The Bias Checklist is a Ok-pop weblog that additionally covers a good quantity of J-pop. However together with most music followers, I take pleasure in tracks from all around the globe. So, I believed I’d begin a month-to-month round-up of a number of the non-Ok-pop songs which have caught my ear. No scores — simply highlights!
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Betty Who – Weekend
Betty Who’s Huge is a good pop album, and Weekend is screaming to develop into a single. It jogs my memory of Teenage Dream period Katy Perry – all brash guitars and sugar-coated pop hooks.
Danny Saucedo – Dansa Ensam
Danny Saucedo is again with an enormous disco banger. He obtained the recipe precisely proper with this one. Rhythm guitar, icy strings and driving piano chords ship the refrain hovering.
Darren Hayes – Euphoric Equation
Savage Backyard’s self-titled debut was my very first musical love, so I’ll at all times take a look at what the duo’s vocalist Darren Hayes is as much as. After ten years away from music, he’s again along with his most relentlessly private and intensely evocative album but. I chosen one of many extra instantaneous tracks to function right here, however when you take pleasure in this, I’d suggest diving into a number of the extra experimental songs – just like the nine-minute standout Hey Matt.
Drew Sycamore – Madonna
It takes guts to call your music after an icon like Madonna. Drew’s model doesn’t sound very like the Materials Lady, however its disco groove is its personal spotlight. Bonus factors for the perfectly-placed whip sound results!
Ellie Goulding – Let It Die
Simple Lover remains to be one among my favourite pop tracks of the yr. Let It Die feels extra generic and fewer thrilling, however I nonetheless dig the funky digital beat.
INI – Hero
INI’s vocalists have typically been let down by their chant-heavy singles, however this rock-charged collaboration with Wanima (beforehand featured right here) reveals a rowdier, extra thrilling idol group.
Joel Corry & Tom Grennan – Lionheart (Fearless)
Tom Grennan has been a standout voice in pop this yr, and he joins dance producer Joel Corry for an enormous EDM monitor. The hook sounds greater than somewhat like Sia’s Elastic Coronary heart, however that finally ends up being an asset on this case.
KAT-TUN – Into The Mild
In case you missed it, KAT-TUN launched their latest single Zero Kara Ichi E on digital providers for worldwide listening – a uncommon transfer for a Johnny’s group! All three songs are nice, however the rousing Into The Mild is my private favourite.
Lil Nas X – Star Walkin’
Lil Nas X veers much more towards pop melodies with the anthemic Star Walkin’. I really like the refrain on this one. It has “hit” written throughout it.
Ohm Bhandari – Odyssey
Did you all know we have now a bonafide musician amongst our Bias Checklist commenters? Ohm has been creating digital music for years now and has been variety sufficient to share it with me. Newest monitor Odyssey is a home banger that can stick in your head lengthy after listening. To listen to extra, be sure that to take a look at Ohm’s Spotify web page!
Perses – My Time
This new Thai group has taken the Ok-pop mould and crafted a single that outdoes many precise Ok-pop teams! My Time is acquainted however insanely catchy and tremendous polished.
Shania Twain – Waking Up Dreaming
Being a child of the 90’s, you recognize I had The Girl in Me, Come on Over and Up! on repeat in my CD participant. It’s so good to listen to Shania again once more along with her trademark mix of campy enjoyable and deadly pop hooks.
Tove Lo & SG Lewis – Name On Me
That is large digital music, with one among my favourite choruses of the previous month. Tove Lo excels inside these evocative soundscapes crafted by SG Lewis.
8LOOM – Come Once more
8LOOM are a fictional idol group from a currently-airing drama, however their “debut” monitor in some way finds a stronger refrain than many real-life Ok-pop/J-pop acts!