SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK
NICO & VINZ | DON'T BE AFRAID
Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz returned with a new song, “Don't Be Afraid,” alongside a music video. They gained popularity in Norway after releasing the hit "One Song" in 2011. However, their career did not begin until 2013, when they changed their name from Envy to Nico & Vinz and released the mega-hit "Am I Wrong," which has over 1 billion streams on all streaming platforms. "Don't Be Afraid" is a song about how to cope with the pressure of your daily life and live up to all the expectations around you. Their mothers repeatedly expressed their concern for them. As artists, there are always many looks and opinions, and it can be hard for a mother to see her son in the middle of all situations.
JESSIA | I SHOULD QUIT
Canadian pop singer JESSIA has taken the wraps off “I Should Quit,” a track produced by Elijah Woods and executive produced by Grammy winner Ryan Tedder. The song is about following your heart and not your head. On “I Should Quit,” the Vancouver artist who scored a hit with “I’m Not Pretty” sings: “I should quit having friends with benefits / 'cause it always messes me up real bad / I should quit hangin' out with degenerates / but they always the most fun that I’ve ever had." Her breakout hit “I’m Not Pretty” has racked up 49.4 million on-demand U.S. streams, and according to MRC Data, and JESSIA topped the Canada Emerging Artists chart
SHAYNE WARD | CRAZY IN LOVE
Former "Coronation Streetstar" Shayne Ward has announced his music comeback. The long-awaited new single "Crazy In Love" was written and produced by Ward and Grammy Nominated Artist StoneBridge. Shayne Ward says - "Crazy In Love" has great positive energy to it and reminds us how it feels to fall in love, And for those who've been hurt before to know that "LOVE" is out there for all of us." 2021 also marks the 15th anniversary of Shayne's multi-platinum self-titled album, which featured the #1 platinum-selling hit single "That's My Goal" as well as the hits "No Promises," reaching #2 in the UK and "Stand By Me." The album debuted at #1 on both the UK and Irish charts, going 4x Platinum in Ireland and Platinum in the UK.
ENISA | TEARS HIT THE GROUND
Rising singer and songwriter Enisa, who roses to limelight when Nigerian Youths are fought with the government for Endsarz, supported Nigerian over the bad governance; this time around, Enisa comes through with a brand new single which is called “Tears Hit The Ground Enisa is here again with another hit after the success of many hits, she also featured on one of the most popular Nigerian Afrobeats singer and record label owner Davido on Love Cycle Remix. Enisa Nikaj, known professionally as Enisa, is a Brooklyn-based pop singer, model and songwriter who became known for performing cover songs to artists such as Adele and Hozier, her cover of Hozier’s song “Take Me To Church” became her first ever to hit 100,000 views on YouTube..”
JAX | LIKE MY FATHER
25-year old Jax gets sentimental with her new single "Like My Father," a heartwarming tribute to her parents alongside an equally touching video companion. The track initially premiered on the singer-songwriter's buzzworthy TikTok. "I wrote a song about the best relationship I've ever known....my mom and dad set the bar pretty high and gave me the perfect example of what love is. So, this Father's Day, I wanted to give them this song in return," says Jax. "Like My Father" follows the release of "90s Kids," Jax's addictively nostalgic single that proved a fast fan-favourite having just received a sixth consecutive round of over 1 million weekly streams in the US alone and complemented by a music video starring The Sandlot's Patrick Renna.
ISAIAH FIREBRACE | BLAME ON ME
Australia's Eurovision 2017 entrant Isaiah Firebrace is back with a new single this year called "Blame On Me." Almost five years after shooting to fame, Isaiah Firebrace has ditched his signature long hair and debuted a dramatic new look. 'Blame On Me' is written in collaboration with the DNA team and Isaiah. Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci are DNA who wrote and produced many Australian Eurovision entries from Dami Im's 'Sound of Silence,' Isaiah's 'Don't Come Easy' along with Michael Angelo, Jessica Mauboy's 'We Got Love' co-written with Jessica and Montaigne's 2020 Eurovision song 'Don't Break Me' written with Montaigne herself. He said of his latest release: "It's one of my favourites, and I am just so pumped to be able to share it with everyone."
BRELAND | THROW IT BACK (FEAT. KEITH URBAN)
Self-proclaimed country-trap artist Breland dropped his latest single “Throw It Back,” a new joint that gets a major boost from Keith Urban, whose country cool gives the song a smooth edge. Together, the two are match-made. Much like his 2020 joint “My Truck” and “Cross Country,” Breland has hit the ground running yet again with another irresistible country banger arriving just in time for summer. This isn’t the first time Breland and Urban have collaborated, as the latter superstar enlisted the promising country-trap artist for his 2020 track “Out the Cage” for his 11th studio album "The Speed of Now Part 1." This fall, Breland will be hitting the road for his “Cross Country Tour.” The September-October jaunt will feature special guests Ashley Cooke and Robyn Ottolini, with stops planned for Houston, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and elsewhere.