With the original teaser photo appearing on May 9th from the BIGHIT music Twitter account, the BTS members have gone and released even more promotional content ranging from single-member shots to the latest release featuring all members together; see below.
The track itself, ‘Butter’, was initially shown on April 26th and is planned to be unveiled to the public on May 21st at 5 am BST (British Summer Time). The dance-pop song will be the second English language track from the group, the first being ‘Dynamite’ released in 2020, and is already being hailed as “brimming with the smooth yet charismatic charm of BTS”.
If you cannot wait until May 21st, the BIGHIT Twitter account is overflowing with lots of promotional content and photoshoots to tide you over until then.
Conan Gray has released another follow up to his debut album in 2020, ‘Kid Krow’, and it’s a pure pop heartbreak. ‘Astronomy‘ follows the story of falling out of love whilst being in denial, creating a painful, drawn-out process. The track wraps this devastating narrative in ethereal vocals and a beautiful melancholic instrumental, both of which have become signatures of Gray’s work.
Proving a talent for delicate ballads, ‘Astronomy’ utilises a gentle vocal performance and acoustic backing, allowing Gray’s grounded lyricism to intimately capture such a relatable experience. This ability is more than apparent in the aforementioned ‘Kid Krow’, and ‘Astronomy’ simply shows the world how much further Gray can go creating authentic pop listening experiences.
As reported in Dork, Gray said: ” ‘Astronomy’ is about that slow, painful, often denial inducing process of growing apart from somebody,” continuing on to say, “I find the worst heartbreaks happen slowly. No blowout fight and slamming doors and showing up on doorsteps while it’s raining. Just a gradual decaying of love with nothing left to do to stop it from slipping away. There’s no explanation, nobody to blame. That hurts the most.”
Gray has also released the single ‘Overdrive‘ in the time after his debut album, which is an example of his knowledge on how to create excellent pop tracks no matter the tempo used.
We’re back once again to bring you a striking line-up of new Music with our Fresh Hit Radar.
Today we’ve got some power-packed tracks to help you get in to the feel-good Friday spirit.
First up it’s Mildflower with gorgeous Synth-Pop track ‘Just a Boy’. This single is bedroom Pop at its very best, subtly groovy and electro infused ‘Just a Boy’ is a total ear worm of a track. Packed full with innovative instrumental elements Mildflower creates a truly curious and other-worldly soundscape. Listen below-
Next up is a power packed single from Motion Sickness‘Ether’. Ethereal vocals sit over punchy pianos chords and a steady beat. ‘Ether’ feels full of mystery and just a hint of darkness, softly sweet vocals are contrasted by the track’s lurking and leering synths to create a threatening yet freeing soundscape. ‘Ether’ wouldn’t be misplaced in a James Bond film, intense and anthemic Motion Sickness establishes himself as a producer powerhouse.
If you’re feeling a little more angsty we’ve got a track for you. ‘Better off Meditating’ is a grungy single from Tamar Berk. Full of attitude and resentment ‘Better off Meditating’ has us feeling like we could take on the world and everyone in it. If you reminisce over the golden days of Pop-Punk you’ll love this one!
Ending on a sultry and soulful note we have Pavit Sanghera’s R&B single ‘Fake Love’.Pavit’s pure toned vocals will have you well and truly in your feels, not to mention those gorgeous runs! ‘Fake Love’ is just great R&B, reminding us of the soulful divas from the 90s, Pavit Sanghera has that nostalgic R&B style.
As reported by Music News Olly Alexander has announced his first solo Years & Years song, ‘Starstruck’.
The pop trio – which originally formed as a five-piece in 2010 – revealed last week that the 30-year-old singer will continue to front Years & Years, but as a solo project, without Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen.
And now the ‘Desire’ hitmaker has confirmed his first solo Years & Years single will be released on April 8.
Olly captioned the artwork for the song on Twitter: “S T A R S T R U C K april 8th i’m really really excited. (sic)”
The group – whose debut album ‘Communion’ was released in 2015 – said of their future in their statement last week: “Dear Y&Y fans… There’s been some changes that we want to fill you in on.
“This upcoming new album has been an Olly endeavour and we’ve decided that Years & Years will continue as an Olly solo project.
“The three of us are still good friends. Mikey will be part of the Y&Y family and play with us live and Emre will focus on being a writer/producer.
