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Music PopWrapped | Music

#MusicMonday Feat. Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith & More

Lazaros Balakos | PopWrapped Author

Lazaros Balakos

01/12/2016 3:15 am
PopWrapped | Music
#MusicMonday Feat. Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith & More | #MusicMonday
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We know you can't be too happy that it's Monday again, but if there's one thing that could possibly cheer you up, it's music. Once again, PopWrapped has all things brand-new that you need to hear in this week's #MusicMonday.

"Voodoo" - All Kings And Queens

London is known for the quality of its artists, so Jospeph and Gabriella’s siblings duo All Kings And Queens is no exception. Their debut single "Voodoo" is probably one of the most instantly infectious tunes out lately, heavily inspired by the 80′s. The song is over-the-top upbeat with a cheerfully funky production that has the bass hitting hard and a hook to die for. There’s an electric guitar solo in the bridge as well, while the vocals are so exceptionally quirky.

"Cold Love" - Etham

After a 3-year absence, Etham is finally preparing to release his Neo-Romance project and we’ve got the first sample. "Cold Love" features a spacey production that mixes alt-pop with a more urban-esque kind of soul, and involves various elements, from jazzy brass sounds to vivid riffs and soft keys. The track only further proves that the crooner has been an up and coming artist for so long just because he took his time to craft the sound her wanted for his debut.

"Lay It All On Me" - Rudimental feat. Ed Sheeran

English drum and bass band Rudimental are preparing to drop their sophomore LP We The Generation and it’s a nice way for Ed Sheeran to drop his last track before taking a break. "Lay It All On Me" follows the group’s very own sonical dance-oriented routine in a more laid-back way with a pulsing beat that eventually breaks into some old-school funk anthem, as a playful combination of riffs and 808 gets the job done.

"Bad" - Lost Kings feat. Jessame

DJ duo Lost Kings, a.k.a. Robert Gainley and Dr. No, have been gaining popularity with their remixes for a while now, but their very first original track "Bad" is really, really good as well. The feel-good track involves a highly enjoyable house production with some serious disco influences and perfectly fitting soulful, R&B-leaning vocals, courtesy of Jessame. In fact, the falsetto-sung chorus makes the danceable track reach golden status.

"Magnets" - Disclosure feat. Lorde

The long-awaited and extremely-hyped collaboration between English electro duo Disclosure and one of the hottest newcomers in recent years Lorde is finally here. "Magnets" totally delivers, as its electronic production involves some tropical drums and hazy synths, marking as a slower, in a good way, kind of house-pop anthem. The spacey beat makes it really atmospheric, while the songstress’ signature vocals give it a really ethereal approach.

"Mess" - Sofi de la Torre

After catching Grimes and Hayley Williams’ attention with “Vermillion”, Sofi de la Torre strikes back to prove she’s got much more to show. The new one is titled "Mess" and is a piece of banging, in-your-face pop. The songstress is found singing some tought-to-hear yet completely honest lyrics on top of an upbeat, feel-good and cheerful production that builds slowly but makes sure to explode once the synth-y chorus comes in.

"I Wish (My Taylor Swift)" - The Knocks feat. Matthew Koma

NY electro duo The Knocks have been delivering with their tracks this far, so the addition of Matthew Koma on the vocals of a track with lyrics that showcase Taylor Swift’s impact couldn’t possibly hurt. "I Wish (My Taylor Swift)" finds the crooner hazy daydreaming about finding his own version of the songstress, on top of sweet guitar riffs, soft drums and tropical synths, making this smooth yet groovy chill-pop anthem extremely addictive and jam-worthy.

"Writing’s On The Wall" - Sam Smith

I know it, you know it, everyone knows it - Sam Smith’s Spectre theme song is not half the spectacle it was expected to be. Instead, it’s just a a slow, cinematic piano ballad with some casual-Bond dramatic strings to go by. However, the crooner’s outstandingly mind-blowing extravaganza of a rendition is what stands out here. The fragile, church-taking vocals are truly exceptional, making "Writing’s On The Wall" one of the most emotional 007 soundtrack singles ever.

"Cannonball" - Skylar Grey feat. X Ambassadors

Thankfully, FIFA 16 came with a soundtrack, which got Skylar Grey to team up with alt-rock band X Ambassadors on a new tune titled "Cannonball". The alt/indie-pop production basically combines simplicity with catchy elements, as there’s some sweet guitar melody in the back with some catchy whistling and a finger-snapping beat on top. Produced by Alex Da Kid, the track finds the songstress shining on the verses and letting the guys do their thing on the catchy chorus.

"Por fin te encontraré" - Cali y El Dandee feat. Juan Magan & Sebastian Yatra

Colombian duo Cali y El Dandee have joined their forces with well-known Spanish producer Juan Magan and their native singer Sebastian Yatra on brand-new single "Por fin te encontraré" (At Last I’ll Found You). The track serves as one of those romantic and catchy slow-burning Latin jams, with the significant strings of the genre. Truth is, there’s no chance you enjoyed Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando” and you won’t enjoy this one as well.

So, which ones did you enjoy the most? What other new tunes made it on your #MusicMonday playlist? Leave a comment below and let us know.


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