THIS IS OUR JAM: KEHLANI, ARIANA GRANDE & JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
May 9, 2016
With all of the surprise music drops this month, it’s been hard to keep tabs on all of the great tunes out there. This week we got a surprise album drop from Radiohead plus a new single from Justin Timberlake. In this week’s edition of This Is Our Jam, we have a melancholy gem from Kehlani, the return of Justin Timberlake, a sultry jam from Ariana Grande, a smooth electropop song from Astrid S and a new sound from Alicia Keys.
Catch up on the music 411 below.
Kehlani went through hell on social media a few months back, and she’s taken back control with raw single “24/7.” The R&B singer honestly reminds us that “it’s okay to not be okay,” and does it beautifully.
“Can’t Stop The Feeling”
It’s been a minute since we heard any new music from Justin Timberlake, but it was worth the wait. He’s back with the feel-good “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and we just can’t believe we’ve been missing him for so long. We can’t wait to hear what else is up his sleeve this year.
We’re really digging the darker side of Ariana Grande. “Into You” is a sultry, infatuation-filled track that shows off Grande’s soaring vocals. Her album is going to be one of the best of the year.
“Hurts So Good”
When we first spoke to Astrid S late last year, we knew big things were in store for the Scandinavian electropop singer. “Hurts So Good” is a little bit trop-house, and we’re a lot obsessed with it. The newcomer is even opening for Troye Sivan on tour, so we’re placing our bets on her success.
Alicia Keys is making a comeback with a new sound. Her latest single “In Common” is rooted in electronica, rather than R&B and pop: and it works for her. We can’t wait to see what her other tracks will sound like.