“These past 12 months have been crazy for us all and we want to thank you for the love and support you’ve given us over the years (& years).
“New Y&Y music will be coming this spring.”
Best of luck to Olly as he turns Years & Years into a solo project!
As reported in NME Demi Lovato has revealed that artists like Ariana Grande, Saweetie and more will appear on her forthcoming album ‘Dancing with the Devil… The Art of Starting Over’.
Over the weekend, Lovato revealed a string of featured artist on Twitter by posting snippets of various pieces of music. In addition to Grande and Saweetie, the album will also feature appearances from Noah Cyrus and Sam Fischer.
In an interview with PAPER, Lovato also revealed the title of a few of these collaborations. Her song with Grande is titled ‘Met Him Last Night’ and her song with Saweetie is titled ‘My GFs are My BFs’.
The collab with Sam Fischer is one fans have already heard, ‘What Other People Say’. The track, penned by Fischer, was released early last month.
Happy Friday Pop Playlister people! We hope it’s been a great week, trust us it’s about to get even better, as our Fresh Hit Radar feature is here!
Today’s feature is a mood booster, a select line-up of free flowing and grooving singles to brighten your day.
Kicking off our list is Samuel Slater with track ‘Boys Don’t Cry’. A follow up to his successful and summery single ‘So Far,Gone’Slater is back with another Funky tune. ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ is a striking Indie-Pop tune full of relentlessly rolling drums and beachy guitar riffs. Samuel’s sound has all the warmth and cheer of a sunny afternoon, bright and breezy the soft sense of groove in his sound is unapologetically addictive. We can’t fault this one, honestly. Take a listen below.
Next up it’s BrunchBox (what a name!) with track ‘Palace.’ Vibrant and energetic, ‘Palace’ is a hyper Indie-Pop track full of catchy hooks, bright vocals and glowing guitars. The striking single brings with it a wave of happiness, a carefree energy that sweeps over you in the form of groovy riffs and and light lyricism. This three piece are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, full of cheek and charm, BrunchBox are the mood booster we all need right now.
There was ‘No Question’ about adding Jessica Jolia’s latest release to the lineup. This Electro-Pop track is the definition of glossy, Jessica’s ethereal vocals, heavenly harmonies and easy sitting beat create a lullaby-like soundscape. Produced to perfection ‘No Question’ is a heavily textured and melodically layered track from the talented Jessica Jolia. Electro infused without losing the soothing nature of Jessica’s vocal tone, ‘No Question’ is true easy listening. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Rounding up the list it’s alternative powerhouses Cherry Fuzz Club with gritty single ‘Hot Bath’. Cherry Fuzz Club have all the guts and gore of a traditional Rock and Roll band, distorted and driving their hefty guitars are enough to wake you up from the deepest slumber. This group have a deliciously DIY feel, raw and authentic their sound has a relentless energy. Cherry Fuzz Club remind me of a once well known fact, Brit bands know how to Rock harder than any other.
As reported in NME on his 27th birthday, Justin Bieber has announced plans to release a new single, ‘Hold On’.
The singer-songwriter revealed on March 1 that he will drop the track this Friday (March 5).
In his social media post announcing ‘Hold On’, Bieber uploaded the single’s artwork, which depicts him on a motorbike. Alongside the caption “Hold On. Friday”, Bieber shared a pre-save link to his forthcoming album, implying that the single will feature on the record. See the post below.
Last month, Justin Bieber announced details relating to his sixth studio album, ‘Justice’, which drops on March 19. The record is set to feature the previously released singles ‘Holy (ft. Chance The Rapper)’, ‘Lonely (ft. Benny Blanco)’ and ‘Anyone’.
On announcing ‘Justice’, Bieber said that he hopes the album will “provide comfort” to his listeners.
Exciting times ahead for Bieber fans, with a HUGE catalogue to live up to, will Justin’s sixth album meet the standard?
The end of yet another week means it’s once again time to bring you some great new music.
A highlight in our diaries, there’s nothing we love more than bringing you some of the very best new sounds we’ve stumbled on this week.
Today we’re feeling the funk, and pulling together a line-up of energetic and grooving tracks to give you that Friday feeling.
Kicking off the list it’s familiar faces and talented sister group, Trio Minutes. This power-packed group of sisters have been on our radar for some time, carving out a name for themselves in the Electro-Pop scene. Combining a sound both modern and nostalgic the trio make a sound that’s truly innovative, intriguing and catchy. Latest release from Trio Minutes ‘Vampire Boy’ is another effortlessly grooving, ear-worm of a track. A punchy beat, bright harmonies and innovative electronic elements make for another stunning single. Trio Minutes continue to impress.
Summer may feel very far away right now, but Motion Sickness’ track Proselyte has us feeling the warmth of sunny days may not be so far away. Driving and atmospheric, this track is full of punchy hits, rising synths and bright as the sun vocals. Proselyte is a striking release that reminds us of huge names and summer anthem makers The Chainsmokers. Creating an Electro sound that’s heavy yet freeing, Motion Sickness is a truly talented producer. We can’t wait to see what he brings us next.
Next on our lineup is Synth-Pop mavericks Screams From The Sun with track Keep on Running. 80s inspired with a modern pop-punk twist, this London based duo are true masters of synths. Combining hefty drums with a softly gritty vocal style and nostalgia-inducing synth elements. Screams From The Sun truly bring something new to the table, emo meets 80s, pop-punk meets synth-pop, and we are HERE for it!
We’re rounding up our list with something a little smoother, Redwood’s Honey Sauce. Don’t be fooled, this Singer-songwriter still packs an absolute punch. Combining elements of Rock, Indie and Acoustic-Pop Redwood creates an eclectic soundscape of acoustic guitars and rolling drums. Redwood’s sultry and deep vocals are a true stand out in the world of singer-songwriters, an intense sense of power and drive oozes from track ‘Honey Sauce’. Motivating and moving, this track is a true stand-out number from Redwood.
The 28-year-old hip-hop star teased a big announcement was on the way and she’s now announced the new track will arrive on Friday (05.01.21).
Alongside the striking artwork, in which the ‘Press’ rapper is sat in a bubble chair hanging over a city skyline in a bedazzled sheer ensemble, she wrote on Instagram: “My new single “UP” drops this Friday! LETS GOOOOOO! #Up (sic)”
The upcoming song will mark the first new music from the 28-year-old star since August’s controversial hit, ‘WAP’, with Megan Thee Stallion.
Cardi has also thanked her fans for “genuinely” supporting her as she admitted she wasn’t feeling herself at the moment, despite the exciting announcement.
She wrote on Twitter: “I want to thank all my fans and everyone that genuinely support me .I been preparing for this week for over a month.Unfortunately I’m not feeling how I wanted to feel today .I’m very happy that you guys are happy and just know I do this cause ya go so hard for me . (sic)”
The Grammy-winner went on to thank her loyal fanbase for “lifting” her up when things get “too much”.
Will the new single live up to the hype of Cardi’s 2020 release WAP?
New York native Greer Baxter has released an effortlessly brilliant pop single titled ‘Sleeping on the Couch.’
Out now, the promising artist’s latest tune is available on all streaming services.
The sultry songwriter brings a soft touch to the pop genre, with glossy synths, gentle harmonies and understated percussion.
‘Sleeping on the Couch’ is a classically brilliant pop single, with subtle electro elements, Greer Baxter brings a unique and mellow approach to the genre.
‘Sleeping on the Couch’ tells the relatable tale of fighting with someone you love and trying to keep the arguments from pulling you apart. It’s an emotive single all about having a connection that’s stronger than conflict.
“I wrote this song about suddenly being at odds with the person you love and trying to make sense of it. We’ve all had a night sleeping on the couch and we wake up in the morning thinking: why would we let a fight keep us apart for the night? It’s about wanting to resolve it before falling asleep and wondering if the other person feels the same.” – Greer Baxter
‘Sleeping on the Couch’ is intimate yet profound; an alt-pop take on the classic love song and follow up single to Greer’s 2019 EP release ‘Bleed’.
Greer Baxter has a polished-to-perfection sound and style; having been writing, singing and playing piano from a young age, music is truly what Greer was born to give to the world.
A wordsmith that needs to be heard, Greer Baxter is not one to miss.
“My music therefore tries to connect poetry and melody and that is always my guiding force as I write my songs. I believe words and music can transport you in ways nothing else can. That inspires me and hopefully will inspire others.” – Greer Baxter