Single(s) of the Week:
“Smile” – Katy Perry
Coinciding with her long awaited album announcement, “Smile” is another slight dance tune from an artist settling into her new life. Married, expecting a child and steadily engaged in her passion through American Idol, the matured Perry is having nothing but fun, bringing positive vibes along with her.
For fans of: Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson
“Politics & Violence” – Dominic Fike
Like Perry, rising indie R&B star Dominic Fike has announced his debut album, What Could Possibly Go Wrong. With the announcement comes another strong track in “Politics & Violence.” The track pivots to a new side of the R&B singer, leaning more heavily into his rapping.
For fans of: BROCKHAMPTON, J. Cole
“Staccato” – Tory Lanez
Another in a series of singles released from the Canadian rapper in the last few weeks, “Staccato” is another signifier of the passion and hunger Tory Lanez has for music. Its catchy and well executed, offering listeners just enough to hold them over in hopes of a full length project.
For fans of: NAV, Drake, Aminé