10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of May 20, 2022
Everybody drop what you're doing—Harry Styles' new album Harry's House is finally here!
But that's not all—this week, so many amazing artists released incredible music we've been listening to on repeat. From Conan Gray to CC Clarke and more, the tunes that dropped this week just might be our favorite so far in 2022. Continue below to get a look at the 10 big things that happened in music the week of May 20, 2022.
1. Cassie Marin Debuts New Song 'Wow Factor'
Cassie Marin's "Wow Factor" is the latest single off of her upcoming album due this summer, and if it's any indication as to the rest of the album, we are in for quite the treat. "Wow Factor" is a song all about inner strength with soft beats and a pop beat, and we are in love! It's the ultimate groovy song and is perfect for getting ready with friends before a big night out on the town. "It's a booming voice of survival instinct that can get us through any challenge with pure self-love and true pride in our individuality," Cassie shared in a press release about "Wow Factor." "We all walk our own paths, and we all deserve to feel proud of it. When listeners hear the song, I want them to summon this inner confidence that feeds them pure acceptance and conquers all barriers."
2. CC Clarke Shares New Single 'Nothing I Won't Do'
YouTube star, singer and songwriter CC Clarke shared her new single "Nothing I Won't Do" with fans this week, and it's a total banger. Not only is set to a dance beat that's sure to get you moving and grooving, but it's also super relatable. Everyone deserves unconditional love, and that's exactly what CC sings about. "Unconditional love inspired me to write it—and my two baby girls," CC shared with Sweety High in an interview. "I've experienced a lot of conditional 'love' in my life and I wanted to write about loving and giving no matter what. There's nothing I won't do for those I love!"
3. Boy Band Full Circle Drops New Track 'ANYTIME'
Full Circle is made up of members Jagger Moon, James Herron, Sean Garrity, Jason Pieters II and Shane Davis. Together, they form an up-and-coming group that's going places! With a sound reminiscent of a Backstreet Boys and a mix of R&B, "ANYTIME" is a song everyone needs to stream. "The song 'ANYTIME' is talking about how, in this relationship, you're making yourself available 'anytime,'" Sean of Full Circle shared with Sweety High. "One of the main lines is 'I'll be there in five, four, three, two, one.' That's just saying, 'Yo, if you call me up, I'm there. You need anything, I got you.'"
4. Connie Constance Releases Anthemic Single 'Miss Power'
What do you get when you mix the sounds of indie, pop and rock? Connie Constance! We've been listening to her anthemic new single, "Miss Power," all week long and we can't get enough of the unique sound. The English artist sings about women coming into their own power, and it's just that—powerful! In an interview with Sweety High about "Miss Power," Connie said, "With the rise of the cost of living and no clear respite in sight, I hope that this song can do for others what it has done for me—kept me motivated, strengthened my belief in myself and opened my eyes to where it's possible to take control of my fate. It's a song that says I'm going off into the world to see what I can find. Who's coming?"
5. Country Artist Lainey Wilson Returns With 'Heart Like A Truck'
Lainey Wilson completely stole the show at this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards by taking away the titles of Best New Country Artist, New Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, and when we found out about her new release, "Heart Like A Truck," we rushed to listen. Complete with a music video and Carrie Underwood-esque outfits, this track has us obsessed. Lainey's sound is a mix of traditional country with modern pop influences, and this song is proof of her soaring talent. "'Heart Like A Truck' is all about self-discovery, growth and embracing scars as badges of honor," Lainey shared in a press release. "After all, a truck that has hit a few bumps and earned some scratches has proved itself and its tenacity—the shiny one on the lot can't say that."
6. Brynn Cartelli Delivers New Single and Music Video 'Gemini'
If you're into astrology and the signs, you absolutely need to give Brynn Cartelli's new music video for "Gemini" a watch and listen. Taking place in a lush field, Brynn is surrounded by dancing woman, all frolicking through the greenery. She sings of Geminis and the dual nature they hold, and we get major Florence Welch vibes. "I wanted to lean into inspirations of women that inspired me since I was young, like Stevie Nicks and Florence Welch, but in my own pop sphere," Brynn shared in a press release. "I am so excited about how different 'Gemini' is than any of the songs on my first project [Based on a True Story]. I'm leaning into the witchy energy of the East Coast and am scaring Geminis everywhere, which you can also see in the music video that I directed myself."
7. Prateek Kuhad Shares New Album The Way That Lovers Do
Prateek Kuhad is a singer that needs to be on everyone's radars. His new album, The Way That Lovers Do, shows off his gentle and whimsical sound, and we're in love. The solo Indian artist sings in both English and Hindi, and his talent continues to blow us away after listening to his new album. We love the single "Favorite Peeps" off the album especially, which we think would have been great on the Twilight soundtrack. When asked about "Favorite Peeps" in a press release, Prateek revealed, "I realized how your friends and your family and people who love you—they can really help you push through the bad thoughts in your head. And being there for them feels like a responsibility that gets you back on track."
8. Paris Jackson Drops '90s Rock Inspired 'lighthouse'
With a subtle nod to Nirvana's "Sliver" in the new music video for "lighthouse," Paris Jackson channels '90s rock in a way we haven't seen for quite some time. Paris has a sound that is so uniquely her own, setting her apart from the rest of the music industry. "lighthouse" is a punk song with a cool chorus and vibey beats. "I continued to write about this same old heartbreak that 'wilted' is about," Paris said in a press release. "A lot of the new songs coming out are similar stories about the same person and heartbreak. I guess I'm just exploring different feelings. 'wilted' was a more melancholy record, and now I'm exploring more of the anger…"
9. Conan Gray Debuts New Song and Music Video 'Yours'
Conan Gray's performance at Coachella this year completely blew us away, and we've been waiting for him to release a new sound. "Yours" was finally released, and it's everything we could have hoped for and more. Set in a flower field, the music video for the new song is breathtaking. Not only does Conan look incredible, but the sound itself is dreamy. Conan teased in an Instagram post: "with 'yours' out everywhere now, i'm extremely pleased to share the tracklist to superache 🌹 these 12 songs chronicle misery, joy, yearning, and all of the heartbreak of existing. i cannot wait for you to hear this album in five weeks. hope you enjoy yours <3"
10. Harry Styles' Harry's House Blows Fans Away
Ever since the release of Harry Styles' Fine Line album a few years ago, we've been counting down the days to his next release, and now that Harry's House is officially here, we've tried to remain calm and completely failed! He teased "Boyfriends" at this year's Coachella performance, and hearing it again for the first time since then has sent us on a whirlwind of emotions. The entire album is made up of 13 songs, and each and every one is a must-listen.
Miss last week? Look HERE for our music top 10 from the week of March 13, 2022.