6. I just need love - Mac Ayres
You said you want cover, yeah / But nothing grows in the shade, huh / Been seeing in colors / Tell me why's it gotta fade
We’ve been watching the 22-year-old really closely since his 2017 album “Drive Slow”. Despite being a headliner of late night driving playlists, his new drop “Juicebox” reveals a groovy side to the artist we have not seen before. In the 16-track album, “I just need love” stood out as an essential feel-good track - the kind that’ll be put on repeat.
7. Ya Tu Sabes - CNCO
Apart from being a timely reminder that boy bands are not dead, this steaming release by CNCO, which translates to “You already know” is also a tribute to the Cuban queen of salsa Celia Cruz. The track samples heavily from Cruz’s 2003 classic “Rie Y Llora” and blends it with salsa and Latin trap. We've got our money on this one to climb the charts.
8. Magic - Wrabel
Like a shooting star in the sky / Swear to god, you open my eyes / You make me believe in love / Oh, you make me believe in magic
It’s hard to say no to a candy pop track on the pure joys of young love. “Magic” is the title track of the 30-year-old American musician’s 6-track EP, which Billboard has labelled as one due for a major breakthrough. And in case you didn’t know, Wrabel just recently wrapped up 25-date Europe tour with P!nk to perform their track “90 days”.
9. Tiny Love - MIKA
There's no dramatic declarations in the rain / It's not a love that finds its pleasure after pain / I couldn't train a bunch of doves to spell your name / It's a "don't-know-what-the-messin'" kind of love / Our kind of love, it gets better every day / Crazy colors in the grey, our love / Tiny love, it's a tiny love
Tiny Love is an ode to the mundane things about love. The English artist argues that grand actions do not constitute true love, and that it is the smallest things that matter, and fulfil us. It is a simple narrative, but one with complex implications, as matters of the heart are often difficult to illustrate. The zesty number is the second single off his fifth studio album that’s due to be released on October 4.
10. 100 Degrees - Rich Brian
Ayy, kick my feet up on the dash / Gee, golly, we just havin' a blast / The future so bright, we ain't lookin' at the past / And we just all in the moment
Less politically charged or laden with weighty new school flavour, 100 Degrees is all about living carefree. The music video depicts the Indonesian rapper shuttling between multiple personalities, such as a lifeguard, a fashion show attendee, and a schoolkid. We’re liking this laidback sound from Rich Brian.
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