#Two4Tunesday: James Arthur – ‘You Deserve Better’ & MNEK – ‘Colour’ featuring Hailee Steinfeld


   

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James Arthur – ‘You Deserve Better’

James Arthur has just returned with not one, but two, new songs in the form of a double A-side single, You Deserve Better/At My Weakest.

‘You Deserve Better’ is an acoustic-driven track at the start but then goes on to see the introduction of funky bass guitars, pounding drums and rhythmic claps. The almost understated repetition of the track’s title in the pre-chorus is catchy and seems to take a hold on the listener, before James Arthur bursts into his full, powerful vocals in the chorus. It’s a brilliantly written track!

Does this signify the coming of a third album for the artist?!

No official video has been released as yet, but the paper-themed lyric video (below) should keep you going for now.


‘You Deserve Better’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/you-deserve-better-at-my-weakest-single/1389804905



MNEK – ‘Colour’ featuring Hailee Steinfeld

To much delight from fans, MNEK recently announced that his debut album is finished and in the process of being mixed.

Earlier this year, he released the tantalising ‘Tongue’ and now he’s back with ‘Colour’ (presumably the second single from the upcoming album), which is a collaboration with singer and actress, Hailee Steinfeld.

The track comes just in time for Pride season and with the mention of rainbows 🌈 and MNEK himself being gay, we’re sure this is going to receive a lot of spins around the world, this summer.

The track is tropical house-flavoured with and almost reggae beat to it. The playful, loved-up lyrics are fun and catchy and the way the pair bounce off each other and harmonise is just perfect!

Again, no music video has been released for this track yet but the wonderfully colourful lyric video (below) should hopefully brighten up your day.


‘Colour’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/colour-feat-hailee-steinfeld/1386508884?i=1386509174


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#Two4Tunesday: Marshmello x Lil Peep – ‘Spotlight’ & Cadell – ‘Create A Career’


   

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Marshmallow x Lil Peep – ‘Spotlight’

Electronic dance music producer Marshmello has released a new song titled ‘Spotlight’, featuring vocals from the recently deceased rapper and singer, Lil Peep, who passed away late last year (2017). The pair had been previously working on the track before the rapper passed.

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Marshmello has previously done music collaborations with Omar LinX and Ookay, as well as remixing popular songs by Jack Ü and Zedd. His song ‘Alone’, made it onto the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 2017.

“Gus will live forever through his music and that is something we should all be extremely thankful for.” – Marshmello

This song oozes a rap-grunge vibe with Lil Peep admitting his feelings for someone, accompanied by dark chords. The use of light guitar riffs, paired with the melancholy dark vibe of the beat is a sweet juxtaposition, which is extremely satisfying to listen to. Although there is no official music video with either of the individuals in it, so to speak, the image of Peep with a flickering spotlight on him, is haunting yet also artistic. Paying homage to the rapper in this way, regarding the song’s cover art, in my opinion, is a nice gesture.


‘Spotlight’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/spotlight/1332776796?i=1332776955



Cadell – ‘Create A Career’

Rapper Cadell, is a UK Grime MC from Bow located in East London who was born 17 January 1997. His first mixtape was released back in 2016, titled Hotline, as well as his first debut album, 3 Is The New 6. The rapper is most commonly known for being the younger brother of one of the “godfathers” of grime; Wiley.

‘Create A Career’ (which was originally titled ‘Do It’) is currently his most listened to song on his Spotify reaching over 36,000 listens, with the album it is featured on, L.O.N.D.O.N (Lots Of N****s Don’t Observe Nature), being released at the start of this year (2018).

The song opens with a slightly electronica feel to it and jumping, jittering vocals which are swiftly followed up with a deep bass line. The lyrics are used as a tool for the rapper as he expresses his thoughts and feelings about the growth of his career. The fast-paced rhythm, accompanied with the continual bass and synth backing, makes for a great blood-pumping grime tune.


‘Create A Career’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/create-a-career/1330604716?i=1330604722


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#Two4Tunesday: Prides – ‘Let’s Stay In Bed All Day’ & Matrix & Futurebound – ‘Light Us Up’ featuring Calum Scott


   

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Prides – ‘Let’s Stay In Bed All Day’

Prides (check out our interview here) have just dropped their latest single, ‘Let’s Stay In Bed All Day’ which is taken from the forthcoming album, A Mind Like The Tide (out next year). The album is actually being split into two parts, with Part 1 coming October 27th 2017.

The track sees the duo release a song which keeps to their trademark, synth-pop sound and it’s catchy as hell…I can’t wait for the rest of the album!

The audio video is below but no official music video has emerged yet, but we’ll keep you updated on this.


‘Let’s Stay In Bed All Day’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lets-stay-in-bed-all-day/id1268816597?i=1268816600



Matrix & Futurebound – ‘Light Us Up’ featuring Calum Scott

Matrix & Futurebound are an electronic duo who have just teamed up with ex-Britain’s Got Talent contestant (and incredible vocalist) Calum Scott.

The track has a summery vibe to it and Calum Scott’s passionate, ascending vocals weave their way beautifully throughout the uplifting instrumentation. It is a true anthem and begs to be sung at the top of your voice or pumped loudly through your car speakers. It’s a true feel-good track – I can’t get enough of this.

No music video has been made for this track yet either, but we’ll keep you updated on this.


‘Light Us Up’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/light-us-up-feat-calum-scott-nick-talos-remix-single/id1244764883


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#Two4Tunesday: ROAM – ‘Playing Fiction’ & Neck Deep – ‘In Bloom’


   

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ROAM – ‘Playing Fiction’

ROAM are currently gearing up to release their second album, Great Heights & Nosedives, the first single from which, is ‘Playing Fiction’.

