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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: THE BEST MUSIC OF THE WEEK

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: THE BEST MUSIC OF THE WEEK


It’s New Music Friday! Check out the best in music for the week ending on September 10th…


TRB is back with another brilliant week of amazing talent catchy new tunes! Leading off the week is LaLisa from BLACKPINK who just made her solo debut. The BLACKPINK member released a double single, headed by Hip-Hop meets world fusion single, “LALISA”. The visuals for the track are eye-catching with the artist showcasing her skills as a rapper, dancer, and singer in various worlds. Oxford Indie-Pop Glass Animals dropped a funky new dance-pop number “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)”. It’s the first music from the band since last Summer’s Dreamland. And features dance-centric visuals directed by Drew Kirsch. Chlöe Bailey of the sister duo, Chlöe x Halle has also gone solo with a club-ready banger titled “Have Mercy”. Peep the cameo from Beyonce’s mom Tina Knowles in the music video. Both sisters are on Beyonce’s Parkland Entertainment. Pop phenom Ed Sheeran drops another solid pop banger with the sweet “Shivers”. It’s the latest off his upcoming fourth studio album “=”. Capitol’s Troye Sivan drops a beautiful 80’s tinged Synth Wave ode to finding the perfect love with “Angel Baby”. Prince of Reggaeton J Balvin returns with “JOSE”. A bold genre-fusing album of fun Latin pop. You can listen to the album including my favorite track, “Una Nota” here. Neo-Soul diva Ari Lennox releases the “Pressure” on her simmering new R&B bop. While Sabrina Carpenter decides to take the plunge and start fresh on “Skinny Dipping”. Carpenter borrowing from 90s Soft Rock/Pop and artists like Lisa Loeb. Swedish Pop artist LÉON returns with her reflective new track “Dancer”. It’s her first new release since her sophomore record, ‘Apart’ in 2020.


Now for some fresh Indie tracks. We have thoughtful Alternative Pop from young Australia Singer-Songwriter Blake Rose. The track “Movie” is the second track from his forthcoming debut EP, ‘A World Gone By’ due out October 8th. Bubblegum Pop Singer Molly Moore teams up with NoMeBe for an infectious tropical pop jam “Marco Polo”. Indie Rock’s Wavy Trees bring a bit of 90s Grunge and nostalgia in their hard-hitting song “Hypocrite”. Lastly, Birmingham’s Rosie Tee forges an eclectic path on the experimental avant-garde track “Anchors”. You can listen to all the tracks mentioned in this article on an Apple Music playlist I made here or below.


https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/new-music-friday-september-10th/pl.u-oZylq61sR39bp4B


GUEST BLOG: INDEPENDENT POWER POP ARTIST YUI STONEWELL SHARES HER FAVORITE NOSTALGIC TUNES

GUEST BLOG: INDEPENDENT POWER POP ARTIST YUI STONEWELL SHARES HER FAVORITE NOSTALGIC TUNES


Today I wanted to highlight a Tokyo based Independent Electro-Pop artist that reached out personally. Her name is Yui Stonewell and she creates nostalgic Power Pop often with her creative partner and Brother. Her latest single ‘Invitation’ is out now and Yui has shared her favourite nostalgic tunes in light of.


Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls – This was one of my most favourite Spice Girls songs! I loved the melody, could sing it by heart and the younger version of me felt confident and super cute when I would sing this into my hairbrush!


Come On Over – Christina Aguilera – I particularly loved the music video for this song! I loved Christina’s dyed red streaks (I wanted to copy it so badly!) and this was definitely a song that made me jump up on the couch and sing out loud!


Tragedy – Steps – My whole family was obsessed with Steps! They had the most catchy songs with some simple choreography that fans could follow. I remember my little sister dancing to this when she was a baby and it was so adorable.

Mambo No. 5Lou Bega – Listening to this song now, I don’t think I should’ve been singing it as a child… but I LOVE it nonetheless! It’s still one of the catchiest melodies I’ve ever heard and it reminds me of the time when I sang this and danced around with my childhood friends!

I Try – Macy Gray – I remember listening to this song as a child and feeling oddly connected to it. Though I hadn’t experienced heartbreak or the intense feeling of missing someone far away at that point in my life, the simplicity and direct storytelling of the lyrics made me love this song. A song that has definitely stuck by me through the years.

Never Ever – All Saints – My brother (who is my current music & business partner) and I loved this song growing up. It was on all our mixtapes and I remember listening to it constantly to learn the lyrics. It has an amazing flow and the words are pieced together magically. Songwriting goals!

Sometimes – Britney Spears – The cutest love song – perfect for the tween heart! This was a popular slow dance song at middle school dance parties. I was one of those awkward kids who would walk out or go to the bathroom during a slow song though! I was never a good/confident dancer and I definitely wasn’t popular. But I loved and still love this song. Gotta love the 90s fade out at the end!

Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!! – Vengaboys – My best friend in elementary school liked this song and got me hooked! Such a fun song and never fails to lift my mood!


Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65 – This song literally blew my mind when I first heard it. It was stuck in my head (still is) and I could not listen to it enough. It’s repetitive, doesn’t really make sense and has a consistent beat… but it’s absolutely genius, in my opinion 🙂

Bring It All Back – S Club 7 – I really loved S Club 7 growing up! This song is special to me because friends and I choreographed a dance to this for a gym class assignment. It was scary, messy, and I can still remember feeling sick and nervous the day of the “performance”. I made it through though, and I actually covered this song with my friend last year! Available on YouTube!

Heaven’s What I Feel – Gloria Estefan – My dad loved this song when I was younger. It reminds me of him and brings back memories of driving around the city blasting this song in the car! I sang this song for my dad on Father’s Day recently and recorded a YouTube cover of it too.


You can listen to Yui’s full playlist below and didn’t her anecdotes on her absolute faves take you on a trip down memory lane!