This past weekend I didn’t get a chance to listen to as many new releases as last week, but what I jammed out to were pretty good. The music included in this week’s Music Monday range from country to EDM to pop. Check them out to see what you think!
As always, send me your recommendations and they might end up here next week!
Lauren Alaina – “Road Less Traveled” album
Known as the runner-up on the tenth season of “American Idol,” Alaina released her sophomore album “Road Less Traveled” on January 27. The country singer describes the LP as having themes of self acceptance and love. “We are all different and that’s what makes us all beautiful. The album will reflect that further,” she told the Albuquerque Journal. “It will have some fun songs and sad songs – a little bit of what my life has been like over the past few years.”
Martin Garrix Feat. Lipa – “Scared to be Loney”
Martin Garrix first teased his new track with Dua Lipa at the AVA Festival 2017 in Myanmar for New Years. The song was described by Billboard as “pretty pop-heavy” with a big build and a “playful” synth hook. Check it out below.
Mags Duval – “Stay Lonely”
I had never heard of Mags Duval until I listened to “Stay Lonely.” Right after listening to it, I had it on repeat all day.
“I feel so fortunate to be able to have my songs as an outlet for my life, my feelings,” Mags stated, according to her Facebook. “To be able to give that to people––to provide an escape, help them feel understood and like they’re not alone. That’s what I want to do with my music.”
New Discovery of the Week: Adam Davenport feat. Shanica Knowles – “My Return Address is You”
Adam Davenport and Shanica Knowles, who most recently played Tichina Arnold in the Lifetime film “Surviving Compton,” recently collaborated on his debut single, “My Return Address is You.”
Written for Knowles by Davenport and Leslie Mills, “My Return is You” is an electro-pop/EDM ballad with a chorus that may get stuck in your head!
“The production is inspired by a bit of nostalgia,” Davenport stated. “I wanted to bring elements of 80’s dance-pop, underground disco and mellifluous vocal harmonies ala Fleetwood Mac onto a contemporary electro pop-dance track. I thought it might be fresh to have a folk guitar pre-chorus that segues into a Dutch house drop.”
The song was released via Independent Ear through an international distribution deal with Caroline Distribution/Universal Music Group/ILS. Take a listen below: