March 2018 saw the return of Shawn Mendes, who brought us not just one, but two brand new singles, both of which vary greatly in style but have equally brilliant Feel-Good Friday vibes. We just couldn’t decide which one to share, so figured, why not share both?!
‘In My Blood’ is a (pop)-rock ballad that transcends from a soft, despairing beginning into a thunderous, passionate anthem by the very first chorus and continues to soar from there. This track shows off just how incredible Mendes’ vocals are with their raspy tones that show just how intensely meaningful this song is.
Meanwhile, ‘Lost In Japan’ is a melting pot of contemporary funk with R&B and pop flavours too; it’s very reminiscent of something by Justin Timberlake. This track is also passionate but in a very different way; lyrically the song expresses how Mendes would happily travel the globe just to be close to his lover, all of which sits atop a heavy bassline and groovy guitar rhythms.
Sadly, no music videos have been released as yet, but as soon as they do, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
What are your thoughts of Shawn Mendes’ two new singles? Are you as much of a fan as us? Have you got a #FeelGoodFriday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via our social media.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
Shawn Mendes – ‘In My Blood’
‘In My Blood’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/in-my-blood-single/1359906692
Shawn Mendes – ‘Lost In Japan’
‘Lost In Japan’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lost-in-japan-single/1360548138
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Naives are an exotic-sounding pop group who blend massive tropical beats with huge synth sounds, topped off with funky bass and dynamic vocals, all of which is showcased perfectly in their latest single, ‘Crystal Clear’.
The song is an uplifting electro-pop affair with some very intricate production; the tempo gives the appearance of change throughout the song as it weaves amongst some really funk-filled grooves; it’s a very powerful track which has lead to airplay on BBC London and can be heard in high street stores such as H&M and Topman.
The vibrant single is accompanied by an equally flamboyant video, laden with visuals of exploding volcanoes and vast mountains among psychedelic textures that help to convey similar themes to the sound of the song. Watch the music video below.
What are your thoughts of this track? Have you heard anything else by Naives? Make sure you check out their self-titled album (due out 27th January 2017). Leave your thoughts or own #WildCardWednesday song choice in a comment below or via our social media using the hashtag.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘Crystal Clear’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/crystal-clear/id1181006985?i=1181007191
Today’s #WildCardWednesday is ‘Gold’ by Chet Faker.
Chet Faker is a pretty recent musician from Melbourne, Australia; he is said to be influenced by a number Jazz artists.
‘Gold’ comes from his recent 2014 album “Built on Glass”, which reached number 1 in a few country’s. ‘Gold’ is accompanied by many other well-produced tracks that incorporate this Jazz/Funk style with more modern-electronica sounds and beats.
“Built on Glass” is entirely self-written, performed and recorded by Faker himself. I feel this adds to his original style of sound, along with his imaginative music video for ‘Gold’. The tracks on this album are said to have an overlaying “warm, intimate feel with a solid groove structure”, I think this is appropriate for all his previous work too.
Check out the unique music video below, and if you’re interested, Chet Faker is currently touring Europe and North America!
Max – Muzik Speaks