die” in 2018.

The band revealed on their Twitter page recently that this song is all “about being lost and finding light in love.”

From my interpretation, it’s about someone who got dumped and now all they can do now is wonder what went wrong, you’re left crushed as to why things couldn’t have continued until eventually you start to see things from your ex’s perspective. Then and only then will you finally understand why the relationship ended the way it did and it’s finally in everyone’s best interest to just move on.

Sonically, it has some cool synths and feel good tambourine playing mixed with some cool beats over layed with FTP’s Mark Foster’s soothing vocals. If you liked their previous collab, “Ride Or Die” or are a big fan of each artist or both, then I believe you will enjoy this single too.

It remains to be seen if this will be part of The Knocks’ next album, but feel free to share your predictions below in the comments box.

“that won’t save us” by Against The Current

Rock group, Against The Current is back with a cathartic new song called “that won’t save us.” It’s their first official release for 2020 which follows their 2019 remixes and stripped live singles for “Almost Forgot,” and “Voices,” respectively.

A lot of pent up anger and frustration gets conveyed in the “that won’t save us” lyrics which delves into a broken relationship. Deep hard hitting questions like, “What did I hear you say?, what’s got you so afraid?, how did we become so numb?, and are you proud of what we’ve come to be?” are posed.

According to an interview from Alternative Press Magazine, lead singer Chrissy Costanza said, “The song points the finger right in your face and says, ‘What you’re doing right now isn’t going to save us. What do you want to do about it? Do you want to keep doing what you’re doing and know this is going to die? Or, are you ready to make a change?'”

So if you’re feeling confused and or conflicted about your current relationship with someone and you can tell things are falling apart, then this song is for you. If you’re looking for a new solid rock song to jam to, then add this one to your playlists.

Costanza’s vocals are A+ and I can’t wait to hear what their next (third) full album will sound like. If you haven’t discover their body of work, I highly recommend you to, especially if you’re a fan of other rock artists like Paramore and Avril Lavigne. I wish there were more female led rock acts out there. Agreed? Share your thoughts below in the comments box.

“Burnin” by Petit Biscuit

20-year-old DJ Petit Biscuit a.k.a. Mehdi Benjelloun just dropped his second studio album, Parachute which includes the latest single, “Burnin.”

According to his description for the song/music video, “Burnin” is a very sensual song…it’s about ambiguity between two friends with benefits… one fell in love and the other one is playing with that ambiguity. Something that happens when you’re very young and innocent and don’t know better.”

Sonically and lyrically, it’s a departure from his 2017 hit “Sunset Lover.” While that track was more layered around one line of lyric, this one contains deeper lyrics about love on top of a consistent but still multi-layered track. What remains the same in both instances, is the upbeat dance pop feeling you get after hearing it.

It’s interesting to see how he matures in the music industry, and I appreciate these new tunes from him. How about you? Do you like the new vibes in Parachute? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

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New Music Friday: October 23

Happy Friday folks! It’s October 23, 2020 and another round of picks are coming your way this weekend. We got the latest from EDM hitmaker Zedd & English singer-songwriter Griff, pop singer-songwriter Bea Miller, Aussie recording artist Ashton Irwin, indie pop artist FITZ & alternative pop band COIN! All that and more in this week’s post…

“Inside Out” by Zedd & Griff

DJ and record producer Zedd joins forces with British singer-songwriter Griff to make another EDM banger for us to enjoy! “Inside Out” follows the 31-year-old musician’s previous single release, “Funny” with Jasmine Thompson back in July. In this love song, it’s all about someone you met and deep down you know you’ve found the one, your better half. You can’t wait to spend quality time with each other, like staying up and sharing all the unique details, qualities, etc. you like about each other and being an open book about your own life to them. It will likely extend to a more deeper connection as time goes on with the likelihood of an everlasting marriage.

I love the artwork for this single. From my interpretation, it’s multiple staircases leading to a world full of light and wonderful memories. This is a metaphor for the infinite possibilities a relationship can take and explore. Even though the song title shares the same name as the 2015 PIXAR movie, the lyric video will have you feeling like you’re in the world of 2001 PIXAR’s Monster’s Inc with all the portal like doors opened like that. Very immersive experience indeed!