Alex Adam (Guitar/Vocals) explains the thinking behind the track – “Playing Fiction is really a song about pretending, and the realisation that things aren’t always how they seem. Maybe you’re pretending you’re ok, saying nothing’s wrong when it actually is, or, as is the case in Playing Fiction, you’re pretending a relationship hasn’t run its course when it has. 

The video for the song centres around myself and Costello walking through a town with strange scenes appearing as the day progresses. It all builds towards our realisation that we’re stuck in a fairytale daydream, and we end up being a part of the fantastical world. It was a lot of fun to shoot with all our friends and some cheeky special extras in various costumes. We’ll let you guess as to their identities…”

This incredibly fresh pop punk band release their second record on 13th October 2017 and are on tour, supporting New Found Glory (see our interview here) around the UK, throughout September and October.

I love this track and can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!


‘Playing Fiction’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/playing-fiction/id1270970229?i=1270970535



Neck Deep – ‘In Bloom’

Neck Deep just released their latest record, The Peace And The Panic, from which the most recent single is ‘In Bloom’. The single is a real belter and is packed full of emotion. The track begins with a “news clip” about an atomic bomb having been dropped 48 hours ago – sometimes these voiceover intros can be quite cringeworthy, but this one truly sets the tone of the track beautifully.

This is a song that is everything I love about an emotive pop punk track – it’s got passionate, powerful vocals, a great rhythm to the guitar and great lyrics. This track has got me very excited to check out the rest of the album!


‘In Bloom’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/in-bloom/id1238959632?i=1238959762


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#Two4Tunesday: Sia – ‘The Greatest’ featuring Kendrick Lamar & Busted – ‘Coming Home’


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Sia – ‘The Greatest’ featuring Kendrick Lamar

Sia is back again with another incredible new track, just months after her album, This Is Acting and it’s not taken from it. Could this be another new album in the making?

The song is passionate, powerful and pure pop…it’s everything a contemporary pop song should be and more!

The addition of Kendrick Lamar‘s verse, further adds to the dynamics to the song and of course, as we’ve come to expect, the music video is a masterpiece; a marvel to behold!


‘The Greatest’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/greatest-feat.-kendrick-lamar/id1149503804?i=1149503816



Busted – ‘Coming Home’

After 12 years away from the band, Busted are finally back with their new single, ‘Coming Home’, taken from their upcoming, third album, Night Driver.

The song sounds a lot more mature than their previous, pop rock antics, with its synth-heavy and subtle tones, however it still has the iconic vocals and feel to the band. I’m intrigued to hear what the rest of their new album will hold…will there be some of their fun-filled, guitar-heavy, power-pop anthems? Or will they have carried the maturity of this song, throughout the album?

Either way, we sure are excited to have the band back together and kickin’ it like they never went away! Welcome back guys!


‘Coming Home’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/coming-home/id1148088304?i=1148088358


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#Two4Tunesday: Britney Spears – ‘Make Me…’ featuring G-Eazy & Nelly Furtado – ‘Behind Your Back’


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Britney Spears – ‘Make Me…’ featuring G-Eazy

Britney Spears has just dropped her first new single from her upcoming ninth studio album, ‘Make Me…’

The song is seductive and an interesting new direction for Britney; it’s a blend of R&B and dub, using high-pitched vocal samples (similar to Justin Bieber‘s sound) and her breathy vocals. She is also joined by G-Eazy for a verse.

I am incredibly in love with this track and desperate to hear her new album!

No official video has been released as yet, but we’ll keep you updated on this. *UPDATE* The official video has now been released and can be viewed below – what are your thoughts?

What do you think of this new Britney track? Are you a fan? Are you eagerly anticipating her new album?


‘Make Me…’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/make-me…-feat.-g-eazy-single/id1134710305



Nelly Furtado – ‘Behind Your Back’

Nelly Furtado is now gearing up to release her sixth studio album with the first new single since 2012, ‘Behind Your Back’.

The song has an interesting guitar riff throughout and heavy bass lines in the chorus as well as some distorted effects on her vocals. It’s an interesting new sound for her and sounds more like a soft release than a hard-hitting lead single from the album.

Nevertheless, it’s a great sound and left me wanting more! Again, no official video has been released as yet, but we’ll keep you updated on this.

Would you like to hear more of the album? Is this going to become your new favourite Nelly Furtado track? What are your thoughts?

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#Two4Tunesday: Shawn Mendes – ‘Treat You Better’ & LewRey – ‘Never’


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Shawn Mendes – ‘Treat You Better’

Shawn Mendes burst onto the pop scene with his incredibly catchy song, Stitches, which went straight to Number 1 in the UK.

Since then (which was only a few months ago), he has had a couple of other single releases and an album, but now he is gearing up for a follow-up album, led by brand new single, ‘Treat You Better’.

Still capturing his trademark acoustic sound, the guitar has almost been used like a synth to hook the listener in. This pop song is everything you want it to be, and more.


‘Treat You Better’ is on iTunes for downloading now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/treat-you-better-single/id1118547684



LewRey – ‘Never’

LewRey are a genre-blending electro-pop duo consisting of Lewis Reynold and Ian Walker. The pair are incredible at marrying soul-pop melodies with club-like anthemic choruses alongside indie vibes, creating one heck of a unique sound.

Having already supported the likes of PendulumExampleProfessor GreenThe Japanese House and Aquilo, their latest song, ‘Never’, looks set to help them soar to even higher heights. It’s honestly, a brilliant song!

Please go out and support these guys!


‘Never’ can also be downloaded from iTunes now! – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/never-single/id1110236337


What do you think of these two awesome new tracks? What would your #Two4Tunesday song choices be? Get in touch in a comment below or via our social media accounts.

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