With new releases from the likes of Nick Jonas, Allie X, Bea Miller, and so many others this week's #MusicMonday is full of potential hits! Take a listen below and let us know which track you think has the most potential to become an anthem of 2016!
Nick Jonas - "Chainsaw"
On this #MusicMonday Nick Jonas continues to unveil tracks from his impending Last Year Was Complicated project, and the latest to see the light of day is the emotionally charged breakup anthem "Chainsaw." On the track the "Jealous" crooner goes to town on any personal belongings that remind him of his lost lover. Sofa where they used to cuddle, meet chainsaw. China they used to eat off, meet wall...
The passion in his voice perfectly details the sense of heartbreak and longing after ending a relationship. The track is one of the more restrained from the release thus far, but things build as he moves into the bridge and final chorus. No one wants to see Nick Jonas with a broken heart, but it does seem as though he finds some release with his music!
Allie X - "Too Much To Dream"
Allie X cements her status as one of the most promising acts to emerge on the scene in recent years with her latest release "Too Much to Dream." On the track, the "Hello" hitmaker loses herself to the stress of constantly creating new #content over a restrained electro-kissed production. With powerful and evocative vocals and exceptional production the track is yet another huge release from the artist. Here's to hoping that this one picks up for her, as we move closer to the release of COLLXTION II!
Olivia Holt - "Phoenix"
One of the latest talent's to rise from the Disney camp is the vivacious Olivia Holt, who is making a bid for musical success with her debut single "Phoenix." The actress turned vocalist has crafted an anthemic and inspirational earworm, as she encourages listeners to face down adversity over a bright production. "You've got the heart of a phoenix, so let them see you rise" she belts on the joyful chorus. With "Phoenix" Holt successfully sheds the history of any characters she has played and emerges onto the scene as a bonafide artist with a story of her own that is worth telling.
Ana Free - "No"
In honor of the release of Meghan Trainor's sophomore album Thank You earlier this month, Portuguese soul singer Ana Free has transformed the "All About That Bass" siren's lead single "No" into an acoustic masterpiece. In her hands the sassy anthem to female independence takes on a new life complete with a stripped back production and restrained (but still powerful) vocals. It's an interesting take on a Trainor classic, and it effectively showcases Free's exceptional skills with creating arrangements and breathing life into her performances!
Broods - "Couldn't Believe"
Sibling team Broods kicked off a new era of music earlier this year with the release of "Free," and the duo are back on the scene this #MusicMonday with a second sample of new music. "Could't Believe" is a lighter, but still electronically driven tribute to a partner who defies expectations and provides emotional support when it's most needed. The track exudes a sense of euphoria and adoration that makes it a true standout, and it proves that Broods continue to innovate on a sonic level.
Steve Aoki feat. Boehm and Walk The Moon - "Back 2 U"
Producers Steve Aoki and Boehm teamed up with Walk The Moon to take a walk on the wild side on their exceptionally crafted "Back 2 U." Instead of being consumed by the worries of making their way back to where it all began, they embrace the mystery of the unknown and fearlessly soldier towards their final destination. The resulting release is exceptionally crafted and beautifully performed. It's a must listen this #MusicMonday!
AREA21 - "Girls"
AREA21 profess their love to women of all sorts on their spacey and trippy cut "Girls." Proclaiming that they make music that was produced on a spaceship, the premise is perfectly believable with "Girls." On the track the hitmakers profess their love for girls, disdain for fake people, and then they enjoy an evening of fuckery and fun! Music from space peeps!
Anne-Marie - "Alarm"
London based songstress Anne-Marie laments over a cheating lover on her brooding new release "Alarm." On the island-influenced track Anne-Marie puts a series of warning signs together to realize that her love is cheating on her... again. Not one to be outplayed, the siren expresses her anger and hurt on the production, bearing her heart before making a move to take action against her heartbreaker.
Phoebe Ryan - "Boyz n Poizn"
Budding hitmaker Phoebe Ryan expresses her need for boys and poison on her latest release to beam down on a #MusicMonday collection, "Boiz n Poizn." The stripped back track features a relaxed and seductive vocal performance from the green-haired siren that is becoming characteristic of her stylings. It's a call for liberation and getting her fix, and with this track Ryan has satisfied our needs! Here's to hoping that she gets hers soon as well!
Bea Miller - "yes girl"
Atmospheric production sets the scene for Bea Miller's latest release, and the rising talent has never sounded more confident than she does on the confident track. "Won't be your yes girl, no, not anymore" Miller promises on the chorus, vowing to be her own person and make her own decisions. The songstress is playing with a new, more electronic sound, which perfectly compliments her raw and emotional vocals. As she grows up and proceeds further into the industry, it's becoming increasingly evident that Bea Miller is calling her own shots, and we could not be happier for her!
What songs are on your #MusicMonday playlist? Weigh in in the comments section below!