Mira Van Lierop

30 Apr
Music

The 10 New Bangers of the Week That We’ll Be Playing On Repeat

It’s finally Friday! Time to kick back, relax, and put on some amazing music. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered! Just like every week, we’ve rounded up our ten favorite new songs of the week in a handy list and on our Spotify playlist. So go follow us on Spotify and enjoy some great music!

1. Billie Eilish — Your Power

When you’ve already achieved almost everything with your debut album, it’s not easy to outdo yourself with the sophomore record. Billie Eilish is probably one of the most popular artists of the moment, and the hype around the singer isn’t over yet. Besides announcing her new album Happier Than Ever (release: July 30), she revealed the third single of her highly anticipated follow-up.

The 19-year-old artist still knows how to captivate her audience with the haunting ballad “Your Power”. With some minimalistic guitar chords, but most importantly her fragile, yet powerful voice, she manages to surprise us once more. The heartwarming song immediately earned a spot in our hearts.

2. WILLOW and Travis Barker — t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l

We’ve all been whipping our hair to WILLOW’s debut single “Whip My Hair” in 2010, but in 2021 she’s heading into a new direction with her music. With the help of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, the fashion darling has transformed into a real rock chick.

“t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” is a true blend between rock and pop, something we’ve seen return to the mainstream music market since the rise of TikTok. Her convincing vocals have the ability to move listeners and get even more intense because of the great music production. WILLOW is back on our radar, and we’re glad she’s doing exactly the opposite of what people expect of her.

3. Mags — I can’t get over you

If you’re an avid reader of Enfnts Terribles, mags might sound familiar because back in September, we interviewed Denmark’s hottest upcoming electro-pop star. During the interview, we fell in love with her and her music, and her newest single, “I can’t get over you” is no different.

“I can’t get over you” is about moving on from a relationship but still wanting to know where the other person is. And while it is a break-up song, the euphoric sounds make us dance along happily. Honestly, “I can’t get over you” is the perfect break-up song of the summer. (We know it’s not summer yet, but trust us when we say you’ll be listening to it during the summer as well. It’s just too perfect!)

4. Evey — Nothing

The 20-year-old Evey (the moniker of Eva Arnby) hails from Copenhagen and is completely new on the scene. She’s inspired by a variety of female artists like Patti Smith, Alanis Morissette, and Taylor Swift: women who question the world we live in and who question themselves. No wonder her artist name is based on Alan Moore’s anarchist cartoon hero from V for Vendetta.

Just like most of her age, Evey has been battling insecurity and loneliness growing up. To help herself and anyone else, she wrote her independent self-released debut single “Nothing” to openly talk about tough things like mental health. And we have to say, Evey has made an amazing entrance on the scene. We can’t wait to see what’s next in store for her.

5. Willow Kayne — Two Seater

The Bristol-born Willow Kayne is best described as a genre-blurring pop provocateur. Inspired by all kinds of artistry, she pools them together to create a diverse sound, and her debut single is the perfect example. 

“Two Seater” is best described as a chameleon: it’s rap with intoxicating pop to create a blur of genres. Punkish verses are accompanied with balmy, ‘90s-inspired pop hooks, add to that some bass riffs, energetic drum breaks, and filtered melodics, and you’ve got a vivid debut single.  

6. feeo — feels like we’re getting older doesn’t it

Next up on our list is the experimental Oxford neo-soul singer and producer feeo. Growing up on a blend of music styles, she developed a taste for storytelling, big beats, and stacked vocal harmonies. Following her previous single, “end song”, feeo is now back with “feels like we’re getting older doesn’t it”. 

“feels like we’re getting older doesn’t it” can be perfectly described as the post-sex-glow song we all need. Her glistening jazz chords and transcendental, honeyed vocals transport us to another world. In short: we’re hooked, and luckily for us, she’s releasing her debut EP feels like we’re getting older doesn’t it on June 4.  

7. Majé — Loud & Proud

The 23-year-old Majé (the stage name of Elvira Lawson) is a Belgian singer-songwriter and piano player with Togolese roots. Even though Lawson is studying law, at the moment, Majé gives her an outlet to express the emotions and thoughts she cannot express in her daily life.

Majé wrote “Loud & Proud” on a turbulent evening when she caught herself in a moment of extreme self-criticism. Writing the afro-R&B song made her realize that she’s her own rival and that her insecurities can hinder her growth process. “Loud & Proud” is all about embracing the learning process and singing goodbye to the past. And we’ve got some great news because her debut single “Loud & Proud” serves as an introduction to her upcoming album No Excuses!

8. Yazija — Out

We are kind of blown away by this debut single from Yazija. His first single ever “Out” symbolizes Yazija stepping out as a queer man of color living in a rigidly patriarchal society. He says he hopes to uncover all the parts of himself that he has repressed for far too long. And that all starts with “Out”.

The music, and matching video, portrait a smooth song with simple lyrics that give us all the feels. This soulful pop song has you wandering away, and before you know it you are nodding along with Yazija’s smooth and controlled voice. So, when is the next single coming out?

9. Number One Popstar — Forever 21

Kate Hollowell aka Number One Popstar masters the skill of thinking outside the box. Her music is expressive, blending ’80s-inflected drums and effervescent keys with groovy aesthetics and a hint of comedy. This week, the LA-based artist returns with her single “Forever 21”, an undeniably catchy tune that will make you dance like no one’s watching.

Directed by the artist herself, the music video that accompanies the track portrays Hollowell as an elder woman dancing through the aisles of a discount store, wishing she’d live her life differently. Serving as a playground for visual experimentation, this project clearly emphasizes the artist’s self-deprecating humor while putting the spotlight on her fantastic ability to use carefree images to express powerful messages.

10. Rushes — wide eyed

Sometimes, a well-deserved break can result in a creative revival. Even though 2019 was a big year for Rushes, and he’s been on many people’s radar for 2020, he took a step back and returned to his small hometown Skibbereen where he spent his time during the lockdown.

The Irish singer has a major return with “wide eyed”, which is an absolute alternative pop gem. In the song, he’s singing about his self-doubts that had a negative impact on cutting ties with the past. Luckily, he turned that into something positive and made a great song many people can relate to. Welcome back, Rushes!

Photo credits: Billie Eilish

Co-written by Maxim Meyer-Horn and Jade Dierckx

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