"Mind" - Declan McKenna
A song tackling loneliness, substance abuse and messy parties. "#Mind" recalls #Declan #McKenna's drunken, confused sixteen-year-old self during a friend's Halloween party. "That's not really who I am," McKenna proclaims, as lowering inhibitions are to blame for not thinking straight. "Why'd you keep changing your mind
"Cool" - Jonas Brothers
The 2000s teen heartthrobs have returned and each one is rocking a pair of shades and a Hawaiian shirt, ready for beach parties, fancy cocktails, luxury cruises and all things fun in the sun. Making up for their track's short duration, spanning at about two and a half minutes, the #Jonas #Brothers have arranged "#Cool"
Ansel Elgort - "Supernova"
Once #Spotify randomly selected “Supernova” by #Ansel #Elgort, I was immediately hooked. Initially, I only recognized Elgort as the charming male protagonist from the popular teen film The Fault in Our Stars. Finding out that Elgort also rapped absolutely doubled my liking towards him. The story-line throughout the son
"Cause I'm A Man" - Tame Impala
Rewinding back to my senior year in high school, #Tame #Impala stepped into my life through the #MuchMusic channel and presented a bizarre music video assembled with #puppets. At the time, I viewed them as the Bee Gees on LSD surrounding themselves with #psychedelic whirs, twinkles and blurs. "Cause I'm A Man" follows
Billie Eilish - "bury a friend"
*Knock knock knock* “Billie…” A call-and-response between #Billie #Eilish and the #monster (voiced by #Crooks, a London-based Soundcloud rapper) under her bed ensues. With a low and seemingly disembodied voice that belongs in #dark caves, Eilish sets up nightmarish sequences of stepping on glass and stapling your tongu
"Flicker" - Madison Galloway
"The flames they... flicker [pause, insert unexpected rattlesnake-sounding tambourine]." Browsing across Facebook, I was fortunate to find #Madison #Galloway, a petite starlette harvesting a serene #earthy #rock and #blues tone that intrigued my ears and calmed my spirit. Her track "#Flicker" explores the outdoor atmos
"On My Way to Mexico" - The Dylan Harris Network
Eureka! I discovered the rare gem that is The #Dylan #Harris #Network, a local #Canadiana band based from Burlington, Ontario, amidst scavenging through my mother's old cassette tapes. Inspired by the likes of #Gordon #Lightfoot and #The #Tragically #Hip, The Dylan Harris Network delicately chimes in and captures your
"Old Town Road" [Remix] - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
"I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road / I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more." I'm gonna write and hype this single 'til I grow old, I'm gonna do this since they deserve it. Lil Nas X made the right choice in featuring #Billy #Ray #Cyrus on this country-rap track, the established country singer responsible for h
"Little Me" - Little Mix
The British girl group #Little #Mix launches this confidence-building single to empower young girls across the globe. "Little Me," a song from their album Salute, vocalizes the need to develop better self-esteem. Thankfully, time does help in that department through experience which can make a person wiser. With a clos
"Satellite" - Kiss Kiss
Remember last Friday's songwriting tip post and some of our 'role models'? Surprise! Here's one of them which we're about to unfold…. "Satellite" originates from Kiss Kiss's album Reality vs The Optimist designed with an #underground #indie #rock album cover seemingly illustrating a sparkler smacked against a solid bla
"Donna" - Ritchie Valens
I'm a sappy hopeful #romantic falling utterly in love with a song whose name being addressed is, depressingly, not my own. Heck, I'd give my left kidney to be somebody's #Donna. #Ritchie #Valens, 1950's American-Mexican singer, happens to be the musical genius behind this starry hit. His gentle yet aching voice has the
Adam Lambert - "Feel Something"
“Wanna feel something”? Look no further, #Adam #Lambert alongside co-writers #Benedict #Cork and #Josh #Cumbee have formulated a song that doubles as a soul-searching journey. Lambert reveals his #mental #health struggles by first composing a message via Twitter, stating: “I love making and performing music, but there