A week into the new year and there has already been a range of new music released.
As we embark into a new week, we explore a range of top tracks that have given 2017 a massive boost. Here’s a power-packed second edition of the Sherp’s ‘Monday Playlist’. Stay tuned, the list only gets better as we move down..
1. Sean Kingston – Pocket Watching
Singer, songwriter and rapper, Sean Kingston, promises that 2017 is going to be an awesome year when it comes to his music. Keeping to his promises, the star has just released a new song today, giving us a taste of what’s to come as the year moves on. The song titled, “Pocket Watching” is a shout out to all the broke dudes who are too glued to his cheese and are watching all his flashy moves without realising that’s what gets him the women.
2. Sia – Never Give Up (Lyric Video)
Not only is she a successful songwriter, but Sia has turned up hit after hit in recent years, thanks to her powerful vocals, signature tone and strong lyrics. Having elevated her tracks with emotional, controversial and artistically creative music videos, she takes her craft to whole new levels. Now, the artist has released a special lyric video to her 2016 hit song ‘Never Give It Up’ from the Dev Patel starring ‘Lion’. The uplifting number features a bunch of mini Sia’s who embrace at a train station before making a break for it. The words can be seen written on the tracks.
3. Cabbage – Young, Dumb and Full Of….
With a name like ‘Cabbage’, we can’t help but get intrigued by this band. In spite of being in the scene for only a year now, ‘Cabbage’ has already been hailed as the next most exciting band from the UK. Having been dubbed as ‘ones to watch’ and ‘saviours of guitar music’, it’s clear this group is well on its way to huge success. Listen to their new track here.
4.Ed Sheeran – Shape Of My Heart
Now, we move to the most highly anticipated releases from one of the biggest music stars of recent times. We’re talking about none other than Ed Sheeran. On the 4th of January, Sheeran teased his fans with a 6-second clip of his new song ‘Shape of my heart’. Two days later, the English singer-songwriter released not one but two songs, sending his fans into a frenzy of excitement. Not to anyone’s surprise, both songs made it to the top two spots on the music charts! In ‘Shape of my Heart’, a dancehall with tropical house effects and strumming acoustics, the artist talks about a budding romance, being in love with not just the person but her body and the sex they have. On a recent BBC Radio 1 interview, the star revealed that the song was officially written for Rihanna. However, he changed his mind as he felt the lyrics wouldn’t fit the singer’s style of music.
5. Rascal Flatts – Yours If You Want It
American country trio ‘Rascal Flatts’ have been thrilling music fans for over a decade now with their classic country vibes. After releasing their first holiday album last month, the band are back with a new single from their forthcoming new album. The song titled, ” Yours If You Want It” beautifully showcases the band’s vocal harmonies and their signature sing-along hooks.
6. Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (Zaeden remix)
We can’t say enough about this young Indian producer. Praised for putting Indian electronic music on the map, Zaeden has already had immense success for an artist of his age and we know that the future holds even bigger successes. Putting an electronic spin on a hit song of one of the biggest bands in the world is no easy task, but Zaeden pulls it off with ease. The artist’s remix of Maroon 5’s ‘Don’t wanna know’ has already become a huge hit on Saavn and deserves a top spot in your playlist for sure.
7. Calvin Harris Ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For (80’s remix)
Who doesn’t love a good 80’s remix? Better yet, on one of last year’s biggest hit songs? As most EDM fans know, DJ Calvin Harris is a big fan of the 80’s, but now Saint-Laurent has taken that love to a whole new level by remaking Harris’s 2016 hit ‘ This Is What You Came For’ into an 80’s power ballad! He even managed to edit the current music video to make it look like it was shot in the 80’s! If we didn’t know better, we could have sworn the video was made 3 decades ago. The cover features piano, guitar tempered static and quality analog video references that’s definite to the era. The video was so tastefully done that even Rihanna herself couldn’t help but like it on social media.
8. Billboard Ft. Wiz Kalifa and Dave East (Prod by Weezy) – Duke
The ultimate New Year’s prank. The new year brings with it a fresh new set of pranksters. As the year begun, the famous Hollywood sign receiving a ‘makeover’ when someone turned ‘Hollywood’ into ‘Hollyweed’ by sneakily blacking out as well as adding a white line to parts of the double O. What we didn’t expect was Artist Duke taking the occurrence as inspiration for a new collaboration. Titled ‘Billboard’, Duke’s song features Wiz Khalifa and Dave East, with production from YSL frequent collaborator Wheezy. Just reading the credits, we know you can’t wait to hear the song already.
9. Fetty Wap – Way You Are
Fetty Wap is back with a new single titled ‘Way You Are (King Zoo)’, showcasing his original and famously distinct “ignorant R&B” style. From his trademark auto-tune to his undoubtable love for the opposite sex, his unabashed thuggery to his trap beats; the song has all the makings of a typical Fetty Wap joint. The rapper, proclaimed as the knight in shining armour of hip-hop, is known for lavishing his riches on NYC strippers. Fetty Wap will perform at the Echostage in D.C. on January 15.
10. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
It’s no surprise that this artist made it to the list twice! Ed Sheeran’s ‘Castle On The Hill’ reflects on the singer’s childhood and growing up years. The lyrics goes as “When I was six years old, I broke my leg,” and “I was running from my brother and his friends.”; giving one insight into his life. The song also showcases a dramatic and galloping rhythmic vibe.