Summer vibes

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Boat rides, backyard BBQ’s, late nights with friends, long car rides. Welcome to summer! Let these artists help you enjoy the sunshine and good times.

 

BROODS

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The coolest brother-sister duo out there. These two are taking the electro-pop scene by storm. Their new album, Conscious made waves on iTunes the day it came out, and for good reason. Heavy synths and addicting drum beats line every song as Georgia’s vocals remain as heavenly as ever. They can make you dance on a boat or make out under the stars.

 


 

USHER

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That’s right. The man is back at it again with some HOT jamz for those summer days. The R&B/hip-hop King released the Diplo-produced melancholy “Crash” and the straight up saucy, “No Limit” featuring newcomer Young Thug. Both show Usher’s range of musical talent that we’ve been missing for what feels like forever.

 

 


 

Tegan & Sara

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Their new album, Love You To Death will put you back into a pop trance you haven’t been in for quite some time. 80’s synths and catchy lyrics are scattered through every track. The opening song, “That Girl” gives us a glimpse into what the rest of the album will be; a pretty/emotional/fun look at love. These two are far from the train track thud of 2007’s “Back In Your Head.”

 


 

Nick Jonas

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There’s no doubt that NJ is at the top of his game in 2016. He’s currently on a mega-tour with pop sensation and BFF, Demi Lovato, and just released one of his most honest and experimental albums to date, Last Year Was Complicated. This album has it all, the sappy songs (listen to the emotionally charged “Chainsaw”), some pop/dance anthems (the sizzling “Bacon” feat. Ty Dolla $ign and the sultry “Under You”),  and some R&B feelers (check out the beautifully layered “Comfortable”) His falsetto is better than ever, and so is his musicality. Jonas is everything pop music needs at the moment.

 


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New Music Friday

Nick Jonas: “Chainsaw”

Jonas describes this as one of the “closest to his heart.” After one listen, you understand why. He croons, “Maybe I’ll just take a chainsaw to the sofa where I held your body close for so long.” This may be one of his most emotional songs to date, with a powerful chorus and sad sad lyrics. Calling “Chainsaw” a break-up anthem would be an understatement; it’s heartbreakingly beautiful. The music video speaks for itself.

 

One Republic: “Wherever I Go”

It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve heard new music from these boys. “Wherever I Go” is their triumphant return to the radio waves. Lead singer Ryan Tedder’s falsetto takes the front seat on the chorus as they nonchalantly mix their classic alternative sound with elements of rock/pop. Can One Republic ever NOT make a hit?

 

Kygo: Cloud Nine

Kygo has become a powerful name in the electronic/dance world. Mixing euphoric piano melodies with soft pulsating electronic beats, Kygo seems to be a musical magician. With a star-studded vocal line-up on the album (Parson James, John Legend, James Vincent McMorrow, Foxes, etc) each song is just as beautiful as the next. Kygo brings musicality back into the EDM world, making his songs distinguishable from other artists.

 

Ariana Grande: “Into You”

This song came out last Friday but I can’t help but talk about it, because I have had it on repeat for the last week. This is one of Ari’s BEST, HANDS DOWN. The beat is insanely hypnotic, the snaps are on point, and the harmonies are to DROOL for. There is no doubt that Dangerous Woman is going to SHUT DOWN the internet when it hits the web May 20. Grande has mastered the pop formula and “Into You” is the masterpiece. Listen for yourself.


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