10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of November 11, 2022

Alicia Keys just dropped her brand new Santa Baby album, and that means it'officially the holidays.

In addition to some great new Christmas bops, even more music from our favorite artists was released this week. From Hailee Steinfeld to Joe Jonas, Khalid and Louis Tomlinson, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Interested in finding out what made it into our top 10? Here are 10 big things that happened in music the week of Nov. 11, 2022.

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1. Chloe Jane Unveils New Song 'Addicted'

If you spend a little bit too much time on your phone these days, you absolutely need to listen to Chloe Jane's new song "Addicted." In the song, she urges listeners to enjoy the small moments and just live—without their phones. We relate to the lyrics in a big way and simply adore the message she shares. "I hope 'Addicted' inspires listeners to put their phones down and live in the moment a little more," Chloe shares with Sweety High. "This song has given me the opportunity to go around and ask strangers about their relationship with their phones and how it's affecting their daily lives and communication with others. People tell me they're missing out when they don't look at their phone for a while because of the saturation of content and fast pace the world is moving at. The FOMO is real out here!"

 

Also read about: How Chloe Jane Tackled Our Relationships With Our Phones in New Single 'Addicted'

 

2. Fitz and The Tantrums Release New Album Let Yourself Free

When we found out that pop band Fitz and The Tantrums came out with a new studio album, we couldn't contain our excitement! After immediately streaming each and every song, we're here to tell you it's well worth a listen. From catchy bops to funky beats, this album is full of tracks pop-lovers will fall head over heels for. "This might be my favorite record we've ever made," Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick shared in a press release. "I tried to pull in threads from our early albums and my solo record. I got back to the soul and Motown vibes as well. It's a special place for my voice. I'm trying to pull a full circle thread."

 

3. Hailee Steinfeld and Anderson .Paak Join Forces for 'Coast' Music Video

Hailee Steinfeld can do no wrong. Whether she's acting, dancing or singing, we just love everything she puts out into the world, and after watching her new music video with Anderson .Paak in "Coast," we're somehow even more obsessed with the star! The duo takes us on a psychedelic journey— it's everything you could want in a music video and more! In an Instagram post, Hailee shared, "FROM AN IG LIVE TO WORLD WIDE! COAST MV IS FINALLY OUT!! Thank you to the incredible fans that made this happen and to the amazing team that helped pull this all together! WE DID IT FAM!!! TIME TO RIDE OUT! 🏄🏾‍♂️🌊🏄🏻‍♀️🚙💨"

 

4. The Voice Alum Amanda Brown Releases From Here EP

If you're a fan of The Voice, you absolutely know who Amanda Brown is. The singer stole our hearts from our very first listen, and with the release of her brand new From Here EP, we're in even more awe! The six tracks are full of compelling stories about breakups, relationships and more, and all show the star's growth journey in a powerful manner. "I wrote this EP during a period in my life when change was imminent," Amanda shared with Sweety High. "I was frustrated with where I was at the time and felt like my life needed an overhaul. These songs helped me make sense of what I was feeling and going through, and that clarity allowed room for personal growth. 'From Here' is the first song I wrote. It was the jumping-off point for the rest of the EP, and so it felt appropriate to name the project From Here as well. The title pays tribute to my past experiences while also pointing to an ongoing journey and the road ahead. Having the space to create freely, to express myself without judgment and to collaborate with other talented creatives that served as sounding boards for my experiences and ideas means the world to me!"

