“Peaches” – Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
Dominating U.S. charts with his new album Justice, Justin Bieber has provided us with ample listening material going into the weekend. “Peaches,” one of the more anticipated songs off the album, hits all the criteria for becoming a chart-topping summer bop. Its funky rhythmic beat, catchy lyrics, and featured artists elevate the song to a new level, making it appealing to Beliebers and non-Beliebers alike. You simply can’t be in a bad mood when listening to this song.
The song premiered in a recent stripped-down performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) concert series, leaving fans excited to hear the produced version. In contrast to the rest of the Tiny Desk performance, “Peaches” is upbeat and faster-paced but still draws on the same jazz and R&B roots for its encompassing sound. The song is meant to be sung and has great potential to be played with the windows rolled down on a summer drive.
“White Dress” – Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey also released an album this week, and the song “White Dress” has become one of the more popular songs of the work. It’s an intimate and slow melody that switches between the singer’s high and low vocal pitch, making it stand out from the rest of Rey’s work.
“Obsessed” – Addison Rae
Is it a surprise that famous TikToker Addison Rae is trying her hand in the music industry? Not really. But the song “Obsessed” is an upbeat and sassy first release for Rae, similar to the work produced by fellow TikToker Dixie D’Amelio. The song is sure to be added to department store playlists for its infectious pop beat.
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