Leading their new era, The 1975’s upcoming album, Notes On A Conditional Form is set to release any day now. “People” is a loud and brisk introduction to a new album filled with themes of mental health, home, and domesticity, according to bandleader Matt Healy himself.
“People” might be one of their most emo songs to date, taking a page out of the 90’s punk era. Healy screeches his voice to let out an important message; “People like people, they want alive people, the young surprise people, stop f*****g with thepeople”. Through screeching guitars and an overblown microphone, Healy urges people to act on issues to promote real change in the world.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard strong statements from the Manchester-based rock band (listen to “I Like America and America Likes Me” or “Love It If We Made It”) The band has somehow kept rock alive over the past several years by being themselves and staying current in pop culture – something most bands can’t accomplish in a smart way.
Listen below to dive into the passionate and activist minds of The 1975:
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.
If you’re an Alina fan, you know everything she creates is pure magic. A voice that mimics Earth’s peaceful elements. The music that follows serves as your dream escape. Put Alina on and zone out.
Her new single, “Electric” is just that. She sings with ease, “Kiss me, we’re a fire, babe, love me, take me to outer space.” As usual, the beat is slow and rhythmic, taking cues from her debut joint album with Galimatias, titled Urban Flora. R&B newcomer, Khalid chimes in on the second verse. The Texas native and Tinkerbell vixen are the equivalent of eachother. Both confident in their wavey sound and relaxed vocals. Verses hosting a boy-girl back and forth further illustrates the chemistry in the song.
Baraz is the future of soul/R&B, making each song its own masterpiece. She just announced her tour “Let’s Get Lost” starting in March. A full length album is on the horizon, so get ready.
1.) “In My Foreign” – Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Lil Yachty, and Nicky Jam
A classic hip-hop vid featuring too many features, oversized fur coats, and sports cars parked at an angle… Sampling Chicago’s hit from 1973, “Saturday In the Park” you can’t help but bop along to this track.
2.) “Company” – Tinashe
Wow… this woman proves time and time again that R&B is HER thing. Not only is her singing impeccable, but her dance moves are insanely impressive. Hip popping and hair flipping at its finest. Try not to get body jealous after watching this.
3.) “Maniac” – Jhene Aiko
With lyrics like: “Gotta read the sign like a zodiac, I’m a lowkey freak, you don’t know me yet?” there’s only one way to make this video represent the lyrics. Aiko is seen chained down to a bed as masked people hover over her. An asylum could be the location… She writhes and twitches in her manic state as she sings about, well… you get the idea.
4.) “I Got You” – Bebe Rexha
Rexha flops around a desert, rolling in the cracked ground, booty poppin’ on a car, and whipping her blonde hair around her face. Her eyes captivate you until you can’t look away. Donning several dramatic & sexy outfits, she proves pop is her game and right now she’s #1.