Written by: Karyah Foster
Spring has (finally) sprung, and the heap of music that been released lately is both enthralling and enjoyable! Here is just a touch of what music has been released into the world for the betterment of our ears.
Better Things – DYLN
Better Things is an electro-pop anthem, by Canadian born, New-York based singer DYLN. By stating that she has “better things to do”, DYLN proves that we all have the power to walk away from different situations that we don’t want any part of. This is DYLN’s first single under this artist name. Previously, she went by the name Stef Lang, so you may recognize her voice from the songs Mr. Immature and Burn it to the Ground. This is a great leading single from DYLN, and I cannot wait for the next music that she will release.
You can stream Better Things on Spotify and Sound Cloud or buy it on iTunes or Google Play. A music video should be dropping on YouTube soon, but until then, you can learn the lyrics here:
More Life – Drake
Drake has finally released More Life, which many fans have been anticipating since late 2016. Though Drake did release three songs that most would believe were to be part of the final production of More Life, only one, Fake Love, ended up making to the album, while Two Birds, One Stone and Sneakin’ are left to remain songs unattached to an album or to the More Life playlist. I like how there is basically a mix of different sounds within the playlist. Blem, sounds different from Passionfruit which sounds different from Portland, which all put together equals a really great playlist. Not to mention Drake has a few special guests on the playlist, including Travis Scott, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kanye West and 2 Chainz, this playlist is really full of different, but a good kind of different.
You can of course stream the playlist on Spotify or buy it on iTunes or Google Play, and listen to some of the songs on 94.7 Hits FM.
Work the Middle – Alex Aiono
Okay, so this song has been out for a couple of months now, but it’s a new discovery to me. I think we all pretty much know Alex Aiono, from his awesome YouTube covers, but he has finally released his own single. It’s a pretty good first single for Aiono, and not gonna lie, I dance around to it in my room. Recently signing to Interscope Records, this creator, influencer and musician has provided an infectious beat in his song that really makes us want to “work the middle!”
Here’s the music video, in case you want to learn some of Alex’s choreography! Don’t forget to buy his first single and stream it as well!
Good Life – G-Eazy & Kehlani
Since the past few years, a new Fast & the Furious movie equals another awesome new collaboration. For the newest instalment in the franchise, G-Eazy and Kehlani have teamed up on the song Good Life which was released on the newest Fate & the Furious movie which premiered in theatres on April 14th, the same day that the soundtrack dropped. I really like this collaboration. It has good theme and lyrics to get you going and forget all of the not so good things that have happened. All in all, it’s a feel good song that helps you remember to forget about all those jealous haters (and trust, we all have some people in our lives we need to forget). This will definitely be part of my summer playlist!
Linked is the music video! Make sure to check out both Kehlani and G-Eazy on their social media and iTunes, Spotify and Google Play!
American Teen – Khalid
An upcoming R&B artist, Khalid, has released his debut album American Teen, at the beginning of March, meaning that many of us have been vibing to his music for over a month already. I like the slow vibes of his album, giving the summer feels. One of my favourites from the album would have to be Coaster. Speaking about how he once loved someone, and now he knows better that they were not good for him, is something we all could relate to.
You can stream his album on Spotify or buy it on iTunes or Google Play.