10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of Dec. 18, 2020

Can you believe Christmas is next week?

This year sure has flown by, and even more so when you think of all the music we've been blessed with. From rising stars to OGs and more, the music world is ever-evolving, and we're here for it! Interested to find out what's been going on lately? Keep reading for ten big things that happened in music the week of Dec. 18, 2020:

1. Noah Schnacky Debuts New Song, 'Every Girl I Ever Loved'

Country heartthrob Noah Schnacky just debuted his latest song, "Every Girl I Ever Loved," and boy are we into it! Any guy or girl who has ever been in a relationship will be able to relate to this song, and we're thinking it's about to become a big hit. In a press release, Noah Schnacky said, "If you knew your love story would end in heartbreak, would you do it again? I would. Why? Because instead of thinking about all that I lost, I think about all that was gained in those moments spent together. The highs that made me feel alive, the lows that made me stronger, the lessons that made me who I am today. So to every girl I ever loved, I am who I am because of you."


2. Ruel Drops Music Video for 'Say It Over' feat. Cautious Clay

The first image on Ruel's new music video for "Say It Over" will take you back in time. Produced in all black and white, we were excited to see where the rest of the video would go. Not only are Ruel's vocals unmatched, but when combined with the minimalist feel of the video, you're truly able to focus on the lyrics and the artist himself.


3. Chloe Moriondo Unveils Live Video for 'Girl on TV'

Chloe Moriondo is typically known for her pop beats, but this time around, she went for a stripped-back version, and we're obsessed. Armed with only her electric guitar, Chloe gave us one captivating performance. She's surrounded by stunning florals and the microphone almost seems vinyl-y. We're loving the old-timey feel and will definitely be playing this version on repeat.


4. flor Releases live at home

In light of us all being at home, flor took to YouTube and gave us an at-home experience, live at home. This seven-track set is full of their most popular songs and can be streamed exclusively on their channel. In a press release, singer and guitarist Zach Grace said, "We wanted to spend 2020 on the road playing music and meeting all of you, but this wasn't the year any of us were hoping for. We can't wait to see you when it's safe to tour again, but in the meantime, we got together at Dylan's house to play some songs for you. We hope you enjoy."


5. Emeryld Drops Self-Produced Video for 'Right There'

When we think of indie artists, Emeryld is one of the first faces to cross our minds. She is the epitome of indie-R&B and we honestly can't get enough of her. Not only is she talented as a singer, but she also self-produced her own music video for her latest song, "Right There." In a press release, Emeryld said, "'Right There' feels like a slow-motion bike ride towards the sunset on an early winter evening… that's just a little too cold to bare."


6. Paul McCartney's 18th Studio Album McCartney III Is Debuted

Paul McCartney of The Beatles is without a doubt one of the most talented artists of our time. This week, he debuted his 18th—yes, 18th—solo studio album! McCartney III is made up of 15 songs, and each is just as great as the one before. While McCartney is obviously not for everyone, if you're at all into the classics like The Beatles, The Doors or anyone else from that era, you'll fall in love with this inspired album. Can we just say right now we want him for Christmas?


7. Jenny March Releases Music Video for 'All In'

Once we pressed play for Jenny March's "All In" music video, we were reminded of young pop stars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. The '90s fashion was so on point, and the song itself even reminded us of the decade a bit as well. The '90s were all about power couples, which is one of the references this song definitely pays attention to. Jenny can be seen in multiple costumes looking over a number of guys seemingly vying for her attention.


8. Taylor Swift Shows Off Storyboards for 'Willow' Music Video

We don't know about you, but we're still not over last week's surprise Evermore drop by Taylor Swift. So, when we found out she'd uploaded the storyboards for the "Willow" music video to YouTube, we knew it was yet another excuse to vibe to her new music. Not only is "Willow" one of our personal faves from the album, but actually being able to see her vision come to life is truly amazing. Here's to hoping she gives us another surprise album next year!


9. Ava King Drops New Single 'Leave Me On Read'

Right off the bat, we were cracking up while watching Ava King's new music video for "Leave Me On Read." It shows her texting someone she presumably went on a date with, multiple times in a row with no response. She continues to text the person, all while stuffing her face with ice cream and crying. Needless to say, it's totally relatable. The song itself is very poppy in nature and easy to learn and sing along to. This is a great track to add to a breakup playlist!


10. Justin Bieber's 'Holy' feat. Chance the Rapper is Joined by The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir

By now, you've heard Justin Bieber's "Holy" featuring Chance the Rapper a million times. But are you sick of it? Heck no! It's so vibey and easy to sing along with that we simply can't get enough. So, when we heard that Biebs was pairing up with The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, we were intrigued. All profits from the single will be split between the two's efforts in fighting the coronavirus.


Missed what happened last week? Look HERE to find out all about the ten top things that happened in music the week of Dec. 11.