10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of May 6, 2022
This week we celebrated both Star Wars Day and Cinco de Mayo, and as if it couldn't get any better, there were also some incredible musical releases!
Our favorite artists continue to blow us away with the unveiling of new songs, music videos and albums. With new releases from people like Jack Harlow and Doja Cat, this week was full of some great hits. Continue below to get a look at the 10 big things that happened in music the week of May 6, 2022.
1. Elephante Shares New Single 'Love Again' Feat. SABAI
Taiwanese-American producer and singer-songwriter, Elephante, just released his latest single "Love Again" featuring SABAI, and we are in love. Featuring a dancey beat and relatable lyrics about finding the strength to love again and be vulnerable, this song is one we plan on listening to all summer long. "'Love Again' is about overcoming the fear and pain of a traumatic experience, and learning to have hope and put your heart out there again," Elephante shared with Sweety High in an interview. "I went through a brutal breakup a couple of years ago… I wrote the song about finding a moment of healing, and trying to summon the courage to be open to love again, even if you could get hurt, again."
2. Frawley Explores Heartbreak in 'If I Don't Laugh, I'll Cry'
Frawley sure does know how to tug on our heartstrings, and her latest song, "If I Don't Laugh, I'll Cry," does just that. You can hear the pain in her voice and lyrics, but at the same time, the healing she's found. If you're going through a breakup or are trying to get over someone, this song is the perfect anthem. "I wanted the verses to be a relatable narrative and the chorus to be an anthem for actually getting over someone," Frawley shared with Sweety High in an interview. "I think the song resonates with so many people because it's such a universal experience that tends to go unspoken! I wrote it about one specific night I had, but looking back on it now, I can count many times where my night was completely derailed by someone being brought up into conversation that I didn't want to think about! I hope listeners will be able to scream their hearts out on this one!"
3. Beach Bunny Unveils Music Video for 'Karaoke'
Pop band Beach Bunny just dropped the music video for their new song "Karaoke," and we think everyone should watch it. The single comes before the drop of Emotional Creature, out July 22, and if this song is any indication of how the rest of the album is going to be, we're in for quite a treat. Based in outerspace on a spaceship, this music video is all sorts of fun. "'Karaoke' is a song about having a crush—it's about infatuation, fleeting feelings, and the bittersweet nature of uncertainty," Beach Bunny shared in a press release. "It's about learning pieces of who someone is and liking them before even knowing the whole story."
4. Alaina Castillo Drops Moody New Single 'sad girls always finish first'
Alaina Castillo's new "sad girls always finish first" is the ultimate vibey and ethereal song. The music video matches the mood of the song and we're in love. She looks beautiful and sings her heart out in a song that we just know is going to be on our summer playlists this year. "'sad girls always finish first' is a song about acknowledging the feelings that one would normally hide just to fake a smile and act like it's all okay," Alaina explained in a press release. "It's a song about self-sabotage and manic thoughts that get turned into moments of confidence that help us realize we're all a little messed up and that's perfectly fine."
5. Maisie Peters Releases New Single 'Cate's Brother'
Maisie Peters started teasing her new single "Cate's Brother" a little while ago, and what started out as a "sort-of" joke has turned into a global sensation. We get major The 1975 vibes from the musical instruments in the background yet a '90s vibe from her voice. We are obsessed with her vocals and just love the story she's weaved together. "I wrote this song in Stockholm at a time I was revisiting a lot of the pop punk music I grew up listening to and thinking about how live I wanted my next era of music to feel," Maisie explained in a press release. "I always wanted to be in a band and so I channeled that energy into this song about my friend Cate's brother, that's become this whole universe bigger than both of us."
6. Brooklyn Queen Drops Single 'Big Talker'
There's nothing we love more than hearing a new rap song for the first time, and "Big Talker" by Brooklyn Queen has quickly become one of our favorites of the week. She's a 16-year-old artist with tons of talent, and this song will without a doubt make you want to get up and dance your heart out. Brooklyn told Sweety High: "No matter how old you are or if people look at you as a kid, continue to have Big Dreams, Big Goals, and with hard work and determination; eventually, you will be a Big Talker that can walk the walk and talk the talk."
7. DNCE Is Back and Better Than Ever With 'Move'
"Move" by DNCE is what many are already referring to as the anthem of the summer. And in case you forgot, DNCE features front-runner Joe Jonas alongside bandmates JinJoo Lee, Cole Whittle and Jack Lawless. The band may have taken a brief hiatus (we're assuming so that Joe could focus on The Jonas Brothers,) but boy are we happy DNCE is back! The song talks about wanting to move, and when you listen to it you will definitely want to move and groove right along to the beat!
8. Alison Wonderland's Loner Is Both Dark and Euphoric
Alison Wonderland's long-awaited new album Loner is finally here, and we are overjoyed. The Australian DJ's third studio album is full of high-intensity songs that we can't get enough of. Our favorite has to be "Something Real" and its accompanying music video. It's weird in the best way possible and is a must-watch. "My life was going a certain way before something pulled everything out from under me," Alison explained in a press release. "I felt like I had hit my rock bottom. It's the most positive, hopeful album I have ever written. It acknowledges the darkness but creates its own euphoria through it."
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9. Doja Cat Collabs With Upcoming Film Elvis With Release of New Single 'Vegas'
We don't know about you, but we can hardly wait for the new movie, Elvis, out on June 24, to come out. Ahead of its release, we got a sneak peek at the songs that will be included and were absolutely elated when we saw Doja Cat on the album. We knew it was going to be good, but we just didn't know how good. Featuring some lyrics from "Hound Dog" as well as some originals from Doja, this song has absolutely wrecked us.. in the best way possible!
10. Jack Harlow Releases Come Home the Kids Miss You
We've all been singing and dancing along to Jack Harlow's "First Class" ever since its release, and today the music video dropped! It's absolutely incredible and we can't stop thinking about the part where a motorcycle goes past the letters to "glamorous," all to the beat of the song. And as if that wasn't good enough, Jack also released his entire new album, Come Home the Kids Miss You. If you're a fan of the rapper's music, you absolutely need to listen to the album.
Missed last week? Look HERE for the 10 big things that happened in music the week of April 29, 2022.