Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Phoebe Ryan, King Deco, Rozes, and so many other talented artists are serving something hot on this week's #MusicMonday playlist!
Today marks our first March #MusicMonday, and this week's collection is filled to bursting with certified hits from a collection of rising talents and established hitmakers. Listen to them all below!
"No" - Meghan Trainor
Girl power is the reigning theme on Meghan Trainor's newest release, as she sassily sends a boy packing after he approached her at the club. Her name is no, her sign is no, and she's really not interested in a dance, so move along partner. Trainor delivers the track with her emphatic enthusiasm and is pretty effectively kicking off a new era of music with a bang. Speaking of a new era, we're also experiencing a new sound from the "All About That Bass" siren. Trainor pays tribute to the doo-wop revival sound she favored on earlier releases with a sweet introduction; however, the song quickly hops a few decades forward to the sound of early millennium Pop&B. A guitar heavy riff and sassy production set the scene for Meghan Trainor's imminent return, and we're happy to see her back on #MusicMonday playlists ahead of Thank You's realease!
"Chronic" - Phoebe Ryan
Phoebe Ryan plays the role of the perpetual heartbreaker on her saccharine sweet "Chronic," and she wholeheartedly accepts her romancing ways. The LA based songstress coos across whirling synths and a forward marching production, embracing her ways and going as far as to admit that she finds a sweet high when kissing her lovers. Her feather light vocal delivery adds a flirtatious element to the release, and the double entendre of pronouncing that a lover's kiss tastes like chronic adds just a bit of edge to this effervescent #MusicMonday offering.
"The Little Things" - Big Gigantic feat. Angela McCluskey
Boulder, Colorado's forward thinking electronic jazz maestros Big Gigantic teamed up with Angela McCluskey to express their appreciation for the little blessings in life on the explosive "The Little Things." Combining the brassy influences of early jazz with a forward thinking electronic production, the track practically vibrates with life and is designed to transform you straight to the dance floor. McCluskey serves an unapologetically confident vocal take, injecting her voice with a breezy but undeniable sense of power that would make the jazz crooners of the past proud.
"Wasted On You" Louis Futon feat. Rozes
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Fresh off her foray atop the charts with The Chainsmokers on "Roses," rising talent Rozes is lending her wistful voice to another dreamy production with the genre-defying Louis Futon. The two Philadelphia natives teamed up and find themselves embroiled in the throes of passion over an ethereal production. "I'm wasted on you" Rozes repeatedly declares on the chorus before losing herself in a fiery fit of passion with her lover on the verses. Her unique timbre resonates on the track, adding a sense of yearning to the twisted relationship. It's evident that Rozes knows her romance is all sorts of twisted, but the youthful crooner just cannot let go... One thing that is clear though, is that Louis Futon and Rozes have a certified bop on their hands.
"Warrior" - Aurora
Norwegian singer songwriter Aurora encourages listeners to love in the face of strife and suffering on her rousing new release "Warrior." Over a stunning instrumental track the rising talent vows to look at the world with new eyes in an effort to recreate the world. "I don't recall the last time I opened my eyes to see the world as beautiful" she pronounces; however, that hasn't stopped her from spreading love to the world around her. The track is a glorious and triumphant addition to our #MusicMonday mix, and we can't help but face the day with a renewed sense of faith.
"Human: Acoustic: - Jon Bellion
Jon Bellion is back for his second #MusicMonday in a row with yet another acoustic take. This time around Bellion tackles his reflective "Human," on which he struggles to comprehend his purpose. Bellion's voice resonates with self doubt as he lists his many perceived shortcomings and darkest fears over the plaintive tinkling of a piano. Jon Bellion performs the track with a frank honesty, and you can feel his conviction as he attempts to figure out his purpose in life. The performance is gorgeous and encapsulating thanks to it's powerful delivery.
"Desire" - Years & Years feat. Tove Lo
Years & Years teamed up with Tove Lo to reimagine their Communion single "Desire" just in time for a re-release of the critically acclaimed album. Tove Lo's signature vocal delivery adds an extra sense of depth to the track, as the queen of the clouds trades off vocal duties with Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander. On the track Alexander expresses a hunger for desire over love, as love puts his heart on the line. His characteristically bright vocals are powerful and alluring on the track, and the reimagined version is an excellent addition to the group's discography.
"Castaway" - King Deco
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New York based songstress King Deco is making a return to her solo career with her latest effort, the joyful "Castaway." On the track King Deco makes an impassioned call to her lover, calling out for him to join her on a tropical getaway full of memories. The track shows some evolution from her dreamy debut in 2014, but we're loving the direction that King Deco's taking this time around just as much. Tropical beats add a sunny feeling to the track, which guarantees that the track will be a must listen throughout the summery months to come!
"My Place" - SLEEPLUST
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Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina electronic trio SLEEPLUST float across your soundscape and embrace you with some ethereal dream pop on their latest effort "My Place." Recoded across the country from their hometown (in the equally sunny Los Angeles), "My Place" is a sonic gem complete with atmospheric synths and lead vocalist Meghan Tartamella's warm vocals. The track is a heaven-sent addition to this week's #MusicMonday, and we're drifting off into a happier place while listening!
"Tightrope: Tour Version" - Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson closes out this week's #MusicMonday with a live rendition of her Piece by Piece effort "Tightrope." Clarkson's most recent album is enjoying a renaissance in the wake of her emotional American Idol performance, and the songstress is riding the resurgence with a glorious live performance of the album's beloved ballad "Tightrope." Kelly's voice is raw and unprocessed on the track, and it absolutely glows over the moving live instrumentation. The track reminds listeners that Adele is not the only voice of our generation, and it gives fans the Kelly Clarkson that they know and love. We're all about this gorgeous production, and we'd predict that it's going to be on repeat for the next few months!
What songs are you listening to on this glorious #MusicMonday? Let us know below!