Welcome back, dear friends! This is the second Weekly Playlist from the month of December. I think all the Christmas enthusiasts out there are getting really excited now that there are only two weeks left until the Christmas Day. Although I’m not the biggest fan of this popular festivity, please observe that the picture I used for this article is Christmas-themed. Well, kind of. It’s a very subtle allusion to Christmas, I admit, but still, it’s something.
For today’s Playlist, I featured in the section of new songs Camila Cabello, Eminem (the first time he is mentioned here) and Rudimental. Then, in the following section, you’ll watch new music videos from Louis Tomlinson, Grace VanderWaal and Lecrae. And in the end, I have three new albums to show you from QTY, Big Sean and Metro Boomin and Belle and Sebastian. So, if anything from this list raised your interest, then keep reading and let us begin with the first section of the Weekly Playlist!
Camila Cabello – ‘Real Friends’
‘Real Friends’ is a new track from Camila’s upcoming self-titled album which is set to be released next year, on the 12th January. ‘Real Friends’ is a bit different from her previous releases in the sense that this one has a lower tempo and a more melancholic vibe. If you’re familiar with Camila’s background, you know that she started off her music career as part of Fifth Harmony before taking the path of a solo career. Well, rumour has it that this song is about her not-so-real friends from Fifth Harmony and the time when she was still part of the group. But, nothing’s confirmed so I guess we’ll never know for sure. Just like with Taylor Swift’s songs and the allusions to her ex-boyfriends.
Eminem – ‘Untouchable’
As I previously said, this is the first time Eminem is mentioned in a Weekly Playlist, so let’s give him a round of applause! ‘Untouchable’, a six-minute track, was revealed ahead of his upcoming ninth album, Revival which will be released in only a few days, so keep an open for that. There’s not much to say about this track, just that I’m pretty sure you’ll like this new song if you’re an Eminem fan.
Rudimental, The Martinez Brothers ft. Donna Missal – ‘No Fear’
Moving on to the electronic/house side of the music realm, there is a new collaboration between Rudimental and The Martinez Brothers, both recognizable names in this music genre. I think ‘No Fear’ is a great combination of the skills of Rudimental and The Martinez Brothers and the charming voice of Donna Missal. If you’re into this kind of music, you’ll definitely like ‘No Fear’.
New Music Videos
Louis Tomlinson – ‘Miss You’
This is also the first time Louis Tomlinson is featured here with a music video for his song ‘Miss You’. The music video (and the song) reminded me of the days when One Direction was still a thing. If you watch the video you will understand what I’m talking about. What I found particularly funny about the video was that you can see Tomlinson hanging out with his group of friends, group which consists of 5 people. And which other group had 5 members? You’re right! One Direction. Maybe this is his way of saying he misses the group.
Grace VanderWaal – ‘So Much More Than This’
The next music video is for a great song released earlier this year, ‘So Much More Than This’. Grace VanderWaal is only 13 years old and she’s already building a strong music career. Many people compared her voice to the voice of someone much older and I think this music video is great because it represents her youthfulness. So, in a way, it counterbalances her mature voice.
Lecrae – ‘Broke’
‘Broke’ is taken from Lecrae’s latest album, All Things Work Together, released back in September. The interesting thing about this video is that although I think it’s quite a generic music video for a hip-hop/rap song, something about it really appealed to me and that’s why I featured it here. I think those neon lights in those dark spaces create really cool visuals.
QTY – QTY
QTY are a duo from New York who released a self-titled record of 10 tracks. Interesting fact, although they’re based on the eastern coast of the US, they recorded this album in London. I think QTY will be a great treat for the alternative rock lovers so if you’re part of that group, go ahead and give this album a try.
Big Sean, Metro Boomin – Double or Nothing
From the hip-hop/rap genre, Big Sean and Metro Boomin have a new collaborative album consisting of 10 tracks. The album also features other big names from the same genre such as Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, 21 Savage and Young Thug. If you’re into this kind of music, then this album is perfect for you.
Belle and Sebastian – How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 1)
How To Solve Our Human Problems is the first part in a trilogy of mini-albums from the Scottish band, Belle and Sebastian. The record consists of 6 indie-pop tracks, with my favourite being probably ‘The Girl Doesn’t Get It’. If you like this record, then know that the next two mini albums are coming in January and February, respectively.