10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of October 29, 2021
Halloween is this weekend and we can't wait to show everyone what we're wearing.
If you plan on going trick-or-treating, going to a party or simply handing out candy from the comfort of your own home, all you need to set the vibe is some good music! And what better way to do that than with new tunes that were released this week. With music from artists like Ed Sheeran and Camila Cabello, there are tons to look forward to. Keep scrolling for the 10 big things that happened in music the week of Oct. 29, 2021.
1. Sam Tompkins Drops Heart-Breaking New Single and Music Video 'Bloodline'
From the moment we played Sam Tompkins' new single "Bloodline," we knew it was our absolute favorite song of his so far. The way his vocals pound into our heads with just as stunning lyrics makes for one out-of-this-world listening experience. Plus, the music video is also amazing and features Sam singing his heart out. In a press release, Sam explained, "Bloodline is a reminder that no matter how far our loved ones go, they are always still with us wherever we go."
2. Amber Van Day Releases Spooky New Song 'Uh Oh' Just in Time for Halloween
When we think of up-and-coming artist Amber Van Day, we think of an edgy, multi-talented young woman. With her latest release, "Uh Oh," she kills all the spooky vibes just in time for Halloween. It's clear she's a fan of the holiday and we're left wondering what she's going to dress up as this year! The song itself is upbeat and will definitely be added to our next dance playlist. "'Uh Oh' is a conversation to my inner monologue," Amber shared in a press release. "It's about the unpredictability of this tyrant who lives in my head, who can hijack my thought process at any moment and become the star of the show."
3. Joel Corry Teams Up With Mabel for Upbeat New Song 'I Wish'
DJ and producer Joel Corry teamed up with Mabel for his latest, upbeat new song, "I Wish," and we're in love. It's the ultimate dance floor and club song and we can't wait to get our groove on to it. It reminds us of early 2000s techno dance songs and we have zero complaints. It's such a feel-good song with a great beat that you can't help but smile and move to the beat. "'I Wish' is a special song and it holds a huge place in my heart," explains Joel in a press release. "Mabel is a superstar who I always wanted to collaborate with and I'm buzzing that my wish came true."
4. Pop Singer-Songwriter Conan Gray Drops Upbeat New Single 'Telepath'
We first heard about Conan Gray from his viral song "Heather" and have been on the lookout for new tunes ever since! With the new release of his single "Telepath," it's clear we've got a star in the making on our hands. "Telepath" gives off a more upbeat vibe than his past records and the end result is pure magic. We're sure this song is going to be played non-stop on the radio and at all the parties and dances you go to for the next few months. In an Instagram post, Conan said, "Had the time of my life making this song."
5. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Myke Towers and Tainy for Stellar New Single 'Oh Na Na'
Queen Camila Cabello always seems to have something up her sleeve, and this week that was her new song "Oh Na Na" that she made in collaboration with Myke Towers and Tainy! After listening to it the first time, we already knew we were going to have the chorus stuck in our heads for the rest of the day. And now that we've listened to it multiple times, we can officially say it's a total banger. Featuring a mixture of both Spanish and English lyrics, this song is one that will be enjoyed by people everywhere.
6. Maggie Lindemann Gives Us All the Feels With New Single 'She Knows It'
Maggie Lindemann isn't afraid to tell it exactly as it is in her new single, "She Knows It." Maggie is an out and proud member of the bisexual community and this song is her living anthem. The lyrics discuss real feelings Maggie had for someone, who she felt was leading her on. It's relatable whether or not you're a member of the LGBTQ community, the pop-punk sound gives us some major Avril Lavigne vibes. "I wrote this song about how I liked a girl who had a boyfriend," Maggie shared in a press release. "She would confide in me about how sh*tty he was and say and do things that would kind of lead me on but then tell me she didn't 'mean it like that'… so I was like f*** it, I'm gonna write about it."
7. Carlie Hanson Shares New Jam 'Snot' in Collaboration With Deb Never
After the release of Olivia Rodrigo's "good 4 u," we've been on the hunt for some pop meets punk music to fill the gaping hole in our hearts. And we've found the perfect cure in Carlie Hanson's new single "Snot," featuring Deb Never! It's grungey to the max and shows off all the vibes of teenage angst, and we're here for it. After all, Carlie isn't the only one to have ever thought, "Screw it, I'm shaving my head," which is exactly what she did in the music video! In a press release about the music video and shaving her head, Carlie shared, "There were so many moments throughout my life when people asked, 'Are you a boy or are you a girl?' Now I'm showing everyone that I can look however I want—no labels."
8. grandson Releases Pop Meets Punk Single 'Drop Dead' With Travis Barker and Kesha
Travis Barker has been breaking the headlines lately due to his recent engagement to Kourtney Kardashian, but let us not forget he's an incredible musician! In fact, grandson just dropped a new single, "Drop Dead," which features both Travis Barker and Kesha. The song is a total headbanger and makes us want to sing along with them. We're also digging the music video, clad with all the artists and some sort of big furry friend—you'll just have to watch for yourself to see what we mean! "I loved working on this song with grandson and Travis," explained Kesha in a press release. "From the first listen, I immediately related to the energy of it. To me, it is a self-aware, defiant anthem of proud wild imperfection. It's a "give no f****, judge me I don't care, this is me take it or leave it, and while you're at it, get out of my way' song."
9. MEDUZA Releases Groovy New Single 'Tell It to My Heart' feat. Hozier
Ever since the release of MEDUZA's "Piece of Your Heart" a few years ago, we've been big fans of the trio. And now that they've teamed up with Hozier for "Tell It to My Heart," we can't stop playing it! Hozier's voice absolutely soars in this song and will without a doubt leave you dancing in your seat. The chorus is super singable and we honestly can't get it out of our heads. It's the perfect song to groove to with your friends this weekend at a Halloween party!
10. Ed Sheeran Drops Highly-Anticipated New Album Equals
We can't be the only ones who are completely loving the new and improved Ed Sheeran! His new re-brand is very different compared to his early music, but we have no complaints. With the release of his new album, Equals, he fully goes into the more pop side of his music. We're especially loving "Overpass Graffiti" and the accompanying music video. In an Instagram post, Ed shared, "This is my favorite album I've made, I'm so proud of it. Thank you to all the wonderful people who worked on it with me. To the fans, I hope you love it as much I do, it's been a long journey to this point."
Missed last week? Look HERE to find out about the top 10 things that happened in music the week of Oct. 22, 2021.