As we surge forward into the depths of 2017, music shows no signs of stopping. On our radar this week, we’ve got the best to come out of the United States and the United Kingdom. Are you sitting comfortably? Prepare to immerse yourself in brand new tunes from the likes of James TW, Lana Del Rey, Jason Derulo and more.
James TW – ‘Ex’
James TW is no stranger to United By Pop, we’re constantly awestruck from the talent oozing from this young singer-songwriter. ‘Ex’ is another of James’s offerings that are bound to get stuck in your head for days.
Lana Del Rey – ‘Love’
After the song leaking online earlier in the week, Lana Del Rey is officially back with, ‘Love’. The track is the first to be lifted from her forthcoming album which is released later this year. There’s something about Lana’s voice that instantly makes us think about summertime.
Vanessa White – ‘Good Good’
Back with a stripped down, acoustic version of her song, ‘Good Good’, Vanessa White wows audiences with the performance below. After her previous release, ‘Low Key’, this showcases her talents and stunning vocal range.
Jason Derulo feat Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Swalla’
Roping in help from the likes of Ty Dolla $ign and Nicki Minaj, it was inevitable that Jason Derulo’s latest single was going to be a contender for a chart-topping smash. With an unshakable chorus and a fiery cameo from Nicki, this is going to be getting some serious radio play for weeks to come.
Conor Maynard – ‘Are You Sure?’
Ty Dolla $ign must seriously be raking in the $$$, because he makes an appearance in Conor Maynard’s, ‘Are You Sure?’ too. The tropical-flavoured track in collaboration with the Dutch production trio Kriss Kross also features YouTubers Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg, Josh Pieters and Oli White in the video.
Maggie McClure – ‘Be Right Here’
LA based singer, songwriter and pianist, Maggie McClure has already featured on numerous TV shows including ‘The Hills’ and ‘Cougar Town’. Her piano-driven, inspiring songs drive home a message of love, hope and faith. If you’re feeling a little blue, we dare you to listen to ‘Be Right Here For You’ and not crack a smile on your face.
Grabbitz – ‘Don’t Let Me Go’
‘Don’t Let Me Go’ combines pop, rock and hip-hop sewn together with an electronic beat. Think of Pendulum back in the early days, mixed with a healthy dose of Imagine Dragons, that combined with a bit of creative magic and you have something similar to Grabbitz.
Zedd and Alessia Cara – ‘Stay’
Two massive names join together for this equally massive song, ‘Stay’. Speaking about the release, Zedd explained, “I think this song is right in the middle between where Alessia is musically and where I am and that’s what’s so exciting about it…I’ve been trying to knock down barriers around music genres and this is another step for me to walk towards a musical future where I can create any genre I want without people putting me in a box.”