Here we go again! 15 tracks you HAVE to hear for March 2015…and the accompanying music videos you have to see. This month, we’ve got some amazing new releases from some of the best artists. As the months go by, it’s getting harder to pick just fifteen.
Anyway, check out some of these amazing tracks below:
1. All Time Low – “Kids In The Dark”
This just encompasses everything I believe music to be about: escaping your problems, and finding unity in the middle of the crowd. Add in how catchy this song is, and I don’t think you can go wrong.
2. Trophy Wives – “Threshold”
It’s a fast-paced track that just makes you want to bounce around like a crazy person, and the chorus comes in brilliantly. The vocals remind me of 2009/2010 punk, when the harder chord progressions and screamo undertones started to really come in.
3. Set It Off – “Ancient History”
The song itself is catchy and cleverly pieced together, and then you add this video which seems to hint at Adam Sandler’s Click, had I actually found that movie as enjoyable as this…
4. Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down (ft. John Legend)”
This was my favorite track on Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, so when he released as a single, I was thrilled…and now he’s added John Legend?? Granted, some of the beloved theatrics is gone, but it’s still impeccable, and this video for Red Nose Day is so beautiful.
5. Hands Like Houses – “I Am”
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the pure power of this track? Yes, okay, wonderful.
6. The Maine – “Miles Away”
Another single from American Candy, and it’s wonderful. Kicks off the album as the first track, with a sing-a-long quality.
7. Cordelia & The Buffalo – “Free”
There are no words to express how much I love this single; soulful vocals, ethereal instrumentals…magic.
8. Light You Up – “All We’ve Ever Known”
This makes 14-year-old me extremely happy. It’s anthemic, catchy, and powerful.
9. PVRIS – “White Noise”
Another play on the movies, this time tackling Spielburg’s Poltergeist with a top 40’s worthy twist.
10. Youth League – “Young/Old”
A perfect introduction to the new Cardigan Records signees, showcasing just what they’re capable of.
11. Cajsa Siik – “State of Low”
A stunning new track, filled with harmonies, and ethereal instrumentals. The song radiates quality and sophistication.
12. Ella Henderson – “Mirror Man”
Soulful track, visually stunning video…you can’t go wrong.
13. Meg Myers – “Sorry”
Looking for a break-up anthem for the month? This is it. Meg Myers has an enchanting way about her, and it’s completely underrated.
14. Sam Hunt – “Take Your Time”
Wonderful instrumentals, stellar vocals, and a new way at writing about the initial “bar approach.” It’s gorgeous.
15. Shawn Mendez – “Life Of The Party”
This was a great track that popped up towards the end of last year and now there’s finally a video. It effortlessly fuses the melodics of an indie act with the booming lyrical style of a top 40’s anthem.
BONUS, because why not:
BriBry w/ Dodie – “You’re Alright”
Leon Bridges – “Come Home”
Oh Honey – “Sugar, You”
Mariana’s Trench – “Here’s To The Zeros”