Best new music of the week: Troye Sivan, Nat Ho, Julia Michaels, and more
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You by Regard, Troye Sivan, and Tate McRae
Tragic yet whimsical, the track comprises all the hallmarks of a typical Troye Sivan piece; a danceable beat paired with raw, unfiltered lyrics that hit like a punch to the gut. He's joined by DJ and producer, Regard, as well as indie pop queen, Tate Mcrae — this time on a breakup anthem packed with palpable pining. YouTube user, Dawn Evason, sums up the tune with an apt, "Gayly twerking." Indeed.
Next Better Playa by Nat Ho
Co-written with Grammy-nominated Singaporean producer-songwriter, Tat Tong, Next Better Playa skillfully merges 8-bit retro gaming sounds with jazz; an amalgamation that is no lacking in fun or intrigue. "Next Better Playa was written at a place where I was becoming very intentional about my friendships and relationships, about who I wanted to work with or allow into my life," he states. "The fact of the matter is, in this game of life, it is near-impossible to play solo, and whoever we choose to team up with matters." Hey, if this collaboration is anything to go by, we'd say he's definitely made the right choice.
Water Color by Whee In
Yup, weeks of tantalising teasers have finally culminated in a three-minute long video that details the singer's rebirth as a solo artist. Its upbeat melody is complemented with high-saturated visuals bursting with colour and verve - staying true to its name of Water Colour, except with the volume turned way up. Groove to it — and the various other tracks on her newly-launched album, Redd — stat.
Sabotage by Bebe Rexha
Rexha's current body of work might belong firmly within the party music category, but it seems the American songwriter has some new tricks up her sleeve. Sabotage veers wildly from her comfort zone, an emotional piece chronicling her destructive tendencies. Her vulnerability is evident in her lyrics, a heartfelt plea to understand why she tends to ruin everything she loves. BRB, still crying over "I'm the queen of burning bridges/ I will only let you down."
Love is Weird by Julia Michaels
While her debut album Not in Chronological Order is only dropping 30 April, Michaels has released a number to tide us through until then. Love is Weird is a far cry from her most recent single, All My Exes, which playfully riffs upon the jealously she feels from seeing her partner's exes. Instead, we are treated to an earnest ditty on love, loss, and all the confusing emotions in between.
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