With new music releases from pop juggernauts like Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran already on repeat, 2017 seems like another #lit year in the music scene. We recommend new tracks you need to put on your playlist ASAP.
1. Lorde – Green Light
It’s been an arduous 4-year wait since the last album from 20-year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor, as we watched her win Grammys, become inducted in the Swift Squad and end her long-term relationship with photographer James Lowe. But it’s so worth it. ‘Green Light’, the first single from the singer’s upcoming album Melodrama, opens with her moody, distinct voice over a haunting piano background, before unexpectedly switching keys and bursting with a drum loop and borderline EDM chorus. The instant earworm is a track best heard to be believed, and will have you craving for the summer release of the rest of her new music.
Watch Lorde lose her inhibitions in ‘Green Light’ below:
2. Coldplay – Hypnotised
While rumours have been swirling about the legendary band’s future and possible disbandment, we still have their two sold-out shows in Singapore at the end of this month to look forward to! And will-they-won’t-they aside, you’d be glad to know Chris Martin and co. still have some treats up their sleeve for us adoring fans. ‘Hypnotised’ is the second song released from their forthcoming Kaleidoscope EP – following recent party anthem ‘Something Just Like This’ with The Chainsmokers – marking more unheard tracks on the way. While the sparkly, emotional ballad certainly hypnotises, it’s nothing original from our favourite Brit heroes.
Check out trippy scenic views of nature in the lyric video:
3. Little Mix – No More Sad Songs (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
Is it just us or is Little Mix totally killin’ it right now? After recently scooping up Best British Single for ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ at the BRIT Awards, the awesome foursome have also announced their next single to be Glory Days track ‘No More Sad Songs’ – but a new version featuring guest vocals from rap’s resident bad boy Machine Gun Kelly! The song opening’s uncanny resemblance to David Guetta’s ‘This One’s For You’ aside, the track is an absolute banger. MGK’s attitude-filled verse takes the song to another level from its original, indicating another smash in the works for Little Mix. Look out for the cowboy-themed music video as well soon!
4. B.A.P. – Wake Me Up
Part rock, part rap; the boys of B.A.P are fully back with their new single ‘Wake Me Up’. Driven by a synth-heavy thumping beat, the song marks a return to form as a full group with Bang Yong Guk finally making his comeback following a hiatus. The track is one of three new songs released off the band’s new Rose single album, available right now!
Watch the riotous video for ‘Wake Me Up’:
5. Iggy Azalea – Can’t Lose (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
Aussie’s fanciest rapper might have had a quiet past year sans guest judging on The X Factor Australia, but Iggy Azalea is ready to step back into the rap game and claim her throne. Featuring up and coming MC Lil Uzi Vert, Iggy Iggs proves she still has her winning attitude, spitting rhymes over a new track aptly titled ‘Can’t Lose’. Released as a surprise teaser to fans from her highly anticipated upcoming album Digital Distortion, it’ll whet our appetite for new music in the meantime.
Which other artists are you waiting for new music from? Tell us your most anticipated comeback in the comments below!