10 Big Things That Happened in Music the Week of September 30, 2022

Can you believe that today is the last day of September?

We don't know about you, but summer absolutely flew by for us, and now that we're fully in the season of fall, we have tons to look forward to! To kick off the new month, we plan on listening to all of this week's new tracks. Just keep scrolling for the 10 big things that happened in music the week of Sep. 30, 2022.

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1. Su Lee Finds Herself in New Single 'Messy Sexy'

With a vibey beat that will make you want to get up and dance, Su Lee's "Messy Sexy" is a must-listen (and watch) this week. Accompanied by a music video, this song is all about embracing the weird and not being afraid to let it shine. This comes before the release of her upcoming album of the same name, out Oct. 28. "'Messy Sexy' reminds me that I can be imperfect, a work-in-progress and still be a beautiful person," Su shared with Sweety High. "It can mean so many different things to others—I kinda want the listeners to make whatever interpretation that makes the most sense to them. But I hope at the very least, the song lets them know that it's okay to acknowledge our flaws and it's actually those flaws that make us so unique as individuals."


Also read about: How Su Lee Learned to Embrace Imperfection With New Single 'Messy Sexy'


2. Tate McRae Drops New Single 'uh oh'

Tate McRae is our girl crush each and every day, and with the release of her new single "uh oh," we're once again reminded of why we love the superstar so much. "uh oh" is full of catchy lyrics and Tate's unique voice, and combined with the beat, it makes for one stunning song. In a press release, Tate shared: "'uh oh' is so different from all my other songs and that's what makes me so excited about it. It talks about the flirty, lighthearted feeling of constantly going back to someone and the adrenaline that goes along with it."


3. Sarah Cothran Unveils New Album i hope you're happy

If you're not yet familiar with Sarah Cothran, we're about to rock your world. The rising star just unveiled her new album, i hope you're happy, and you absolutely need to give it a listen if you're in the mood to have your heartstrings tugged at. With soaring vocals and emotional lyrics, this EP is full of hit after hit. "I wrote and produced most of these songs late at night in my bedroom so they feel extra special to me," Sarah shared in a press release. "This project feels like a journal of my emotions and experiences with growing up these past couple of years. I've dealt with a lot of changes in my life recently and it really describes those ups and downs of figuring out life."


4. Kacey Fifield Releases Debut Album, Between the Lines

At just 17 years old, Kacey Fifield has already made quite the name for herself, and with the release of her debut album, Between the Lines, it's clear the star isn't going anywhere anytime soon. With 12 tracks, this album covers topics of self-reflection, nostalgia, friendship and more. Our personal faves are "Toxic" and "Ghost." "As the name suggests, the album takes a deep look at all of the underlying emotions and thoughts found 'between the lines,'" Kacey shares with Sweety High. "It focuses on all things unwritten, subliminal and secret. The songs are all about complicated relationships with people, whether that be a satirical critique of the nature of fame, a self-reflection or a heartfelt message to a lost friend. Overall, every song takes a look at the subcontext of real-life scenarios, which makes Between the Lines a perfect fit!"


Also read about: Kacey Fifield Digs Into the 'Unwritten, Subliminal and Secret' in Debut Album Between the Lines


5. Maude Latour Drops New EP 001

Columbia grad Maude Latour just dropped her EP 001, and we're in love. In it, the indie-pop artist tackles friendship, heartbreak and the feeling of empowerment. After listening to each song on the EP, we adore the catchy beats and emotional lyrics. We're big fans of "Cyclone" off the EP, and this is what she told us about the song: "This song is truly a vulnerable moment for me, where I am asking for forgiveness and realizing that I can't live without someone. This song is dedicated to my best friend, and it's about my own growth through our journey together, fighting, realizing where I went wrong and changing as a person. This song is different than my other works because it is truly about how much I need someone."


Also read about: Maude Latour Pleads for Forgiveness in Her Upbeat New Single 'Cyclone'


6. Dylan Conrique Unveils New Song and Music Video, 'get over you'

Raise your hand if you love everything Dylan Conrique does! Yep, we're right there with you. Honestly, we're beginning to doubt the star is even human since she nails every single thing she puts her mind to, and with the release of the song and music video for "get over you," our obsession has taken on new heights. If you've ever dealt with a breakup, you'll appreciate the sentiment behind this song and the gut-wrenching, all-too-relatable lyrics: "Is there a reason I can't get over you? Everybody says it's not that hard to do, but maybe in the end I can't pretend I wouldn't come running back to you."


7. CRAVITY Shares Their Fourth Mini-Album, NEW WAVE

Here at Sweety High, we love anything and everything K-pop, so it's no surprise that the band CRAVITY made their way into our hearts! Ever since the band's debut in 2020, we've been avid listeners, and with the release of their fourth mini-album, we have even more to dance to. NEW WAVE consists of six stunning tracks, and they're all just as good as the next. Serim of CRAVITY told Sweety High: "LUVITY! We hope you enjoy all the songs on our fourth mini album because they are all great tracks. We will work hard during our promotions, so we hope you can cheer us on and we can have fun together!"


Also read about: CRAVITY Reveals the Story Behind Their Fourth Mini-Album, NEW WAVE


8. Ed Sheeran and Pokémon Join Forces in New Song 'Celestial'

With the upcoming release of a new generation of Pokémon games, Ed Sheeran teamed up with the iconic brand for the song, "Celestial," which will appear in the new games. If you're a fan of Pokémon, you must give the music video a watch. It follows what seems to be a normal day for Ed, but with a twist! The song itself is classic Ed Sheeran, with his stunning vocals really shining through. "Even though I'm 31 now, I still own the same Game Boy Color and play Pokémon Yellow or Silver on planes and trains when I'm on tour," Ed shared in a press release. "It's such an honor to add a song into a Pokémon game and shoot a nostalgic video too. I hope you guys enjoy the song and video—it was a blast to film!"


9. Charlie Puth Shares Guitar-Driven Song 'Charlie Be Quiet!'

This is not a drill! Charlie Puth's new album CHARLIE is coming out next week, Oct. 7! Ahead of the new album, he gave us a look at what we can expect with the single "Charlie Be Quiet." Authentic in sound and riveting in its lyrics, this song is one we haven't stopped listening to. Just give the song a listen and allow the lyrics to sink in. "Charlie, be quiet, don't make a sound. You've got to lower the noise a littlе bit now. If she knows you're in love, shе's gonna run, run away," he sings.


10. Paramore Surprise Fans With 'This Is Why' After a 5-Year Hiatus

Can you believe that it's been a whopping five years since Paramore blessed us with new music? But that all changed this week with their new song, "This Is Why." "This Is Why" comes before the album of the same name, to be released on Feb. 10, and if it's any indication as to what we can expect from the new album, we are in for quite the treat. "This Is Why" features the band's iconic sound, and we're simply in love with the lyrics: "One step beyond your door, might as well have been a free fall. One step beyond your door, and I'm floating like a cannonball."


Missed our top 10 from last week? Look HERE for the 10 big things that happened in music the week of Sep. 25, 2022.