AG5: Thank You, Next

AG5: Thank You, Next

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Recently, the pop star has been quite vocal on social media regarding her upcoming fifth album. Through fan questions and her own snippets, here’s what we know so far.

  1. She’s already played it for Republic Records and celebrated with champagne after (that’s gotta be a good sign).
  2. There will be no collabs on the album.
  3. The album MIGHT be called thank you, next
  4. We might hear the album before the end of the year
  5. The new material will also be featured on her upcoming Sweetener tour
  6. She says thank you, next “is kinda the exact opposite of knew better but…you’ll see.”
  7. Ariana made the album in 2-3 months
  8. Another song on the album is called “Needy”
  9. Some lyrics for “Needy” include “tell me how good it feels to be needy”
  10. The album won’t have an intro
  11. “Thank you, next” will be the last track on the album
  12. She says track one will “be your favorite”
  13. “Thank you, next” is about Pete Davidson amongst other past flames. Ariana says, “I’m so … fuckin…. grateful for my ex… tis far from a diss track… it’s the opposite”

Listen to “thank you, next” below:

On Repeat: “Savior” – Elley Duhé

On Repeat: “Savior” – Elley Duhé

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After the success of her collaboration with EDM producer/DJ Zedd (“Happy Now”), this Alabama native continues to shows off her vocal prowess on a bonus track off her album, Dragon Mentality.

“In the dead of the night, in the heart of my chest, you hide” Duhé sings in a raspy punchy pitch. “Savior” has a heavy melodic sound to it. Hip-hop-esque backbeats and diverse vocal runs make this song as powerful musically as it is lyrically.

Poetic lyrics shed light on the meaning of saviors. Duhé spoke about the song saying, “Savior is a song about the bonds that keep us together – we save each other every day… when we can help each other we must, when we can love each other we must, we will save us in the end.”

Listen for yourself below:

 


 

Who You Need: Petit Biscuit

Who You Need: Petit Biscuit

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WHO: Mehdi Benjelloun (Petit Biscuit)

WHERE: Rouen, France

GENRE: Tropical House

TOP SONGS: “Sunset Lover” and “Problems”

Think of a sunset, a hot shower, a cloudy fall night, a hug from your love; THAT’S Petit Biscuit. All the feels, all the love, all the coziness, and all the beauty in the world, crushed up into a musical creation you’ll never forget.

His latest singles, “Suffer” and “Safe” bring more of a pop/EDM sound to his core house elements. Singer/songwriter Skott is featured on “Suffer” singing about the joy and happiness in being alone; “I’m hanging on my own, my own, I’m going out for dinner, having whiskey on my own, I’m hanging out alone, alone.” Electric laser beams and sirens pierce through the lyrics on this track giving the melody an extra boost.

Biscuit shed some light on the making of this song; “One of my initial recordings made it into the track, that siren sounding shout at the beginning. That’s in part why it’s called ‘Suffer’, composing it helped me get over some painful moments.”

Listen for yourself: