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Hello our dear readers, here we are on the very last day on November to give you a soundtrack for the week, including every brand-new tune that’s spin-worthy in our #MusicMonday playlist.
"Faking” - Lucas Nord
This week’s Swedish miracle-worker is none other than Lucas Nord, who’s now delivered a follow-up to “Voices” as another sample from his upcoming mini-album Company. Co-crafted with Melo, this new one is titled “Faking” and is totally jam-worthy, with the electronic elements and house-ish vibes taking the production to the next level. The emotional value of the lyrics is totally relatable, while the echoing vocals make the tune extremely atmospheric.
“Get Out” - Ephemerals
Soho-based seven-piece band Ephemerals recently premiered a brand-new track off of their sophomore record Chasin Ghosts, titled “Get Out. Kicking off with some simplistic strings, the keys and beat kick in later on and find them on a perfectly melancholic soulful rendition. With some heartaching lyrics making the track an ode against suicide, the septet grace us with an emotional, jazz-inspired tune, with a chorus big enough to stay on one’s mind.
“Everglow” - Coldplay
With A Head Full Of Dreams scheduled to come out this week, we were graced with yet another sample from it on the radio, titled “Everglow”. The production is peacefully simplistic and piano-driven, with electronic guitar riffs eventually being added, creating the perfect melody for Chris Martin to lay his amazing, angelic vocals over. Basically, the soft ballad is perfectly described by its very own title, as it really is an everglow.
“Into The Night” - Madeline Juno
German songstress Madeline Juno is preparing to drop her sophomore studio album Salvation, and has dropped the opening track, titled “Into The Night”. Starting off with an almost empty production and echoing vocals, her significantly melancholic yet sweet singing kicks off the journey and elements are added as we go. Eventually, the song is turned into an utterly atmospheric and ethereal kind of ballad with amazing vocals and a chorus to die for.
"Meet Me In My Dreams” - After Romeo
After Romeo, the rising American group formed by Jayk Purdy, Blake English, Drew Ryan Scott and T.C. Carter, has now returned with a follow-up to “Where The People Go”. They’re slowing things down this time around with “Meet Me In My Dreams”, which brings some serious nostalgia, as it’s the classic type of keys ‘n’ beat boyband balladry, finding the boys singing about a love affair that can only take place in their dreams.
“Golden Boy” - Maria Hazell
Our Swedish addiction is taken to new extremes this late November #MusicMonday, as we have yet another artist on the playlist. We haven’t heard from Maria Hazell for a little while, but she’s now back with new single “Golden Boy”. What we’ve got here is a majestic midtempo production filled with electronic elements, paving the way to the super catchy chorus and bridge, while sung by some beautiful, deep vocals.
“If You Leave Me Now” - Foxes
Foxes is preparing to drop her sophomore studio album All I Need early next year and has a new single “Amazing” on the way, but she’s now dropped a countdown single called “If You Leave Me Now” alongside the pre-order of the record. The Jim Eliot-co-penned track falls right into midtempo balladry and serves as yet another great tune from the album, with a synth-y piano-driven melody complimenting the songstress’ beautiful vocals.
"Wild One” - Carmen
Up and coming Los Angeles-based songstress Carmen managed to catch the attention with her first couple of singles, “Cold” and “YAS”, so she’s now back with another one called “Wild One”. Crafted alongside Daecolm Holland for her upcoming EP, the track finds the songstress working on top of a electro-infused, yet R&B-leaning production with some serious tropical and tribal vibes throughout, as well as a totally catchy chorus hook.
“Fine By Me” - Chris Brown
A dozen of delays, a bunch of collaborations and a mixtape later, Chris Brown is finally ready to drop his seventh studio album, Royalty, and has released another single from it, “Fine By Me”. Having satisfied his urban fans with the recent Before The Party mixtape, this one kicks off with some major funky strings and slowly builds into the electronic kind of disco-pop chorus, with the crooner singing about a girl who only wants his sex by night.
“I Did It, Mama!” - Alexandra Stan
We all fell for Romanian songstress Alexandra Stan when she revived the saxophone with “Mr. Saxobeat”. She’s now preparing to drop her third full-length record and has dropped the proper lead single, “I Did It, Mama!”. Sonically mixing some Ace Of Base with modern-day Latin-esque Scandi-pop, while lyrically serving as the lovechild of Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” and Britney Spears’ “Criminal”, it’s not her best, but still an undeniable bop.
And that’s all for this week everyone! Make sure to leave a comment below to let us know what’s new in your own #MusicMonday playlist.