Nine New Tracks to Check out on Spotify: March 2019
A little 2 Chainz, a little more Ariana Grande and all the other tracks you can put on blast this month
When it came to new tunes, February cleaned up—and wrapped up—quite nicely. At its tail-end, music lovers got an addictive last hoorah. “Nights Like This” singer Kehlani closed out February with the release of her raw, emotional mixtape While We Wait. And as an afternoon spent streaming the nine-track release proved, it was absolutely worth the wait. That same week, both hip-hop act Offset and country rock artist Adia Victoria dropped their sophomore studio albums FATHER OF 4 and Silences respectively.
The first day of the month alone came with a whopping 125+ new studio releases. Neo-soul album When I Get Home by Solange was one of them; Weezer (Black Album) by, well, Weezer kicked off March, too. Hozier delivered on his promise of fresh yet familiar new music with Wasteland, Baby! as did Sundara Karma with Ulfilas’ Alphabet.
With a lot more yet to drop and yet to be heard, we better get crackin’ on the new March anthems early on. Ahead, go! Magazine’s monthly roundup of nine new tracks to check out in March 2019 (so far, at least).
“K Bye (feat. Sofia)” by Kiana Valenciano
Album: See Me
CARELESS Manila’s resident R&B babe Kiana Valenciano has come into her own…and there’s a fantastic new soundtrack to go with it. After dropping singles, EP’s and remixes since getting her start in 2016, the 26-year-old artist has finally produced and released her own full-length studio album with Tarsier Records entitled See Me. You can stream the 10-track debut album on Spotify, but to start? How about the collaborative track “K Bye” below featuring industry newcomer Sofia?
“Illusions” by Sundara Karma
Album: Ulfilas’ Alphabet
It’s been a grueling four-month wait since news broke about a new Sundara Karma album on the horizon. Late in 2018, the English indie pop band teased fans with singles “The Changover” and “One Last Night On This Earth,” which both pointed to a more diverse sound that’s still unique to the soul of Sundara Karma. “People have said this new direction is quite weird, and I can understand why people would think it as well,” frontman Oscar Pollock told DIY in February. “But it’s just stuff that I liked. That’s it. I wish I could say more! It’s just who we are; it feels so natural.”
Check out the lead single from Ulfilas’ Alphabet below:
“Overboard” by Leanne & Naara
The uplifting new single by local musical duo Leanne & Naara gives audiences something old, something new and something a little jazzier. Tap and stream “Overboard” here:
“Now That I Found You” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Not one but two surprise releases by the queen of earworm pop? There’s no better way to welcome the new month, we think. As a follow-up to her November 2018 single “Party for One,” “Now That I Found You” is quickly shaping up to be the summer love anthem of the year. And should this single serve as a preview of the new era of Carly Rae, then consider us twice as excited for the singer’s fourth studio album. Now, the question is: when will it drop?
“We Talk All the Time” by The Japanese House
Album: Good at Falling
23-year-old Amber Bain returns as indie pop act The Japanese House with the same flirtatious relationship with the pop genre and a new album under her belt. Good at Falling, while peppered with several upbeat songs, can put anyone in a deep, relaxing trance. Noteworthy tracks include “You Seem So Happy,” “Maybe You’re the Reason” and “We Talk All the Time.”
“Flux” by Ellie Goulding
Here’s proof that March really is the month of comebacks in music: Another artist returning to the scene is Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, whose last full-length album was Delirium in 2015. And in true Goulding fashion, what better way to introduce the next era—and album—than via a new love song? Gut-wrenching heartbreak included. “Flux is about thinking about the person who you almost ended up with,” Goulding told The Guardian. “I’m a sucker for what could have been.”
Listen to the new single here:
“Rule the World (feat. Ariana Grande)” by 2 Chainz
Album: Rap Or Go To The League
For his heavily collaborative fifth studio album, 2 Chainz recruits the likes of Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and pint-sized pop sensation Ariana Grande. The result of such a collaboration makes a statement, juggling the personal and societal, rather than something that merely presents a catchy yet predictable club anthem.
Listen to his pop crossover track “Rule the World” featuring Ariana Grande:
“Sucker” by Jonas Brothers
After taking some time off from making music (and by some, we mean a six-year hiatus), the Jonas Brothers announce their triumphant return to music with a hot new single and an explosive music video to go with it.
“Sunday” by Foals
Here’s a late February release worth your streaming minutes in March: “Sunday,” the mellowed-out new single by Foals, is the definition of easy listening on picture perfect weekends and a pleasant introduction to the band’s album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost. Listen in below:
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