This week, I wanted to focus the top 5 on something that I think is always a huge part of my summer... Music. Everyone is always on the hunt for the summer jam, a perfect playlist to listen to poolside, and just new music to help bring on the summer vibes. Hopefully at least one song will stick out to you and make it on your 4th of July playlist. Enjoy Fam!
1. Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Calvin Harris is back yet again releasing his fifth studio album today. The singles that had been released were already on repeat for me, so I can't wait to dive into this album. Harris did not disappoint with artists like Katy Perry, Khalid, Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Pharrell and so many more featured on these soon to be summer anthems. Harris released the music video for “FEELS” earlier this week, and I think it is a perfect visual representation of his music check it out, here.
2. Jay-Z: 4;44
Jay-Z has released advertisements everywhere for his new album, huge billboards and bus ads are all over large cities getting fans hyped for this release. Luckily for those fans the wait is over, well… if you have a Tidal membership that is. Jay-Z’s new album 4:44 is out now exclusively on tidal. A teaser trailer for the album titled “Kill Jay-Z” starring Lupita Nyong’o surfaced earlier this week check it out, here.
3. LANY: Debut Album
Today LANY released their debut album self titled “LANY” This album is definitely going to be one of the soundtracks of my summer. If you’ve never listened to them before, you are truly missing out. Give them a chance, and you won’t regret it. You’ll be as dedicated as this fan, here.
4. Drake: Signs
Earlier this week our guy Drake blessed us with a single titled “Signs” and it is quality Fam. Seeing as how Drake has already released an album this year I think this single might just be for fun, but hey a guy can hope right?
5. Best Albums of 2017 So Far
Incase you weren’t already drowning in music by this point check out this article by Pigeons & Planes. I found my way to this article on Complex website and it has given me a lot of new music to check out and is gives great context to the heart of each album. Check it out, here.
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Andrew is from Las Vegas, Nevada and is a junior at Vanguard University in Southern California studying Communications. Andrew loves people and Pop Culture. You can find him drinking an iced vanilla latte surrounded by friends.