“Homeland” by Chord Overstreet

He is now a fully grown man yet he never fails to look back where he came from. After an impressive stint playing Sam Evans on Glee, Chord Overstreet has come into his own channeling his reflections against tightly-wound old-school pop-rock sound in his debut single, “Homeland”. Overstreet finds his Nashville roots important to him….

“Capsize” by Frenship feat. Emily Warren

There is strength in number. And in the case of chart-climbing single “Capsize”, it takes a trio to expound its message with universal lyrics cascading into a tropical vibe. LA production duo Brett Hite and James Sunderland aka Frenship put together an impeccably crafted soundscape assisted by the delicate RNB-tinged vocal and expansive songwriting of Emily…

“Fake Love” by Drake

If you’re reading this, it’s really too late. Drake has just coughed up 4 slices of new songs from his latest “playlist project” called “More Life” due in December. And two of these, “Fake Love” and “Sneakin” are definitely outdoing each other on charts and streaming sites. “Fake Love” premiered during an episode of OVO…

“I Got You” by Bebe Rexha

Clearly, Bebe Rexha’s time has come. After her breakout club banger in “No More Hearts” with Nicki Minaj, an uncredited salacious verses on David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” crying: “I wanna hear you calling my name, hey mama” an introspective and emotive sweep with rapper G-Eazy in “Me, Myself & I” and the 50 shades of…

“By Your Side” by Jonas Blue feat. RAYE

After he set his tropical house remix atop Dakota’s impressive reading of Tracy Chapman’s classic “Fast Car”, British DJ and music producer Jonas Blue enlisted “September Song” singer JP Cooper into the beach-ready summer smash hit “Perfect Strangers” which peaked at no. 2 in singles chart and still enjoying heavy streaming and radio plays. This…

“Way Up” by Austin Mahone

Everything you expect from pop-R&B artist Austin Mahone is in his latest mixtape. “This is Not the Album” may not be his debut yet, but coming up with 19 slices of first-rate co-writes, spot-on interpolation, and a host of collaborations with VIP like Chris Brown, Beck G, Sage the Gemini, and T-Pain, among others— this is…

“Rockabye” by Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

The bad news: Long-time friend and violinist Neil Amin-Smith has left Grammy-award winning Clean Bandit. The good news: The remaining members–Grace, Jack, and Luke have continued to unearth electronic and organic creations that tackle intensely evocative and personal theme such as single parenthood. The best news: This electronic collective has enlisted Jamaican hip-hop heavyweight Sean…

“Yesterday’s Song” by Hunter Hayes

Good country music cannot be rushed, so that leaves Hunter Hayes plenty of time to fine tune his comp of cuts into a solid follow-up to his last year’s EP, 21. Apparently, Hayes is always worth the wait dishing up pop-country slogs in spades that fittingly represent his generation if not his inner thoughts. His latest…

“Fresh Eyes” by Andy Grammer

Whoever says romance is dead does not have Andy Grammer’s “Fresh Eyes”. The “Honey I’m Good” hitmaker still wears his heart on his sleeves as he aces lovestruck anthems wrapped in bigger singalong refrains and loose-limbed ambling that swells with energy if not production savvy. For his latest single from his upcoming album, Grammer tempers…

“Parade” by Jake Miller

Dazed and confused he is not. Jake Miller’s long waited return to pop is putting the singer-songwriter’s lyrical confidence to good use setting his most sincere emotions atop sharp hooks and unforced grooves in seven gorgeous slices in his new EP, “Overnight”. As he continues to spin tales of bad breakups and failing relationships, Miller…

“Famous” by Nathan Sykes

It’s a fine soundtrack to lovelorn laments. But what sets Nathan Sykes apart from other artists is his ability to infuse his stunningly powerful vocal pipes in soaring constructs that can hit the sweet spot between doo-wop fare and classic soul. To whet his fans’ appetite for the release of his debut full length, Unfinished…

“Shout Out to My Ex” by Little Mix

The ladies are back unleashing sassy power and tossing squeaky drawl in their latest break-up anthem, “Shout Out to My Ex” from their upcoming album, “Glory Days”. This time, the four-piece British girl group Little Mix are a bit bad-ass throwing bon mots strung in cryptic barbs at their exes. The theme may sound dated, but…