#5. Noel – For You
Another artist inspired no doubt by The Weeknd, Noel’s For You definitely sounds like it’d be right at home next to any number of Weeknd tracks. Super smooth, super catchy and super sultry.
#4. Skott – In The Mood
Tons of swagger, and I’m just loving the drop before the chorus (if that can even be considered a drop… maybe “hook” is a better choice).
#3. Leon Bridges – Beyond
Totally see this being the “wedding song of 2018-2019”. Just has that sound. Gorgeous track.
#2. Hayden James Feat. Boy Matthews – Just Friends
A track that has grown on my considerably since first listen. Thing that humming beat finally lodged itself firmly inside my brain.
#1. Seven Lions & Jason Ross Feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Oceans
Sometimes prog house tracks just feel like cheating. There’s something crazy catchy and captivating about building momentum and catchy lyrics that ends up exploding into anthemic dance music. It’s impossible to not like.
#5. Arty – Rain
Arty’s always been one of those acts I really wish I’ve seen. Rain isn’t anywhere near the top of my favorites list from him, but it’s an easy-listening anthem track regardless with a nice progression.
#4. Joshua Worden – Tennessee
This one is made for headphones. Probably mentioned it before, but one of my dream jobs is to be the person responsible for picking music in a movie. This track sounds perfect for some kind of reflective drive where the main character is reflecting on some life choices.
#3. Lanks – Horoscopes
Lanks’ music sounds like has a really unique way of sounding catchy. It’s not like a typical pop track you’d come across at Starbucks or on the radio. It’s clever catchy.
#2. Aquilo – The Road Less Wandered
Brings me back to Aquilo of old. It’s got that signature sound, and the nostalgic feeling of sadness that came with a lot of Aquilo’s earlier stuff. Big fan of the little Western-sounding breakdown as well.
#1. Troye Sivan – Bloom
It’s an overall damn fine pop track. I don’t know much about Troye Sivan, but glad I gave it a random listen when I was perusing the new releases from Spotify a few weeks back. Frankly though, I am sold on the track by virtue of the brilliant verses. So smooth and so catchy.