Whether you’re young and in love or young at heart with the one you hold close to every night, then you’ll enjoy this collaborative effort/song. I’ll admit, I didn’t know Griff before this collaboration came to the spotlight this week. Props to Zedd for working with her and now I will be checking out more of her body of work. Her vocals on this track are brilliant to hear and I hope more people will be discovering her discography moving forward.

Lastly, Zedd’s crafty mixing skills prove once again why he’s one of the best in the business for the EDM world. I love how the beats matched the lyrics Griff sang (“I’m gonna love you, love you inside out/I’m gonna love you, love you inside out/Nothing you say is gonna scare me now/Still gonna love you, love you inside out”). It’s very bouncy and upbeat and overall puts me in a good mood. I wonder what the rest of his next album will sound like. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments box below.

“making bad decisions” by Bea Miller

21-year-old singer-songwriter/The X Factor alum, Bea Miller just dropped her latest single called “making bad decisions.” This soft song packs a punch! The beginning channels a little bit of a Billie Eilish vibe in my opinion. I wonder if she’s a big fan of hers?!?

Anyways, the song talks about all the impulsive moments of one’s life. One thing leads to another and in certain cases, they don’t end up the way you expected or had hoped for.

If you’re feeling indecisive or have already made a bad choice or decision in life, the lyrics of Miller’s song will touch you to the core. Don’t worry, because it’s okay to not be okay. If you’re not feeling your usual self, relax and take a breather.

Hopefully this song will inspire you to make the changes in your life that will undo whatever that’s been bothering you. If not, talk it out with a loved one or write down your feelings in a journal and then take baby steps towards your next personal life move, goal or career choice, etc.

The lyric video seen above was created by artist, G I Z E L L A. It has a VHS aesthetic to it. Feel free to check out her work here.

“Drive” by Ashton Irwin

Well, it’s finally here… Superbloom, the solo debut album project from 5SOS drummer Ashton Irwin. I picked this deep cut song because it really deserves the attention right now.

I love all the layers that Irwin put into this song and the guitar chords are just epic in sound! From my understanding, the lyrics are about attempting to reconcile a relationship via a long drive into the night. It can also be interpreted as a song about someone trying to console someone after they had broke up with somebody else. You’re there to help provide them clarity, an open mind and hope for the future.

Sonically and lyrically combined, it felt like a Coldplay and The Killers song marinated into one in my opinion.

Hearing the bridge was an eye opener. I didn’t expect it to go the way it did. It’s so good! You can really feel all the raw emotions put into the lyrics, “I’m here for you when the world is falling down/I’ll be with you when the world is falling down/Down, down, down.” A lot of emphasis on the “down’s.”

Superbloom as a whole is a must hear album! There’s simply no bad tracks. You won’t skip any of them. If you’ve a casual or hardcore 5SOS fan, you need to hear this album. If you’re into alternative rock music, you need to hear this album. Please put this on your on the road playlists this week! You won’t regret it! If you’re looking for a new contemporary rock artist to add to your physical music collection or listening library, then look no further to Ashton Irwin’s introspective solo debut record!

“Head Up High” by FITZ

FITZ, better known as the lead vocalist of Fitz And The Tantrums, the indie pop band with hits like “Handclap” and “Out Of My League,” has released his debut solo effort.

If you’re in a need of some positivity and motivation right now, then you’re in luck. “Head Up High” by FITZ is a feel good song that will do just that!

2020 has been a roller coaster year thus far. It seemed like there were a lot of lows than highs in life for many. But even when we’re knocked down proverbially, physically, mentally/or emotionally, we have to do our best to shrug it off and move forward to brighter and better days ahead.

The music video for the song is very creative, witty and imaginative. You’ll see FITZ in all sorts of outfits like an astronaut or a deep sea diver. You’ll see him in a Grand Theft Auto-esque video game driving along the coastline. You’ll even see an animated version of him with his face superimposed on the moon! Overall, this video will leave you smiling.

I also wanted to point out that the trumpet added a cool touch to the song. Love the rhythm and the flow of this single and can’t wait to hear more from FITZ in the coming weeks. He revealed on his Spotify page that he “locked [himself] in the studio for 4 months and did the only thing [he knew] how to do to keep sane: make music, make music, make music.” If this is any indication as to what his own solo songs will sound like, then I’m already sold! How about you? Chime in down below and tell me your thoughts about FITZ’s solo efforts.

