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Here are some of the biggest and best releases of the week

Here are some of the biggest and best releases of the week

Hello and welcome to the spooky season! Or, as I like to call it, the spooky season! While you’re on the go, hoping to play with a mask on as there are more issues to worry about than just the things that happen overnight, we’ve brought you some of the best and biggest rides of the week with V’s Tour horizon of new music!

Here are the top picks for this week:

= by Ed Sheeran

Image courtesy of Asylum Records UK

Ed Sheeran has a very clear and distinct understanding of the commercial appeal of his art, and his latest record really shows it. It’s a lot more heavy movement and dancing than his usual ballads and slow emotional burns, which can admittedly seem artificial. He maneuvers through sounds popularized by The Weeknd over the past year or so to create a set of largely fun, if not mundane, club hits with a few quiet moments that really, really shine. Ditch “Sandman” and “2Step” and you’ve got a pretty solid Ed Sheeran album!

Something For You Hotties: From You Archives by Megan Thee Stallion

Image courtesy of 300 Entertainment

Megan Thee Graduate just released a full 21 track record for all of her hotties, full of archival records, old freestyles and new beats. And it’s very entertaining. It’s about Megan here, it’s about appreciating her story, her style, her panache, and her ability to dominate any variety of rhythm she’s given. If you’re really just a Megan Thee Stallion fan and want to hear her rap for songs at the end, then this is for you, hottie.

Moon gate by Alina Baraz

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Followed by Ray of sun For a little over a month, Alina Baraz has kept alive her penchant for lush harmonies, fluid production and love stories. Her second EP of the year picks up on the same themes and vocals she explored in the first, feeling like a continuation of the record that only serves to be separated to allow listeners to explore them individually.

Conan Gray’s “Telepath”

Image courtesy of Republic Records

“Telepath” sounds like that ’80s feverish dream that seems to be about to morph into Sheeran’s “Bad Habits”, but then becomes more of a savage version of the perennial classic, Michael Sembello’s “Maniac”. It’s effervescent, it’s floaty with its light synths, floating vocals and tonal changes, it deserves to make the soundtrack of any competition taking place in an ice rink, with leg warmers and revenge for the crown.

“Oh Na Na” by Myke Towers, Camila Cabello and Tainy

Image courtesy of Oh Na Na

“Don’t Go Yet” was more of a departure for Cabello from his usual style while fully embracing his Latin American heritage and musical history. “Oh Na Na” is more like one foot in that direction, with another in it Romance era, with the easy pop hooks, seamless production, a dance-ready beat that seems destined to bust most charts, whether mainstream or Latin-oriented.

“It doesn’t matter” by BENEE

Image courtesy of Republic Records

After the explosion of glee in the “Supalonely” scene, BENEE turns to the raw and serious as she grapples with her own issues with her sanity and self-confidence on “Doesn’t Matter”. She uses her best asset, her extremely evocative and ethereal voice, to great effect here on a regular drum and guitar melody that sounds a bit like a stripped-down version of her biggest hit. Perhaps it was intentional, it presents an intriguing tale of the dangers of reaching dizzying heights too quickly.

“Family” by David Guetta ft. Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla $ ign and Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

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Bebe Rexha is clearly the dominant force on the track, not only with her sung parts, but also the fact that she fits in well with the production of her recent studio effort, Better mistakes, which questions me: is David Guetta becoming a derivative? He’s certainly popular and effective with his skills, but his tracks haven’t been exciting for a hot minute now. Ty Dolla $ ign is doing perfectly fine, and honestly we could have done with the Boogie Wit Da Hoodie verse, which really gets the tempo off the rails a bit. Maybe I missed something.

“Best of Me” by Alicia Keys

Image courtesy of RCA Records

Alicia Keys drops the first taste of her upcoming double-sided album, KEYS, with the original and unlocked versions of this track. There is no significant difference between the two on first listen, the latter being produced by Mike Will, but it is in great detail. It is especially the beep sound in the unlocked version that can become slightly squeaky. I recommend the original, which is this rich, lush R & B / lounge hybrid that exudes raw emotion.

Macklemore’s “Next Year” ft. Windser

Image courtesy of Bendo LLC

Macklemore reconnects with his first major hitmaker, Ryan Lewis, to create that slice of optimism that revolves around the mantra that has kept most of the world afloat for the past two years. The song of “next year is gonna be better than this” might not be for the cynical audience, there is a bit of cheese and sucrose in this jam. But he’s so serious with his rap and Windser’s sung choruses that you can’t really hate him.

“Weigh me” by ego apartment

Image courtesy of NihyakuWIND

There is an effortless charm in the way ego apartment uses its mix of rock, punk and lots of funk to produce this little song. It’s like floating above the clouds for a song that’s anything but a statement about a binding relationship. It’s actually a pretty aesthetic contrast, to have a song as light as air and to have such a heavy subject. Definitely a worthy listening on many levels.


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