Every week, we highlight the very best of new music for your listening pleasure. In no particular order, check out our selection of the best new songs you need to hear featuring music from Andrew Caryl, The Lovelines, Oumou Sangarè, Krewella and more.
1. Blactro ft Kingsley Q – True Love
Love is a dazzling sensation and German-based trio Blactro highlights this concept beautifully with the release of “True Love”. The dance/electro team features Ghanaian/German artist Kingsley Q, adding to their praiseworthy list of dance/electronic music. “True Love” is about a partner finding something special about a significant other that results in the realization of true love. With its catchy background beat and lyrics, the song is a perfect party tune addition to your playlist.
2. Aiden Kane ft XTina – Sunset
Norwegian artist and producer Aiden Kane explores his versatility with the release of a catchy single titled “Sunset”. Having explored different genres in the past, the latest song perfectly complements his profile in the electronic dance music genre. “Sunset” is the 7th release from Aiden Kane featuring XTina, a collaboration that results in commendable music. “Sunset” can be described as an adventurous song that amplifies the need to explore new environments and escape from limited options.
3. Andrew Caryl & Robbie Rosen- Sugar
Andrew Caryl collaborates with Robbie Rosen (past contestant on Season 10 of American Idol) for the release of a single titled “Sugar”. The Texas-based music producer, songwriter and artist adds to his remarkable profile with this appealing and attractive masterpiece. Robbie Rosen’s vocals beautifully highlight the song’s metaphorical lyrics, aptly comparing love to an addiction to sugar. He can’t get enough like someone with a sweet tooth, and this collaboration of the two talented artists leaves the listener in an energetic mode; similar to the feeling after consuming a lot of sugar. The song is a perfect choice for party and dance lovers.
4. Zane Walls – Someone Else
Uprising and young American talent Zane Walls touches on the sensitive topic of heartbreak in his latest project for 2022. The Pop artist discloses he is on a mission to make music that everyone relates to and this latest project flawlessly illustrates that. From the release of his first single in 2018, Walls explores his creative persona in the pop genre with relatable lyrics, soothing vocals and acoustic tunes that draw listeners in. “Someone Else” is a single that recounts the pain of witnessing the person you love breed an attachment to someone else.
5. The Lovelines – Dark Thoughts About A Pretty Flower
Soulful jazz incorporates elements from other music genres for its dazzling outcome. The brother and sister duo (real name Todd Goings and Tessa D.) are new on the scene but their musical creativity is ear-pleasing and soothing to the listener. Goings produces the music and sister Tessa is the main vocalist. “Thoughts About A Pretty Flower” is a poetic lyrical song, with metaphorical elements. The uncertainty of love is highlighted through its comparison to a flower; “Will it wilt or bloom?”. The melodious inventiveness and refreshing vocals perfectly blend to generate a lyrical gem.
6. Pizzypresh- Follow Me Play
Nigerian Afrobeats and Afropop talent Pizzypresh presents a groovy and uplifting piece; the second project for the year. The single has elements of Nigerian pidgin; a choice of vocabulary that piques the interest of the listener as Nigerian pidgin intensifies in popularity. “Follow Me Play” draws inspiration from life in Nigeria, with diction that originates from the country. The song relates an incident of a woman captivated by money who falls into the trap of heightened expectations; a trap that has no escape this time. With this single, Pizzypresh heightens the notion that language is never a barrier to good music.
7. Sylvia Lee- Fly Away
Written and produced by Sylvia Lee, “Fly Away” is a beautiful and soothing lyrical piece that encompasses guitar pickings and calming tunes. The diction creates a relaxing atmosphere, along with ear-pleasing vocals; bringing the listener to a peaceful and relaxed state while reminiscing beautiful memories. The single is a perfect addition to your playlist.
8. Krewella – Drive Away
Powerful electronic dance duo Krewella (Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf) debuts another captivating and addictive tune titled “Drive Away”, a single from their latest studio album “The Body Never Lies”. The sister duo has many accomplishments and remarkable streaming numbers, highlighting their success after entering the music scene in 2012. ”Drive Away” is an alluring piece, with mind-blowing vocals and a memorable blend of beats, perfectly creating an unforgettable classic.
9. Gio- Remember
American rapper and singer Gio produces another distinctive and unique flow in his latest single “Remember”. The Electropop tune highlights Gio’s exceptional work in the music industry while touching on the subject of slight amnesia resulting from the stress of life. Gio’s matchless brilliance and skill make his songs a perfect attention-getting number.
10. Jhosy- Aurora
The Latino pop genre is a vast one full of talents and thus versatility. New in the scene but talented in every right, Jhosy proves to be a force to reckon with after the release of his project. Produced by Joe on the Beat & Frank Design, the single “Aurora” is an ideal Latino Pop song that emphasizes feelings for a love interest. The idiosyncrasy of the single is highlighted with beautiful and mesmerizing vocals that draw listeners in despite the possible language barrier.
11. 234BABY- Bitcoin Baby
Nigerian-based singer and songwriter 234Baby specializes in a form of Afrobeats music that contains fused elements from other genres. Bitcoin Baby calls attention to the pressures of the dating scene in Nigeria, as many opt for financially strong partners; a choice that pushes a lot of strain on men who are interested in them.
12. Oumou Sangaré- Wassulu Don
From the upcoming album Timbuktu, the single “Wassulu Don” is perfection. Noted for exquisite traditional and cultural music, Oumou Sangarè adds another single to a praiseworthy profile. The single is a piece of captivating traditional music from Mali, with elements of West African music. Sangarè expresses her pride for Wassulu, her native hometown. She does it so magically that it has everyone drawn into the West African vibe despite the lyrics being in Bambara. If you ever need a divine cultural music addition to your playlist then this is a well-informed choice.
13. Toné Vicioso & Aumbata- Mujer del Caribe
“Mujer del Caribe” follows the release of “Amor de 11 Anos” in 2021. The single contains all the elements of beautiful traditional Spanish music with a little modern twist with the beats, as apparent by the works of composer Tonè Vicioso. The smooth, likable and interesting rhythmic patterns in the song make it a great addition to your playlist
14. JAN. II – LETDXWN
Released from the camp of 2NDSNDS, “Letdxwn” is a single by JAN. II. The artist demonstrates the elements of Pop Punk and Emo music, with emotional rawness and inventive noise. The guitar dynamics and attention-commanding lyrics reveal the creativity of JAN. II as an artist. Letdxwn is definitely a project worth listening to.
15. Kat Penkin – Checkmate
Angelic British vocalist Kat Penkin touches on the subject of unhealthy love in her first release for 2022 (a contemporary R&B song with elements of Pop music). The single follows another commendable project, “Love Sex Fame” in December 2021. The released visuals along with captivating and relatable vocals magnify and depict the emotional turmoil and pain associated with unhealthy relationships.