“Make It Stop” by COIN

Alternative pop band COIN just dropped their first EP in a series of what they’re calling the Rainbow Mixtapes. This first wave is called the Indigo Violet EP. I picked the third track from this emotionally charged track list. It’s called “Make It Stop.”

Upon listening to this song, you will question your own life to this point. It really hits deep when you get to the lyric, “Who do I become when my youth fades away?” in the second pre-chorus section of the song.

You might feel an existential crisis coming on but don’t worry, we’re all human after all. Life moves fast and sometimes we just need to chill, reevaluate life, then get back up in pursuit of our dreams/goals. The band really put out a beautiful EP out. It’s well crafted and their efforts need to be heard by as many listeners around the world.

The band recently shared a tweet about the EP calling it, “this is the most important music we’ve ever written. This is the most fun we’ve ever had. This is about being human. This is about seeing what’s right before what’s wrong. Lemons in the lemonade.”

If you need to soak up some serotonin right now or let out a good cry then definitely go check out COIN’s Indigo Violet. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the colors in their series. How about you?

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New Music Friday: October 16

Happy Friday!! We’ve made it through another week! I’ve selected five new candidates for your playlists this weekend! Hope you enjoy them. We’ve got the latest from Grammy-nominated artist, Demi Lovato fresh off her world premiere performance at the BBMAs earlier this week, pop singers-songwriters Lauv & Conan Gray with a catchy new anthem, EDM group Louis The Child and their collaboration with alternative rock group COIN, & last but not least DJ/singer/entrepreneur Paris Hilton with her amazing new collab with DJ Lodato.

“Commander In Chief” by Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato follows her strong and emotional post breakup single, “Still Have Me” two weeks ago with another equally strong and emotional song called “Commander In Chief.” She co-wrote this track with none other than FINNEAS, brother to Grammy-winning artist, Billie Eilish and fellow pop singer herself, Julia Michaels.

This time she’s taking a stand against the current administration and POTUS himself. She enlisted several individuals of varying ages, races, and ethnicities to lip sync her evocative message to the President so the whole world can hear. We see everyone from a young Black girl to an older white male with a hat that reads “Make America United Again” to an adult female in a wheelchair mouthing the words: “Commander in Chief, honestly/If I did the things you do/I couldn’t sleep, seriously/Do you even know the truth?/We’re in a state of crisis, people are dyin’/While you line your pockets deep/Commander in Chief, how does it feel to still/Be able to breathe?” Powerful imagery to watch!

The strong chorus references the racial injustices seen earlier this summer and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has tragically killed over 210,000 Americans to this date. Lovato asks how can the President behave like this, so ignorant and heartless, hiding from the protesters, lining his pockets from these tragic events and she wonders, does he really know the truth?!?

She hopes this song will elicit a response from this administration while also enabling a public discussion. With less than three weeks left until Election Day, she’s using this song as a platform to stress the importance of voting.

ICYMI: Demi performed this song for the first time at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards two nights ago. Check it out here:

“Fake” by Lauv & Conan Gray

Singer-songwriter Lauv follows his five-track EP, Without You with a new collaborative effort with fellow pop singer Conan Gray. Gray, in case you didn’t know, is best known for his hit song “Heather” which currently has over 22 million views on YouTube and “Maniac” which has been certified Gold by the RIAA. This is the first time the two artists have worked together on a song.

The two twenty-somethings explore the world of fakeness in this fun new song. Know someone who acts one way to others but totally different towards you? If you have a fake friend or relationship either currently or in the past, then you should definitely check their single out!

They sing in the rather catchy and anthemic chorus, “Man, you’re so f—ing fake (ahh ah)/You don’t mean a single thing you say (ahh ah)/If we’ve got a problem, say it to my face (ahh ah)/And you’re just like all the people that you hate/You’re so fake/When the real you’s back, I’ll pick up my phone.” Through a series of different mini sets they travel from one to another with set production extras providing the props and necessary components for some cool effects alongside including a confetti blaster! It’s such a COVID style music video yet it’s simplicities make for quite an enjoyable video to watch unfold. So kudos to everyone on their respective teams who worked on this production safely during this ongoing pandemic.

