You’ll be thanking us after listening to these tracks!
2017 already seems like the year of music collaborations. The thing about collaborations though is that one could be a huge hit or a major miss. The latest collaboration by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay has made us realise this ongoing trend. There have been a few artists who have managed to create something rather spectacular for music lovers all over the globe. We have some of the best one’s we’ve heard so far this year and you should have these on repeat till you hear a better one.
1. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Like This
After the surprise teaser and performance at the BRIT Awards, chart topping hit makers The Chainsmokers revealed an all new track featuring the angelic quality of Coldplay. Chris Martin’s vocals and lyrics put real heart in the song that makes it as magical as ever. We’re sure the video for the track will be equally special, especially since the lyric video looks so so good.
2. Maroon 5 ft. Future – Cold
Maroon 5 shocked fans with yet another rap collaboration with Future after featuring Kendrick Lamar on “Don’t Wanna Know”. The track has this cool, club vibe while narrating the distant nature of a relationship. The hallucination-induced video adds another element of visual excitement. Hats off, gentlemen.
3. Carly Rae Jepsen & Lil’ Yachty – It Takes Two
The re-release of the classic track for a target commercial has created havoc everywhere! The track is so nostalgic and yet sounds fresh. The video for the song is so different than the original but manages to stand out within the current music crop. If this one doesn’t make you get up and dance, you need help.
4. Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
Fifty Shades Darker wasn’t just a movie with good looking actors (Jamie Dornan ,OMG) but also featured some original tracks from a number of high profile artists including “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” featuring Taylor Swift and Zayn. The song shows everyone a different side of the usually reserved Swift, but it’s a good entry into the more deeper music territory she hasn’t delved into yet. The track is smooth and fine like Jamie Dornan himself. Thank the Lord for this one.
5. Watt ft. Post Mahone – Burning Man
This track is a great example of a bad ass collaboration between two hip-hop artists. Post Mahone is a great addition to the track. The video was teased by Mahone a few weeks ago and we have to say, it was worth the wait. Expect this one to be the song you’ll hear at any party for a while. It’s lit a.f!
6. Lost Kings ft. Tinashe – Quit You
Tinashe has been releasing track after track hitting Billboard charts. The latest song you need to listen to and obsess over right now has to be “Quit You”. Her tone is perfect for the pop-like sound that weirdly suits her more than anything else you’ve heard from her. She’s one to watch out for peeps.
7. Martin Garrix ft. Dua Lipa – Scared To Be Lonely
This young DJ is already making a huge change in the EDM world with his hit monster debut “Animals” making him an overnight sensation worldwide. Now he’s back with “Scared To Be Lonely” featuring the distinct heavy vocals by British singer Dua Lipa. The track is a bit softer than his usual hits but we aren’t complaining!
8. Kygo ft. Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me
Selena’s previous single with Cashmere Cat, “Trust Nobody”, was a huge surprise for fans since she has never hit the EDM sound before. But her latest collaboration with Kygo feels more personal. The song is typically Kygo, synth et all, but Selena’s vocals add a much needed raw quality. It’s on loop since we’ve heard it!
9. DJ Khaled ft. Beyonce & Jay Z – Shining
This song, quite literally, came out of nowhere. DJ Khaled probably knows that the real key to success is having two of the most influential artists on the planet featured on his track. Beyonce sounds incredible with her deeper tone, taking the song to another level. Jay’s sly inclusion of the couple having twins is genius. Mr & Mrs Carter aren’t music’s power couple without a reason.
10. Linkin Park ft. Kiiara – Heavy
Rockers Linkin Park continue to keep changing their sound and this time, they’ve recruited upcoming talent Kiiara for this one. The song takes a surprisingly more pop route compared to their typical long songs with a fry scream of your emo dreams. But this rare side of Chester Bennington is wonderful to finally hear.