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Cautious Clay’s new EP, Blood Type: After releasing several killer singles, an EP is finally here! Featuring the enticing stand out track “Blood Type” that fits in so well to Clay’s already eclectic sound.

Post Malone’s new single feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “Psycho”: Malone recently announced a North American tour this summer with 21 Savage, and “Psycho” is just the celebratory start. The Syracuse, NY native croons over a hip-hop beat yet again, while Ty (fellow rap-singer) cleans up on the chorus.

“Need A Man” – The Venus Project: The second track off this female-led venture, is just as powerful as the first single was. Important themes of resilience and power come through strong on “Man”.

“Hills” recorded at Spotify Studios NYC: This acoustic diddy, just further proves Petras’ voice is a pop dream. High notes seem like the easiest notes to hit for this German born singer.

 


 

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Who You Need: Kim Petras

 

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WHO: Kim Petras

WHERE: Cologne, Germany

GENRE:  Pop

TOP SONGS: “I Don’t Want It At All”, “Hills”

 

Petras’ latest single, “Heart To Break” is a bubblegum pop explosion. Releasing killer singles (6, so far) is what she’s been doing best; teasing fans with more and more catchy anthems, even featured on Charli XCX’s latest album Pop 2. 

“It’s describing the part of you that is about to make a mistake and knows you’re making a mistake, but you don’t care because you still want to jump in and do it,” she tells Billboard on the meaning behind “Heart To Break”. The song is infectious as ever, as she belts the chorus in maybe the highest notes possible.

Other singles like, “Hills” and “Slow It Down” show different genre elements Petras has managed to include into her discography. A little bit hip-hop, a little bit electronic; she seems to incorporate whatever she feels and it WORKS. Will we get a full-length album this year? Only time will tell…

 


 

Lauv & Love

After the success of “I Like Me Better” and “The Other”, this NYU educated writer/producer has another hit on his hands and in our ears.

Lauv’s falsetto swings high alongside poppy snaps and a catchy overflowing chorus. Although the lyrics are sad, the track feels positive and uplifting. Following suit with the rest of his discography, Lauv’s sound is quite his own; the production is a formula he can’t mess up.

“I tried spending my nights under someone new but the truth is I could spend my whole life getting over you,” is the sad yet sweet sentiment heard on this V-Day record.

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Madison Beer’s “Fools”

The latest pop sensation on the rise is Madison Beer. With long dark hair and piercing eyes, her look is as captivating as her sound. Her first EP titled, As She Pleases gives fans what they’ve been desperately waiting for. Beer’s subtle runs and vocal prowess send her on the path to a possible sultry R&B/pop crossover, similar to a young Christina Aguilera.

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“Fools” is a standout track on the EP. A punchy vintage beat kicks off the song as the chorus flings your hands in the air like a carefree breakup anthem you so desperately needed. She sings, “Don’t you know, baby? Only fools stick around when the love is gone.” The confidence shines through on this one. Beer prances around the fact that a man is still hung up on her, even though the relationship is over.

The 18-year-old recently told Paper Magazine that she made about 100 songs, but kept scratching them and had a hard time picking what would end up on the EP. “To me, it was really important that anything I was putting out was 100% true to me and had my vibe to it…this stuff now that I’m putting out is the truest representation of who I am and the growth I’ve had and what I’ve gone through.” 


What I’m Listening To!

“So Cool (Acoustic)” – Lauren Giraldo

“AFRAID OF THE DARK” – EZI

“Lie” – Shallou feat. Riah

“Dangerous Night” – Thirty Seconds to Mars

“Don’t Get It” – Sky Keller

“Some Time” – Russ

“Just the Same” – Charlotte Lawrence