In the world of music, this week was a week of comebacks and nostalgic music. But there were some power-packed up-tempo numbers as well. So, we got to see a mixed bag of releases across genres.
"Blossom" by Kerli
Estonian alternative rock/dream pop artiste Kerli is back with new music after two years. "Blossom" is a dream pop masterpiece that is supplemented with a visual treat of the music video.
"She Makes Me Laugh" by The Monkees
The Monkees will celebrate the 50th anniversary this year with their upcoming 12th studio album, "Good Times." The lead single from the record, "She Makes Me Laugh," has The Monkees doing what they do best, i.e., churning out a feel good pop song that audiences can sing along to. This one is the first track that the band has released in a decade.
"Not Today" by Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons have taken a slightly different route with their first single of 2016. "Not Today," which the band has composed for the upcoming film "Me Before You," is a ballad-style country-ish track.
"Wasted Time" by Keith Urban
Be it the music video or the track itself, Keith Urban's "Wasted Time" is a slice of nostalgia packaged in a pop-ish country song. It is the third single from Urban's upcoming album "Ripcord."
"Third Eye" by Florence And The Machine
British indie rock band Florence And The Machine grabbed the top spot in charts last year with their album "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful." "Third Eye" is the seventh track from the record.
"Bored To Death" by Blink 182
Pop rock band Blink 182 released their first single in five years this week. "Bored To Death" might remind you of the band's songs of the early 2000s as it has their signature peppy sound.
"Can't Go Home" by Steve Aoki & Felix Jaehn featuring Adam Lambert
"Can't Go Home" is a song that features the blending of two worlds: the dancey-trippy world of EDM and the world of mainstream pop. Adam Lambert's vocals add to the beauty of the already powerful track.