“SCAR” by Ashton Irwin

5SOS member, Ashton Irwin is back with another tasting/preview off his upcoming solo album, Superbloom. In “Scar,” Irwin wears his emotions on his sleeves as he sings about mental health in this song. He’s advocating to us that life is filled with so much joy, so many possibilities and just because life hands you lemons, you simply mustn’t give up. The scars we get in life provide lessons for the future not a helpless pit of doom and gloom.

I love the arrangement of this rock song. Love the inclusion of the harps which made the song so unique. The guitar chords have a soothing tone and the drums provided the punch for that maximum effect. The chorus and post-chorus leaves an indelible mark! The bridge leading to the outro was out of this world good! Please turn it up! It’s truly an aural experience.

In a recent tweet the 26-year-old singer-songwriter calls it his “favorite song” off the record. He also describes it as “powerful and raw” adding that it’s “a message to my family, a message for anyone that listens, about perseverance though periods of intense struggle.” His emotional openness is truly commendable!

Like I said the last time I mentioned Ashton Irwin for my picks, I’m excited to hear the rest of his album and him sharing his story/journey for listeners all around the world!

“Self Care” by Louis The Child & COIN

EDM group Louis The Child has teamed up with alternative rock group COIN for the first time. In this upbeat dance track, the two groups are preaching the importance of self care.

“I do it for myself/I’m dancin’ for no one else/I do it for myself, baby/Ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah, ah.” The chorus really strikes a chord because if you’re feeling like you’re energies have been exhausted as of late or been absorbed by others and not yourself, then you need to listen to these lines and the song as a whole. It will definitely give you a wake up call to say, ‘hey, listen, I’m important too. I deserve the rest. I deserve a break. I deserve to be happy too. I deserve to be appreciated for the things I do in life!’ The list goes on!!

See the accompanying music video above for some feel good vibes as the two groups and some interpretive dancers just let loose and have fun in a desert!

“I Blame You” by Paris Hilton

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Call it a comeback single, but really, has Paris Hilton really left? Hilton dropped this surprise new dance track and it’s all about love despite the song title, “I Blame You.”

“I feel good, I feel good. I blame you, I blame you.” Those simple lines get repeated in such a way that you can’t help but say, ‘wow, this really makes me feel happy and positive in life.’

So if you’re feeling like you met your better half or just have a really close friend and or family member, then this song is for you! They bring the joy and sunshine to your life and you can credit them for changing your perspective on life especially if you’ve had a troubled past, or a rough patch in a previous relationship, or even something as trivial as receiving a bad grade in school. It doesn’t define you forever.

DJ Lodato really sets the mood for this track and I want to say he mixed it excellently with the entertainer/entrepreneur’s dreamy vocals.

Paris shared in a recent Instagram post that proceeds from this song will go to Breaking Code Silence, a “movement organized by a network of survivors and advocates to raise awareness of the abuses in the troubled teen industry.”

Hilton recently released her eye-opening YouTube documentary which dives deeper into her life story from her childhood to present day. In this doc, she details for the first time publicly, the verbal, psychological and physical abuse she endured when she was sent to Provo Canyon School when she was a teenager. Watch her YouTube Original documentary, This Is Paris, here. You can’t help after watching this, to support Paris Hilton. Virtual hugs all around!

Now she’s standing up and raising awareness for the survivors in support of closing down that institution. Feel free to sign her petition.

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New Music Friday: October 9

Hey everyone! Thanks for taking the time in reading this week’s New Music Friday post here at Philip’s Music Corner! For this week’s picks, we have all new music from alt-rock artist YUNGBLUD, legendary rock band AC/DC, English girl group Little Mix, EDM group Cash Cash with featured artist, Georgia Ku & American Idol finalist Francisco Martin. Let me know what you think of these picks in the comments below. I’ve added a new thumbs up and thumbs down feature under each song so you can vote how you feel.

“cotton candy” by YUNGBLUD

23-year-old alternative rock singer-songwriter YUNGBLUD (real name: Dominic Richard Harrison) released his latest single titled “cotton candy.” This song is about him hooking up with multiple people but also about his infatuation with this one person whom he compares to cotton candy. He just wants to get stuck and be in love with this girl just how cotton candy were to get stuck in between your teeth.

