From a gut-wrencing ballad to an epic cover and an uplifting anthem, pop music leads the pack on this week’s review roundup.
Going through a global pandemic can leave anyone feeling hopeless. On “Won’t Stop Yet,” The Collection aims to bring a glimmer of hope and inspiration to the challenging times. The upbeat track features the group’s lead vocalist whose sound could put anyone at ease. His treble infused tone trembles from chest to falsetto as he delivers the relateable narrative.
On the meaning behind the song, The Collection said “I wanted to write a power anthem that conveyed a sense of hope that we’ll get through this crazy apocalypse with strength and ease. But realistically, the best I could muster was a hope we could get through the next hour- and maybe the hour after that, and the one after…”
We may be living in uncharted territiory, but as long as we put one foot in front of the other we will get through it together.
Listen to “Won’t Stop Yet” below.
Conor Maynard – “Dance With Somebody”
Viral sensation Conor Maynard may be the exception to the “don’t cover an amazing vocalist because it will never be as good” rule. On “Dance With Somebody,” Maynard takes the Whitney Houston smash and makes it entirely his own. Marking 10 years since Houston passed, Maynard’s somber and powerful version of the iconic song is an emotionally driven masterpiece. Already a global star, it is easy to see why Maynard so easily connects to his fans through his digital presence and raw talent.
Listen to “Dance With Somebody” below.
noelle – “30k”
YouTube star noelle has the last laugh on new single, “30k.” The lighthearted track features the young star’s impressive vocals as she brushes off an ex and replaces the absence with cold hard cash. Noelle’s unique swagger and style lands somewhere between the pop and r&b landscapes where she confidently dwells. Taken from her debut EP of the same name, “30k” is a great peek into the endless potential of noelle.
Listen to “30k” below.
Tate McRae – “she’s all i wanna be”
Tate McRae is a lyrical poet on new song “she’s all i wanna be.” The stripped back version of the heart-wrenching ballad finds McRae spinning out of control with insecurity. Questioning her partner’s feelings for another girl, McRae wresles with not being “good enough” throughout the piano driven tune. McRae can flat out sing her heart out and the acoustic setting is the perfect background for her to truly shine.
Listen to “she’s all i wanna be” below.