Arts & Culture

New Music Monday: August 1st

by Callie Taylor

Yikes, it’s been a while but we’re back! Enjoy my takes on this week’s on new music.

The Good

Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

While Let Me Take A #Selfie took off when it came out, I never quite liked it and to be fair it was such an annoying song. Since then I have absolutely loved every new song that has come out by Chainsmokers. They mix amazing beats with amazing vocalists and have been killing it. This time they’ve teamed up with Halsey and it’s glorious. I only hope the rest of this week has just as good new tunes.

F*** Apologies – Jojo ft. Wiz Khalifa

Oh My GOOOOOOD. Let’s start off with if you get scorned by any lover in the near future, I want you to turn this song way up and stop caring. JoJo is back and it’s amazing. If this is the future of music from JoJo, I’m excited for any and all new stuff.

I Love You Always Forever – Betty Who

Betty Who is not well enough known for how gosh darn cute she is.

The Aight

Fresh Eyes – Andy Grammar

I liked this song, but I know I’ll definitely be skipping it come next month. It isn’t good enough to put on a playlist you’ll be using in two months, but it’s okay for now.

In The Name Of Love – Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha

Same as above, it wasn’t bad, but I won’t be adding it to any personal playlists anytime soon.

Three Empty Words – Shawn Mendes

Normally I’m a sucker for this teen heart throb, but this song just didn’t do it for me. I can see how it could be enjoyable to some but it just doesn’t do it for me. Whoops. Still pretty though!

The Bad

Cute – D.R.A.M.

No words for this one. Had potential. Didn’t cut it for me. I liked some parts, but after the second Pokemon reference I kind of started to strongly dislike this song.

Spacin Out – The Mowglis

I love the Mowglis, I do, so it was a disappointment when I started to listen to this and almost immediately went to go skip it. It doesn’t help that I’m pretty sure this song doesn’t know if it wants to be a song or not but, whoops.

Fake It – Bastille

Good Grief was so good that I guess it was about time for an only okay new song from Bastille. Still excited for that album though. This song had its good points but it was overall pretty lackluster. I expected more, so I’ve stuck it in this week’s musical time out. I don’t want to wait for three minutes to get to a good part of a song.


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