September…Otherwise known as “The Month Before Halloween,” or “The Beginning of Pumpkin Spice Latte Season.” Whatever you call it, September churned out some amazing new music. From the new 007 theme song to Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift’s 1989 in its entirety, this month has been an interesting one in the world of music. Check it out!
Looking for a tune to make you smile? This is it. It’s got this adorable sound, but a very triumphant spirit. This is the kind of song that makes you want go on a drive and sing loudly. It’s what you should be dancing around your room to this, singing into a hairbrush, using chopsticks as drumsticks, or playing air guitar to, no matter who you are. Plus, the video is epic.
Jasmine Jordan has a beautiful voice, and with passionate storytelling, “Smile” is a breath of fresh air. I love the jazzy instrumentals. The track reminds me of Corrinne Bailey Rae, if I’m honest.
3. “Die Trying” – Jule Vera
Just wow. “Die Trying” is a hauntingly beautiful song, and the video’s post-apocolyptic theme just adds to how memorable it is. Jule Vera is poised for massive success.
Michael Jayson’s piano-driven single, “Through Your Eyes,” is full of rich instrumentals with cinematic quality, and some stellar bass. It also features wonderful lyrics and an upbeat tone, resulting in an infectious optimism that provides a whisper of encouragement.
The first official release from the band since they announced that they’d signed with Epitaph Records, and it’s glorious. Bonus points for Kellin Quinn joining in. Seriously, if you haven’t already been in love with Avion Roe for a while, you will be now.
This track is so amazing and incredibly catchy. I have to say that I was completely floored by Marianas Trench when I heard “One Love.” It’s emotional, vibrant, and rich in instrumentals…as well as flawless vocals. I just keep playing this on repeat, and I recommend you do the same!
This infectious new electro-pop single is infectious, and the music video is incredible. Referencing some of the great love scenes/movies from great films, Todrick Hall just proves time and time again why he won the Internet…and theater…and television…and, oh, hell, the world.
Sia’s incredible vocals make me happy. She has this quiet power about her that is just awe-inspiring, especially on an underdog anthem like “Alive.” Considering National Suicide Awareness Week and International Suicide Prevention Day all fall in September, I feel like the release of this track had A+ timing.
CAPPA and REMMI, along with producer Foldy, collaborated on a mash-up of the pair’s two tracks, “Killin It” and “Star Spangled.” The mash-up is incredible and a total ear-worm! The two songs flow so nicely together, it’s almost difficult to imagine why they’d ever be apart!
10. “Powers” – Lostboycrow
So I stumbled across this gem on Soundcloud, and there is no going back. Not only is it instrumentally stunning, but it builds and just has this gorgeous sound that beautifully showcases some well executed vocals. Honestly, this song should be all over the radio.
11. “Here (Vincent Remix)” – Alessia Cara x Vincent
Talk about catchy as hell. I love a good remix as much as the next person, and this is a damn good remix, and I already liked Alessia Cara’s tongue-in-cheek track. Of all the sing-along tunes of September 2015, this is a major one, especially on a day when you’re feeling particularly badass.
The multi-talented group that is Fairground Saints have already proved how epically talented they are (time and time again), but this single will remind you. You know, just in case you momentarily forgot.
Ellie Goulding’s new sound is strangely entrancing. There’s something about “On My Mind” that just pulls you in and has you kind of bobbing and singing along. Plus, the video is gold. Who wouldn’t want to ride a horse into a building like a badass?
The new 007 Spectre theme song we’ve all been waiting for by the magnificent human being that is Sam Smith. Seriously, if his vocals don’t make you melt, you are made of stone. Anyway, the new theme song is beautifully cinematic, if not utterly haunting, so you need to check it out.
The single is a sports-worthy anthem. If you’re looking for a clever #winning song, Brendon Urie has done it once again and answered your prayers. In typical Panic! At The Disco fashion, “Victorious” is theatrical, catchy, and just awesome.