SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK
1. LEON BRIDGES | MOTORBIKE
Leon Bridges has just announced his third album, "Gold-Diggers Sound," being released in July, and with that, he dropped the lead single “Motorbike.” The new track is a romantic R&B ballad with an intense, cinematic video directed by Anderson .Paak. The album is full of new songs and includes last year’s “Sweeter,” which serves as an ode to George Floyd. The visual further elaborates on the song's story, opening with a vision of Leon being cradled by leading lady Lexi Carter as they take in the sunset near a lake. The clip then takes us through the story of their love.
2. ANTHONY RAMOS | BLESSINGS
The Hamilton star Anthony Ramos released a new single titled "Blessings." Powered by upbeat, high-energy production, the track highlights his dynamic vocals, slick charisma, and undeniable star power. His voice rises and falls with the bounce before exploding on the dancefloor-ready hook. In addition to his stage roles, Ramos has co-starred in the police brutality drama "Monsters and Men" and "A Star Is Born" alongside Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. He can also be seen in Legendary's "Godzilla: King of Monsters" and the 2020 DreamWorks Animation film "Trolls World Tour" as techno ruler King Trollex.
3. SHY MARTIN | FEELINGS
SHY Martin, aka Lerdala native Sara Hjellström, wrote songs from being a child before breaking out as one of pop’s brightest stars in 2017. Two months ago, Hjellström announced the start of SHY Recordings – her own label that her music is now being released through. She just released her new single is just that, titled “Feelings” is an electronic pop beat and perfectly suits Hjellström’s smooth vocals. The track is a departure from her recent single “Remember You Were The One,” and this time has the pop sparkle that we’ve come to expect from the never-ending talent of Swedish artists.
4. DAVID ARCHULETA | LOSIN SLEEP
The “American Idol” alumnus recently released a new song titled "Losin Sleep," which a follow-up to his single "Be That For You," released last month. David’s latest album “Therapy Sessions” was released in 2020 and had songs written about his internal struggles. “There has been a movement with understanding oneself, going to therapy. I’ve been one of those people on that train and been discovering a lot about why I have these battles in my head, and how to separate myself from the negativity that can flood the mind a lot,” he said.
5. OSTON | I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE
Emerging singer-songwriter OSTON is taking a different approach to ditching toxic people In her life. In her new single, “I Think You Should Leave,” she clarifies that negative vibes are no longer welcome. It’s a departure from her previously released track “Lie About You,” a vulnerable song where OSTON recounts a poisonous relationship that she found the strength to end. “I Think You Should Leave” details similar emotions but bears a carefree attitude and invites listeners to poke fun at people who exist to make everyone around them miserable.