Today, South Korean k-pop girl group BLACKPINK released their first song of 2023 so far – the hypnotic new single, titled ‘The Girls’. Following up the critical acclaim and success of ‘Born Pink’ would be a near-impossible task for anyone else, but if there’s any group that makes the impossible possible, then BLACKPINK fit that definition perfectly. The new single demonstrates exactly what’s made the group so successful over the past few years.
OK Go, the innovative and visually captivating band known for their ingenious music videos, has recently released a euphoric new single titled “This.” The song is making waves not only for its infectious melodies and catchy hooks but also for its inclusion in the Apple Original Film “The Beanie Bubble.” With their signature blend of indie pop-rock, OK Go continues to push creative boundaries, seamlessly integrating music with visual storytelling. In this article, we delve into the details of “This” and its role in the film “The Beanie Bubble,” as well as the band’s enduring appeal.
Internationally renowned pop rock artist James Blunt has announced an accompanying tour for his upcoming seventh album, titled ‘Who We Used To Be’, which was announced on August 2nd. His first full-length release since 2019’s ‘Once Upon A Mind’, which hit #3 on the UK Albums chart, the album has been one of the most highly anticipated releases of the still-young decade – and the leap year tour is equally anticipated, with the rare opportunity to see one of the best selling artists of the 2000s/10s in person.
Released on July 18, ‘Too Marvelous For Words’ is the new jazz single from renowned vocalist, Anthony Caceres. The song, which sees Caceres perform the Nelson Riddle Arrangement with the prestigious Glenn Miller Orchestra, who originated the song, has a special place in Anthony’s heart, as his great uncle Ernie Caceres played baritone saxophone in the original Glenn Miller Orchestra, back in the 1940s. The release is accompanied by a music video of Anthony and the orchestra in the studio.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark have announced their first full-length project since 2017’s ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ – the October 2023 release of ‘Bauhaus Staircase’. Andy McCluskey’s internationally renowned four-man crew have had a re-rise to prominence in the last decade, with the aforementioned 2017 release of ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ topping the UK’s Independent Chart. Now, six years later, ‘Bauhaus Staircase’ is set to be their most anticipated release since the group’s 2010 reunion album, ‘History of Modern’.
Last week, on the 18th of August, emergent American pop star Chelsea Collins released her latest work, the three-track EP titled ‘THE LOST FILES’. The new project features an all new track in ‘There U Go (Bye Bye!)’, a three-minute song/video bidding farewell to an ex-boyfriend (featuring Elon Musk), and two previously released songs in ‘ANGEL’ and ‘WHEN U WERE PSYCHO’.
Last week, Canadian-Nigerian rapper and recording artist DAX released his latest work, the EP ‘What Is Life?’, across streaming platforms. Following up the success of his 2022 single ‘Dear Alcohol’, which became platinum-certified, and the release of ‘God’s Eyes’, the seven-track EP encompasses a wide variety of topics DAX has had experience with over the past couple years – including the titular question about life.
Last week, Swedish electro pop duo Icona Pop released their latest single, ‘Fall In Love’, from their second album, titled ‘Club Romantech’. Best known for the 2013 hit song, ‘I Love It’, Icona Pop have fallen under the radar for the past couple years, despite continuing to release brilliant tracks on the regular – a trend that they hope to remedy with their latest album release, ‘Club Romantech’.
August 18th saw multi-platinum pop singer Calum Scott release his second single of 2023, the brilliant new soulful mix, titled ‘At Your Worst’. The song follows up his February 2023 release of ‘Whistle’, which he produced alongside Jax Jones. With over ten billion streams under his belt, Calum has become one of the most successful artists in the last half-decade, and continues to get even bigger with the release of ‘At Your Worst’.