03/15/21 - New Music Monday
Updated: Mar 21, 2021
Most of the country is either recovering from winter storm Xylia or are bracing for it. I was just beginning to enjoy spring so this feels like a rude slap in the face and a reminder that crummy February isn't that far behind us. This week we have some excellent music for you... read on and take a listen.
We find comfort in acknowledging uncomfortable things in Hold On by Justin Bieber. The lyrics are poignant and honest, about being there for someone who's going through a difficult time that you can relate to, because you've struggled with the same issues.
There's a kind of maturity in knowing that you will change and who you are today is not who you'll be tomorrow, next month or next year. Tate McRae explores that in her song slower, her lyrics describe the urgency of not let things happen on their own, but take action when you're interested in someone or as she says "we could take it slower, wait until we're older, but I might be somebody - you might not even know her".
I'm VERY excited for Jon Batiste's new album "We Are" that's coming out on March 19th. His latest single from this album Cry is soul music with the classic vibe of an older generation. His vocal talent gets to really shine on this track, and it's been said that rock and roll singers 'cry like a baby' to get that sharp, clear tone in their high vocal registers. Batiste uses this technique in almost a play on words as he 'cries' the chorus and sings "Cry, cry cry".
Click here to listen on Spotify.
What's Next - Drake
Hold On - Justin Bieber
Beautiful Mistakes - Maroon 5 feat. Megan Thee Stallion
Check - Mike Ross
Photo ID - Remi Wolf, Dominic Fike
slower - Tate McRae
Gasoline - Leyla Blue
First Time - ILLENIUM, iann dior
Can't Let You Go - Ali Gatie
CRY - Jon Batiste
Till Forever Falls Apart - Ashe, FINNEAS