I’m back and so are the Songs of the Week. This week’s songs are from a mixed bag of genres and each one of them has something special to it.
The playlist starts powerful and rocking with You Me At Six’s new song Plus One. It’s the second single, that they are previewing from their upcoming new album. The first one was Night People, which I already featured on Songs of the Week some time ago.
This second single is more upbeat and with heavier guitars than the previous release. It looks like the album, which will be out in January, will be a solid rock record.
Bloodmoon is a smooth and hypnotic electronic pop song by White Sea, the solo project of American singer-songwriter Morgan Kibby. The very talented musician has created a ghostly beautiful song and I’m now going through all her older song. Such a good dicovery, check her out.
The third one is the song for all of you, who like R&B in the style of Justin Timberlake’s earlier works. Louis Mattrs is back on the scene with his new single Bow Down. It’s calm, smooth and emotional and hopefully a taster of what is coming our way when he releases his debut album.
Grow Up guys! Actually, don’t – it’s a trap. Nevertheless Olly Murs is right in some parts with his new hit Grow Up. And he’s definitely right musically. I really enjoy this song, especially as it reminds me of Olly’s first album which somehow is still my favourite of his. It’s the second single taken from the upcoming album 24HRS, which is due on 11th November.
Love Me Now is the long awaited track by John Legend, which marks the first step in the direction of his album release later this year or as he said on Facebook “soon”. The upcoming album will be called Darkness and Light and Love Me Now is a little foretaste.
And last but not least, there is new music from British X-Factor talent James Arthur. The song is called Sermon and is featuring rapper SHOTTY HORROH. It’s another teaser track from his upcoming second album Back From The Edge. His special voice is perfect for this kind of pop / R&B ballads and I’m looking forward to hearing all the new songs soon.
What have we learned from this week’s playlist? There are many possibly great albums coming out soon, which is very exciting. And until then let’s listen to all these teaser tracks. Which one of the Songs of the Week is your favourite? Let me know – as always I’m very curious.