New Year, New You, New Music! Or something like that. Here we are, already at the end of January! Some people have been saying the month has dragged, whilst others say it has flown by. Whichever way you feel, there’s been some great new music released already this year which we’ve been adding to our services. Here’s KVH Studios’ Head of Music, Nick Bewes, with his top picks…
Track (and video) of the month must be the return of Muse. Not only is it a return with the first new music for nearly 4 years, but also a return to the heavier style of music they made on their earlier albums. The production of Won’t Stand Down is just superb, The track is an absolute monster that rocks out whilst maintaining an element of the more mainstream approach of recent albums. The video is pretty good, if not slightly strange! Nice to have you back boys.
And now for something completely different. Griff and Sigrid have teamed up for a brilliant pop single, Head on Fire. It’s the perfect collaboration, as their voices sound great together, and the video paints a picture of two best friends living their best life.
The Weeknd is currently the most popular artist on Spotify, with over 85.6 million monthly listeners, helped no doubt by the fact his latest album Dawn FM has been released this month. Continuing his love affair with all things sounding 80s, Sacrifice is a great single.
We heard this month that Ella Henderson is finally releasing her second solo album. The follow up to 2014’s Chapter One is sadly not called Chapter Two, but Everything I Didn’t Say and is released in March. The latest sample from the album is Brave.
And finally, this month, the latest from a band that we’ve been supporting for nearly 5 years, The Sherlocks. The latest single from their new album World I Understand is called Sorry and is their most commercial sounding single to date. Sounds great nice and loud!
That is our first review of new music in 2022. Keep up to date with our playlist additions by following us on Twitter @kvhstudiosmusic, and our New Music Spotify playlist.