With the start of a new week, it’s easy to fall back on old favorites. Of course, the familiar artists have a way of helping you through the grind, giving you a foundation that can carry you through the day. Nothing beats a classic, and we’re no strangers to blasting that perfect song on repeat just to give us the energy we really need.
Even so, sometimes it’s important to make a fresh start. Nothing is worse than the same old same old, whether you’re stuck on a Zoom call or counting the seconds until Friday afternoon. So, let’s not forget about all the new talent that is constantly popping up around the world. Music is always evolving. Every once in a while, something new can be the perfect boost.
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With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite new songs. These tracks vary in genre, from low key hip-hop easy rhythms and vibrations pop punk snark mounted metal core and soaked in snot punk. What they have in common is that they will all help you lift your mood at the start of the new week.
duendita – “organic”
For fans of: OSHUN, Ricky Roseau, Kari False
Accompanied by a solitary piano, duendita opens his latest single with dynamic vocals before being joined by soulful beats. The singer says the track delves into the human experience and all that comes with it, whether we agree or not. “‘organic‘ is an existential dance song reflecting a distaste for involuntary experiences as a human exploring themes of reality, creation and surveillance,” she says. “‘I did not ask to be born’, you still have to find [and] cultivate joy to survive. The single follows “Open Eyes” as the second track of 2021.
Eternal Boy – “The Bad Days Are Over”
For fans of: Driveways, Sincerely, Me, Youth Fountain
As the title track and opener to their latest LP, Eternal boy share an optimistic attitude with “The bad days are over.” Using pop-punk driving riffs and beats, the trio looks to the future while reminiscing about the pre-COVID era. The wholesome music video features heartwarming footage of the band spending the day at Biggies bullies, a dog shelter focused on finding a home for Pit Bull type dogs. Produced by Chris Badami (The starting line, the beginning of November) and mastered by Ted Jensen (green day, Resume on Sunday), The bad days are over is now available via four chord music.
Isabella Lovestory – “Kitten Heel” Remix (featuring Hook, Ebhoni)
For fans of: LYZZA, Goldie Boutilier, Shy girl
Isabelle’s love story shared another version of her Mariposa song with the remix of “Kitten Heel”. Along with the singers To hang up and Ebhoni, the Honduran singer delivers a new electric version of the reggaeton title. Dark synths accentuate each beat as the singers deliver their respective verses with attitude. “Kitten Heel” is featured alongside Club Eat’s rendition of the song along with other remixes on his latest release, Remix Mixtape.
Jeris Johnson – “One Night”
For fans of: Zero 9:36, New Medicine, Fame On Fire
jeris johnson unleashes a party with bouncy beats on his latest single, “A night.” The ICT Tac star mergers popular rhythms with rock guitar styles, creating a heavy sound trap rhythm which is reinforced by his gritty vocals. Johnson previously collaborated with daddy cockroach for “Last Resort (Reloaded)” for his latest EP, my swordand recently released a remix of Bring me the horizon‘s”can you feel my heart.”
PLEXXAGLASS – “LILITH”
For fans of: Halsey, SPIDER, Zero entropy
Alt-pop singer PLEXXAGLASS (Alexxa Joan Rae) aims to take back the power of their identity with “LILITH.” Produced by Linkin Parkit is mike shinoda, the track features massive crescendos, with Rae’s vocals soaring above every beat. “‘LILITH’ is a claim to bodily autonomy for all humans with or without reproductive organs,” they say. “It’s a coming together of people from across the sexual and gender spectrum to speak out against those who try to stop us from thriving.” The single is their first of 2021 and follows a collaboration with Zero entropy and Soul Extract for “no time to die.”
Sloth Fist – “Mothman Is Real”
For fans of: Teenage Bottlerocket, Rotting Out, Knocked Loose
lazy fist evoke the melodic intensity of Descendents in the title track of their debut LP, mothman is real. Relentless drumming runs through each verse, only slowing for a resounding break of fiery riffs and screams. The Scrapbook is available through Mental power recordings and also features previous releases”All that I know” and “Nicotine.”
Sunset Lines – “Season of the Witch”
For fans of: Blondie, Jangle, just a group
sunset lines share a resonant piano ballad with “Season Of The Witch.” Inspired by horror movies, specifically focused on the “final girl” trope, the track explores toxic dynamics through lyrics and smooth harmonies. “[It] made me think how much this story feels like one of a controlling or abusive relationship – drawing on my own experiences and those that so many people have had – a haunting experience all its own,” said the lead singer. Liz Brooks said. “This song resonates with me in a deeply personal way based on those experiences.” The track follows their previous single “Do not answer” and features on the band’s latest EP, At home anywhere.
The Company! – “The problem of being included in the Apocalypse”
For fans of: Every Time I Die, the Dillinger Escape Plan, The Chariot
Opening their first album, the Company!“The Problem of Being Included in the Apocalypse” beckons listeners with slapping drums and sonic screams. Mosh-worthy breakdowns paired with gang vocals lay the groundwork for powerful progressions, leading the track with intricate rhythms and tempo shifts. Produced by the opportunity guitarist Joey Bradford, funeral psalms is the band’s debut album and follows their 2019 EP, scavengers.
Visionary – “Psyche”
For fans of: Belle Haven, Versus Me, Isotopes
Visionary reflect on previous experiences with drug abuse in their latest single. With intricate guitar progressions and haunting choruses, “Psyche” takes listeners through the thoughts of someone who is lost and suffering in their own turmoil. Singer Robbie Wilson says the song’s lyrics were based on his dark times. “Realizing it was all in my head, I pulled myself out of what was a horrible experience, but I came out of it with a strong will and knowing never to put myself in that place again,” he says. . “I really just wanted to share my experience and [want to] try to help anyone who has struggled or is struggling with drug addiction and the horrible mindset it can put you in, knowing that you are not alone and you can come out of it stronger.” “Psyche is the band’s debut album released since their 2019 EP, Lucid entity.
YUNGMORPHEUS, Eyedress – “Candyman / Four Week Cure”
For fans of: Stealing Anakin, Maasai, AKAI SOLO
YUNGMORPHEE and Eyeglasses team up for a double release of “Candyman” and “Four week cure.” Composed of slow rhythms, both shrink–rap the tracks offer a first look at a joint project between the rapper and the producer, which will be released later this year. The singles follow on from previous YUNGMORPHEUS albums this year, leaf through the foliage and States of precariousness. It is also the third release of the year for Eyedress, following previous singles “Jealous (remix)” and “cotton candy sky.”