If you’re anything like us music is an essential part of your daily life. It’s an instant mood changer and to just makes everything better. Not only does it enhance moments, but a lot of songs hold an attachment to memories. If you listen to music and a certain song comes on it takes you right back to that moment.
Because we love music so much we take curating the perfect playlist very seriously. With so much new music releasing all the time it’s hard to keep up. If you’re tired of your current playlist, or simply just looking for some new music take a look at these 25 songs you need in your playlist right now.
1. Tequila Shots – Kid Cudi
This is part of a brand new release from Kid Cudi and his album Man on the Moon III. This song is already an instant classic and chart topper. If you like Kid Cudi you’ll love Tequila Shots, this song stays very true to his usual hits.
2. Damnboy – Almondmilkhunni
If you’re ever in your feels and you need a reminder of who you are almondmilkhunni will have you feeling yourself again.
3. Stargazing – The Neighbourhood
Stargazing by The Neighborhood shows how the band is exploring and playing with their sound. You can still hear the elements their known for, but it’s something different and we love it.
4. Moving Men – Myd & Mac DeMarco
This is the definition of a chill feel good song. If you’re looking for something to throw on and just vibe to Moving Men will be your new go-to.
5. Mine – Slayyyter
Y2K vibes! Listening to Slayyyter is like traveling right back to the early 2000’s. When you throw on Mine it’ll definitely have you reminiscing.
6. Dakiti – Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez
This is the type of song that makes you wanna get up and dance! This is a crowd pleaser, if you throw this on aux you’re friends are for sure going to be asking what it’s called.
7. Good Days – SZA
Everything by SZA is so pretty and she never disappoints. Good days is her newest release that recently became popular with a snippet from Tik Tok. You’ve probably heard of snippets of this song but take a listen to the full thing and you’ll see how relatable the lyrics are.
8. Body – Megan Thee Stallion
If you don’t have Body in your playlist already we’re just going to assume you live under a rock. This song is a chart topper with good reason. This song will have you feeling confident and ready to take on anything!
9. McGrady – Kari Faux
This is an artist that is totally underrated in our books. If you’re looking for a new female artist to make you feel empowered check out Kari Faux.
10. Brazil – Declan McKenna
Declan McKenna is a rising artist with a diverse range of sounds. This is the type of music that you make memories to.
11. Manta Rays – Chloe Moriondo
If you like Clairo or the newly named genre “bedroom pop” Manta Rays will give you that happy feel.
12. Miracle – Cannons
Miracle by Cannons is a song that gives off nostalgic and dreamy vibes. It incorporates a 50’s type of background with modern elements. The beat with beautiful vocals makes for an amazing song.
13. Lil Thing – Knox Fortune
This is the type of song you play with the windows down driving along the coast. If you want to feel like your in a summer movie and you’re the main character just throw on Lil Thing.
14. Polish Girl – Neon Indian
If you’re reminiscent of the early indie pop era between 2011 – 2015 Neon Indian is a song you’ll love.
15. The Comedown – Ocean Alley
If you need a song to help you calm down and just relax, The Comedown will put you in a peaceful state of mind. Music like this makes us want to sit on the beach and just appreciate what’s in front of us.
16. When Am I Gonna Lose You – Local Natives
This is the type of song you picture driving through the mountains or the forest to. This is the type of music you get lost to. If you love the Twilight soundtrack then you’ll love anything by Local Natives.
17. Vérité – Claire Laffut
This song is for all the people out there that love to travel and experience different culture. It is entirely in French. This is a chic retro vibe that is incomparable to any of the other songs on this list. We could picture this song being in all your favorite models playlists.
18. California Girls – NoMBe
This is giving the same dreamy beach vibe, but almost in a more somber way. This song has a little more depth and the lyrics are just dreamy.
19. Agnostic – Ellzo
If you’re looking for a new sound to rap this is it. Agnostic is like a retro almost indie but not version of rap, but it’s not really rap. That’s the best way ton describe it, it’s different and we love it.
20. Fiona Coyne – Skylar Spence
This is a modern retro song with almost a sort of beachy tone to it. We would describe it like a funky pop. If you’re looking for a feel good song that’s just fun then this is it.
21. ROOF – Jessie Reyez
Jessie Reyez is someone you’ve probably already heard of. ROOF is the type of song you can have on while you’re doing homework or you can also throw it on to party with the girls, it’s versatile.
22. The Thrill – Wiz Khalifa & Empire of the Sun
A modern rap take on an indie classic. This was also previously done by Mac Miller with his song The Spins. Wiz Khalifa hopped on the beat of Walking On A Dream by Empire of the Sun. It’s a feel good song that just puts you in a good mood.
23. Cotton Candy Lemonade – Blu DeTiger
The best word to describe Cotton Candy Lemonade is pretty. You could just lay in your bed looking at the ceiling with this song blasting and feel like you’re part of a movie.
24. Looking Out For You – Joy Again
If you’re feeling a little angsty and you just want to let your hair down and jump around put on Looking Out For You and rock out.
25. Slow Down – Chase Atlantic
This is in our late night playlist if you know what we mean. Once you hear it, it’ll be in yours too.
What’s your favorite song at the moment? Let us know down below in the comments!
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