XoXo: New Music Monday

It’s another week and we have a fresh crop of new musical additions for the Q…

  1. Post Malone – Better Now

Just in case you needed more Posty in your life (and honestly, we all do), this latest release is a straight up break-up jam. This song really represents the overall tone in his second album, Beerbongs and Bentleys. While those two things sound like they should be really fun, it’s a surprisingly angsty record that embodies a young guy trying to have fun while obviously coping with some major relationship fallout. Who hurt you so badly, Post?!

2. Alessia Cara – Growing Pains

Alessia Cara continues to cement herself as one of the most promising young pop musicians and I love that her music always seeks to address the insecurities young adults deal with in a meaningful way. This song continues that trend and easily could become another teen anthem much like her previous efforts. Hell, I’m far removed from my teen years and I found myself singing along to this on drive home.

3. 5 Seconds of Summer – Youngblood

I’ll be honest, this might be the first song I’ve heard from this Aussie group that I actually really, really like. Sure, they’ve had a few other songs that have charted well and were plenty catchy. But something about the vibe in this song strikes a chord that is different from any of their previous releases. Or maybe I’m just really dying for some early 2000’s pop-rock to dominate the Top 40 realm again.

4. In Real Life – Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)

2018 seems determined to prove that boy bands are still very much a thing. In fact, we’ve even returned to assembling them via reality T.V. shows like “Boy Band.”  Enter, In Real Life and their infectiously catchy single Tattoo…how ’bout you? Despite my best Google efforts, I couldn’t determine what their is meant to represent. In Real Life as opposed to…?

What new music are you feeling this week?


Mary Jo

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