A drop in temperature not only means a new school year but also the ushering of a new crop of music that will help us get through the upcoming cold months. Here are just a couple of tracks we’re loving right now.
“Team” by Lorde
The 16-year-old wunderkind from New Zealand is at it again. After her song “Royals” swiftly climbed the charts to the surprise of everyone (it’s currently sitting in the number three position), Lorde isn’t ready to let go of the spotlight so quickly. Her new single “Team” may not be primed for instant radio success but you should add it to your favourite playlist anyways — it’s that good.
“Wait For A Minute” by Justin Bieber featuring Tyga
Is this the new music Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun was talking about? If so, it’s out a month too early but we’re not complaining. Featuring Tyga, we can’t help but be reminded of his previous hit, “Boyfriend” but for all the right reasons. We’re digging his whispery vocals and more mature sound — it’s almost Justin Timberlake-like, a compliment of the highest order. Bieber is all grown up and we’re shedding proud tears.
“Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus didn’t need to get naked to get our attention. Honestly, we’re all ears the moment she starts singing (it was her “Jolene” cover that convinced us she would be a powerhouse to be reckoned with). Her new single “Wrecking Ball” is our new go-to break-up song thanks to Miley’s emotional vocals. We just hope this song isn’t entirely based off her own experiences; we still think she and her fiancé Liam Hemsworth make a great couple.
“Never Change” by Paige Morgan
Because we can’t be curled up into balls of emotions all season long, we’ll have to turn on Paige Morgan’s “Never Change” to get us out of our cold day funk. The 20-year-old Canadian singer’s poppy tune is our new guilty pleasure; its fun and upbeat sound has us busting out our terrible dance moves to the dismay of our friends and random strangers. Look out for her album in 2014.