Medicate by Gabbie Hanna- I have been a casual fan of Gabbie’s Youtube content for a few years now. I know that her song ‘Monster’ was big even though I haven’t heard it. This song starts out slow and her voice is nice although her softer moments don’t feel as soft as they should. The song eventually picks and and her voice is powerful and full of emotion. The content is consistent of what I know of her other songs being mental illness. It’s kind of a meh song.
Low Key by Ally Brooke feat. Tyga- This is Ally’s first single as a solo artist. The beat is poppy and fun although it does sound familiar. Tyga’s verse is pretty terrible. I mean it ends with “litty” so that should say how the verse went. I don’t think this will get super popular, at least I don’t think it should. Ally isn’t bad on the song she just doesn’t add anything that we don’t already have in pop.
Bones by Galantis feat. OneRepublic- This song is really poppy for what I know of Ryan Tedder. The song is about feeling love for someone. The chorus is catchy and the instrumentals aren’t bad either. This makes me think of their song ‘Connection’ where it was mainly for a commercial and I never heard it outside of that. I think this is just like that.
Women by Florida Georgia Line feat. Jason Derulo- This song only somewhat works because of Jason. Without him this would be an extremely boring song. At least he adds a bit of curiosity. He does sound good. While Florida Georgia Line doesn’t sound bad, they are very monotone. They don’t do anything interesting vocally. It is a strange collaboration, but it does kind of work. If only the song was better.
God and Country Music by George Strait- So I grew up listening to George, although I couldn’t stand country music. For me I’m not a fan of this. It just isn’t my thing. His voice sounds good and the lyrics are cute, but they are cliche. It’s not bad it’s just not for me.
Bad Habit by Ben Platt- So I love Ben. From Pitch Perfect to Dear Evan Hansen, I am a fan. His voice is truly unique and it is something we desperately need in the mainstream. In this song he is a bit too perfect. I want to see him get gritty and powerful. His vocals are really clean, but I want more.
Black Woman by Danielle Brooks- Again, someone else I am a fan of from their acting. Her voice is deep and powerful. This song is so empowering for black women. The message of white women wanting certain traits associated with black women, but still being racist is so accurate. The instrumentals are subtle, but it swells when needed. Her range is really good. I can’t wait to hear more from her.
One Call by Gunna- This song is basic. His flows are basic and the metaphors are cheesy. That’s all I’m going to say.
Who Do You Love by The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds of Summer-I have never been a fan of The Chainsmokers, but I have been a casual fan of 5SOS. This is a weird pairing. The 5SOS boys have good voices, but the production on this doesn’t emphasize that fact. The lyrics are pretty much the same two stanzas the entire time. I don’t like this at all.
1,2,3 dayz up by Kim Petras feat. SOPHIE- Honestly, I couldn’t even make it through this entire song. It is extremely annoying. I really hope she isn’t serious and that this is a parody of some sort. The instrumentals and production is loud and unnecessary. The vocals are so auto tuned to the point that Kim just might be a robot. I can’t deal with this.