As 2015's #MusicMondays are about to come to an end, PopWrapped makes sure to provide you with a soundtrack for the very last days of the year.“Made Of Dreams” - Brandyn Burnette Up and coming American multi-talented artist Brandyn Burnette is currently pushing the second single off of his debut EP Made Of Dreams and it’s none other than the title track. Produced by Ryan Spraker, the track shows off its stomping melody early in, as it’s a perfect power-pop tune with some serious soulful influences and butter-soft vocals to go by. With all this catchiness and repetitive hooks, it’s hard not to bring Olly Murs at his best to mind. “Where Is Home” - Elliphant Taking part in Red Bull’s 20 Before 16 series got one of our favorite Swedish singers, Elliphant, to premiere another tune off of her US debut, Living Life Golden. With “Step Down” serving as the second single, she teams up with George Lewis Jr. aka Twin Shadow on the catchy “Where Is Home”, to deliver a punch-y pop tune with some rock vibes provided by those infectious chords and her significant vocals. “Cheap Thrills” - Sia Sia has been promoting her upcoming album This Is Acting for a while now, and since it’s filled with songs she’s written for other artists, it’s time for a Rihanna reject. “Cheap Thrills” not only serves as the very first upbeat offering from the record, but the Greg Kurstin co-penned tune is a banging, dancehall-infused pop record, featuring the required tropical influences and a sing-along-ready, catchy chorus to die for. https://youtu.be/J1b22l1kFKY “Bitter” - I Am Karate Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Pettersson come from our beloved, forward-thinking Sweden and have formed emerging duo I Am Karate. Making slow but steady steps into the industry, the two have a brand-new EP on the way and have now unveiled another sample from it. “Bitter” provides an extremely catchy pop melody for them to sing over, with some easily danceable electronic beats and rather addictive tropical influences. https://soundcloud.com/i-am-karate/bitter “Echoes” - Lauren Aquilina Bristol-based newcomer Lauren Aquilina managed to grab our attention with debut EP Ocean and she’s now coming back for more. Her new single is titled “Echoes” and finds her sweetly singing lyrics like “I was never yours to hold” on top of a simple keys-inspired melody and finger-snapping beat, before the wobbly, indie-pop kind of tune explodes in the synth-heavy chorus. https://soundcloud.com/laurenaquilina/echoes-1 “Reach No Higher” - KITTY Third time’s a charm for our Swedish addiction this week, as Kitty Lingmerth aka KITTY caught our attention with debut single “Killer Eyes” and has now delivered another amazing offering from her forthcoming EP. This one is titled “Reach No Higher” and serves as a slow-burning, alt-leaning, electro-pop midtempo, with an atmospheric melody and an outstanding violin-driven bridge. “Wit It This Christmas” - Ariana Grande Taking a break from promoting her latest, horn-filled single “Problem 2.0” “Focus”, off of forthcoming third record Moonlight, Ariana Grande surprised her fans with the release of a festive EP, Christmas & Chill. “Wit It This Christmas” is an easy highlight, as it finds the songstress delivering a sensual, slow-burning R&B tune with some serious vintage vibes and sexy lyrics to go by, a sound we’d like her to further experiment with. “Did I” - Kehlani With her long-awaited debut studio album on the way, promising up and coming songstress Kehlani has been serving one sample from it right after the other. This time around she’s delivered a song called “Did I” and she raps on the verses, before switching to singing mode for the chorus. There’s no denying that her confident vocals are a perfect match for the beat-oriented R&B production. “Negroni Eyes” - Wallace Australia occasionally graces us with sonic brilliance and such is the case of emerging Sydney-based songstress, Wallace. Enlisting Godriguez to mess with Miles Davis’ “Nardis” and craft the jazz-inspired production, “Negroni Eyes” comes to life. She shows off her exquisite singing style and unique vocal abilities here, delivering a neo-soul masterpiece about masking one’s problems and moving on with life. Captivating upon first listen! https://soundcloud.com/wa_ll_ace/negronieyes “A Little Swing” - AronChupa No week will ever bring a #MusicMonday without the required hot track from a Swedish artist. After the tremendous success of “I’m An Albatraoz”, AronChupa strikes back with his brand-new single, called “A Little Swing”. The track serves as a bouncy house anthem with electronic elements and some swing-y style, walking in the footsteps of the producer’s previous hit, only trying it in a more mainstream way.
Listen here.Special Guest: “Paradise” - Josef Salvat After releasing the French version of his debut record Night Swim in several countries, Josef Salvat is ready to take over the world with the international one. Having dropped the Frenchglish edit of “Paradise”, he’s now pushing the English one as the second worldwide single and it’s equally amazing. A bit louder indeed, but nothing can take away from it’s avant garde, alt-infused electro-pop production and sublime vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiC32sc3ejg
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