Summer jams are on the way! This week, we're covering John Mayer, Bad Bunny, Calvin Harris, and more!

"By Your Side" - Calvin Harris ft. Tom Grennan

Released: June 4, 2021

Album: Unknown

Highlights:

  • Perfect, welcoming summer anthem 
  • Gospel-like vibe infused with both nostalgia and summer fun
  • Grennan's voice distortion and vocals echoing throughout, threading DJ beats together

Standout Lyrics: "When you get a little lonely / And lose your rhythm, don't give up the fight / When you wake up in the morning, darling / I'll be by your side"

"Hot N Heavy" - Jessie Ware

Released: June 4, 2021

Album: What's Your Pleasure? The Platinum Pleasure Edition 

Highlights:

  • Sizzling combination of disco, pop, electronica, and dance
  • Wray's enticing vocals breathing in a seamless sprawl over the more subdued elements
  • Pockets of tension bridging vocal juxtaposition between verses and dynamite chorus

Standout Lyrics: "Show me all the ways to strike the match / Once you give it up, don't take it back / Show me all the ways to get to know you"

"Last Train Home" - John Mayer

Released: June 4, 2021

Album: Sob Rock

Highlights:

  • Retro feel to song that sounds like it is playing straight from the '80s
  • Lyrical content designed to be soothing and comforting, as was Mayer's intent to have on new album after 2020
  • Bright, popping piano notes interwoven with quieter electric guitar chords

Standout Lyrics: "I'm not a fallen angel, I just fell behind / I'm out of luck and I fell behind / I'm out of luck and I'm out of time / If you don't wanna love me, let me go / I'm runnin' for the last train / I'm runnin' for the last train home"

"Reckless" - Madison Beer

Released: June 4, 2021

Album: Life Support Tour

Highlights:

  • Sad, twisting notes, heightened by Beer's vocals mirroring them
  • Pop ballad that will pull at your heartstrings and make you ache (in a good way)
  • Beer's vocal range, soaring and shortening on some words to bringing the next low and elongated 

Standout Lyrics: "Hey / This is a story I hate / And tellin' it might make me break / But I'm tellin' it anyway" 

"Yonaguni" - Bad Bunny

Released: June 4, 2021

Album: Unknown

Highlights:

  • Slow, delicately melancholic piano notes leading into energetic beats
  • Incredible switching between singing in Spanish and Japanese
  • Easy-breezy, island vibe permeating the song's vibe

Standout Lyrics: [translated] "Even though I know that I shouldn’t / Think of you, baby, but when I drink / Your name, your face, your smile, and your hair come to mind / Tell me where you are, that I’ll grab a flight for you / And I’ll go to Yonaguni, oh"

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