“When I was Your Man” – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars takes some tips from the likes of Adele and Taylor Swift in his new single “When I Was Your Man,” singing about a past relationship gone wrong. Over a piano, Mars’ smooth vocals carry the track as he sings earnestly about the mess he made of a relationship and the woman he let get away. Mars actually tweeted about how nervous he was before releasing the track so we can assume the song reflects on real life experiences. If you like ballads, this one will tug at your heart strings for sure. Bruno Mars’ new album Unorthodox Jukebox drops tomorrow.
“G.O.O.D. Morning” – 2 Chainz
2 Chainz is living the G.O.O.D. life in his new track “G.O.O.D. Morning,” and the man has clearly reached a high point in his career. We watch him traipse around Paris spending obscene amounts of money at designer stores like Louis Vitton and Versace, get photographed by paparazzi (‘please, no pictures!’), rap for a wild crowd, and get recognized everywhere he goes. Oh, and what better way to start his great day than a little wake and bake? In other exciting 2 Chainz news, look out for an upcoming collab with Korean rapper Psy, produced by Diplo!
“Don’t Save Me” – Haim
The Haim sisters just dropped a new video for their latest single “Don’t Save Me,” which sees the ladies playing basketball in a dark court, performing in a parking lot, and chilling in an underground bunker. The California band describes themselves as ‘nu-folk meets 90s R&B’ and while it’s a mouthful, it’s a pretty accurate description. Lead vocalist Danielle’s charmingly imperfect voice mixed with hard beats and old school synth, makes this track worth jamming out to. Haim will release a full-length album early next year.
“Say You’re Just a Friend” – Austin Mahone
Austin Mahone, a.k.a. Justin Beiber 2.0 is quickly making a name for himself in the pop music scene. Not only will he be touring with Taylor Swift, but his new single features the one and only Flo-Rida. Mahone just released his own version of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend,” which Mario also covered in 2002 to huge success. Mahone’s cover is more pop-ified than Mario’s smooth R&B version, but the kid is 16 so it makes sense. Flo-Ride joins in on the fun at the end, but we know Flo has no issues on the women front, right? I would definitely suggest keeping an eye on Mahone in the future.
“I Feel It In My Bones” – The Killers
I work in a retail store and I can safely say one of the worst times to be working is during the Christmas time simply because of the Christmas carols playing incessantly all day. But what’s a gal to do who still wants to keep the Christmas spirit alive? Enter The Killers and Ryan Pardey, who just released “I Feel It In My Bones,” a Christmas themed track with all the usual Killers elements like Brandon Flowers’ soaring voice, 80s inspired guitars, and dark imagery. Even the most Scrooge-like person can’t say no to this.