Fresh EDM Picks

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“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Just when you thought they couldn’t get any better. Party boys turned world-wide sensation release a stellar collab with one of music’s greatest bands alive. The formula is simple; transparent lyrics, soaring vocals, and a drop you can bop to. That’s it. “Like This” will easily climb the charts making the Chainsmokers one of the best EDM duo’s of all time.

 

“Stay (with Alessia Cara)” – Zedd

Cara’s vocals are easily some of the most unique in pop music today. Add in Zedd’s gift for mixing and the result is epic. Just as catchy as any Zedd song is, a female lead always tugs you in (“Clarity”, “Stay the Night”). Cara strongly sings, “All you have to do is stay, a minute, just take your time.” 

 

“In The Arms Of A Stranger (Grey Remix)” – Mike Posner

His child-like voice follows a guitar strumming repeated chords as a subtle drop highlights the “woo”-filled chorus. The song is a beautiful sentiment bringing to light the memories of past love and the attempts to move on; “In the arms of a stranger, pretending its love, holding her closely, remember your touch.”

 

“It Ain’t Me (with Selena Gomez)” – Kygo

Kygo can do no wrong. It’s a fact. He has the tropical beats we all want playing on our spring breaks and summer vacations. “It Ain’t Me” is no different. Gomez sings the verses up and down in classic pop fashion. Choppy lyrics pluck through the chorus, something Kygo does best (listen to “Stay” off his debut album, Cloud Nine.)

 

“Slide” – Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, and Migos

70’s dance party meets summer pop; Harris is back in full force. Merging some R&B licks from Frank Ocean with light rap verses from Migos, the two blend together seamlessly. A steady vintage beat keeps the song flowing, making you wish for a dance floor under your feet and a glass of champagne in your hands.

 


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Music Video Roundup!

“Somebody Else” – The 1975

Lead stallion Matty Healy drowns his sorrows in alcohol as he deals with a broken relationship. “Else” is more internally focused than you think, which the video illustrates near the end. The video is a beautiful neon homage to the emotional beauty found in this song.


 

“Bad Intentions ft. Migos” – Niykee Heaton

Two years later and Niykee finally gives fans a saucy remix to her R&B hit, “Bad Intentions” accompanied by a badass Bonnie & Clyde-esque video. Flaunting her infamous tan and toned curves, Heaton throws some slo-mo heat for a solid four and a half minutes.


 

“Exchange” – Bryson Tiller

Memories of a couple in love play in Tiller’s head as he realizes “this what happen when I think bout chu.” Their story begins to unfold and explain itself. He makes her a scrap book and is dedicated on getting her back, will it work?


 

“All In My Head (Flex) feat. Fetty Wap” – Fifth Harmony

WOAH. That’s the first word I have to say after watching this video. First of all: one-pieces are back. Second: I need a vacation. Third: How can you not dance to this song? These girls have the “pop music video” formula NAILED.


 

“Crash” – Usher

He dances his way into our hearts once again. Performing a smooth routine to every crooning word, he could make the coldest man weak in the knees. Body art takes you on an emotional journey that keeps you staring, wanting more.


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