10 New Songs Released This Week

HOLIDAY FROM REALITY – Poppy Ajudha

Poppy Ajudha is an R&B Soul Pop Artist from South London who isn’t afraid to open up about social topics such as Feminism and Colourism through her music. HOLIDAY FROM REALITY possesses an acoustic sound surrounded by lyrics that depict what it’s like to be exceptionally tired both mentally and physically.

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Alone – Fickle Friends

Technically Alone was released back in October 13th 2021 by Indie Pop sensation Fickle Friends on an EP of the same name, but this week the band announced the arrival of their new album Are We Gonna Be Alright? and I had to choose my favourite track from it for this article. In an interview, lead singer Natassja Shiner claimed the euphoric tune was ‘about wanting to trap all of your friends in your house and throw a big party and never let them leave.’

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Muse – QuinzeQuinze

Climatic French music act QuinzeQuinze dropped their first track of the year on Friday; a track that creates a sense of unconditional love through lyrics ’I’ll go further for you.’ The soothing instrumentals put the spotlight on the enthralling vocals, complimenting each other nicely.

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Break The Man – Tears For Fears

80s new wave synth-pop sensations Tears For Fears have been mentioned many a times on my blog, for example their new album announcement or my mum’s favourite songs by 80s duos. This time they have a new song for their new album The Tipping Point which reassures their fans that their new sound still resonates with some of their 80s and 90s tracks.

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Moonset – YUKIKA, Kim Mi Jeong

Japanese K-Pop artist YUKIKA paired up with Korean singer Kim Mi Jeong to create an emotive blues melody that incorporates a city pop sound alongside repeated phrases like Don’t wait just call me baby and Call me baby call me. All these musical factors assimilated into one song create a galactic atmosphere, mirroring the cover art and title of the song.

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Wildfire – Against The Current

This Monday New York pop-rock band Against The Current released their first single of the year Wildfire after their 2021 album success of fever. This chart worthy track consists of strong, flexible vocals accompanied by a drum-based instrumental and metaphorical, imagery-filled lyrics such as ‘If you’re ready we can speak it up’ and ’I keep feeling the flames, ’bout to boil my blood’.

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Rosewood – Bonobo

Musically established solo DJ Simon Green, more famously known as Bonobo, released his album Fragments on Friday 14th, displaying fantastic instrumentals especially in popular track Rosewood. These electronic loops are encompassed by soothing vocals that whisper ’I won’t leave you, not this time’ and ’Your mind has set me free.’

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Next To Normal – Lucius

Retro pop duo Lucius give their fans a taste of what’s to come for their upcoming album Second Nature with upbeat tune Next To Normal, which captures what it’s like to feel like an outcast and then recognise that there is nothing wrong with being a little different.

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Remedy – Leony

24-year-old German singer-songwriter Leony treated her fans to a new pop single entitled ’Remedy’ on Friday this week. The song illustrates exactly what it’s like to be unable to let someone go through elaborate lyrics and blissful melodies.

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In The Eyes Of Our Love – Yumi Zouma

Yumi Zouma, an Alt-pop four-piece from Christchurch, New Zealand, released their third single from their forthcoming album Present Tense this week. In The Eyes Of Our Love contains acoustic sounds and soft vocals to create a strong sense of adamancy and independence.

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