V’s New Music Round-Up

V’s New Music Round-Up

V’s New Music Round-Up

Here are some of the best and biggest releases of the week

Here are some of the best and biggest releases of the week

Text: Ahad Sanwari

Hello and welcome! Tired of listening to your same ol’ playlist on loop every week? Want a new emotional rollercoaster to throw yourself into? Then welcome to V’s new music round-up, where we tune you into some of the week’s biggest and best releases, whether they be singles or albums.

Here’s this week’s top picks:

Positions (Ariana Grande)

Ariana Grande’s sixth studio album looks poised to become her newest number one record…and it’s only been out for half a day. Positions comes lined with Grande’s signature pop + R&B flair and has the potential to give you at least a few tunes to add to your rotating playlist. But mostly great make-out music.

Love Goes (Sam Smith)

Sam Smith’s new album is the singer’s ode to heartbreak. While their earlier albums played more to the idea of love and grief, this one feels way more real, considering they actually went through it themselves. It feels like you’re reading a page out of their diary and is a beautifully personal journey into Smith’s mind.

“Actually Vote” (Keke Palmer)

While this was not the release you were expecting, this is the release you needed. Palmer released this song to encourage voters, especially young ones, to get out to the polls and get the vote going. With the elections right around the corner, it’s an especially pertinent tune. But it’s also extremely catchy and spotlights Palmer’s excellent gospel-like chops and rapping skills.

“It’s Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries” (Carly Rae Jepsen)

From right around the corner to “is this too soon?” Carly Rae Jepsen drops the first Christmas banger of the year. The song celebrates a dysfunctional yuletide celebration, where the present is tearful chaos. The song is an upbeat, dance heavy, synth-pop dream that could fit in right at a club. But don’t worry, some good jingle bells and “ho, ho, ho”s make their way in, too.

“No Drama” (Becky G and Ozuna)

Latin pop idols Becky G and Ozuna keep the whiplash of the timelines going with their new summer throwback track, “No Drama.” The two effectively trade verses in this smooth song that should, suffice it to say, give you the heat you’re craving on a cold Fall day (unless you don’t live on the East coast).

“Paradise” (MEDUZA ft. Dermot Kennedy)

The Grammy-nominated Italian production trio’s collab with Dermot Kennedy is a feat of knowing when to allow the beat to let up and then come back in, creating a dark and moody electro-pop track. The Irish Kennedy’s deep vocals are the perfect cherry on top for a song that would fit perfectly on a run or on the Eurovision Song Contest stage.

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