Maxim Meyer-Horn

8 Oct 2021

The 10 Best Songs Of The Week

It’s October, so that can only mean two things: a lot of new music (YES, ADELE IS COMING) and Halloween is around the corner. Because there’s so much music coming out, we pick ten songs every week to keep you updated and happy. Like every week, a bright mix of famous and upcoming acts across different genres has made it into our sincerely loved Spotify playlist. (tap here if you don’t want to miss out on the good music)

1. Eartheater — Scripture

We probably have found another strong contender for the song of the year. American multidisciplinary artist Eartheater has already amazed us several times with her breathtaking albums Trinity and Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin, but there are no signs that she’ll slow down in the upcoming months.

“Scripture” debuted during the Proenza Schouler show during New York Fashion Week and is Eartheater at her best. The ethereal electronic sounds with some folk influences are just so unique and cement her as one of the world’s most exciting avant-garde pop artists. By the way, the accompanying music video gives you a glimpse of her stunning visual world.

2. Måneskin — MAMMAMIA

Viva Italia. Måneskin took over the world by storm after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Their version of Madcon’s “Beggin” camped on top of the global Spotify charts for weeks, and their newly announced arena tour sold out within minutes. The hype is real and so is the anticipation for a new project.

Between promo trips and shows, the Italian four-piece found some time to work on new music with “MAMMAMIA” being the first offering of their time in the studio. The catchy track has a punchy chorus, just like “I Wanna Be Your Slave”, and reminds us why everyone is so crazy about them. Let’s see if Måneskin can keep up the hype.

3. Lilah — Lilah’s Lullaby

Lilah grew up in East London and already developed an early interest in music, film, and art. Her creativity emerged in her boundless curiosity for the world around her, which is one of her main sources of inspiration. Her music taste ranges from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to The Kooks and Frank Ocean. Her debut single makes us already hopeful for her future because she’s taking a promising start.

Written at midnight on her 21st Birthday, “Lilah’s Lullaby” is a very personal song she wrote from the perspective of her parents and talks about dealing with what we lose growing up. The alt-R&B track is very melodic and gentle but never misses the mark because of her convincing vocal performance.

4. bbno$ and Rebecca Black — yoga

Canadian artist bbno$ freshly released their new project eat ya veggies including collaborations with a.o. Rich Brian, NightLovell, and Yung Gravy. The most notable feature comes from Rebecca Black, who has become a whirlwind in the hyper pop scene.

If you thought that “yoga” would be a boring song to meditate on, you’re wrong. The song is pop at its finest with an incredibly catchy chorus, well-written verses, and an effective hook. Rebecca and bbno$ brought their A-game, so please don’t let it be the last time they collaborate.

5. Eugénie — Silence

While quarantine caused a writers-block for many creatives, it sparked Eugénie’s fire to get herself out there. She did some covers in French and English but also started writing her own songs that were met with praise by big media outlets. Her fresh take on pop is winning hearts.

“Silence” is her most remarkable song so far because it stays extremely intimate. The only instrument we hear that fills the silence is her voice, which is something we don’t hear very often. It’s very atypical for an emerging pop star to take such risks, but this risk surely paid off.

6. C. Tangana and Nathy Peluso — Ateo

Frequent readers know that we have a massive sweet spot for Nathy Peluso, so we’re always curious when she has something new to offer. While working on his new album, Spanish artist C. Tangana rediscovered the music genre bachata and immediately knew that Nathy would be the perfect artist to partner up for a song.

Nathy and C.Tangana describe “Ateo” as an instant classic due to its timeless sound, and we couldn’t agree more. The very Latin percussion and guitar bring so much joy and make the whole super sensual. We didn’t know we needed this collaboration until we heard it, and we don’t regret discovering “Ateo” at all.

7. umru, Tommy Cash and 64AR — check1

The influence of PC Music on the pop scene has been so big that hyper pop artists from all over the world dream to be part of the iconic label. New York-based producer and graphic designer umru released his debut EP under their wings and finally has a new song that was immediately embraced by the whole PC Music fan community.

For “check1”, umru got Tommy Cash and 645AR on board to create this very special song. The flow and beat production is super unexpected and keeps you interested throughout the whole song even when the chorus is super repetitive. The great lyrics of the verses are the centerpiece of this promising new single.

8. Kelis — Midnight Snacks

She’s an icon, she’s a legend, and she’s still the moment. Kelis got the world shaking with “Milkshake” and isn’t done with releasing bangers. It took her seven years to release new music, but we can promise you: it was 100% worth the wait.

Who doesn’t like a good snack after a crazy night out? Kelis’ new song “Midnight Snacks” is an ode to our loved midnight snack and got us bouncing out of our seats from excitement. Even after having a career for over twenty years, she still got it and proves she can turn every boring party into a legendary night.

9. Kali Claire — Bad Habits

Kali Claire has worked with UK’s biggest R&B act and is ready to enter the same league as her fellow friends Mabel and Not3s. With a couple of million streams behind her name, big success is finally coming her way, and we’re counting down the days until the radio stations discover her talent.

“Bad Habits” is Kali’s moment to shine. Her strong songwriting shines through on the sensual R&B beat, and her voice is impeccable like always. Fans of SZA or Kehlani won’t resist her smooth sound because Kali Claire is bringing the heat.

10. Poppy Ajudha — Change Your Mind

Her collaboration with Tom Misch on his song “Disco Yes” marked the big breakthrough of Poppy Ajudha and put her on the map of many influential people in the music industry. The diversity of her music introduces her to different audiences and the interest in her music grows every day.

“Change Your Mind” highlights her very authentic approach towards making music and is a very stripped-back song with mostly just a guitar and her voice. She doesn’t need much more to impress us because there’s so much power in the simplicity of this easeful song.

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