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#MusicMonday Featuring The Weeknd, Sia, Lana Del Rey & More

Lazaros Balakos | PopWrapped Author

Lazaros Balakos

01/12/2016 3:18 am
PopWrapped | Music
#MusicMonday Featuring The Weeknd, Sia, Lana Del Rey & More | #MusicMonday
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New tracks will never stop coming out and it's almost impossible to keep up with every fresh release. You don't have to worry though, 'cause everything you need to be hearing right now is part of PopWrapped's all-new #MusicMonday.

"Bonnie And Clyde" - WILD

Kristina Antuna, Zachary Jacob and Tyler Thompson are all part of an up and coming trio called WILD and their brand-new song, "Bonnie And Clyde", is truly a gem. The production features a perfect mix of those beautiful folk guitar riffs with a thumping drum beat throughout, while the chorus brings the tune to its peak. The song slowly builds into that extremely anthemic chorus hook with the bandmates’ vocals blending wonderfully, as they sing the you-only-live-once kind of lyrics on top of the uplifting melody.

"I’m Yours" - Alessia Cara

She caught the crowd’s attention with "Here", but no one could tell if Alessia Cara would be able to deliver equally good follow-ups. Her Four Pink Walls EP is filled with great tunes though, with "I’m Yours" slightly standing out. Even though it’s quite more pop-ish compared to her debut, its jam-worthy appeal has listeners already falling for it. Beat-driven with some melodic guitar strings filling the gaps, the tune finds the songstress beautifully singing the romantic lyrics as an ode to her beloved one.

"Redemption" - SIGMA & Diztortion feat. Jacob Banks

After the success of the Ella Henderson-assisted "Glitterball", British duo SIGMA team up with Diztortion on "Redemption", which features Jacob Banks on the vocals. The upbeat tune finds them returning with another dancefloor-ready, drums ‘n’ bass kind of production, that has a very catchy chorus to go by. Fast-paced and really radio-friendly, the soulful vocas provided by Banks take the tune to the next level, with its affection growing towards the end.

"Beep Beep" - Shift K3Y

Old-school sounds are making a comeback in most genres and Shift K3Y’s "Beep Beep" serves as a perfect example of that. The romantic house-pop jam is fast-paced and really addictive, giving some early garage vibes throughout. Repetitive lyrics about falling in love, along with a playful production of synths and bass, make for a solid piece of dance music that could very well stand for itself not only in today’s industry, but in the 90′s as well.

"AQUARIA" - BOOTS feat. Deradoorian

After crafting hits for the likes of Beyoncé and, more recently, FKA Twigs, BOOTS is launching his solo career with the Deradoorian-assisted "AQUARIA". This one is the decent kind of track that you can’t easily describe and personally, I love when that happens. The tune is spacey and groovy with a clapping beat throughout, full of electronic elements and hazy vocals. It’s urban-esque and moody as well though, with some very obvious trap vibes making it one of most interesting new releases.

"Je Te Pardonne" - Maître Gims feat. Sia

There are no words to describe this collaboration. Maître Gims rap/sings beautifully on top of the simplistic, acoustic production and the French lyrics only add to the overall affection, while the combination of strings and keys make the melody utterly melodramatic. Sia does wonders for "Je Te Pardonne", providing the verses with some teaser vocals, before she takes over on the chorus. Her voice is major and she sounds fantastic while singing the heartbreaking lyrics.

"L’amore si muove" - Il Volvo

Fresh from their majestic Eurovision entry "Grande amore", Italian trio Il Volo strike back with the lead single from their next album, "L’amore si muove". On this one, the band brings their significant operatic pop to the spotlight on a major kind of midtempo. Piano keys and dramatic strings are perfectly mixed with the stomping drum beat, for the bandmates to lay some outstanding vocals on top. It’s really impressive how their voices are combined with all the instruments in the production in such a big way!

"Prisoner" - The Weeknd feat. Lana Del Rey

Hardly anyone wasn’t looking forward to “Prisoner”, the collaboration between The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey. The track totally lives up to the expectations, serving as a slow-burning, mixtape-ready number with an almost haunting atmosphere early in. The gloomy tune finds the two singing lyrics about the negative side of love and fame, with Abel Tesfaye stretching his falsetto and the songstress delivering the melancholy, as well as one of her signature spoken outros.

"Nobody Cares" - LÉON

Swedish newcomer LÉON managed to get her voice heard by everyone (including Katy Perry) with debut single "Tired Of Talking", and is now back with another one. "Nobody Cares" is a sparkling, upbeat electro-pop tune with a more relaxed yet feel-good melody that finds her singing about still being stuck with her ex. The synths-filled production burts into an extremely catchy chorus hook that invites listeners to sing along. If anything, post break-up sadness never sounded so good!

"Friend Zone" - Danielle Bradbery

Former The Voice winner strikes back to the scene with "Friend Zone" and leaves her good girl image aside. This new country tune serves as an upbeat and badass kiss-off to guys who think they’ve got it easy with their girls, with lots of guitar in its production and those folk-ish riffs throughout. The verses are full of repetitive lyrics and slowly build into the catchy hook. It’s the post-chorus that really gets the attention though, on which the songstress sing-raps over some single riffs with full attitude on.

And that's all for now folks! What's new in your #MusicMonday this week? Leave a comment below and let us know.


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