Logic’s Anti-Suicide Anthem “1-800-273-8255” Hits Close to Home

For anyone who has a friend, a family member, or a relative who forfeited his life due to depression or rejection, “1-800-273-8255″ is a relatable track that forces you to give suicide a really hard look. The titular phone number is the hotline for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In this track, American rapper Logic of…

Country Singer Risa Binder Goes on a Rampage

Nashville sweetheart Risa Binder packs a punch and yep, breaks things in her new single “You Haul”, from her upcoming EP. Mish-mashing country-pop tropes and style into vibrantly upbeat party vibe that celebrates breakup, the Maryland native balances empowering and topic lyrics with massive hand clap beat atop convivial atmosphere. Binder has gone past her…

Zayn Returns to Pop Form in Dusk Till Dawn

British singer Zayn continues his streak of musical success by adding familiar layers of pop power ballad in a hit collab with Australian singer Sia in “Dusk Till Dawn“. DTD woos us with a template of quiet-loud dynamics that explodes into a skybound ecclesiastical chorus that is found mostly in Sia’s tried-and-tested rock stadium formula…

“Parties” by Jake Miller

Patience is a virtue for American singer Jake Miller as he takes his own sweet time easing into a punchier R&B fare, slowly picking up the pace for his self-produced album “2:00 am in LA”. In an interview, Miller said of the album: “I’m the most proud of it because I channeled every single motion…

“Strip That Down” by Liam Payne

Former 1D member Liam Payne is treading a familiar terrain with rhythmic-pop solo debut in “Strip That Down” featuring Quavo of Migos trio. Liam has never got the attention he deserves but with this Ed Sheeran-penned banger, the 23-year old Brit pop singer is poised to put his head and shoulders above the pack. “Strip…

“Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller

DJ Khaled just knows how to make an entrance. His fourth single lifted from “Grateful” struts and swaggers through a sleazy, salacious, and nostalgic riff-fest that heavily relies on star power. “Wild Thoughts” seemingly is up for a summer theme as early as now as it gains momentum on streaming sites and charts easily becoming…

“Crying in the Club” by Camila Cabello

“Why did you leave me here to burn?/ I’m way too young to be this hurt.” These are strong openers from Camila Cabello in her first solo outfit “Crying in the Club” from her upcoming album “The Hurting The Healing The Loving”. The much-anticipated album is expected to be bouncing between cuts of her emotional…

“Strangers” by Halsey feat. Lauren Jauregui

Hello, strangers. After detouring into everything from EDM-assisted no. 1 song “Closer” to uber-contemporary production elements of “Now or Never”, Halsey is back with a genre-defying single “Strangers” from hopelessfountainkingdom album. “Strangers” features Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui on a soft, 80’s inspired sonic surprise that sounds brazen and bold yet lyrically mature voiced with…

“There for You” by Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan

There’s aplenty. Glitchy stark trap beats and artsy touches by Dutch DJ producer Martin Garrix who has never run out of steam with his archetypal electronics ingenuity after umpteen collaborations with top artists like Bebe Rexha and Dua Lipa, let alone a rich trove of lush and slick electronics-mandated constructs under his belt since his…

“Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld has slowly embraced the concept of becoming the next big thing with her continuous exploration for a niche since she broke into stardom with “Starving” and “Love Myself”. The result is naturally varied flitting between euphoric pop and club-ready tropical house experimenting between rap-assisted “At My Best” with Machine Gun Kelly and plain…

“Lust for Life” by Lana Del Rey feat. The Weeknd

Nothing seems to beat a collaboration like Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd. For the third time, two of the biggest names in the music industry today have paired up to dish out a smoky atmospheric excursion and cryptically titled song “Lust for Life”. Del Rey was fresh off from her latest hit “Love” about…

“Surefire” by John Legend

King of Soul John Legend celebrates borderless love with gritty video and heaviosity for new single “Surefire”, a sophomore offering appearing in “Darkness and Light” album which centers on interracial love struggling against the the tale of deportation and racial discrimination. Directed by Cole Wiley, the new video gets understandably serious with Legend’s breathy quaver…