IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU - SHAWN MENDES
'If I Can't Have You' is the first release in 2019 of Shawn Mendes. The Canadian singer-songwriter hints in his newest work to his rumored relationship with singer Camilla Cabello. The song showcases Shawn play ing uplifting melodies on his piano, which energize you to the bone, and together with his characteristic, semi-acoustic, guitar strumming, a perfect blend is made for 2019's first hit song.
JOY - BASTILLE
Bastille returns with a new album! Their new album "Doom Days" is scheduled to be released on June 14 and is inspired by the adventures of someone looking for distraction amidst the chaos. While it sounds understandably dark, "Joy" sees the London band experimenting with anthemic gospel choirs and synth-heavy productions to provide one of their most upbeat songs to date.
MARINE BIOLOGIE - FABERYAYO
In addition to his role in De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, Faberyayo has a prolific solo career. Under his own alias, he has been releasing music for some time that would not be out of place in an ordinary bedroom scene of an explicit film. Marine Biology is a song that has a rhythmic drumcomputer looping, together with soft synthesizers and the sultry autotune voice of Faberyayo.
TALLER - JAMIE CULLUM
British pianist/vocalist Jamie Cullum mixes jazz with melodic pop and rock into a crossover style that calls to mind such artists as Harry Connick Jr. and Norah Jones. With ‘Taller’, Cullum takes a stand against the jokes about his physical height; the chorus displays a strong set of chords that are being played by a raw synthesizer sound and impactful drum beats, almost reminiscent to a modern-day Kanye West song.
FOUND ME - THE HIM, MARIA HAZELL
Hailing from the dance capital of the world, Amsterdam, the Dutch team of Jeroen Kerstens and Steven Berghuijs formed their partnership as The Him in 2015 when they started working together in the studio. For their newest song ‘Found me’ they have partnered up with Swedish singer songwriter Maria Hazell. Together they have created a song that has a summery drumbeat blended in with and infectious chorus.
PIECE OF YOUR HEART - MEDUZA, JAMES HYPE, GOODBOYS
Italian natives Meduza promise to blow all of dance music wide open with their moody, melodic yet energetic remixes and productions. The original version of ‘Piece of Your Heart’ already gathered 32 million streams on Spotify and now it’s the turn of UK based James Hype to redo the whole song. Hype created a clever UK tech house mix that contains a gritty tech touch while keeping the original infectiously catchy groove in place.