NEW(ISH) SONGS I AM INTO

One of the reasons that I originally started this blog is so I could suggest new music that I love to people who may not find this music on their own. Unfortunately, I feel like I have started to get away from that a bit, especially this year. When you write a music blog or make content on new music in general, it is easy to get into the cycle of just reviewing the newest and most popular albums as everyone else does. But I do want to get back into suggesting good new music for people. Below is a list of songs that have recently come out that I have noticed are not getting as much hype as I think they should be getting. A couple of them have gone viral on Tik Tok, but unfortunately, this has not necessarily been translating to streams in the way that it should. With that being said, let me know how you feel about the songs in this little list in the comments below. Also, please comment more songs that have come out recently you have noticed are not getting the amount of popularity that they deserve.

MAYA B FEAT. OMERETTA THE GREAT – BAD

Maya B is an artist I have been very excited about since I first heard her a couple of years ago. She is such a diverse and versatile artist who can do so many things within the realms of Pop and Hip Hop. One of my favorite things about her(besides her great voice) is the fact you never know what you are going to get from her. On her latest track, ‘Bad,’ she opts for a Pop-Trap track that is such an earworm. This is the kind of song that will get stuck in your head as soon as you hear it. Currently while writing about this song, I can’t stop thinking about Maya B exclaiming ‘Good girls always go bad!’ on the chorus. ‘Bad’ is a Synth-Heavy Pop-Trap track that slides right into the framework of what is popular today in Hip Hop. Maya B’s vocals and flow are excellent on this track; I love how they fit onto this style of instrumental. Omeretta the Great also has a great performance on the song. Her tone and flow contrast Maya B’s very well. ‘Bad’ is a very catchy and fun track that once again shows how much potential Maya B has as an ascending Pop star.

YUNG GRAVY FEAT. BBNO$ AND RICH BRIAN – C’EST LA VIE

Yung Gravy bbno$, and Rich Brian are three of the biggest rappers to rise out of the Satirical Hip Hop music that has emerged on the internet over the last several years. All three of these artists blew up on SoundCloud around the same time; Rich Brian, Yung Gravy, and bbno$ all had singles go viral in late 2016 and early 2017. Yung Gravy and bbno$ linked up with each other around this time; they started to make music together and tour together in 2017, helping each other’s careers go. This is the first time this trio has made music together(bbno$ and Rich Brian previously linked on the song ‘edamame’). It is honestly a shame because they have such great chemistry. I am glad they came together on ‘C’est La Vie,’ though because it is such a bop. One thing I love about all three of these artists is how they always have such a fresh take on Hip Hop music, and this track is a great example. The instrumental for this one has a funky Dance music theme, driven by a super groovy bassline and an addicting distorted guitar riff. It is already very well known that Yung Gravy and bbno$ go so well together, and Rich Brian is the perfect addition; Rich Brian’s voice and flow compliments Yung Gravy and bbno$ perfectly. This song is so fun and it makes me want to dance whenever I hear it. It makes me long for some more collaborations from this trio in the future. Hopefully, eventually, we can get a full project from Yung Gravy, bbno$, and Rich Brian together.

ELIZA ROSE + INTERPLANETARY CRIMINAL – BOTA(BADDEST OF THEM ALL)

If you are on Tik Tok at all these days, I would assume that you have at least heard this song in passing over the last few weeks. Like so many songs have in the past, this is a track that has taken that app by storm. One of the coolest things about Tik Tok is how up-and-coming artists like this can gain a ton of popularity instantly because of how quickly they can go viral. ‘BOTA’ is a song with an old-school House music sound that sounds like it came out of the late 90s or early 2000s. It is definitely inspired by Europop/EuroHouse music, which saw its peak during that time period. When I hear this one, I think of songs like ‘I See Right Through To You’ by DJ Encore or ‘Better Off Alone’ by Alice Deejay. The light and bright sound of the melody pairs so well with Eliza Rose’s high and dainty vocals. This song is so catchy and fun and it makes me want to dance whenever I hear it. I would love to hear this song in a club soon, and it makes me excited to see what Eliza Rose does next.

SUNDAY SCARIES + PiCKUPLiNES – CHILL LIKE THAT

‘Chill Like That’ is another song I am sure you have heard(at least in passing) if you’re a frequent Tik Tok user. This is another song that has recently been all over the app, with multiple trends and dances being associated with it. This song was produced by Sunday Scaries and PiCKUPLiNES(who is actually a duo of popular Tik Tok creators who have parlayed their fame on the app into a music career), two rising Electronic Music groups who saw a trend in the genre that is gaining traction and jumped on it. There has been a rising appreciation for Underground House and Techno music among Electronic Music fans and artists. It is like people are going back to the roots of the genre, making music that sounds like it came out of a grimy Rave in a New York warehouse during the 1990s. This song fits into that mold perfectly. It is a high-key Techno-House song with so much energy that makes me want to dance every time I hear the song. It actually has become one of the songs I listen to on the drive to work every day because it pumps me up. ‘Chill Like That’ is a fun and exciting Electronic track that puts me in a good mood when I hear it and I am eager to hear what these EDM groups do in the future.

A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE FEAT. RODDY RICCH – B.R.O.(BETTER RIDE OUT)

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is a very talented artist who I feel like gets looked over by the casual Hip Hop fans and pundits of the Hip Hop industry. He’s been one of the most consistent and unique artists in the game for a while now, with a style of music that is very interesting and distinctive. A Boogie has mastered the art of R&B Trap, as he is always able to create melodies and choruses that are all fun and catchy. ‘B.R.O’ doesn’t reinvent the wheel or push the envelope much, but it does show how good A Boogie is at what he does. This song has a sweet and easy melody that will get stuck in your head, and his flow of the song matches the memorable nature of the melody. Roddy Ricch’s performance is great as well. As I have stated before, he’s one of the most adaptable artists in the game, and he fits in on this track in an exceptional way. ‘B.R.O’ is a catchy and fun Pop-Trap song that shows that A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is still excellent at what he’s known for.

CARLY RAE JEPSEN – TALKING TO MYSELF

Anyone who knows me knows how big of a fan I am of Carly Rae Jepsen. Her 2019 album, Dedicated, was one of my favorite albums from that year. I also really loved the B-side version of that record as well, which was released in 2020(you can find a review for that one on my blog if you search for it in the bar below). I also think her 2015 album, Emotion, is easily one of the best pop records from the 2010s. Carly Rae was one of the first(if not literally the first) pop artists to start incorporating 80s Synth and Dance-Pop tendencies into her music. Out of all the Pop artists doing this today, she is still easily one of the best. That point is proven on the single ‘Talking To Myself.’ This song is driven by a funky and entertaining bassline that is complimented by a bright and colorful riff created by synths. The melody for this song is so fun and it will make anyone want to move and bop their head whenever they hear it. Carly Rae Jepsen’s voice goes so perfectly with this melody; her high pitch fits with this riff so well. I also really enjoy the vocal effects this track has, as they give the song a major ethereal feeling. ‘Talking to Myself’ is such a cool Pop track, and it gets me very excited to listen to the rest of her new record(look out for that review to come out sometime next week).

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