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.
Nina Nesbitt - Life’s A Bitch (L.A.B)
Soon after releasing the flirty “Summer Fling,” Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt is going back to the future with her nostalgic yet futuristic new single Life’s A Bitch (L.A.B). Lyrically, Nesbitt reflects on how shit life is but also how great it can be. Sonically, she has been influenced by the decade where synth-pop dominated the charts. "It definitely represents the darker parts of the album, with a slight '80s twist," she told Paper while stating the song is an "anthem for powering through tough times and not taking life too seriously.”
Charli XCX - Good Ones
When it comes down to producing pop songs, Charli XCX has no limits. “Good Ones” is definitely one of XCX’s more catchy and radio-friendly bangers that was made for the clubs. In the video, the British songstress can be seen performing full choreography, letting out her inner Britney Spears/Janet Jackson. The only negative is that the song is too short.
Mimi Webb - 24/5
Get ready music fans, the UK has found its next pop powerhouse. Mimi Webb’s latest release 24/5 is not only her best single to date but proves she is on her way to following in the footsteps of Sam Smith and Adele as everyone’s favorite new ballad star. Webb found huge chart success with Good Without earlier this year and is bound to make more noise in the upcoming months.
Moyka - Illusion
There’s just something about those Scandivanians and their sad yet liberating dance anthems. Moyka’s latest single, Illusion, is the perfect example of a song that will have you crying on the dancefloor with a sugar rush of energy.
Kacey Musgraves - Cherry Blossom
Kacey Musgraves’ long-awaited new album star-crossed followers her Grammy Award-winning album Golden Hour and didn’t disappoint. A particular stand-out track, Cherry Blossom, is rather delicious. In true Musgraves style, there is a sense of escapism and care-freeness to it when listening. The breezy pop song is the younger sibling to her 2018 track Wonder Woman.
Chlöe - Have Mercy
2020 was a great year for R&B duo Chloe x Halle. Their album Ungodly Hour remained one of the best releases and earned the sisters Grammy Award nominations. Even though Chloe x Halle still plan on making music together, older sibling Chlöe is also venturing out as a solo artist. Her debut single, Have Mercy, instantly made a big impact on fans and the charts and we can totally see why. The 2-minute-38 bop oozes sex appeal and has all the sassiness a song can need.
L Devine - Die on the Dancefloor
2020 gave us a lot of music for the clubs and dancefloor. There was Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Jessie Ware, to name a few. British singer L Devine is making sure she can join in on the action by releasing the anthem Die on the Dancefloor. With the world opening up after the pandemic, she sure has picked the perfect time to launch the song. “It’s an ode to all the nights out we’ve missed out on over the past 18 months. I love the way the song romanticizes a night out and makes it feel like an all-or-nothing, dramatic, and magical experience,” Devine said about the track.
Zoe Wees - That’s How It Goes (feat. 6lack)
Dutch talent Zoe Wees has teamed up with US rapper 6lack for That’s How It Goes and it’s a bold anthem. Lyrically, the song has an air of mystery to it as it tackles their inner demons but doesn’t specify what. Even though the collaboration is fairly unexpected, the outcome proved to be worth the risk.
Nao - Better Friend
Soul singer Nao has a reputation for releasing flawless albums and has done again with her latest, And Then Life Was Beautiful. The LP is filled with career highlights but a specific standout is Better Friend, a song written about a lost friend with who she’s lost contact. “I have this friend who is really special to me but he’s kind of disappeared from my friendship circle because of mental health. So, I don’t know where he is or what he’s doing. “Better Friend” is a message for him, very specifically for him. For me, it’s kind of the idea of if you ever do come back, I still wanna be a good friend to you and I’m still trying to be a good friend to you even though you’re not here,” she told EUPHORIA.
Troye Sivan - Angel Baby
Described as his “crack at an adoring, doting, love-struck, mega pop, gay, power ballad,” Angel Baby is one of Troye Sivan’s most enticing love songs. The synthy ballad is dreamy and has a cinematic feel to it. Let’s hope his next project produces more of the same.
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