 

Also read about: Amanda Brown Breaks Down Every Song on Her From Here EP

 

5. Dixie D'Amelio Joins Cheat Codes and Russell Dickerson for Remix of 'I Remember'

Dixie D'Amelio is so much more than just a TikTok creator, and that's proven with her new collab with Cheat Codes and Russel Dickerson for the new music video for "I Remember." We were so excited to see her team up with them on this incredible song, and we think she adds even more power to the track. "I first heard 'I Remember' on a random playlist in my car. I remember when I stopped at a stoplight, I immediately hit the 'back' button so I could listen to it again… and then again," Dixie shared in a press release. "Before I knew it, I was unintentionally playing the song for everyone around me. I think I fell onto the ground when I got the call that Cheat Codes wanted to do a remix with me. Needless to say, I am so beyond excited about this release. I also really loved recording my part on this song because musically it's so different from what I've done before. I'm just really grateful and honored to all of the guys for letting me be a part of this track."

 

6. Joe Jonas and Khalid Collab on New Song 'Not Alone'

Joe Jonas and Khalid teamed up for "Not Alone," and it's the collab we never knew we needed! Featuring both of the men's stunning vocals, this new song and music video is part of the upcoming movie Devotion, which hits theatres on Nov. 23. In an Instagram post, Joe shared, "It was such an incredible experience getting to work on this song with @thegr8khalid, @ryantedder, and @harv for @devotionmovie. Pre-save 'Not Alone' before it drops on 11/11 and don't miss Devotion in theaters on November 23rd!!"

 

7. Madisyn Gifford Drops Music Video for 'Hospital Beds'

Vancouver pop singer and songwriter Madisyn Gifford just dropped the music video for "Hospital Beds," and we're beyond obsessed. The upbeat and vibrant song deserved a music video to match the vibe, and that's exactly what Madisyn provided us with. In an interview with Sweety High, Madisyn shared, "I would say my favorite lyric from the song is 'I kind of want to crash my car so I can call you up,' only because the whole song started through that initial idea and thought that I think everyone can have of, 'if I ended up in the hospital tomorrow, would that person be there?' I think it definitely has a bit of shock value starting a song that way as well, and I've always loved that. The bridge also has a very special place in my heart, and I find myself listening to the song over again just so I can hear that part and chuckle to myself."

 

Also read about: PREMIERE: Madisyn Gifford Dishes on 'The Self-Deprecating Pop Song of [Her] Dreams,' 'Hospital Beds'

 

8. Afrojack and James Arthur Team Up for 'Lose You'

Afrojack and James Arthur just released their new song "Lose You," and we honestly can't stop listening to it. The dancey-bop is full of a groovy beat and fun pop-inspired lyrics. Trust us when we say you won't be able to help but dance along! "I'm a big fan of James' musical style so it was a pleasure to work with him on this single," Afrojack stated in a press release. James Arthur added, "I've always been a fan of Afrojack's work so it's been a real pleasure to collaborate with the man on this record."

 

9. Alicia Keys Drops Holiday Album Santa Baby

Alicia Keys is here to remind us that it'never too early to start listening to Christmas music with the release of her brand new holiday album Santa Baby. The album consists of 11 powerful holiday songs from classics like "Favorite Things" to four originals including "December Back 2 June." It's bound to get you in the holiday spirit and will put a smile on your face at first listen. In an Instagram post, Alicia shared, "Let's turn on the magic!! ✨✨✨ My FIRST ever holiday album, Santa Baby 🎅🏾👶🏾, On MY own imprint, Alicia Keys Records drops TONIGHT!!!!! This is BIG‼️‼️‼️💯💯💯 I'm about to put you in a HOLIDAZE !!!😵‍💫😵‍💫😝😝😘😘"

 

10. Louis Tomlinson Shares New Album Faith In the Future (Deluxe)

Louis Tomlinson, formerly of One Direction, is here once again to prove his talents as a solo artist with the release of his new album Faith In the Future. Consisting of 16 tracks including "Out of My System" and "Bigger Than Me," the singer's second studio album has already garnered tons of listens from fans all over the world. In an Instagram post, Louis shared, "Faith In The Future is finally out! This album means everything to me, massive thank you to everyone involved and obviously a massive thank you to you the fans! Can't wait to tour these songs!!"

 

Missed our top 10 from last week? Look HERE to see what you missed.