“Havana” Defines Camila Cabello’s Solo Prospect

After leaving Fifth Harmony, Cuban-born American sweetheart Camila Cabello is set to find her own voice with the upcoming release of her solo album, ” The Hurting, The Healing, The Loving”. Though the diminutive diva has set forth her own sails by sampling, experimenting, and layering pasages into soundscapes that leave traces of her roots…

Sam Smith’s Latest Single is Poignant

Sam Smith can’t please everyone but it won’t stop him from trying. His latest slice “Too Good at Goodbyes” from his sophomore album hedges its bets by checking as many boxes as he can from his delicate bluesy croon spun to a boundlessly synthesis of piano and finger-snapping good melancholic gospel-house balladry to the sobby…

Alex Angelo Proves He’s No One-Trick Pony

At a glance, this rail-thin pretty boy with looks and moves that make the young girls swoon may just be the latest vapid teen pop idol to hit your screen. But look closer, internet sensation Alex Angelo isn’t just a one-trick pony who just hitch-hikes on the latest vibes. His latest single “Run It Back”…

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…