Pop music roundup: 8 songs to add to your playlist

Jordi – “Hate You”

The single “Hate You” marks the debut for 19-year-old singer and dancer Jordi. It arrived about a week ago together with a music video directed by Nayip. “Hate You” is an emotional pop ballad created in collaboration with songwriters Riley Biederer and Nate Cyphert and producers Rob Grimaldi and Leo Mellace. It highlights Jordi’s amazing vocal ability while also paying tribute to her influences like Sabrina Carpenter and Olivia Rodrigo. The artist says, “When I wrote this song, I remember having to be honest with my most-vulnerable self. I know a lot of people are going through the same thing, so I hope the song embodies the emotions of still loving someone that hurt you.

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Lorelei Marcell – “Love Me Back (Maybe Next Year)”

One single after another, Lorelei Marcell‘s star is increasingly getting brighter. The exciting pop newcomer did share a new song called “Love Me Back (Maybe Next Year)”. It gets you appreciating her great voice and amazing songwriting. “Love Me Back (Maybe Next Year)” is about a past relationship in which her energy wasn’t quite reciprocated. Lorelei sings: “It’s not a Holiday without you, But after all that you put me throughI can’t keep doing that same old thing, Hoping something’s gonna change.

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Eneli – “Gemini”

Eneli was born Ileana-Maria Popescu in Tg-Jiu, Romania. With a few hits to her name, the artist recently dropped an anthemic tune called “Gemini”. This dance-pop banger is infectious and will surely get you dancing. Eneli wrote the song alongside producer Chopsticks. Out via Universal Music Romania, “Gemini” came paired with a stunning visual.

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HARIZ – “I Don’t Trust You Yet”

25-year-old Los Angeles-based singer HARIZ is back with “I Don’t Trust You Yet”. It is an emotive song wrapped in soaring pop melodies. “I Don’t Trust You Yet” is heartfelt and passionate. It takes HARIZ on a journey of finding a meaningful relationship. “‘Trust’ is the basis of any relationship, and once it’s lost it’s really hard to get back and open yourself up to trust that person again,” he explains. Sonically irresistible, the track is one to be played on repeat.

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Kira Puru – “Talk With Me”

After a hiatus that lasted a couple of years, Australia’s Kira Puru has returned with new single, “Talk With Me”. The Adam Hyde-produced sounds super-fresh. It is playful and filled with sweet melodies and harmonies. Commenting about “Talk With Me”, Kira Puru said: “It’s about crushing. It’s about dream-watching a twenty year romance with someone you saw from across the dancefloor, it’s about abandoning your fundamental core values, and relegating everyone you’ve ever loved to the sidelines to make the perfect morning coffee for someone who doesn’t care that you exist.”

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Able Joseph – “Hold On”

After his “Lonely LA” single, Australian artist Able Joseph is back with another. This one is called “Hold On”. It is an evocative indie-pop ballad that was written as a reminder that love is fragile and we should’t take such a special thing for granted. “Hold One” feels beautifully euphoric. Able Joseph created it together with producer Grant Konemann. The track was mixed by Matthew Neighbour.

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Ellur – “Now I’m Alone”

“Now I’m Alone” is a haunting new ballad from 21-year-old UK singer-songwriter Ellur. The piano-driven song explores the challenges of transitioning into adulthood. Ellur’s powerful vocals are thoroughly exhibited as she sings from the heart. About the release, she says, “‘Now I’m Alone’ is a song I wrote about approaching adulthood and finding myself very much alone with a lot of daunting and difficult feelings. It intentionally follows my previous single ‘Best Face On’, a song I wrote about going out too much and not wanting to come home. The pair are both the most honest songs I’ve ever written and releasing something so personal is pretty scary. Lee and Rob at Greenmount
Studios did an absolutely magical job on the production and really brought to life how it sounded and felt when I wrote the song originally; on the upright piano that’s decades old in my childhood home. I can’t wait to release it. I love it.

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Grant Knoche – “YOU DON’T HAVE TO TALK”

Emerging pop artist Grant Knoche recently released another brilliant single, “YOU DON’T HAVE TO TALK”. An electronic track bearing distorted synths and gripping piano keys, this track is so good. Grant’s stirring lyrics and rousing vocals precipitate a cloud of emotion which bursts into the chorus. The singer explains the inspiration behind the song: “Someone very close to me deals with severe mental illness & it was hard for me because In the moments that they were at their worst, I didn’t know what to say or do to make them feel better & cheer them up. I realized that the best thing for me to do was to just let them know I’m there for them & to listen If they felt like talking. ‘YOU DON’T HAVE TO TALK’ is about letting that person know ‘I’m here for you no matter what’. Mental Health is very serious & I hope this song helps those dealing with it & those that are helping their loved ones get through it.”

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