New Music Round Up – 04/07/17

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Welcome back to this CelebMix’s New Music Round Up! We’re now officially over halfway through the year, and it seems that our favourite artists are ready to kick off the latter half of 2017 with some incredible new songs.

During the past week, we’ve seen superb new offerings from CM favourites OneRepublic, Rudimental and James Arthur, and Adam Lambert, all of which have firmly been on repeat over the weekend. There were also new releases from the likes of Alexandra Stan, Jake Quickenden, and Samantha Harvey, all of whom have been championed by CelebMix in the past.

Additionally, we’ve already shared new songs from Matt Koelsch, Barei, Jena Rose, and Sharlene-Monique. In terms of albums, this week’s one to watch is the impeccable Calvin Harris who released his fifth studio record.

Whilst we’ve already shared some awesome new tracks with you over the past few days, CelebMix is the gift that keeps on giving. We’ve rounded up another eight songs which deserve your attention and a spot on your new playlist. Check them out below!

Bianca Ryan – ‘Man Down’

Bianca is back with ‘Man Down’, the third single from her forthcoming EP Part One – The Reintroduction. Talking about the song, she said: “This song digs a little deeper than skin surface and definitely shows a more vulnerable side of me lyrically and vocally. This song takes you on a little walk through my past. The whole break-up-make-up pattern & how I thought I had it but it just became to be too much for me to handle. I compared my relationship to a war zone because at that time in my relationship I constantly felt like I was in the front lines, taking a risk & making a big sacrifice by staying. Eventually I had to walk for the last time & call it Man Down. I know a lot of people have been through this where they had their whole life planned with a person, to have it all just blow up & then a new road in a completely new direction appear.” ‘Man Down’ follows on from ‘One Day’ and ‘What I Gotta Do’.

‘Man Down’ is available now.

J Balvin – ‘Mi Gente’

Latin sensation J Balvin continues to wow fans worldwide with his new release, ‘Mi Gente’. Teaming up with Willy William, the song has an infectious beat and is bound to be a party anthem this summer. Fun fact for you – J Balvin is the #2 artist with the most songs in the Spotify Global Chart and is surpassed only by Ed Sheeran!

Daecolm – ‘Dancing Queen’

ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ is such an iconic song, that you’ve either got to be incredibly brave or incredibly stupid to try and give it your own spin. However, Daecolm has successfully taken on the challenge, bringing the classic offering into 2017 with a slick RnB vibe which is truly irresistible. His version of ‘Dancing Queen’ still makes us want to dance, but in a slow jam kind of way, no cheesy moves in sight.

Eloïse – ‘Marie Antoinette’

‘Marie Antoinette’ is the new single from 18-year-old newcomer Eloïse, which is taken from her EP of the same name. ‘Marie Antoinette’ is a dark offering which sees the singer take on a cynical view of the cliché ‘crime of passion’ ideology. Eloïse’s haunting vocals are truly distinctive, and her pop/electronica combo is something which is much needed in today’s industry. The singer first came onto the scene at the end of last year and despite still studying for her A Levels, Eloïse has already shown a maturity beyond her years and a talent which needs to be shared with the world.

 

Kap Slap & Cal – ‘F–kin Amazing’

Kap Slap (aka Jared Lucas) has teamed up with Timeflies’ Cal for a summery bop called ‘F–kin Amazing’. The track is a combination Kap’s production ability with Cal’s freestyling skills, and aims to “remind fans not to get caught up in anyone’s selfish games and stay true to themselves because that’s what makes them so ‘f–king amazing’.”

Made in June – ‘City Lights’

Dutch DJ/producer Made in June is back with part two of her story, ‘City Lights’. The track follows on from the previously released ‘A Train’. ‘City Lights’ is a deep house track which hooks you in from the off. Laden with infectious summer beats, the track is made complete by the addition of vocals from Jalise Romy. Speaking about the song, she said: “‘City Lights’ is my most personal track so far. Hopefully people will find themselves in the song, because it’s time to show the real me.”

Caitlyn Scarlett – ‘Human, Being’

‘Human, Being’ is the latest single from rising star Caitlyn Scarlett. The track is about Caitlyn’s animosity towards technology and mainstream media. Fun fact for you, but she doesn’t own a TV by choice – by constantly absorbing herself in music, she has become a lot more cautious about the social media world which is refreshing. Speaking about the song, Caitlyn said: “Nowadays I think a lot of people are more concerned about how their life looks rather than how it feels. The line ‘how many reasons do you need to get to the garden?’ is a lyrical reference to the Joni Mitchell song ‘Woodstock’ in which she sings ‘We are stardust, we are golden and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden’, which is a notion I’ve always really related to.”

DVBBS & CMC$ – ‘Parallel Lines’ (ft. Happy Sometimes)

Canadian music duo DVBBS have teamed up with CMC$ and Happy Sometimes for their new track ‘Parallel Lines’. It’s the second offering from their forthcoming EP, and their second collaboration with CMC$. The uplifting dance track is bound to be a huge hit this summer. Laden with flaring synths and drums, the track is completely anthemic. Happy Sometimes offers a breathy vocal too, which adds to the euphoric song.

Neon Tiger – ‘Neon Rose’ feat. Coyle Girelli

‘Neon Rose’ is the new single from Neon Tiger, which also features Coyle Girelli. The infectious offering will resonate with anyone who finds an escape in live music. The electronic track is hypnotic and echoes inspiration from the likes of Daft Punk. The Chevin’s Coyle Girelli provides the vocal on the track, creating a dreamy effect.

Which was your favourite new music release this week? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix

Written by Katrina Rees

I’m Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I’m a writer, charity shop manager, boyband lover and all round music fanatic.
Twitter: @lifeofkatrina
Email: katrinanaomirees@gmail.com

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