The Weekly Playlist (3rd April – 9th April)

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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 first week of April is officially over and that means it’s time to reflect on the great things that happened over the past seven days. In terms of music, of course! So, here is the selection of my favourites from this week. Enjoy!

 

  • New music videos

 

Halsey – ‘Now Or Never’

Halsey dropped the first single and its music video from her upcoming album which is set to be released on 2nd June. This video is also Halsey’s debut as a co-director. Long story short, the video follows the story of two star-crossed lovers. Nothing new there. However, I think the way the story is presented is pretty cool. It’s a love story combined with a religious conflict and an interesting setting. And the cherry on top of everything is Halsey’s blue hair which looks fabulous.

 

 

will.i.am – ‘FIYAH’

This music video was filmed in London and it takes place in a pub called Rovers Return Inn. It concludes with will.i.am and his group dancing on the Coronation Street while everything starts to burn, like the title of the song suggests. This music video praises the British culture, as it is stated in the beginning of the video.

 

 

Hey Violet – ‘Break My Heart’

 

Hey Violet is an American pop rock band which has been active since 2008. I know, it’s a lot of time when you think that they’re not well known yet. The video they released this week matches a cool electropop song, which is that kind of song that you would hear on the radio all the time. The video is set in a high school campus where the band performs their song. With this fun song and its fun music video, maybe the band will gain more popularity.

 

 

  • New albums

 

The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do Not Open

 

Last Friday, The Chainsmokers finally released their first full-length album. There are 12 songs on the tracklist, including ‘Paris’ which was released back in January to promote the album. Artists such as Coldplay and Florida Georgia Line are featured on this album. In case you were wondering, the album overflows with the melancholic lyrics and hyped-up beats which are the signature of the EDM duo. You can find the entire tracklist on The Chainsmokers’ official YouTube channel. Here’s one of the songs from the album.

 

 

Andrew Combs – Canyons Of My Mind

 

Canyons Of My Mind is Combs’ third album that was released on 7th April. The album is dominated by the country genre, but it’s smartly mixed with other genres and that makes the 11 track album easier to listen to. Through the lyrics of the songs, Combs approaches problems that concern him, mainly political. ‘Blood Hunters’ is one of the songs that features on the album.

 

 

MY BABY – Prehistoric Rythm 

 

Prehistoric Rythm is the third album of the Dutch trio, MY BABY. Not only they made fans happy with their trippy, delirious, psychedelic songs with tribal vibes with their latest release, but they also proved that they can get out of their comfort zone and combine more genres perfectly. You can listen to the entire album on MY BABY’s YouTube channel and here is one of the songs on the album.

 

 

  • New song covers

 

Katy Perry – ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ (cover by Boyce Avenue)

 

For those who think that the original song sounds too mainstream, maybe Avenue’s cover will appeal to you more. Although I like it, I think it sounds like a completely different song.

 

 

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – ‘Something Just Like This’ (cover by Madilyn Bailey)

 

Maybe it’s a coincidence, maybe not, but Madilyn Bailey posted this week a song cover of one of The Chainsmokers’ songs from their latest album. It’s nice to hear a piano-based version of this song with a female voice lead.

 

 

Bruno Mars – ‘That’s What I Like’ (cover by RollUpHills & Roomie)

 

Finally, RollUpHills and Roomie, a very cool and fun duo from YouTube, decided to post this week a fun cover with a twist at the end of the fun song ‘That’s What I Like’ by Bruno Mars.

 

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Miruna Radu

Music Editor, Experience Editor and Deputy Arts Editor 2017/18

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