January 20: Weekly Round-Up

Another week, another round-up.

This week’s round-up features a variety of genres, including pop, gypsy-punk, soul, and dance. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone.

Be sure to check out the full MusicGrapes playlist on Spotify and feel free to leave any music suggestions in the comments!

Happy listening!

No One In Heaven | Joel Baker

Genre: Pop
Release Date: September 1, 2017

“No One In Heaven” by Joel Baker is Netflix after a long day of work. It’s sex and sleeping in late. It’s that first dip into a new jar of peanut butter: it just feels good.

Joel Baker is a singer/songwriter that blends a bunch of different musical genres together (hip-hop, pop, folk, R&B) to create beautiful and often feel-good songs, like “No One In Heaven.”

I’LL BE YOURS | HXRY ft. Aaliyah Allah

Genre: R&B/Soul
Release Date:
January 8, 2020

“I’ll Be Yours” is a new release by HXRY (featuring Aaliyah Allah) on the EP Piece of Mind. It’s mellow, it’s smooth, and it matches the gorgeous artwork of the album cover with ease.

HXRY just dropped his debut EP after a year singing and it’s welcome addition to the R&B/Soul space.

Nothing But Rainbows | Boston Bun

Genre: Dance
Release Date:
November 29, 2019

“Nothing But Rainbows” is Boston Bun’s latest single, following the success of a number hits, including “Don’t Wanna Dance” and “Missing You.” Like the title suggests, the new release is a happy, upbeat house hit.

The French producer’s dance tracks are heavily influenced by 90’s Chicago house and Detroit techno.

Had Me at Hello | emlyn

Genre: Pop
Release Date:
December 6, 2019

“Had Me at Hello” is emlyn’s debut single and it’s just about pop perfection. The beat, vocals, and instrumentals are really well-done and polished for a debut release.

It’s no surprise that emlyn has been in the industry behind-the-scenes writing for major label artists at Atlantic and BMG. She is definitely one to watch for new releases (that hopefully come out soon!).

Through the Roof ‘n’ Underground | Gogol Bordello

Genre: Punk
Release Date:
September 17, 2002

“Through the Roof ‘n’ Underground is one of my favorite Gogal Bordello songs. The track talks about globalization and how it’s affecting cultures around the world. You may have heard it featured in the 2006 movie Wristcutter’s: A Love Story.

The band produces really thought-provoking music through a gypsy-punk sound. If you haven’t tried their music yet, they are definitely worth a listen.

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