10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of January 28, 2022
If you find yourself streaming music daily, you're probably in need of some new tracks to jam to.
And guess what? You're in luck, because this week was jam-packed with some incredible new songs. From up-and-comers like Caroline Romano to seasoned artists like The Chainsmokers, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Continue below to get a look at the top 10 things that happened in music the week of Jan. 28, 2022.
1. Caroline Romano Unveils Relatable Song 'Panic Attack'
Caroline Romano's latest single "Panic Attack" comes before the release of her first full-length LP, Oddities and Prodigies, out Feb. 25. "Panic Attack" features Caroline's raw vocals with an acoustic guitar, and the lyrics themselves are so gutting and relatable. "I wrote 'Panic Attack' in a parked car after one of the worst panic attacks I've ever experienced," Caroline shared in a press release. "I had just gotten off the phone with my mom, frantic because I didn't know what to do or how to help myself. The only thing I knew to do was to write it all down. It's still not something I can fully put into words, but writing this song helped pull me out of my own head."
2. Em Beihold Drops Debut Single 'Numb Little Bug'
Em Beihold is an up-and-comer we can't wait to hear more of. And with her debut single, "Numb Little Bug," finally being released, we can't wait to see where it takes her. The pop song is both unique and eccentric, featuring stunning harmonies, beautiful piano-playing and the beat of a bass. If you've ever had a time in your life when everything seems fine, but something is keeping you up at night, you will definitely relate to this track. "I was struggling with some heavy anxiety and I was on antidepressants," Em shares in a press release. "With 'Groundhog Day,' all of my dreams were coming true. Everything I wanted was happening, but somehow I didn't feel anything. I felt numb. Songs weren't really coming to me the way they used to. The antidepressants sucked the soul and energy out of me a little bit. I wrote 'Numb Little Bug' about the feeling…"
3. bülow Stuns With New Track 'Don't Break His Heart'
If you're a fan of artists like Frank Ocean and The Kooks, we think you'll absolutely love bülow. Her alt-pop sound is loved by the masses, including us! And her latest track, "Don't Break His Heart," just might be our favorite release of hers ever. She has a very Lorde-esque sound that we can't get enough of, which is evident in this new song. It's easy to sing along to and makes you want to dance to the music. "I let my curiosity lead me and ended up getting way too deep with somebody I didn't have business going deep with," she shared in a press release. "I tend to go with the flow if it feels good and sometimes it gets me in trouble. It's weird sometimes I don't understand my emotions entirely, but that's why I wrote this song."
4. Lola Young Isn't Afraid to Be Honest With 'So Sorry'
If you've ever been in a relationship that brings out the worst in you, you're not alone. In fact, Lola Young knows exactly the feeling, which can be heard in her latest song "So Sorry." The 21-year-old isn't afraid to let her true emotions shine through in her lyrics, and this song displays her unique songwriting skills. "'So Sorry' is a song I wrote about my toxic traits in a relationship," Lola shares in a press release. "I got super vulnerable and honest on this track and I hadn't yet written a song about how difficult I can be when I'm with someone. I feel like a lot of other people are going to be able to relate to the feeling of saying sorry far too much."
5. Bastille Releases Music Video for 'Shut Off the Lights'
You're probably already familiar with songs from Bastille, like "Happier" and "Pompeii," and if you've heard their latest single "Shut Off the Lights," you'll be happy to know the music video has finally been released! The song comes before the release of their upcoming album Give Me The Future, which is out next Friday, Feb. 4. The music video itself shows the band's humor with a touch of reality—it's a must-watch! "We wanted to make something that reflected the euphoria and the fun of the song," Dan Smith of Bastille shared in a press release. "The track is a moment of humanity, normality, and intimacy on the album, so a video celebrating small funny moments in the day seemed to make sense. Plus, it just makes us want to dance, so it seemed only right to get that in there too."
6. Lauv Drops Highly-Anticipated Song '26'
Lauv is one of our favorite angsty pop artists, and with the drop of his highly-anticipated song, "26," we're even more in love with him if that's possible! He gives off some major Paul Jason Klein (of LANY) vibes and we're seriously digging this latest drop. He sings about being 26 (even though he's now 27) and what an interesting time in life it is—especially for someone like him who was thrust into the spotlight seemingly overnight. It's a mood-booster and perfect for playing on a long road trip with your best friend riding shotgun.
7. Addison Grace Gets Vulnerable With 'I Wanna Be a Boy'
Addison Grace released the first version of his song "I Wanna Be a Boy" on TikTok. But this week, he finally gave us the full studio version and it's even better than what we were expecting. He sings about growing up and feeling like he wasn't in the right body, and it's so beautifully portrayed in the song. "'I Wanna Be a Boy' started getting written because I was having a frustrating, confusing night and needed to get some feelings out.," Addison shared in an interview with Sweety High. "It all started as a jumble of words and feelings that made no sense, but the line I knew had to be in there was the title, 'I Wanna Be a Boy.' So that's what I wrote down as the first line. I guess in some ways it's jarring and intense to start a song with a line like that, but then again those feelings are jarring and intense. You can't really sugarcoat it and it would lose meaning if I did."
8. Machine Gun Kelly Covers Frank Ocean's 'Swim Good'
If you're in love with Machine Gun Kelly, like a lot of the world is right now, you absolutely need to listen to his "Swim Good" cover. In an Instagram post, Machine Gun Kelly told fans he'd shared a cover of one of his favorite songs, "Swim Good," on YouTube, and OMG, it's a banger. It's arguably even better than the original, especially if you like MGK's singing style (which we do). In fact, we'd love to see Frank Ocean and MGK collab on something in the future!
9. Jamie Miller Gets Personal in New Single 'I Lost Myself In Loving You'
It's not always easy to embrace your innermost thoughts and desires, but Jamie Miller has done just that in his latest single, "I Lost Myself In Loving You." His lyrics discuss a relationship he fell quickly into, only to later realize it was not a good fit. A lot of people can relate to feeling deceived in relationships, and this song will definitely sing to their souls. "I wrote this song after falling completely in love with the wrong person," Jamie shared in a press release. "After coming out as bisexual last year, I found myself in love with a guy for the first time and was completely blinded by my emotions. Although our time together left me deceived and heartbroken, I hope this song can help mend a few broken hearts."
10. The Chainsmokers Release 'High' After a Long Break
After a brief hiatus and no new music since 2019, The Chainsmokers are finally back! They teased fans on social media alluding to their comeback, and we're so excited they're here to stay. Their brand new single, "High," features Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, along with a music video that everyone needs to watch. It shows Drew getting himself into all sorts of dangerous situations, like walking on top of a flying plane. The sound is definitely evolved from their past content, but still has that sound they're so well-known for.
Miss last week? Look HERE for our music top 10 the week of Jan. 21, 2022.