10 Big Things Happening in Music the Week of Oct. 2, 2020

Can you believe it's already October?

With the start of a new month and our official launch into the last quarter of the year, we still have lots to look forward to—especially in the world of music! Even during quarantine, our favorite bands and singers have been providing us with some pretty stellar content.

Interested to find out what's currently happening? Keep reading to find out about the 10 big things happening in music the week of Oct. 2, 2020.

1. Jason Derulo Joins TikTok's Latest Challenge With Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Jason Derulo never fails to make us laugh on TikTok. Once you put aside his vocal and dance talents, underneath, he's a cuddly teddy bear we can't help but want to be friends with. In a press release about the challenge, Jason said: "I've been obsessed with Cinnamon Toast Crunch for a long time and love that they are bringing their wild energy to TikTok with the #CTCVoiceBox challenge. TikTok has been an amazing space to share different, mind-blowing, exciting content–especially during COVID."

@jasonderulo##ad I wanna dance with some CTC. Join me & other mystery stars in the ##CTCVoiceBox challenge on 10/2. Grab a box & sing along @cinnamontoastcrunchreal♬ I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston


2. Swedish Artist Elina Releases New Album, Remember

If you're unfamiliar with renowned singer Elina, this Swedish singer-songwriter broke onto the music scene back in May of 2019 with the release of an EP. Now that her sophomore effort has been released, she's back on everyone's radar once again. Elina's new EP, which is all about change, is truly mesmerizing. When asked about the album in a press release, she said: "Even though there is a sentimental undertone to the music I want this chapter to be a bright one. I want it to spark new ways of thinking, just like it did for me."

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3. Leslie Odom Jr. Releases New Version of His Song 'Cold', feat. Sia

Leslie Odom Jr. originally released the album Mr., featuring "Cold," back in 2019. Today, however, we've been blessed with a new version, this time featuring nine-time Grammy nominee, Sia. The two decided to collaborate on the song when Sia said it was her favorite one off his album, and we couldn't be happier with the results. If you have time, check out the lyric video, below.


4. Ruel Drops New Song With Visuals, 'Say It Over' feat. Cautious Clay

Ahead of Ruel's upcoming album Bright Light, Red Eyes, which releases on Oct. 23, he dropped his new song, "Say It Over" feat. Cautious Clay. In addition to this, he also released a visual for the song, which is giving us major feels. Featuring some Bob Ross-inspired hair and a slew of beautiful girls dancing, your heartstrings are sure to be tugged on.

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5. Professional Skateboarder and Surfer, Sky Brown, Releases New Music Video for 'GIRL'

When you think of a skateboarder and surfer, the last thing that you'd think they'd do is release a music video. But that's exactly what Sky Brown did. The youngest-ever summer Olympian from the U.K. said the following about the song in a recent press release: "I'm so excited to release my first song, "GIRL." I've wanted to do this for such a long time and it's so cool that Brat Records wanted to get behind it. The message is that girls can do anything that boys can do. Girls will change the world. I want girls everywhere to embody this and know that there are no limits to what you can do."


6. The Snuts Release New Single, 'Always'

Scottish band The Snuts just released their new single, "Always." The track features the four band members playing at Leith Theatre in Edinburgh, and has an almost eerie feel due to the empty seats. When asked about the song in a press release, the lead singer of the band, Jack Cochrane, said, "Lyrically, the song depicts the message of falling in love with someone who in turn allows you to love yourself; quite arguably, one of the most difficult things to try and do these days."


7. Dolly Parton Drops Holiday Album, A Holly Dolly Christmas

Dolly Parton, famed country singer for decades, just released her latest holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas. The album features all of the holiday classics like "Mary, Did You Know" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". Plus, the album is jam-packed with guest singers and collaborators like Michael Bublé, Miley Cyrus, Billy-Ray Cyrus and even Jimmy Fallon.

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8. All Time Low Announces Their New Concert Series, Basement Noise

All Time Low just announced plans for their new concert series, Basement Noise. The five-part series is set to begin Oct.9, where the band will stream the entire album, Wake Up Sunshine. Previously recorded in Nashville back in July, this series has been a work in progress. We can't wait to see the final results and whether it will live up to the hype.

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9. Billie Eilish Releases Music Video for 'No Time to Die'

Our favorite green-haired girl is back at it again with her new music video for "No Time to Die." Written solely for the upcoming James Bond film of the same name, Eilish has yet again wowed us with her insane singing capabilities and unique vision. The video is in black and white and features the singer caressing a vintage microphone while transitioning back and forth to the star of the movie, this time in color. Paired with the haunting lyrics, this video will chill you to the bone.


10. Lukas Graham Releases Music Video for 'Share That Love' feat. G-Eazy

When we first heard "Share That Love" by Lukas Graham and G-Eazy a few weeks ago, we knew we had a total banger on our hands. But listen up—this music video seriously changes the game. Once you get over Lukas's insanely talented voice, it's onto G-Eazy. Since he typically raps in most songs, that's probably what most people were expecting from him. But he actually hit us with some full-on singing, and we must say, we are very impressed.


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