Hello there! Are you looking for a quick round-up of this week’s latest releases in the vast and interesting world of music? Well, say no more, my dear friend, because you came to the right place! Welcome to The Weekly Playlist where you can get your dose of new music.
The third week of May is over and students all over campus are stressed with deadlines and exams. Well, at least I know I am. And you can tell by the rushed way I talk about what I featured in this playlist. I have to say, I’m not very happy with how this week turn out to be, in terms of music. I was hoping I will have more exciting releases to choose from. Anyway, here’s what’s new from this week. Enjoy!
- New songs
Katy Perry ft. Nicki Minaj – ‘Swish Swish’
You might have heard of ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ and ‘Bon Apetit’ which are Katy Perry’s new releases, taken from her fifth album Witness which is due on 9th June. ‘Swish Swish’ is the third song to be revealed from her upcoming album which is produced by Duke Dumont and it features Nicki Minaj. After listening to these three songs, I’m quite excited for the rest of the album.
Alan Walker ft. Gavin James – ‘Tired’
The Norwegian DJ and music producer Alan Walker became popular and successful after only a few releases in 2015. Should I also mention he’s only 19? ‘Faded’ and ‘Alone’ might ring a bell. If not, you should listen to them, but not before you listen to his new track, ‘Tired’, which also has a cool music video.
Oh Wonder – ‘Heavy’
I was surprised when I heard that the Oh Wonder duo has been around since 2014 because I only discovered them recently. ‘Heavy’ is the fourth track taken from their second upcoming album Ultralife which is set to be released on 14th July. If you’ve never listened to them, I recommend them. Their alternative/pop songs always have a positive vibe.
- New covers
ROLLUPHILLS – ‘Strip That Down’/’Attention’
I think ROLLUPHILLS is really good at mixing songs! And singing them, of course. But the mixing part is the best bit. This week he combined Liam Payne’s ‘Strip That Down’ with Charlie Puth’s ‘Attention’ and here’s the result.
UMC – ‘Uptown Funk’
I know this choice might come across to some people as odd or funny, but I thought I might include this metal cover here. With an accent on the metal part. If you like it, you might want to check more of these guys’ covers. They turn every pop song into metal music. It’s crazy!
Sam Tsui, Casey Breves, KHS – ‘Sweet Creature’
Yes, this is a cover of another 1D member’s song. And I can’t say I’m keen on the song itself (oh, please, Harry, forgive me!), but I like Sam Tsui and I like the piano in this version. Take a listen.
- Special features
Preview: Ember – ‘Into You’ (Violin Cover)
I’m a big fan of Ember Trio and they dropped this preview for an upcoming cover of Ariana Grande’s ‘Into You’. It made me really excited about the full version. I hope they will publish it soon. Till then, the 30-second version will have to do.
Acoustic Session: Oceana – ‘Can’t Stop Thinking About You’
‘Can’t Stop Thinking About You’ was released more than a month ago and in this video, Oceana sings an acoustic, more relaxed version of the song. I think her voice is really nice when she sings live.
Live Performance: Declan McKenna – ‘The Kids Don’t Want to Come Home’
The English 18-year-old singer Declan McKenna won the Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition in 2015 and since then he’s been writing and producing music. This is him singing live his latest song ‘The Kids Don’t Want to Come Home’. I don’t know why but I really like the glitter on his face.