Hey PopStars! Another week has passed by, and we're kicking this one into high gear with a #MusicMonday collection that is jam packed with certified hits from some of your favs. This week Jennifer Lopez takes us straight to the dance floor along with Tegan and Sara and Nick Jonas, while acts like Adam Levine and rising talent Jessica Brown are hitting us with more inspirational cuts, and Haley Reinhart is going for some sassy standards. Regardless of what you're looking for, we'll have something for you on this fantastic #MusicMonday!
"Ain't Your Mama" - Jennifer Lopez
Jenny from the Block kicks off this week's #MusicMonday with her latest Dr. Luke-assisted effort "Ain't Your Mama." Production-wise the track is standard fare from the dancing diva with some island-inspired drums and sweet synths. Lyrically the track sees J.Lo make a stand for an independent lover, as she proclaims that she won't be saddled with the mundane tasks of doing his laundry and cooking him elaborate meals. The track is a cool for equality, which is slightly dampened by the drama hanging over producer Dr. Luke; however, J.Lo's performance on the track is commendable.
"Champagne Problems" - Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas continues to tease music from his upcoming Last Year Was Complicated, and the latest track to rise from the album is breakup banger "Champagne Problems." After slowing things down on the album's Tove Lo-assisted lead single, Jonas is taking this breakup to the dance floor and coping with the heartbreak with a bottle of champagne. Not only is the concept #relatable, but it's also perfectly realized on the impressive production. The track descends into a funk-infused dance break, and has serious hit potential should it be selected as an official single. With each release it becomes more clear that 2016 could shape up to be the year of Nick Jonas!
"Boys & Girls" - Will.I.Am. feat. Pia Mia
Rising talent Pia Mia has teamed up with Will.I.Am. for a club ready cut in 2016 after releasing a slew of serious hits in 2015. Their efforts in the studio have culminated in the release of "Boys & Girls," a stomping ode to sexual freedom and fluidity on Pia Mia's part and outrageous partying on will.i.am.'s behalf. The track is standard fodder from the "Scream and Shout" producer, but Pia Mia's contribution is intriguing to say the least. It may not be the ideal follow up to "Touch," but the big-name collab does have potential to bring Pia Mia further into the game.
"Boyfriend" - Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara descend into relationship struggles and delectable synths on their latest #MusicMonday effort "Boyfriend." Inspired by a relationship between Sara and one of her girlfriends, the track has the electro-duo baring their heart while making a plea for consistency. "You treat me like your boyfriend and like a very best friend" Sara sings, expressing her frustration as her lady love struggles to come to grips with two relationships. The track is a bouncy ode to making things official, and it's a joyful yet frustrated ode to love.
"Go Now" - Adam Levine
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has once again lent his sweet vocals to a film soundtrack with his latest solo effort "Go Now." The track has found a way onto John Carney's Sing Street, and is a heartfelt midtempo is an inspirational anthem, which picks up steam as it moves forward. "Made up your mind no going back now" Levine croons across the lush production, encouraging listeners to follow their heart and make decisions. Drums and electric guitar comes in over an extended instrumental break, before Levine's vocals soar on a beautifully orchestrated bridge. "You're never gonna go if you don't go now" Levine croons before the production drops out and softly comes to a close. The track serves as a heartfelt reminder that you can make it through this #MusicMonday and onto the next one!
"The Climb" - Jessica Brown
Chicago based rising talent Jessica Brown challenged herself to posting 100 ukulele-assisted covers to social media over the last year, and this week she uploaded her final cover. She celebrated the accomplishment by covering Miley Cyrus' inspirational cut "The Climb," and her voice resonated with a pure power on the performance. Brown commits to the performance and brings the track to life with a sweet new take on the anthem. We'd assume that we'll be hearing much more from the Chicago resident in the coming months!
"Falling" - Trent Harmon
America's final American Idol, Trent Harmon, was crowned this week, and his winning track "Falling" is a soulful effort that sees the winner dropping to his knees to profess his feelings to a lover. Growling guitars and tantalizing vocals create a seductive soundscape, that makes Harmon absolutely irresistible. He made America fall in love with him over the course of American Idol, and we have a feeling that he's going to have his lover similarly entranced.
"Reminds Me" - Noonie Bao
This #MusicMonday's serving of Swede Pop comes from rising talent Noonie Bao, and it's a synth-laden retrospective glimpse at joyful memories of the past. The songstress reflects upon happier times over the rapid-fire production, and those memories make it difficult for her to move on. As the synths fly across the soundscape, you can almost imagine Noonie Bao becoming entrapped in the memories of the past.
"If Your Man Only Knew" - Erik Hassle
This week features two servings of Swede Pop in our #MusicMonday collection, and the second is Erik Hassle's alt-pop "If Your Man Only Knew." Directed towards an ex that has physically moved on to another lover but hasn't quite let go of her feelings for Hassle, the track vibrates with an almost desperate message. Hassle encourages his former lover to move on, proclaiming that her current beau would be less than enthused by her feelings for her ex. It's an intriguing storyline, and it shows that Hassle still cares enough to protect his old flame's heart from being broken again.
"Better" - Haley Reinhart
2016 sees American Idol alum Haley Reinhart launching her sophomore album, and this week she kicked things into high gear with the release of the project's debut single "Better." The album's title track is a jazz-infused kiss off to an ex, that sees Reinhart moving on to bigger and better things after purging his influence from her life. The track reverberates with the larger than life vocals that made Reinhart a fan favorite on American Idol, and the sassy standard shows serious potential to become a larger than life hit for the rising popstar. It's an energetic listen to move forward with, and it's a hugely solid end to our #MusicMonday collection!
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