SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK
SKYLAR GREY, POLO, MOZZY & EMINEM | LAST ONE STANDING
Earlier this week, news broke that there would be a new track from Skylar Grey that featured Polo G, Mozzy, and Eminem. Fans have been speculating weeks prior that this track would be released. The new song entitled “Last One Standing” is part of the soundtrack for the new Venom 2 move: "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" which Eminem, who is featured also cut the title track for the first in the "Venom" franchise, as well as Mozzy and Polo G. “The way this song came together was the perfect storm," she comments. "Venom is one of my favourite superheroes because he’s an antihero, and I relate to that. Also, Tom Hardy is one of my favourite actors. So I’m honoured to be a part of this.” This is not the first time she and Eminem have worked together as their previous collaborations, such as “Black Magic” from Eminem’s "Music To Be Murdered By: Side B" and “Leaving Heaven” feature of the first version of that project. The epic new song is “Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Tears,'' the first single from Grey’s forthcoming album.
JLS | ONE DAY
English boyband JLS dropped a new tune as the second teaser of their forthcoming fifth album, "2.0," and, after sharing the single online, they opened up about the inspiration behind it. The band said: "This is a song for ALL our day ones!! For everyone whos been there from the very beginning, who supported us since the X Factor and even before. It was about time we wrote a song specifically dedicated to our supporters, and we hope the fans are going to love it!" JLS is also set to embark on a 28-date 'Beat Again Tour,' which kicks off on October 20 in Glasgow, and they are determined to party hard on the road. JLS announced their long-awaited reunion shows last year but were forced to delay the concerts because of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, Marvin previously admitted that he'd already waited for years to bring them all back together. The new album features an all-star array of musical heavyweights with Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, TMS and Lost Boy. This will be the hitmakers' first album since 2012's 'Evolution,' which is set to follow on December 3, 2021.
AIDEN BISSETT | DUMPED
Aidan Bissett returns with an introspective, headbanging, feel-good anthem, "Dumped," for anyone who’s ever been dumped. The song he co-produced with Ryan Daly (Fitz and the Tantrums, Adam Lambert, Cyn) after writing the guitar-driven break-up song, Bissett took to TikTok to explain how the track came together. “Getting dumped is the worst feeling in the world, but screaming this song will make you feel a whole lot better,” says Aidan Bissett. “The song is about learning that you are better off on your own and that it’s okay to be alone.” “Dumped” is the follow-up to “So High,” which "Euphoria" praised as “a certified summer bop; this song demands to be played after dark either by the pool or the beach with a fire roaring nearby and drinks being passed around among friends. Born in Florida, Bissett was raised on classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. He moved to Oregon with his family when he was five and started playing electric guitar in second grade. When his family moved back to Florida, he began teaching himself to produce his music. A year ago, Bissett released his first single, “Different,” which immediately gained traction online.
GRACIE ABRAMS | FEELS LIKE
It's a special kind of love that Gracie Abrams captivates in her new song “ Feels Like ”: unconditional, simple, irreplaceable - a feeling that can only be found in the best of friendships. The company inspired the songwriter with her best friend, and when the two lived together in New York and took the train to Connecticut to watch the new "Harry Styles Fanfiction Movie." In the lyrics of the song, you can quickly find this situation: " The train was cold, we left Connecticut / We stayed a couple of hours / Our clothes matched enough to throw me off a bit / Your phone was playing“ Towers,” and I / I would do whatever you wanted / We don't have to leave the apartment / Met you at the right time / This is what it feels like." From light, intimate piano sounds at the beginning of the song to the full, sweeping bridge, and the song manages to capture the different facets of a friendship beautifully and musically. The song follows the emotional single “ Mess It Up” and proves the singer's talent for writing.
ROBERT GRACE | BREAK THE SILENCE
28-year-old Irish singer-songwriter Robert Grace has been making waves lately, gaining millions of views, followers, and streams all across social media. He has now released his new song entitled "Break The Silence," with an accompanying video for the track. Last year, his single “Fake Fine” went platinum in Ireland and spent five weeks at #1 on the Irish Homegrown and Shazam Ireland Charts. Fans go crazy for his music, and after listening to Robert’s latest single, it is clear why. In “Break The Silence,” we hear about the temptation of wanting to reach out to someone from a relationship that has run its course, despite knowing better. Over a casual pop beat, Robert sings about how lonely feelings and a few drinks can lead to annoying late-night texts. The accompanying video for the track brings this story to life, as we see a couple arguing on the phone and through text messages. In between these scenes, Robert performs the way in vibrant alleyways and rooms, tying the characters and the lyrics together. Surprisingly, the couple comes face to face at the end of the video, but not in the way you might think.
DYLAN | SOMEONE ELSE
Rising star Dylan has released her latest single, “Someone Else,” which has just taken her to a whole new level. After removing the vibey "Nineteen" in August, which has already garnered almost two million plays and has quickly risen to her #1 track on Spotify, Dylan blesses listeners with “Someone Else,” an emotion-filled, energetic pop tune with an explosive chorus. On the title drop, big, swinging drums come in to accompany Dylan’s distorted voice and guitar, acting as a massive cathartic release. It’s a relatable pain that we’ve all felt before, which makes that moment hit even more challenging. This first chorus doesn’t overstay its welcome, as the tune quickly returns to the soothing verse to build up the energy all over again. This is a track I see myself listening to on repeat for a good couple of months, and I will say that that doesn’t happen too often. There’s truly nothing like a catchy pop track that feels fresh and energizing, and Dylan’s latest track is just that, something that inspires creativity. When tracks like these come along, we’re reminded of the power and beauty of music.