by Jade Glaister
Just a quick question before we dive into some music updates over the past few weeks: do you remember the 21st night of September? I hope so, but more importantly I hope that you listened to the iconic “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire at least once on September 21st because the opportunity to scream those famous lyrics is too rare.
Moving on to some new album releases, The Band CAMINO has given us plenty of fantastic hits with their recent self titled album. This album is full of honesty as they sing about various phases of life, causing listeners to want to dance and cry at the same time. With a similar style, Colony House released their EP “Rotten Tomatoes,” which is full of great songs that I can’t get out of my head. From the video game “Life is Strange: True Colors,” mxmtoon released an EP with songs that she created for the game. Another outstanding EP is “Changes” by Hayd, a singer who never fails to make extremely sad and moving music. This EP is no exception as every song should be listened to while staring out the window on a rainy day, watching droplets drip down… to name one setting.
As for recently released singles, I still have not recovered from Taylor Swift’s release of “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” that surprised fans everywhere. This, along with The Lumineers recent announcement of a new album in January through the release of their song “BRIGHTSIDE,” has created an extremely exciting week in the music industry. Other great singles that have been released are: “Dancer” by LÉON, “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran, “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” by Glass Animals, “The Anonymous Ones” by SZA, “Skinny Dipping” by Sabrina Carpenter, “Nothing Else Matters” by Dermot Kennedy, “C’est La Vie” by Surfaces and Thomas Rhett, “I think I” by Ben Kessler and Lizzy McAlpine, “Record Player (with AJR)” by Daisy the Great and AJR, “No One Can Fix Me” by Frawley, “Older” by Alec Benjamin, “Make of It” by Half Alive, “Therapist’ by Jeremy Zucker, “Who’s In Your Head” by the Jonas Brothers, “I FEEL IT (with Burna Boy)” by Jon Bellion and Burna Boy, “friendship” by carwash, “Playlist” by James TW, “Fire In Your House (feat. Johnny Clegg & Jesse Clegg)” by WALK THE MOON, “Blood on My Hands” by Five For Fighting, “Someone Like You” by Noah Kahan feat. Joy Oladokun, “When The World Was Mine” by Bad Suns, and “Colors and Shapes” by Mac Miller. Also, if you’re looking for some fantastic study tunes to help you through midterms, check out Spotify’s recent playlist “Soundtracks for Study,” featuring many great pieces by Alexandre Desplat and James Horner.