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Summer is fast approaching, and I for one cannot be more excited. Summer is usually the time when dance classics and overall great music usually hits the airwaves and the internet, and thankfully this year is shaping up to be no exception.
That’s why I wanted to make sure I highlight a couple of picks this week for songs you should definitely have on your playlist this summer. I only chose three, but rest assured that there are more out there and even more to come.
Now, let’s get started, shall we?
Disclosure ft. Gregory Porter – Holding On
Earlier this week, Disclosure debuted a new song featuring jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. The duo has seen a lot of success across the pond over the past two years with ‘Latch’ featuring Sam Smith. And it looks like they may have another hit on their hands with this one.
Aside from Gregory Porter being a Grammy award-winning artist, this song is soulful, infectious and nearly impossible not to dance to. What more can you ask for from a summer jam?
Icona Pop – Emergency
Another group that took two years off, Icona Pop is back with another high energy hit to rival ‘I Love It’. Another song that’s just in time for the summer, ‘Emergency’ takes elements from Jessie J, Pitbull, Basement Jaxx and Yolanda Be Cool.
As the first single of their sophomore album, ‘Emergency’ is a bold reintroduction song, and if this is any indication of what fans can expect from their next album, there will surely be more great, danceable music to come.
Sinead Harnett – Anywhere But Here
For the my final pick, I am going to elect to slow it down with Sinead Harnett’s ‘Anywhere But Here’.
Admittedly, I was late to the Sinead Harnett train, even after hearing finding out about her during a late night Disclosure binge. However, she has won a new fan with this song. Her voice is rich and perfectly conveys her confusion and sadness which is complemented by the beat and the instrumentation.
Her next song is set to drop on 15 June, and I will be giving that a listen as I’m sure that Sinead Harnett is going to be an artist you’ll want to follow.
Those were my three picks from the past week. What new songs were you listening to this week that weren’t covered here. Feel free to let me know by commenting under the article.