With releases from the likes of Fifth Harmony, Celine Dion, Jon Bellion, and Clean Bandit this week’s #MusicMonday is lush with potential new hits! Whether you're looking for your newest indie-pop anthem, a dance ready cut, or a soulful ballad we've got something for you on this lush list of hot new tunes! Check them all out below!
Jon Bellion - "80's Films"
Kicking off this week's #MusicMonday is the nostalgia-packed "80's Film" from rising talent Jon Bellion's debut LP The Human Condition. Paying tribute to coming of age films like The Breakfast Club that were popularized during the period, Bellion expresses a desire for simpler times (and the opportunity to hook up with a girl in his friend's backseat). Lush with references to the great cinematic moments of the 80's, the track floats across the soundscape complete with euphoric synth and a stadium rock electric guitar solo that expertly punctuates the final chorus. His slick productions and youthful lyrics mark yet another successful release from the crooner.
Fifth Harmony feat. Fetty Wap - "All In My Head (Flex)"
The ladies of Fifth Harmony take it straight to the islands on their Fetty Wap-assisted "All In My Head (Flex)." Over a tropical production the ladies playfully get their flirt on while welcoming a man to get his flex on for them. Building on the flirty fun that the girls first explored on their breakout anthem "Worth It" and "Work from Home," the theme and brazen confidence is beginning to feel more believable. These ladies have swagger, and they aren't afraid to tell a lover what they want. It seems as though Fifth Harmony will be expanding their radio takeover, as we move into a summer of flexing to their island bedroom anthem! Ain't nothing wrong with that!
Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson - "Tears"
Clean Bandit has teamed up with 2015's X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson to roll out the first taste of their sophomore album with new single "Tears." On the track Johnson spills tears over an unrequited declaration of love; however, she vows to move forward from the heartbreak stronger than ever before. Things open with a more restrained introduction before evolving into the electronic house that the group are renowned for after a slew of explosive hits with Jess Glynne last year. The triumphant release almost listens as a retelling of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," with Johnson riding her heartbreak into her own happy ending. We have a feeling that the heartbreak anthem has serious potential to be burning up dance floors across the globe this summer... You'll find us on the floor whenever it's playing, that's for sure!
Joseph - "White Flag"
Oregon based trio of sisters Joseph crafted a folksy and rustic anthem for our #MusicMonday listening pleasure with their latest release "White Flag." Lush with beautiful harmonies and empowering lyrics, the track showcases the sister's unique musicality and impressive ability to blend their voices. "Burn the white flag" the ladies defiantly proclaim on the powerful chorus. It's a cry of independence and self-sufficiency that is meant to inspire. Excuse us while we head to Spotify to listen to the rest of the ladies' discography!
BORNS - "It's You"
Rising talent BORNS had a daunting challenge in front of him when he decided to put his own spin on one of the latest releases from former boybander Zayn Malik. The alt-pop producer and hitmaker soldiered forward with his decision and provided a commendable take on Malik's free-floating lover's ballad "It's You." The spacey track is the perfect fit for BORNS's characteristically dreamy productions and alluring falsetto, and his take on the track doesn't stray too far from Malik's original arrangement. There is some additional warmth to BORNS's delivery that injects the track with even more depth than Zayn's original performance, and with one release BORNS has proven himself more than capable of serving something his contemporaries should watch out for...
WILDES - "Illuminate"
London based songstress WILDES is contemplative on her latest release, the soulful and restrained "Illuminate." On the track WILDES makes a plea to a lover for some clarification and support.
Celine Dion feat. Lindsey Stirling - "The Show Must Go On"
Following her explosive performance at last week's Billboard Music Awards, Celine Dion is gracing this week's #MusicMonday with her Lindsey Stirling-assisted "The Show Must Go On." Her studio version of the Queen anthem resonates with the same insurmountable power and emotion that was evident in her live rendition. Vocally Dion has never sounded more impressive, as she belts above Stirling's innovative instrumental track. Although she's been performing the cover since 2008 during her renowned Las Vegas retrospective, Dion's take on the track has taken on a new meaning since the loss of her beloved husband Rene Angelil earlier this year. Now she pays tribute to her beloved by promising him that she will continue chasing her dreams. Her take on "The Show Must Go On" cements her status as one of the most resilient artists to date.
Jessie Ware - "Till The End"
This week sees UK songstress Jessie Ware storming #MusicMonday with her soundtrack contribution to Me Before You, the beautifully restrained "Till The End." Ware, who has expressed nothing but extreme excitement for her involvement with the project, crafted one of the most emotionally fraught love songs in recent memory. Set over a simple yet lush instrumental production, Ware proclaims her adoration for her lover who brightens the darkest of days. "Even when it's raining / I don't see the clouds" she croons across the relaxed piece. It's a beautiful song and a beautiful tribute to love at it's purest form.
Hanna & Andrea - "Always On My Mind"
Guess musical talent really does run in the family, and Hanna & Andrea are proving just that! Rising Swede pop songstress Zara Larsson will be sharing the limelight with her sister Hannah, one half of the latest indie-pop group to hit the scene this year. The ladies may be new to the game, but they're making a serious landing with debut single "Always On My Mind." On the track the ladies attempt to make peace with a lover, so that they can begin anew. Production picks up as an electronic element comes in between the pre-chorus and the actual chorus on which the duo vow that their lovers are always on their minds.
Danny Padilla - "Innocent"
YouTube content creator and crooner Danny Padilla delivers a synth-heavy apology on his latest solo release "Innocent." Padilla delivers a straightforward vocal performance on the midtempo, as he and a lover struggle to work out their problems, while Padilla struggles to share the blame. It's an intriguing and well produced effort from the budding talent that proves him to be capable of delivering original content for our #MusicMonday pleasures!
Martin Solveig feat. Tkay Maidza - "Do It Right"
French producer Martin Solveig teamed up with Aussie songstress Tkay Maidza for a joyful romp on the dance floor on their joint effort "Do It Right." On the track Maidza beckons a lover closer, but she makes him prove his worth before gifting him with her presence. The track resounds with a bold and playful energy that's bound to take you straight to the dance floor with a smile on your face. It's clean, sexy fun that's exactly what you're looking for to close out a #MusicMonday playlist!
What tracks are you listening to on this #MusicMonday? Let us know in the comments below!