Nick Jonas: “Chainsaw”
Jonas describes this as one of the “closest to his heart.” After one listen, you understand why. He croons, “Maybe I’ll just take a chainsaw to the sofa where I held your body close for so long.” This may be one of his most emotional songs to date, with a powerful chorus and sad sad lyrics. Calling “Chainsaw” a break-up anthem would be an understatement; it’s heartbreakingly beautiful. The music video speaks for itself.
One Republic: “Wherever I Go”
It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve heard new music from these boys. “Wherever I Go” is their triumphant return to the radio waves. Lead singer Ryan Tedder’s falsetto takes the front seat on the chorus as they nonchalantly mix their classic alternative sound with elements of rock/pop. Can One Republic ever NOT make a hit?
Kygo: Cloud Nine
Kygo has become a powerful name in the electronic/dance world. Mixing euphoric piano melodies with soft pulsating electronic beats, Kygo seems to be a musical magician. With a star-studded vocal line-up on the album (Parson James, John Legend, James Vincent McMorrow, Foxes, etc) each song is just as beautiful as the next. Kygo brings musicality back into the EDM world, making his songs distinguishable from other artists.
Ariana Grande: “Into You”
This song came out last Friday but I can’t help but talk about it, because I have had it on repeat for the last week. This is one of Ari’s BEST, HANDS DOWN. The beat is insanely hypnotic, the snaps are on point, and the harmonies are to DROOL for. There is no doubt that Dangerous Woman is going to SHUT DOWN the internet when it hits the web May 20. Grande has mastered the pop formula and “Into You” is the masterpiece. Listen for yourself.