Weekly Roundup: Oct 16


Every Monday, we bring you a playlist filled with tracks the Melodic staff has been listening to on repeat. Hear some of our latest obsessions below:

Anna-Sophie “Boyfriend” What distinguishes “Boyfriend” is its transformation from pain to strength. The protagonist’s realization that their worth isn’t defined by someone else leads to a message of self-empowerment and self-love. Anna-Sophie‘s powerful performance and the song’s inspirational message make it an anthem for those who have emerged from heartbreak stronger and more self-aware. This synthwave genre bender is as poignant as it is poppy.
– Kobe Henderson


Estella Dawn – “Yes Chef” New Zealand-born, US-based pop artist Estella Dawn has just released her remarkably honest new single “Yes Chef”. This dynamic new track will resonate with any listener who has ever dealt with the uncertainty and frustration of a situationship that has the potential to become more.
– Brittany Muldoon


Fresh Art – “Hive Mind” For a track focusing on the dangers of “groupthink”, it sure has collected a group of head boppers happy to jump in and follow the Dutch duo to the ends of the rainbow that “Hive Mind” paints. It brings forth the dichotomy of “I’m not following the crowd, I am just going where they are”. Do you really crave that PSL or are you conditioned to savoring it’s pumkpin-y deliciousness every September thru December? The song doesn’t necessarily attack the hive mentality, but it questions it softly.
– Cass Faulding


Blu DeTiger, Mallrat – “Cut Me Down” On “Cut Me Down,” Blu DeTiger and Mallrat offer an anthem for those who have ever felt belittled or called out by someone who was supposed to be a friend. They both trade vocals over Blu’s prominent bass lines. We get lines like, “I saw the sun in your dark eyes / Thought we were one of a new kind / But you project your own life on mine / I act like it’s alright“ and “I wonder who you think you are / All-around superstar,” touching on the ego and jealousy going on behind-the-scenes. While their own personalities come through individuality, they create a dynamic sound together in the choruses when they sing with synthy vocals, “Every time you cut me down / I just laugh it off.”
– Christine Sloman


Hear the rest of our staff picks on the playlist! (Playlist updates weekly.)


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