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MOOD Magazine’s must-listen tracks from August.

Every month, MOOD Magazine will select the best songs released within the past few weeks and will add each track to our Spotify playlist for readers to enjoy. Our aim is to help you discover new music that’s currently popular as well as promoting artists who are on the rise and deserve to be on your radar.

Fresh from releasing her debut mixtape, One Foot In Front Of The Other, and winning the Rising Star award at the BRIT Awards, Griff is giving fans more with her latest single, One Night. The catchy 2-minute-47 bop is definitely worth getting on your feet for and showcases a more energetic side to the 20-year-old.

Lil Huddy is one of the few acts who rose to fame as a TikTok sensation and has managed to morph into a successful musician. Ahead of the release of his debut album, Teenage Heartbreak, he has dropped Don’t Freak Out, a 2000s-inspired song that is reminiscent of the likes of Blink-182. After all, the track does feature drummer Travis Barker.

If there is one new girl group to have on your radar, it’s Boys World! The Boys in their name stands for “Best of Your Self” and the World proves they are ready for global domination. “Something In The Water” is a slice of pop heaven, quite literally. The carefree anthem is definitely one of the group’s poppier songs that deserves to dominate the airwaves. The music video perfectly shows off their individual styles and personalities as well as their skills as great dancers. If any rising girl group has the full package, it’s Boys World.

British R&B singer Nao is gearing up for the release of her third studio album and has released the title track, And Then Life Was Beautiful. In true Nao fashion, her voice is smooth and soulful. Lyrically, the track proves there is a light at the end of the tunnel, something we can all relate to after the past year and a half we’ve had.

2021 has seen Selena Gomez embrace the Latin side to her. After dropping her first Spanish EP, Revelación, the powerhouse entertainer has teamed up with Grammy Award-nominated artist Camilo for 999. The romantic song hears Gomez embrace her breathy vocals that have become her trademark in recent years and is sonically a sultry, mid-tempo bop.

Throwback is Glowie like fans have never heard of her before. The Icelandic singer-songwriter kept a low profile over the past two years and is making a statement with her comeback single that was inspired by the late 1990s and early 2000s. Now an independent artist, Glowie has a lot up her sleeve that is bound to make even more noise.

iamnotshane’s latest offering, Punch Me In The Face, is an obvious ode to the synth-pop sound that dominated the 1980s and includes his quirky, melodic happy/sad songwriting skills that listeners have grown to love him for. If the likes of Troye Sivan and Lauv are for you, then this infectious track is too.

Pop singer Leah Kate has been on a roll with her single releases this year and keeps getting better with each one. For Veronica, Kate sings over a funky beat while calling out cheaters. The women-empowering song takes the side of the “other woman” and encourages listeners to ditch the man that did them wrong.

Since winning Album of the Year at 2019’s Grammy Awards for the incredible Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves’ next studio LP has been highly anticipated ever since. The country singer will release Star-Crossed on September 10 and has already treated fans to two songs. justified hears Musgraves reminiscing and trying to heal over a past relationship that recently came to an end and is delivered in a way only Musgraves knows how to: beautifully.

10 Things follows Chloe Lilac’s sophomore EP, DOUCHEBAG, and is her first release of 2021. Inspired by a bad friendship, the angsty pop-rock song is a taste of what is still to come as a new mixtape is due in the fall. If moody, fuck you anthems are what you need right now, put on 10 Things.

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