Electronic music and pop reigned supreme among this week's new releases. There was much to look forward to in terms of albums, with the likes of Gwen Stefani's "This is What Truth Feels Like" and Haelos' "Full Circle" receiving rave reviews. The singles charts were also not far behind. So, let's take a look at how things fared where singles releases are concerned. Here's our pick of the week.
M83 – Solitude
By now, everyone who knows about M83 knows about "Midnight City," the lead single from M83's sixth studio album "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming." But, by the looks of it, "Junk," M83's upcoming seventh record, is going to be very different from the sixth one. "Solitude," the second single from the album, is a good example of the direction Anthony Gonzalez aka M83 is taking.
Shura – The Space Tapes
British synthpop/indietronica artiste Shura has been releasing singles since 2014. As a result, her upcoming debut album "Nothing's Real" has become quite an anticipated one. "The Space Tape" give us a preview of the album. It is lengthy and experimental, but an equally endearing listen.
Julianna Barwick – Nebula
American ambient musician Julianna Barwick is known for making floaty ethereal music that can transport you to a different dimension within yourself. "Nebula" is the perfect example of it. Although there isn't much to the song apart from ethereal synth layers and Barwick's vocal layers, it is quite reflective and immersive
Bring Me The Horizon – Follow You
British rockers Bring Me The Horizon have been quite the darling to critics over the years because of their great-sounding albums. "Follow You" is a song that shows the band is taking leaps in terms of both making quality music and popularity.
All Saints – One Woman Man
After their second reunion in 2013, English-Canadian all-girl band All Saints has kept quiet. Other than a festival show here and there, the group hasn't been sighted as such. That was until earlier this year when they announced their upcoming fourth studio album. "One Woman Man" is the second single from the album. It is an electronica-influenced RnB track with a catchy chorus that can get you hooked onto it very fast.
Adam Lambert ft Laleh – Welcome to the show
American singer-songwriter Adam Lambert is out with his brand new single "Welcome To The Show," and going by the way it sounds, Lambert's time with Queen has definitely paid off. Be it in terms of songwriting or musicianship, the songs reflects the fact that Lambert is trying out different things and getting better each day.
Gorgon City ft The Vaults – All Four Walls
British electronic/garage/ house music duo Gorgon City shared the first single from their upcoming album "Kingdom." The single, "All Four Walls," features The Vaults vocalist Blythe Pepino. The song is an upbeat one with swelling beats and drops.