At Her World, we are committed to “power your happy” through inspiring content. And what better way to do that than through music? Introducing our second Spotify playlist (check out our first if you haven’t already): from pop to soul, and even rock - one of these is bound to get your feet tapping, no matter what happiness looks like to you.
1) Motivation - Normani
I'ma break you off, let me be your motivation / To stay and give it tonight
Since Fifth Harmony announced an indefinite hiatus earlier last year, this number marks Normani’s first project as a solo artist. Co-written with Ariana Grande, the single is everything you think a pop hit should be - bright, catchy, and with great accompanying choreography. The music video which dropped the same day as the track’s release features Normani’s dancing chops in full glory as she pirouettes, back flips and twerks, all while looking super fly.
2) Senorita - Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
Sapphire moonlight / We danced for hours in the sand / Tequila sunrise / Her body fit right in my hands, la la la / It felt like ooh la la la, yeah
This collaboration is basically a sexy daydream in a song. Marking its territory on Spotify’s Singapore Top 50 playlist, the two pop sweethearts share a chemistry that pulsates through the track, and even more so in the music video’s behind-the-scenes footage. If this sultry number doesn’t make you feel warm and puppy-eyed yet, you probably just need a second listen.
3) Happy Now - Kygo, Sandro Cavazza
You and me, it was good, but it wasn't right / And it'll be hard, but I know I will make it out / Step by step, I'll move on and get on with life / So I let go, and I hope you'll be happy now
Nothing screams good vibes like a tropical house track. Even when it's a tribute track for a late artist. Norwegian DJ Kygo and Swedish artist Sandro Cavazza collaborated to produce “Happy Now” for their good friend, late Swedish electronic musician, Avicii. Cavazza’s powerful vocals against Kygo’s signature sound is an uplifting earworm that makes us feel all types of ways.
4) Won’t be late - Swae Lee, Drake
Kill your vibe, they don't have the right / Baby don't fight it, you're giving me life / Take your time, set the mood right / Settle down, was skeptical at first but now I'm not
When a half of Rae Sremmurd, a viral rapper, and an afrobeats maker are in a room together, this track is what you get. Produced by Nigerian artist Tekno, the song channels dancehall elements which command involuntary hip gyrations. Building up with a rhythmic drum sequence that sits comfortably with Lee’s and Drake’s vocal exchange, this song transports you to a surreal level of relaxed.
5) Know - Mary J. Blige
You know, when hear the word queen / You automatically think of a woman getting everything she wants / But it's not like that at all (At all) / See, being a ruler means sacrifice (Sacrifice) / Most of the time, you get less than what you give (What you give) / So every woman and mother in the world is a queen / Because she sacrificed so much (So much)
At this point, Blige can do no wrong. Revered as one of the Queens of hip-hop and soul, her latest empowering track, “Know”, pays tribute to women around the world who have sacrificed and survived. Showcasing her powerhouse vocals as usual, the song reeks of triumph. We can almost feel the wind in our hair as we listen to this.
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