This is built on an electric guitar loop and is a hooking and infectious dance frontrunner. The percolating funk has that added dark element and decadence we’ve come to expect from Abel Tresfaye.
On “People disappear here,” Halsey creates mist and scheming with a vibe that suggests David Lynch's Mulholland Drive for a comparatively slow screamer speckled with a sneaky bass line, jazz piano and synthesizer arpeggios. This comes off like a cross between Nine Inch Nails and a gen z transposition of early PJ Harvey.
Jonas Blue saves his EDM track from getting dated by relying on Why Don't We to bring somewhat of a Backstreet Boys-like slant to it.
Zack Tabudlo is feeling the power of his creative juices so much that he can write such a heavy soulful song with this level of gravitas, call up James Reid to come over and give a stable counterpoint to his Prince-style falsettoes, and call it "Hatdog".
This song has a measured construct, throbbing electronica, lively synths and pulsating bass drums. It’s a straightforward club-friendly female empowerment-themed song and it does not overstay its welcome.
"Smile" - Sam Kim
What an Arthur Nery - Daft Punk collaboration would sound like. Truly a delightful disco-flavored and falsetto-anchored ditty.
"This is a toast to life," said the former Kpop matinee idol who left the comfortable market to champion underground hip-hop music and bring it forward.
Running on excellent production, deep bass, jagged stops here and there, and spectacular layerd vocal arrangements towards the end, this young lass who recalls a young Kyla at Zeph's age on this song is ready to break out to this song.
Everything about this song and music video - that choir-sampling intro, the sick, winding beats, the unpredictable musical arrangements and production, the even sicker choreography, the elegant bridge, and the hyperkinetic rap parts - I'm almost convinced that this song came from outer space. Currently #2 Trending for Music on YouTube with over 2 million streams on Spotify and more than 18.9 million views on YouTube.
Well-done and well-produced pop R & B ballad ala Brian McKnight or Joe.
Any audiophile or studio production geek is gonna geek out to this song the same way German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler geeked out on his laws of planetary motion.
"moviestar" - Nef Medina
A well-written upbeat dance-y club-friendly love song by this young singer with cascading rhythms. Fresh and avoids sounding dated.
This one's a reasonable well-written bop, but what's the point of releasing a Santa Claus- and Christmas-referencing song a week before Christmas on YouTube and after New Year on Spotify?