New Music and Videos
Music is a greater part of our everyday lives than we probably realize. Whether it is getting into the car and turning on the radio, humming along to a song in a store, listening to the background music of an ad, or even getting that TikTok song you swear is irritating but so catchy stuck in your head, music is everywhere. To get you in tune with the current wave of music, here are some of the new released songs and videos of January 2021.
To start, we have new rising pop artist Olivia Rodrigo’s debut song “Driver’s License,” which by now I’m sure you have most likely heard. The song and the music video were released on January 8th, 2021. Rodrigo is a 17-year-old actress and singer-songwriter who released this new hit, unaware of how intensely it would blow up. Within a week of its release “Drivers License” hit number one on Billboard’s Hot 100, Apple Music, Amazon, and Spotify’s top charts. I would rate this song 10/10 and I play on full volume in the car.
On January 1st, Justin Bieber released his single “Anyone” along with a music video for it. Bieber premiered his song when he performed on New Year’s Eve, marking the first full concert he has performed since 2017. The music video shows training for a boxing match while singing the love song.
Harry Styles’s latest album Fine Line was released in late 2019. He designed a music video for for a song on that album, “Treat People with Kindness.” The video which was released on January 1st has reached 20 million views. In the black and white video, Harry Styles is a nightclub singer who dances and sings on stage the whole time.
Another new release was The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” music video. Although the song had already come out in 2020, the new music video received a lot of publicity. In the video, he is wearying heavy face prosthetics. Many fans have different theories about the reason for this obscure look and the views on the video just increase and increase.
Country singer Morgan Wallen released a whole album on January 8th, 2021. “Dangerous: The Double Album” has 30 songs. This is Wallen’s second full album he has released, and it has not disappointed. The album is the first country album to spend two straight weeks at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart.
Billie Eilish and Rosalia released a new Spanish-language collaboration, "Lo Vas a Olvidar," on January 22nd. The song was used in the recent HBO series Euphoria episode that came out. Fans have eagerly awaited this collaboration because the two singers said it had been in the works for a long time. The slow-tempo song is completely in Spanish.
Tate McRae, a 17 year old Canadian singer-songwriter, put her song “Rubberband” out. She has released many singles already. Her most popular one was “you broke me first,” which received a lot of publicity on TikTok. At such a young age, she has written all of her own songs, each of which display her talent..
Since we have been able to have a lot of free time nowadays, take a look at some of the new releases that artists have been putting out. I find music is a great way to occupy my time recently, and I spend lots of time finding new music. Many artists promote their songs by concerts and live performances, but because that is currently not a safe option recently, I look at top charts on different music platforms to find new songs and albums I enjoy. I wish you good luck in finding your music!