I enjoy the vibes in this track. It’s a feel good track, for sure! If you’re looking for a new love song to add to your playlists this week then look no further to this one. The lyrics from the chorus which goes, “I’m losing myself in you/in you, in you, in you, I know.” will literally be stuck in your head after hearing it. This song will definitely be playing on loop this weekend! Give it a listen!

“Shot In The Dark” by AC/DC

After the sudden passing of rock legend Eddie Van Halen this week, we could all use a pick-me-up more than ever right now! Fellow Australian rockers, and journeymen in the music industry for nearly five decades, AC/DC are back and ready to rock!

Rock fans or anyone who just want to tune out the depressing news cycle will be craving this song. The first line in the song goes, “I need a pick me up,” and don’t we all!?! With the ongoing pandemic and all the other crazy events that have happened so far in 2020, sign me up for a good ‘ol time!

I love the fact that this song dropped in 2020. Even though it could have literally been released in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, what have you, it will still have that classic rock feel to it! Having growing up listening to a lot of classic rock like the aforementioned Van Halen, Journey, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, The Who and U2 on the radio, I appreciate the rock genre.

Finally in 2020, we get a pure standout rock song that makes for a timeless track for years to come! There’s no modern twist, no genre-blending, no random trap beats, no featured artists. Instead, we have good old fashioned guitars and drums, and Brian Johnson’s iconic lead vocals on this track. This jam needs to go on your playlists this week! 😎

“Not A Pop Song” by Little Mix

Hey Mixers! The hit British girl group, Little Mix, just dropped their third single from their upcoming sixth studio album, Confetti and it’s quite the banger. It appears they are sticking it to the man, in this case their former boss, Simon Cowell. They left his label, Syco Music in 2018 after they had wrapped up their fifth album, LM5. Leigh-Anne Pinnock sings in the pre-chorus, “I don’t do what Simon says/Get the message ’cause it’s read/That’s just life it never plays fair/Said to follow any dream/Be a puppet on a string/Works for you but that isn’t me.”

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson & Jade Thirlwall join Pinnock in the anthemic chorus, declaring that this song is not going to be the cliché typical pop song about love, heartbreak, or party song about drinks and drugs. They are breaking away from pop music norms and doing it their own way now with their new label RCA U.K. Hopefully they got to have more creative freedom with the new record which will be releasing next month. I’m excited to hear the rest of their new album which will undoubtedly showcase their powerhouse vocals and amazing songwriting abilities. Share your thoughts about their new song and album in the comments box below.

“Love You Now” by Cash Cash feat. Georgia Ku

New Jerseyan EDM group, Cash Cash has a new collaborative effort out now with English singer-songwriter Georgia Ku. It’s called “Love You Now” and it’s about a breakup that still has lingering feelings. You start wondering who will love your ex. Who will hold their hands? Who will be the new person in their life who will hug them?

A tough subject for many for sure and if you’re feeling conflicted with your relationship status or love life in general, then this song is for you! I thought Ku’s vocals really captured the essence of Cash Cash’s production in this single.

Watch the lyric video seen above for some cool hands animation set against the night sky. Props to whoever designed and executed that. It really fits the theme of the song. The hands never touch. Close but never in full grasp. It’s a perfect illustration of lost love. The shooting stars going at different directions and the glowing auras/energies from the hands fluctuating different colors, so you can tell the emotional and physical differences in a relationship that took place.

“Swollen” by Francisco Martin

American Idol alum, Francisco Martin who finished in the top 5 in this year’s competition, just dropped his debut single with his new record label, 19 Recordings today! It’s called “Swollen” and according to the demo version of this song, it’s about a girl he met last year that he no longer talks to anymore, however he still wishes she is doing well these days.

Shot in a tranquil and wide open field, this beautiful music video has some gorgeous drone shots. Martin is seen walking along a trail as the drone drifts further and further away high above all the trees. What a perfect metaphor illustrating the separation from someone you thought could be your significant other (or best friend.)

Overall, this is a lovely acoustic song that makes you want to hug someone after hearing it, it may even make you a little teary-eyed. The chords to this song are soothing and sweet to the ears. I thought Martin chose a perfect song to kickoff his major label debut. I’m intrigued as to why him and his team put “Part 1” in the above video’s title. Could there be more versions of the song down the line? Or perhaps a continuation of the theme of this song in another song soon? We’ll just have to wait and see!

UPDATE 10/16/20: Part 2 is the Official Music Video!

But for now…

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