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It's our weekly song review where we dissect five new songs released this past week, May 2–9. Let us know what you think of our picks.

"Higher Power" by Coldplay

Released: May 6, 2021

Album: Upcoming

Highlights:

  • Outstanding percussion setting the pace of the track
  • Elongated drawls of Chris Martin's vocals soaring over the music
  • Wild, edgy energy rampant throughout

Standout Lyrics: "This boy is electric / This boy is electric and you're sparklin' like the universe connected / And I'm buzzin' night after night after night"

"All I Know So Far" by PINK

Released: May 7, 2021

Album: Live Album All I Know So Far: SetList

Highlights:

  • Format of pace and musical composition of song that mirrors story PINK is telling
  • Fresh, pop beats are introduced in the second half of the song
  • Slow, dramatic piano notes guiding listeners in

Standout Lyrics: "I wish someone would have told me that this life is ours to choose / No one's handing you the keys or a book with all the rules / The little that I know I'll tell to you / When they dress you up in lies and you're left naked with the truth"

"Going Down South" by Black Keys

Released: May 3, 2021

Album: Delta Kream

Highlights:

  • Easy, bluesy jams that will make you feel like you're traveling down a country road
  • Electric guitar adding a juicy, crunchy texture to the more jam band vibe
  • High-pitched vocals punctuating the rhythm

Standout Lyrics: "I'm going down south, going down south / Going down south, I'm going down south / Chilly wind don't blow"

"Get Together" by David Guetta

Released: May 7, 2021

Album: Single

Highlights: 

  • Feel-good meaning of people coming together
  • Perfect, dynamic DJ beats that drop at the right times
  • House anthem that gears listeners up for the summer

Standout Lyrics: "Brokedown and I can't recover / So smooth, make it feel like butter / Take me all the way tonight / Oh, take me all the way tonight"

"Run" by OneRepublic

Released: May 5, 2021

Album: Human

Highlights:

  • Slower paced verses with somewhat groovy beat serving as a foil to an explosive chorus
  • Pleasant, harmonious whistling featured throughout the song
  • Lyrics bright and encouraging, describe shutting down toxicity during these times

Standout Lyrics: "They tell you that the sky might fall / They'll say that you might lose it all / So I run until I hit that wall / Yeah, I learned my lesson, count my blessings / Look to the rising sun and run, run, run"

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