“Bootleg Fireworks (Burning Up)” – Dillon Francis
Dillon Francis’ latest single mashes house music and reggaeton into an absolute club banger. Seriously people, this is the stuff you want to get down to on the dance floor. The video for the track is just as crazy as the song, with Francis’ giant bobblehead superimposed with lazers and a detachable mouth. It’s a little creepy but bobblehead Francis is having so much fun you’ll just want to party next to him.
“5AM in Toronto” – Drake
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Drake performs an ode to his hometown, Toronto, in his latest track. The production is nice and low key, letting Drake’s smart rhymes shine through. It appears as though Drake snapped and finally wanted to address his haters as he talks about his rise to stardom, his talent, and calls out those against him.
“Celebrate Tonight” – Allen Stone
Soul singer Allen Stone is young but seems to be wiser than most 25-year-olds I know and it doesn’t hurt that he has a great set of pipes. “Celebrate Tonight” is a cute jam about embracing happiness and joy in life. The video shows Stone playing a gig in a senior’s center, getting them to get up and dance together and enjoy life’s small moments.
“Jessica” – Major Lazer ft. Ezra Koenig
Vampire Weekend’s frontman Ezra Koening teams up with Major Lazer for the DJ duo’s latest single from their highly anticipated upcoming album. Koenig sounds completely different in this track, putting on a great fake Jamaican drawl, singing the entire track in reverb-drenched falsetto.
“StarWaves” – M83
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French electronic band M83 are the geniuses behind the music for Tom Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion. If you’re familiar with M83, you’ll recognize their signature spacey, atmospheric sound immediately. The track starts off quietly with a great ethereal quality, building up to a thundering peak. If the music is any indicator to how good the movie will be, Oblivion should be a hit in theatres.