With releases from the likes of Broods, Usher, Nelly Furtado, and Elle King, G-Eazy, and more this week’s #MusicMonday is lush with potential new hits and some surprise releases! Whether you’re looking for your newest indie-pop anthem, a dance ready jam, a reflective country slow burner, or a soulful ballad we’ve got something for you on this lush list of hot new tunes! Check them all out below!
Elle King - "Good Girls"
Fans are getting a taste of music from the Columbia Pictures' female led Ghostbusters revival as Elle King kicks off this week's #MusicMonday with her soundtrack contribution "Good Girls." Possibly taking some inspiration from the larger than life cast, King's offering is a rousing ode to vivaciously living life. "Since I'm gonna go to hell I'll go out with a bang, bang, bang" the rocker growls across the rousing production, effectively giving our week a kickstart.
Nelly Furtado - "Feels So Close"
Nelly Furtado has decided to treat her fans with an acoustic studio recording of her take on Calvin Harris's massive electro hit "Feel So Close." The "Like a Bird" songstress first covered the hit last year, but the studio recording offers a chance to hear the stripped back anthem in all it's proper glory. Furtado's voice is warm and welcoming as it soars over the acoustic strings, and the track will undoubtedly be a staple in the slew of spring and summer weddings this year!
Nick Jonas - "Under You"
With the official release of his sophomore album Last Year Was Complicated under his belt, Nick Jonas has gifted fans with another steamy bedroom anthem via new track "Under You." The latest single from the album is a breakup anthem of the sexiest kind. "I'll never get over / nah I'm getting under you" Jonas croons across the striding pop&b production. It's one of the sexiest tracks to come from the album, and it's another potential hit for the "Jealous" singer from a standout album.
Usher - "Crash"
Usher is ready to return to the game, and he's giving us a first taste of a new album with his #MusicMonday offering "Crash." The track sees the sexified hitmaker making a plea towards a former lover for another change. "Would you mind if I still love you" he intones with fervent hope not eh chorus. Utilizing the upper reaches of his voice throughout the track (that sweet falsetto is giving us life), Usher lays his heart down over the soulful production. It may not be the urban dance floor hit that we have come to expect from the "Yeah" hitmaker, but "Crash" reintroduces us to a more heartfelt side of Usher that we haven't really encountered since the early millennium.
G-Eazy feat. Jeremih - "Saw It Coming"
G-Eazy and Jeremih provide #MusicMonday with our second Ghostbusters track this week, the summery "Saw It Coming." Grounded with a growling bass, the spooktastic tune gives the pair an opportunity to boast about their rise to fame and their earworm worthy releases. Jeremih's contribution to the track adds a nice level of finesse to the track, but it's G-Eazy that takes the star position. It's another solid effort from the hot rapper, and it's leaving us even more excited to hear his verse on his upcoming effort with pop queen Britney Spears. We're preparing for the duo to make us oooooh sometime very soon!
Alec Benjamin - "End of the Summer"
Alec Benjamin looks back on his past on his latest release, "End of the Summer." Reminiscent of Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out," the track sees Benjamin bittersweetly reflecting upon his youth, chiefly the summer he was 15. Synths and electronic production contrast with the tinkling of a piano as the singer recalls a summer fling and wishes to rekindle the magic that existed between their young hearts. It's another strong track with a message that speaks of missed opportunities from a point of more maturity, which makes it all the more relatable and successful.
Broods - "Heartlines"
Broods siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott have teamed up with Lorde for "Heartlines," the third promotional single ahead of the release of their impending album Conscious. "Heartlines" is the sort of vibey electro-kissed track that we have come to know and love from Broods. Georgia's vocals are soft yet insistent as they swirl above the lush production, and her voice becomes all the more captivating as it moves into the chorus. The sibling pairing are three for three in terms of promotional singles ahead of Conscious, and we're willing to bet that they'll be making many more #MusicMonday appearances to come.
The Veronicas - "In My Blood"
The Veronicas take it back to the dance floor and fall in love at first sight on their triumphant musical return "In My Blood." Serving strong vocals over the whirling electronic production the track builds up to an extended and atmospheric break that's fit for falling in love with the swish of hips on the dance floor. The track is more on trend than their last effort to return to the game on "Ruined Me," and we're going to hazard a guess that the sisterly duo have a serious potential hit on their hands.
Kiefer Sutherland - "Can't Stay Away"
Actor turned country crooner Kiefer Sutherland bares his soul on "Can't Stay Away," the second track from his impending debut album Down In A Hole. The emotional new release comes after a successful live debut at Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry and continues to showcase Sutherland's striking vocals and impressive musicality. Pronouncing that he can't live without someone by his side, the musician showcases a striking sense of self-awareness. Coupled with the smart production, Kiefer Sutherland has another earworm on his hands for the summer months.
Alex Alexander - "Bad Luck"
Swede Pop hitmaker Alex Alexander takes us back in time to the 50's to ruminate over a failed relationship on new single and #MusicMonday mainstay "Bad Luck." Blending acoustic guitar with some more throwback pop sensibilities, Alexander's voice takes center stage on the addictive track. The track is serving us some moderate "Too Much" by the Spice Girls tea, but in a very good way. Regardless, "Bad Luck" is a hot delivery from Alex Alexander that is a necessity on our #MusicMonday playlist this week!
Sharp Turn Ahead - "Heart on the Floor"
Sixteen year old twin brothers Kyle and Benjamin Sharp comprise the musical duo Sharp Turn Ahead, and they're giving fans a taste of their unique musical stylings with new single "Heart on the Floor." On the track the boys give their hearts up to a romantic interest, but they have one simple request: don't break their hearts. Serving a tight instrumentation, heartfelt lyrics, and octave jumping vocals the twosome establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the competitive realm of pop music. Sharp Turn Ahead display a commendable musicality and perform with a wisdom and skill that belies their young age!
Parker Ighile feat. Nicki Minaj - "Remember Me"
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Pretty Trini girl and rap's baddest femcee Nick Minaj lends her voice and celebrity status to rising talent Parker Ighile's latest release "Remember Me." The duo trade off verses on the track, expressing their pain as memories of an old relationship fade away. Ighile's production is tight and forward thinking, and it perfectly offsets the heart aching lyrics about loss. Minaj's delivery is predictably flaw-free, and the track leaves us wanting even more from the "Feeling Myself" siren.
What songs are at the top of your #MusicMonday playlist this week? Let us know in the comments below!