Hello, February! If the new releases from January are any indication, it’s that 2022 is going to be an awesome year for music. We at THP are overwhelmed with appreciation for pop artists, both on the rise and in the mainstream!
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Whether you’re itching for a new dance song or a get-in-your-feels song, these new releases have everything you need!
Pink Sweat$ – Pink Moon
R&B sensation Pink Sweat$ has dropped his highly-anticipated new EP Pink Moon, and we are living! Pink Moon includes eight tracks with features from 6lack, Blxst, Tori Kelly, and Sabrina Claudio. It defines just what love is to Pink Sweat$, and we can hear all the love he has poured into this EP. We can only imagine being lucky enough to see him perform at Coachella this year!
Charli XCX – ‘Beg For You (Feat. Rina Sawayama)’
Charli XCX‘s new release ‘Beg For You (feat. Rina Sawayama)’ is the third single on her upcoming fifth studio album Crash! It’s the first time these two artists have collabed after years of friendship, and we didn’t know we’d been missing this bop all our lives. The nostalgia of our playlist from the late 2000s and early 2010s is hitting us so badly. And if you haven’t already, grab your tickets to Charli‘s North American and European tour!
Bastille – ‘Shut Off The Lights’
Bastille‘s new single and music video for ‘Shut Off The Lights’ does exactly what the band intended: it makes us want to get up and dance! We haven’t had the chance to let loose and really party in a long time. But this feel-good song reminds us to just be in the moment and have a solo party whenever and wherever. Only a few more days until their new album Give Me The Future is out, and we’re more than ready!
Anitta – ‘Boys Don’t Cry’
2022 is looking to be an amazing year for global pop superstar Anitta! Our queen kills it again with her addictive new release ‘Boys Don’t Cry.’ In this upbeat and empowering track, she sings about not having time for games or taking back ex-lovers. Anitta tells us to live our best lives and leave the past where it is. If you were meant to hear this, you know who you are.
Juicy J & Wiz Khalifa – ‘Backseat (Feat. Project Pat)’
Can we please start a petition for Juicy J and Wiz Khalifa to keep releasing collabs? Their new release ‘Backseat (feat. Project Pat)’ is a banger that belongs in the playlist that makes you feel badass. Everything from the music production to the rap flow is the chef’s kiss. And we can’t wait for their collab album later this month!
Lauv – ’26’
If you’re in your mid to late 20s and you’re wondering where the time has gone, Lauv‘s new release ’26’ will hit you hard. He sings about growing up and trying to get back the light we had when we were younger. It’s the way his music tells his story and how easily we can relate. This single is Lauv‘s first release of 2022, and we’re not-so-patiently waiting for his second full-length album release later this year!
FKA Twigs – ‘Jealousy (Feat. Rema)’
FKA twigs show off her versatility with another flawless track: ‘Jealousy (feat. Rema)!’ We already know she’s an icon, but this new visual brings out such a creative and danceable vibe to an already incredible song. We won’t stop raving about FKA twigs‘ angelic vocals and Rema’s dope feature anytime soon.
Rex Orange County – ‘Keep It Up’
How is it that Rex Orange County always knows exactly what we need to hear? He has just released the music video for ‘Keep It Up,’ the lead single of his new album Who Cares? In it, Rex reassures that we’re enough: “Keep it up and go on / You’re only holding out for what you want / You no longer owe the strangers / It’s enough, it’s enough.” Yep, it’s time to break out the tissues now.
Topic, Robin Schulz, Nico Santos, And Paul Van Dyk – ‘In Your Arms (For An Angel)’
We’re in awe of how many new dance songs we’ve gotten in this week alone! This new release, ‘In Your Arms (For An Angel),’ is a legendary collab between Topic, Robin Schulz, Nico Santos, and Paul van Dyk. It reimagines Paul’s classic dance track from 1994. We’re here for the instrumentals and staying for the nostalgia.
Dermot Kennedy – ‘Better Days (Feat. EarthGang)’
Speaking of incredible collabs, Dermot Kennedy has released the new version of his single ‘Better Days,’ now featuring hip-hop duo EarthGang. ‘Better Days’ lifts our hearts with its positive message for universal hope and moving forward. For everyone who’s hurting and struggling, Dermot tells us we’re not alone. We’re sure to make it through and find those better days.
Don’t let these new releases slip under your radar! They deserve all the hype, and we can’t recommend them enough.
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