10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of April 9, 2021
Music truly feeds the soul, wouldn't you agree?
This week, in particular, all of our favorite artists came out with new music that we can't stop listening to. From new music videos to new singles and new albums, these singers have been rather busy. Interested in finding out more about what happened this week? Keep scrolling for the ten big things that happened in music the week of April 9, 2021.
1. Elise Eriksen Drops Afrojack Remix for 'Less'
The original version of Elise Eriksen's "Less" already has well over a million views, and we imagine her latest remix with Afrojack will perform just as well. It's the perfect summer banger, and with a co-writer like Julia Michaels, you just know it's going to be good, even before listening to it! We're picturing ourselves driving down PCH in California, with the windows down, blasting this song. Sounds pretty perfect, right?
2. Kat Cunning Unveils Music Video for 'Could Be Good'
Kat Cunning's voice is perhaps the most soothing sound we've heard in a while. Their skills are unparalleled, and we could listen to their dreamy song "Could Be Good" all day long. The music video itself is in black and white and truly tugs at your heartstrings. In an interview about the song, Kat told Sweety High, "It's a really explicit, naked lyric. No hiding in metaphor. Just the facts of that moment before you fall. I also feel like I really nailed the production with MPhazes. It's larger than life with enough space to hear the story."
3. Scottish Band The Snuts Wow With Music Video for 'Glasgow'
If you're into indie-rock, you're going to be completely blown away by The Snuts and their performance of "Glasgow." They just released the music video for the song, and it's everything we could have hoped for. Filmed in Glasgow and featuring the stunning cityscape, this is one video you will be entranced by. In a press release, Jack Cochrane, frontman of The Snuts, said, "'Glasgow' is such an important track for us. It is a love letter to one of the greatest cities in the world."
4. Olivia Lunny Releases Music Video for 'Sad to See You Happy'
If you're getting over someone, Olivia Lunny's "Sad to See You Happy" will speak to your soul. The lyrics perfectly capture the feeling most of us get when we see that our exes have moved on. In the music video (which features Olivia wearing tons of killer outfits), she's seen cutting up an ex's shirt. Not saying we've done that, but at the same time, it's not something we wouldn't do! In an interview with Sweety High, Olivia said, "We loved the idea of writing a song based off of an oxymoron—loving someone to death, or being sad to see someone happy. This concept inspired our song title and hook!"
5. Venezuelan Trap Artist Big Soto Drops New Album The Good Trip
Ever since the release of Big Soto's single "Vacile," we've been counting down the days to the release of his album, The Good Trip, and it's finally here! It's taken him four years to create the 17 songs, and we sure are happy with it. The album features reggae, hip hop and R&B tunes, so there truly is something for everyone to enjoy. The Venezuelan trap artist is rising in the charts, especially in Latin countries, and we can't wait to see where this new album will take him in the coming months!
6. Tessa Violet Stands Out With New Song 'Games' feat. lovelytheband
Tessa Violet's latest song, "Games," features pop band lovelytheband, and wow is it a banger. The beautiful sound Tessa and Mitchy (the vocalist of lovelytheband) make together will give you total butterflies. When asked about the meaning of the song in a press release, Tessa said, "Being cheated on is crazy making. You're suspicious but then your suspicion is dismissed and you start to question your own sense of reality. Games for me is about the tension of suspecting something is up but being paralyzed because it doesn't feel good to call someone a liar."
7. Gwen Stefani 'Slow Clap' feat. Saweetie
We dare you to watch "Slow Clap" without a smile breaking out on your face! The music video for this song by Gwen Stefani and Saweetie is just plain fun, and we wouldn't mind being in it ourselves! It features basketball players, dancers, and most notable, jump ropers. The two powerhouse women rock incredible outfits and have fun clapping and dancing around locker rooms and a basketball gym. This is going to be the ultimate summer song!
8. Johnny Orlando Music Video for 'I Don't' feat. DVBBS
We love it when a music video tells a story, and that's exactly what's going on with Johnny Orlando's "I Don't" feat, DVBBS! We won't give too much away, but the first scene shows him robbing a store, so you just know it gets even better from there! In a press release about the video, Johnny said, "Shooting the 'I Don't' music video was such a fun experience. It was the first time I've been back on a music video set since last fall, and I couldn't have asked for a better team."
9. Doja Cat 'Kiss Me More' feat. SZA
Doja Cat, queen and total babe, teamed up with SZA for "Kiss Me More," and we're in love! The song shows off both of their incredible vocals, and the video itself is actually pretty trippy. It starts out on what we guess is another planet, with an astronaut roaming around, only to find himself in the company of beautiful aliens. The video is super fun to watch, and it makes us want to take a trip to another galaxy!
10. Taylor Swift Fearless (Taylor's Version)
Taylor Swift is back and better than ever with the re-recording of her Fearless album. Fearless (Taylor's Version) features six new songs in addition to the originals, and can we just say that Tay has completely blown us away yet again. Earlier this week we heard "Mr. Perfectly Fine," so we knew the new ones were going to be incredible, too. Perhaps our favorite part of the album is that her country twang is making a comeback! Team T-Swizzle for life!
Missed what happened last week? Look HERE to find out all about the ten big things that happened in music the week of April 2, 2021.