OneRepublic’s New Song, “Connection”

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It’s been two years since we’ve heard a new album from our favorite pop/alt band, OneRepublic. Lead singer, Ryan Tedder recently told Zane Lowe at Beats 1 it was definitely time for them to release some new music. “If we had to compile an album this week we could do it, but I’m kind of insatiable, so I’ll be writing up until probably September” he says.

The first single, “Connection” is another pop-infused alt anthem focusing on how hard it is to find genuine people in a world filled with false hope. Featuring a chanty chorus (“can I get a connection?”) and Tedder’s evergreen voice. Once again, he can do no wrong and I’m convinced this band will last forever.

As for more details on the album, the Oklahoma native says he’s trying to grab Mark Foster, Paul McCartney (yes, you read that right), THEY., and many others for possible collaborations and hoping we’ll see the album by the fall.

 

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Ari’s Return

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The pop singer is back after a much-needed break from social media and the public eye following the tragic Manchester concert bombing last May. Grande has reportedly finished her fourth studio album which has been described as a “personal masterpiece”… of course.

Today is finally the day. We get a taste of what she’s been hanging onto for quite some time now. Grande’s new single “No Tears Left to Cry” is an obvious reference to what happened last year. Fans at a listening party in London said the song brought them to tears. A source told The Blast that people “openly wept at how she alludes to the bombing and how incredible the song is.”

At first listen, Grande’s echoing vocals immediately steal the show, singing, “right now I’m in a state of mind, I wanna be in like all the time, ain’t got no tears left to cry.” A runway-esque beat leads the song to easily mimic tracks off the singers debut album, Yours Truly. Despite popular belief, “Tears” isn’t sad at all. It’s a beautiful medley showing resilience and happiness.

Watch the video below: 


Sabrina Claudio’s New Single, “All To You”

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A half naked woman appears on the single artwork, a tiny dazzling thong covers the front of her. “You” follows suit with the sweet sounds of Claudio’s recent album About Time.

The R&B songstress makes songs sound easy; almost like her mouth doesn’t even need to open for the words to spring out. She exudes sex appeal and confidence in such subtle ways. “All to You” is just that. It’s about pure love and desire through human touch; “desires burning, your hands are sweating, when did this room catch fire.”

The 21-year-old airily breathes out every word in the lyric video accompanying her new poetic slab of lust.

Watch the lyric video below: