This year has already seen some great new music – here are some of my favourite songs, albums and artists so far:
In My Blood – Shawn Mendes
Having been a big Shawn Mendes fan since the release of his early music, I was very excited about the release of his newest music – my personal favourite being the rock-pop single ‘In My Blood’, which I have already been lucky enough to hear live. I love the fact that the song has a catchy beat with an undermining depth. The release of this single, alongside ‘Lost in Japan’ has left me very excited for the release of Mendes’ third album: ‘Shawn Mendes the Album’, which is being released on 25th May.
The Middle + Rich – Maren Morris
I have been listening to Maren Morris for quite a while now, and I really love the way her music authentically mixes pop and country music. Her most commonly known song is probably ‘The Middle’ – a collaboration with Zedd, which has reached number 1 in both the UK and US charts, which is very upbeat and catchy. Another personal favourite of mine is Morris’ newest single entitled ‘Rich’ , from her debut album ‘Hero’, which contributes an element of fun and humour, alongside Morris’ amazing vocals.
Delicate – Taylor Swift
I was much anticipating Taylor Swift’s latest album: ‘Reputation’ following its release last November, and it didn’t disappoint. Whilst her new music is somewhat different from her original country and pop music, it provides a fresh modern twist, as demonstrated through the releases of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and ‘Gorgeous’. My favourite song from the album is most probably ‘Delicate’, which is also an apparent fan favourite due to its steady rise in the charts.
One Kiss – Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
In my opinion, this song is a perfect summer tune, which I can visualize being played everywhere from the beach to a festival. Lipa’s vocals perfectly compliment the concept of the song and the type of music Harris makes so well.
Wild – Catherine McGrath
Catherine McGrath perfectly captures my music taste of country and pop music, and is therefore one of my favourite singers of the moment. I have been lucky enough to already see her live twice this year – one show being her first ever headline show – and I am looking forward to seeing her again this September. I was very excited about the release of her latest single ‘Wild’, which I had heard live and thoroughly enjoyed beforehand. The studio version didn’t disappoint – it was equally as enjoyable, and I’m glad I can now listen to it on the go! I am also looking forward to the release of McGrath’s debut album: ‘Talk of This Town’, which is due 27th July.