Best New Music of the Week: ROSÉ from Blackpink, Imagine Dragons, Selena Gomez, and more
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On The Ground by Rosé
Blinks rejoice — Rosé's highly-anticipated debut single is finally here. And boy, she is thriving. After listening to her sizzling new track which sets the stage for her upcoming solo album, R, it's safe to say this is Rosé's era to blossom. Apart from blessing our ears with her heavenly vocals in On The Ground, she also serves up stunningly picturesque visuals in the music video. With lyrics like "I worked my whole life just to get high, just to realise everything I need is on the ground", it's clear to see that the track has to do with her feelings about having succeeded at chasing her dreams — a fact that Rosé has confirmed in multiple interviews.
Dámelo To' by Selena Gomez ft. Myke Towers
It seems like spicy Spanish duets are a thing now, and hey, we're not complaining. Selena Gomez is the newest celebrity to leap upon the bandwagon. Her collaboration with Myke Towers is a certified sex anthem in which Selena and Myke trade lines about being infatuated with each other, where the title of the song directly translates to "Give it to me". Coupled with her sultry vocals and Myke's catchy rap, and you just know it's going to be a chart topper.
Follow You by Imagine Dragons
Fans were in for a real treat when Imagine Dragons dropped not one, but two songs from their newest album. The band have been working on their upcoming album for for the last three years, and if Follow You is just a taste of what this new album will be like, we can be sure it's going to be an absolute banger. Member Dan Reynolds penned the emotional ballad, and the lyrics are sure to strike a chord with everyone, as it's a song about how loving someone can be an incredibly imperfect process that is painful and not always pretty. With lyrics like "I'll follow you way down where you may go, I'll follow you way down to your deepest low", may we be reminded that love requires conscious effort everyday.
Telling Myself by Joshua Bassett
If you've still been keeping up with the Olivia-Joshua-Sabrina love triangle drama (no worries, it's our guilty pleasure too), then you would know that this is the song that replaced the Joshua and Sabrina duet We Both Know. Drama aside, the song is a real catchy hit that is hard not to play on loop, and the lyrics like "I keep on telling myself, we had something but did we stay together longer than we should? Were we just playing pretend because we could? Was it really that good?", the single details Joshua's denial in knowing a relationship was going south but yet still choosing to ignore his doubt and stay on.
Slow Clap by Gwen Stefani
If you missed her iconic No Doubt era, you're sure to fall in love with Gwen's latest track; an infusion of reggae tinted hip-hop that lyrically addresses her resilience through personal and professional turmoils/ Think spunky lyrics like "I'll be David, you Goliath, Set the rule and I'll defy it, You'll be angry, I'll be quiet".