10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of September 3, 2021
Another week in music history is in the books, folks!
Honestly, what would we do without music to keep us going week after week? Whether we're busy with work, school or just life in general, the right beat can truly turn it all around. This week, in particular, was full of some killer content from artists like Kanye West, Camila Cabello and more. Below, you'll find the 10 big things that happened in music the week of Sep. 3, 2021.
1. ARIA Shuts Down Haters With New Single, 'Fire X Water'
At just 14 years old, ARIA is already making waves in the music industry. She does not stand for bullying, which is evident in her new single, "Fire X Water." She wrote the song about a real-life experience, and it took her just one hour to get the lyrics onto the page! We love the song and think it's a great example for people struggling with bullies and not knowing how to stand up to them. When asked about the song in an interview with Sweety High, ARIA said, "Fire can get rid of water through evaporation and water can put out fire. They can both take each other out, but one element has to "overthrow" the other. I liked this concept because I could've let their words bring me down, but I didn't."
2. Tate McRae and Jeremy Zucker Team Up for New Version of 'That Way'
The first version of "That Way," "Friends Don't Look at Friends That Way" came out back in 2020 on Tate McRae's EP, but this time around, she did it differently. We're absolutely obsessed with this latest version featuring Jeremy Zucker. The two artists' voices overlap and harmonize in such a perfect manner that we seriously can't stop listening. Here's to hoping these two make some more music together, and soon!
3. Sigrid Debuts New Single 'Burning Bridges' Along With Original Music Video
When it comes to pop songs, it seems like a new one comes out every day. But "Burning Bridges" by Sigrid is so different from the rest. Now onto the music video—when we saw Sigrid literally run through a brick wall, our jaws dropped to the floor. Then she continued to do it again and again throughout the video! We love seeing her vision brought to life. "It's inspired by one of the toughest things I've been through," Sigrid shared in a press release. "It's a song that's about the point where you just have to say in a relationship, 'you know what, let's just finish this.' That moment of enough is enough, and you need a clean break."
4. Singer-Songwriter Sam Ryder Releases New Single 'More'
Sam Ryder is well on his way to becoming one of the most interesting artists of our time, and not just because of his fabulous hair! His latest single, "More," is everything we've come to expect from him and more. If you've ever been in search of the things that matter more in life, we're thinking you're going to like and appreciate this song. In a press release about the song, Sam said, "Life's ornaments can distract us from life's treasures… and that's what I wrote this song about."
5. LANY Unveils Long-Awaited Album, GG BB XX
We're big-time fans of LANY and all its members, so when their album was finally released, you know we listened to it right away. GG BB XX features 12 songs with some singles you're probably well-familiar with like "dancing in the kitchen" and "never mind, let's break up." Our new fave off the album has to be "ex i never had." It's so ethereal and vibey—we picture ourselves dancing in a room alone with strobe lights. Seriously, just do yourself a favor and give it a listen. If you've ever been through heartbreak you'll get it.
6. Lady Gaga Gives Her Little Monsters a Remix Album Titled Dawn of Chromatica
Calling all Little Monsters! Lady Gaga has officially released her new remix album, Dawn of Chromatica. We're especially digging the new versions of the songs "Fun Tonight" and "Sour Candy." With featured artists like BLACKPINK and Charli XCX, this remix album is one we highly suggest everyone streams.
7. Drake Stuns Fans With Latest Album, Certified Lover Boy
Featuring 21 tracks total, Drake's long-awaited album Certified Lover Boy is here! The "God's Plan" rapper and singer stole our hearts years ago on the set of Degrassi, and after turning into a global superstar, he hasn't left the spotlight. Certified Lover Boy just might be one of his best albums yet, with "Way 2 Sexy" and "Fair Trade" being our faves. However, we're willing to bet the more we listen to the album, the more songs we'll fall in love with.
8. Carrie Underwood Teams Up With Dan + Shay For New Song, 'Only Us'
If you're in the mood for some feel-good music, look no further than Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shays's new song, "Only Us." The song comes from the upcoming movie Dear Evan Hansen, which was adapted from the Tony award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. This version of the song left us with chills after first listening to it. It perfectly captures that feeling of young love, and the artists' voices and melodies collide in such a fantastic way.
9. Camila Cabello Wows With 'Million to One' From New Amazon Original Movie, Cinderella
Amazon just released their latest version of Cinderella today, Sep. 3, and yes, we've already watched it. The musical stars singer Camila Cabello as Cinderella, who not only wows as an actress but unsurprisingly had stellar vocals! Her latest song, "Million to One," featured in the movie, is just what we'd picture the OG Cinderella to sing. The music video features scenes from the movie itself and is a must-watch.
10. Kanye West Finally Releases His Long-Awaited and Teased Album, Donda
Kanye West was supposed to release his latest album Donda weeks ago, but he decided to take his time with it and keep up the suspense. Well, it worked! After finally dropping the 27 (yes, 27) track album, fans all over the world have been streaming his songs millions upon millions of times over. "Come to Life," "Jail," "Off the Grid," "Hurricane" and "Moon" make up just a few of the already-popular songs you're sure to hear on the radio.
Did you miss what happened last week? Look HERE for the top 10 things that happened in music the week of Aug. 27, 2021.