Best new music of the week: Billie Eilish, Bebe Rexha, David Guetta, ITZY and more
Loud and clear
Your Power by Billie Eilish
Soulful. Deep. Powerful. Billie Eilish's newest single of her sophomore album Happier Than Ever serves us a mix of her usual sirenic vocals paired with a potent message of men taking advantage of their authority and exerting it on others. The poetic lyrics are haunting, as with her previous singles. Listening to it on repeat will definitely bring forth new takeaways for all listeners to ponder over. Preach it, Billie. Preach!
Die For A Man by Bebe Rexha, Lil Uzi Vert
Rexha has definitely been on a roll lately with a series of electrifying pop tracks. Her latest collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert incorporates the pain points when dealing with their significant others; a tune that details the various challenges of love and relationships. This is the fourth single of Bebe's upcoming album, Better Mistakes, that reveals the messiness and self-sabotage she inflicted in past relationships, all while sending a clear message across for all of us to learn. Yes, Bebe, we hear you. We will never die for a man.
Hero by Afrojack, David Guetta, Luxtides
Thank God it's Friday. This collaboration between two powerhouse DJs, Afrojack and David Guetta, will make you want to jump up and party as we ring in the long weekend. Hero is the first bop the pair has worked on since Sia's Helium in 2018 — but it was well-worth the wait, we say. Featuring Luxtides, a folk-pop duo as the lead vocals, we can't help but feel empowered by the lyrics. Who doesn't want to be a hero?
M.A.F.I.A. In The Morning by ITZY
Girl group ITZY has just dropped their explosive album, Guess Who, which has broken their record number of pre-order sales with over 260,000 copies purchased. Playing to their strengths of superb dancing and rapping, the girls are keeping true to their unapologetic style of music and fashion. If you ever need a pick me up when you are feeling down, just stream this mini-album on Spotify. Feel that "boss" energy flow through your body.
Choker by Twenty One Pilots
For something more tamed yet soulful, we'd recommend Choker; a culmination of Tyler Joseph's light-tenor voice and Josh Dun's drums that work in perfect unison. In short: an ideal tune to blast during a nice evening of doing absolutely nothing on the couch. The song was recorded and engineered while both of them were quarantining apart from one another last year, serving as proof that nothing can ever stop good music from being made. Speaking of: Twenty One Pilots will be debuting their album over a live fan event on 21 May. You know what to do.