With releases from the likes of Christina Aguilera, Hozier, Twenty One Pilots, Rozes, and more this week’s #MusicMonday is lush with potential new hits and some surprise releases! Whether you’re looking for your newest inspirational anthem, a tropically dance ready jam, a contemplative slow burner, or a soulful ballad we’ve got something for you on this lush list of hot new tunes! Check them all out below!
Christina Aguilera - "Change"
Christina Aguilera is kicking off this week's #MusicMonday post with an inspiring call to better the world on new track "Change." The track strips back the production to highlight Aguilera's raw vocals. "Waiting for a change to set us free / waiting for the day that you can be you and I can be me" Christina passionately belts over the sparse instrumentation and dazzling synth. 100% of the proceeds from sales and streams benefit the family's of victims from the Orlando shooting, and it is undeniable that the pop songstress is a true ally for facilitating change. Although it's unlikely that "Change" will dictate the sound of Christina's anticipated upcoming album, it is nonetheless a powerful and poignant release from the talented diva.
Hozier - "Better Love"
This week's first #MusicMonday soundtrack effort comes from none other than alt-rocker Hozier, as we get a first taste of his The Legend of Tarzan contribution "Better Love." Over an anthemic and arena-ready production the Irish crooner professes the strength of the love shared between himself and his partner. There is a sense of power to the track, and Hozier's vocals are truly exceptional. His evocative performance will undoubtedly bring more attention to the Tarzan live action, and we're predicting that this could be another hit release for him.
Alicia Keys - "Hallelujah"
After exploring a Rihanna-esque dancehall vibe on "In Common," Alicia Keys is returning to familiar ground with her latest promo single "Hallelujah." The piano-led track sees the songstress desperately searching for a sense of belonging. Her vocals are stunningly beautiful and expertly convey a sense of longing over the striding production. This is the type of Alicia Keys production that will truly resonate with her fan base, and we can't get enough of it! Rumor has it that the track has been linked to We Are Here, a charity dedicated to raising awareness about problems plaguing refugees that Keys is a staunch supporter of. In this case the track takes on another level of dimension and power.
Grace - "Hope You Understand"
As rising talent and standout vocalist Grace continues racking up spins with her G-Eazy-assisted "You Don't Own Me," the songstress has turned her attention to new promotional release "Hope You Understand." The track features a breezy throwback production, over which Grace delivers an impassioned message to her lover. Using the track as an opportunity to bear her heart, the young siren professes her love with the utmost of feeling. It's a uplifting listen and a true feel good summer anthem.
Twenty One Pilots - "Heathens"
This week Twenty One Pilots are serving the second #MusicMonday soundtrack feature with their Suicide Squad downtempo anthem "Heathens." The track follows the massive success of their breakout single "Stressed Out," as lead singer Tyler Joseph embraces those who go against the norm and preaches acceptance. The dark and brooding production effortlessly sets the scene and could easily fit within the themes explored on DC's latest superhero film. "Heathens" is an intriguing listen and definitely has the potential of bringing the duo further into the spotlight with an important message of acceptance.
LANY - "yea, babe, no way"
California based up and comers LANY are back on the scene with new single "yea, babe, no way." The group's latest effort sees lead vocalist Paul Klein contemplating the end of a relationship and attempting to find a sense of closure or understanding. "Every night I'm wide awake / I almost call you, then I'm like no way" he croons on the chorus. Not only does he miss his lover, but it seems that she has moved on with someone effectively leaving Klein without a sense of closure. The track displays the groups clever lyricism and effortlessly displays a sense of longing over the synth-driven production.
Bonnie McKee, ViceTone - "I Want It All (Remix)"
After crafting hits for the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and other massive pop princesses, singer songwriter Bonnie McKee continues on her quest for solo stardom. Last year McKee released an impressive EP of hits, and this year she has teamed up with Vicetone to release the 80's tinged "I Want It All." The Vicetones remix brings the throwback anthem into the modern century complete with a horn heavy dance break that feels fresh and ready for the clubs. McKee's summery release could potentially reinvigorate the track and bring new attention to the rising hitmaker; however, most importantly it leaves us wanting more original content! What can we say other than that we truly want it all Bonnie!
Rozes - "Hangin' On"
After lending her dreamy vocals to The Chainsmokers' breakout synth-pop masterpiece "Roses" last year, rising talent Rozes has taken it to the islands for her latest effort "Hangin' On." The track features a massive production tailored for dancing or poolside lounging with a drink in hand. The siren's voice is downright compelling, as it joyfully rises over the beat. Rozes has a serious hot single on her hands, and we're hoping to see the track take her to the next level.
Bishat - "Mine"
This week's #MusicMonday is taking a quick trip to Sweden to feature the latest Swede-Pop up and comer Bishat and her latest single "Mine." The rising talent burnt up the blogsphere with her growling debut effort "Sober," and her latest effort is a similarly effective hit. The moody track puts the songstress in the midst of a floundering relationship and sees her struggling to determine how to move forward. It's an enchanting effort from Bishat and will assuredly garner her further respect in the coming months.
Jarryd James feat. Broods - "1000x"
Australian singer songwriter Jarryd James has teamed up with electro duo Broods for an atmospheric outpouring of love on "1000x." The emotional track sees James and Broods lead singer Georgia exposing their pure adoration for one another over a dreamy production. "In another lifetime I would never change my mind / I would it again / ooh, a thousand times" the twosome coo over a starry-eyed production. It's a heart achingly gorgeous production that is sure to rejuvenate listens and their belief in true love.
What songs are burning up your #MusicMonday playlists this week? Let us know in the comments below!