Late summer/fall/Pumpkin Spice Latte season is my absolute favourite time of year for new music. Nearly all your faves have new music out which is perfect for getting over your back to school blues. Here is what we’re rapidly shuffling through our iPods to hear this week.
“Heart Out” by The 1975
We don’t know what is in the water in Manchester, but they churn out some seriously great bands (Oasis, anyone?). The 1975 are the latest amazing band to come out of the English town. Off of their self-titled debut album, this song is a particular favourite of ours. Make sure to keep your eyes out for them as they’re going to be massive. One Direction’s Harry Styles is already a fan.
“Skip To The Good Bit” by Rizzle Kicks
This song off the duo’s second album will have you dancing on your way to class. Their sophomore offering, Roaring 20s, is the perfect mix of poignant lyrics about the follies of youth and retro eighties-style production. There isn’t a track on here that won’t grab your attention, but this one showcases everything that Jordan and Harley do best.
“Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake
According to iTunes, I have played this song 37 times since downloading it two weeks ago. I’m not exaggerating; It’s that good. As a certified Drake fangirl (“Champagne Mami”?), I absolutely love it when Drizzy sings on his songs, and this one has me drooling with anticipation for his upcoming studio album, Nothing Was The Same (and no, I did not give in to the leak).
“Safe And Sound” by Capital Cities
This song wins the “last week’s best earworm” award as we can hardly turn on the radio and not hear it. At first it was annoying but the sweet lyrics won us over. You win this round Top 40 radio….
“La Da Dee by Cody Simpson
This song is almost as adorable is Cody Simpson is, with its light ukulele strumming and cute but not overly sappy lyrics. The added bonus is that Cody does some adorable dancing in the video (all while interacting with characters from the Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs movie) which is enough to make us positively weak in the knees.
“Wake Me Up” by Avicii
Rounding off our list is this ridiculously catchy number by Avicii. The country inspired vocals (by Aloe Blacc) are something a little bit different from what we normally hear from the DJ which gives the song a refreshing twist from all the other EDM and EDM-inspired songs on the radio today. It gets better every time you play it (trust me, I haven’t been able to stop listening) – just make sure your headphones are turned all the way up!