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Music PopWrapped | Music

#MusicMonday Feat. Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Niykee Heaton, Dawn, And More

Mike Nied | PopWrapped Author

Mike Nied

02/17/2016 6:40 am
PopWrapped | Music
#MusicMonday Feat. Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Niykee Heaton, Dawn, And More | #MusicMonday
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Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Niykee Heaton, and more are serving something fierce on this week's #MusicMonday...

PopWrapped is back at you with this week's #MusicMonday, and we're highlighting some of the best and brightest releases of the week. With efforts from established artists like Gwen Stefani and from rising talents including Strangers You Know we have something for everyone! Take a 

listen to some of the hottest pop, electronic, rock, and indie releases of the week below!

"Make Me Like You" - Gwen Stefani

Fresh off airing her heartache on last year's "Used To Love You," Gwen Stefani is opening a new door on her pristine pop anthem "Make Me Like You." The second official single from her upcoming album What The Truth Feels Like tackles the topic of moving on with a new lover (Hey, Blake Shelton), and it does so in such a delightfully cheery manner that you can hardly resist smiling along. Gwen Stefani is back in her element after a few missteps ("Spark The Fire"), and we're going to be bumping this on repeat on this #MusicMonday!

"Used" - Strangers You Know

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Indie pop duo Strangers You Know are searching for validation of a relationship on their new single "Used." Armed with one of the most compelling productions we've heard thus far in 2016, the duo have a bonafide hit on their hands. "Used" is driving, alluring, and leaves you wanting more. The rising group will be embarking on a festival tour this summer (hitting up Coachella, Firefly, Hangout Fest, SXSW, and more), and we're expecting that they'll become a #MusicMonday mainstay with an upcoming EP.

"Naked" - Jason Derulo feat. K. Michelle

Jason Derulo just wants to get naked and up close and personal with his lady love on his steamy new release "Naked." The track takes a significantly more urban approach than his poppier releases of last year, and sees the crooner trying to whoo a woman. Derulo delivers a confident vocal take, and he and collaborator K. Michelle showcase their sexy bodies in the accompanying music video. You'll need a cold shower after taking a listen to this one...

"Out The Mud" - Niykee Heaton

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Niykee Heaton goes acoustic on her cover of Kevin Gate's "Out The Mud." The Instagram famous siren sounds all sorts of sultry on her #MusicMonday entry, as she coos across the sparse production. Heaton's come a long way since her 2013 debut, and "Out The Mud" showcases exactly why she's still hitting the scene. Her vocals and imaginative productions make her someone worth keeping your eyes on.

"Take My Hand" - Night Lights

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Rising indie rockers Night Lights boasts a multicultural lineup that adds a sense of diversity to their musical sound. Current single "Take My Hand" perfectly displays their ability to compose a true anthem. The #MusicMonday jam features an invigorating production and joyfully consumes you. This is the chorus that you'll be singing on repeat, and it's feel good message makes it all the more anthemic!

"Not Above That" Dawn

Former Danity Kane member Dawn Richard stuns over a racing production on her solo effort "Not Above That." The forward thinking performer's vocals are light and gorgeous over the track, and a surprise breakdown adds a jolt of life to the lush production.

"Abuse U (Feel It)" - Pr0files

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Smooth and seductive synths set the scene for rising synth duo Pr0files' newest effort "Abuse U (Feel It)." The sensual track serves some Prince teas and showcases lead vocalist Lauren Pardini's impressive vocal performance. The resulting track is all sorts of alluringly sexual, and we want to listen on repeat!

"Crazy For You" -LondonBridge

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Los Angeles based DJ LondonBridge is cashing in on the romance of Valentine's Day with his newest single release "Crazy For You." Mechanized vocals serve as an introduction before fading out in favor of a danceable electro production. The vocals come back, with the addition of some sweet aural notes and a cowbell (YAS), and LondonBridge has yet another hit on his hands perfect for getting up close and personal with someone else in a club.

"City Shoes" - Victoria Canal

17 year old pop sweetheart Victoria Canal reflects upon a failed relationship and the memories invoked by a pair of shoes on her #MusicMonday entry "City Shoes." "These city shoes only remind me of you" the songstress croons as she takes a trip down memory lane over a lush orchestral production. The accompanying video sees the rising vocalist team up with a quartet of ballerinas in an abandoned warehouse, where she faces the memory of her ex-lover. There is a haunting quality to the soulful ballad, and Canal injects the performance with both heartbreak for what was lost but also joy for what once was. It's an impressively mature performance from one so young!

"Lowkey" - Dev

Dev is looking for a girl to keep it "Lowkey" on her sparse new effort, and it's a #MusicMonday must listen. The songstress's feather light vocals float over the track's ethereal production, which is complete with dreamy harp strings and sexy synths. The track manages to feel both relaxing and still forward thinking, and Dev is once again in the center of something sonically intriguing. 

What songs are on your #MusicMonday playlist this week? Let us know below!


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