Mat Kearney, “Heartbeat”
Adding onto his music’s usual pop-rock feel, Kearney throws an upbeat ’80s vibe into “Heartbeat,” matching well with the song’s title. With retro synthesizers and tunes throughout the song, your heartbeat might just race along with this one.
Selena Gomez, “The Heart Wants What It Wants”
Opening up to talk about her past relationship with the Biebs, Gomez expresses the pain and sadness that she felt in relation to the heartless Canadian creature. The song shows off a wide range of Gomez’s emotions, and content-wise, is quite relatable. Unfortunately, the beats and rhythms of the song are altogether unoriginal.
Mikky Ekko, “Mourning Doves”
Mikky Ekko was the second voice to Rihanna’s “Stay,” and he is now releasing his own material in preparation for the release of his Time LP. With ethereal vocals and powerful synthesizers, “Mourning Doves” is carried by a strong concept and fresh talent. Any fans of indie-pop need to give Ekko a listen.
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