March’s millionth day finally arrived! And April made its glorious entry to give us closure on the seemingly longest month of our lives. We made it! So, it’s only natural wanting to celebrate April 1st with some smashing new releases! And though it might seem too good to be true, we’ve been blessed with not one but two superb collabs. Don’t fret! This is no April Fools attempt on our moods. This is real! OneRepublic joins their brilliant musical forces with talented Gryffin in ‘You Were Loved.’ Meanwhile, Bastille cooked up some genius with Alok in their new single ‘Run Into Trouble.’ Let’s talk about just how lucky we got with these two neat collaborations!
And before we jump into introducing both new songs, we feel there’s no coincidence in this auspicious happening. The universe is working its magic to help us move on from March and heartache. Because that’s the common thread of these two collabs. ‘You Were Loved’ and ‘Run Into Trouble’ grant us musical healing to a love lost, and we didn’t know how much we needed them! Still, we love both as they play in the background and speak to us as we dance to their healing beats.
‘You Were Loved’ – Gryffin And OneRepublic
We’ll take a minute to let that song title sink in as we felt its power move us before its beats. And we are not immune to the far-reaching healing effects of some poignant lyrics, especially those accompanied by an equally powerful overall performance. So, in this out-of-this-world collab, we witness the partnership of a versatile Gryffin with the heartfelt vocals of our beloved OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. Even the most hesitant would have to agree that this single knows how to make you smile as you reminisce on times past. Just behold its magic in this newly released music video.
‘Run Into Trouble’ – Bastille And Alok
This tune fuses Bastille‘s brilliance with DJ Alok‘s gift of finding the right beat every time. We’ve fallen prey to the magnetic force of this single! And we can’t help but love its vibe! Because it’s giving us a party mood as much as it voices an all-too-familiar feeling… the annoyingly resilient attachment to someone we need to let go of. Therefore, we thank these artists for offering the world an anthem for those who struggle to move on! Somehow, ‘Run Into Trouble’ makes it better. And kudos to the verses: “I can’t crawl at your feet. This ain’t healthy for me.” It needed to be said!
Are you already totally hooked on these two superb collabs? Do you also feel the need to add them to your ultimate playlist? We want to know! Leave your thoughts in the comments below or reach us via Twitter @TheHoneyPOP. And to be in the loop with new music releases and so much more, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!
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