“You and I” — Anjulie
Produced by Italian DJ Benny Benassi, Anjulie’s “You and I” combines a fun, danceable beat with lyrics you can sing along to. The Euro-track shows the Canadian artist’s versatility, as it’s a departure from her recently-released track “Headphones.” You can download “You and I” starting tomorrow!
“Anything Could Happen” — Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding first released a lyric video with fan submitted Instagram photos for “Anything Could Happen.” Now, the lead single from her second studio album Halycon finally has an official music video. The video is about Goulding and her soulmate getting into a car accident and is filmed on a beautiful beach in Malibu. This isn’t your typical car crash though, as the beach is littered with shining spheres, mirrored pyramids. Goulding herself wears a flowing gown. It’s a pretty heart-wrenching video and hopefully isn’t a metaphor for her real life relationship with DJ Skrillex!
“Oath” — Cher Lloyd
Our favourite sassy British pop queen Cher Lloyd is back with an oath to sticking by her best friend forever. In the song, she reminisces about insane times she and her BFF had when they were younger — sneaking out of their houses, making fun of each other for being lazy and crashing their parents’ car (personally I would have been grounded until I was 50 if I even attempted to drive my dad’s new car!). It’s a cute, fun track and Lloyd starts it off with that bratty rapping she’s becoming oh-so-famous for.
“Feel Again” — One Republic
One Republic’s lead single “Feel Again,” off their upcoming untitled third album has a great initiative attached to it. Ad Agency BBDO created The Heartbeat Project and recorded heartbeats of healthy children in third world countries to support Save the Children’s Every Beat Matters Campaign. One Republic’s “Feel Again” is inspired by these heartbeats, with rhythmic clapping laced through the song. It’s a great, catchy lead single and proceeds will be donated to the Heartbeats Project. It’s nice to see the boys of One Republic giving back to those less fortunate.
“Clique” — Kanye West ft. Jay Z & Big Sean
Apparently Kanye West is extremely proud of his clique and wants everyone to know it. “Clique” is Kanye’s new track with Jay-Z and Big Sean and 30 seconds in, it’s obvious this is going to be a club banger. The rhymes are tight and the dramatic accompanying drums and ethnic strings take the track to a whole new level.
“People I Love” — English Words
Canadian East Coast indie rockers English Words party in true P.E.I. style in the video for their debut single “People I Love.” The band hosts a cottage party every year and for their first official single’s music video they decided to film their most recent rager to create the video. I always heard East Coasters knew how to party, but this video is living proof that Prince Edward Island is good for more than just potatoes. With reverb drenched vocals and dreamy harmony, the video and track mesh together well and is a great final song of the summer. If anyone has close ties with English Words, hook a sister up, I would love to join in the fun! Pick up English Words’ debut album Red Potion on Sept. 18.