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Pop Music You're About to Love

Music you won't be able to get enough of
Matt Coyte
5 Feb
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As the Grammy’s put a full-stop to pop music in 2017, we look at the musical sugar you’ll be addicted to in 2018.

News
|5 Feb|4 minutes

Pop Music You're About to Love

Music you won't be able to get enough of
Matt Coyte
5 Feb
Share:

As the Grammy’s put a full-stop to pop music in 2017, we look at the musical sugar you’ll be addicted to in 2018.

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Meet The New One Direction

Now that One D have gone their separate ways, it leaves a gap for sugary boy-band goodness that only a band manufactured by Simon Cowell could fill. So, who better to replace One D than another boy band conjured by Cowell. PrettyMuch (no space) are like One D’s more urban and diverse little bros, with harmonies and dance moves that would make Harry Styles hang his head in shame.

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Prepare To Love JT All Over Again

JT has brought sexy back so many times that we were thinking of bringing in a no-returns policy. After his underwhelming Superbowl performance we didn’t have high hopes for his new output, but his new record Man Of The Woods effortlessly fuses the R&B we love with modern country for a strangely addictive outcome.

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SZA Goes Mainstream

For music geeks, SZA has been the sort of name you drop when you want to impress people at parties with how cool you are, but after her 2018 Grammy nomination and the breakout success of her duet with Kendrick Lamar, “All the Stars” this could be the year that the R&B singer steps out of the shade and becomes a star in her own right.

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Janelle Monáe Returns To Pop

After doing literally everything but singing lately, it looked like Janelle Monáe was about to give up her neo-soul act in favour of acting or activism. Five years after her stunning The Electric Lady album, Monáe has a new single due any day now and a new album will follow soon after.

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Bruno Mars Is Back

Bruno Mars is officially cool again, after teaming up with hip-hop it-girl Cardi B for his new single “Finesse” and clean-sweeping the Grammys. Mars continues to reinvent himself, in much the same way that Michael Jackson did throughout his career, so prepare to be surprised by Bruno again, and again, and again.

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Grimes Cleans Up

Comic-book obsessed Canadian weirdo Grimes has a knack for melding catchy pop with just enough innovation to keep her on the cutting edge. After breaking through with her 2012 album Visions, 2018 will be the year that Grimes will become the new normal.

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The Death of Childish Gambino

Donald Glover, TV star, creator of Atlanta, star of the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars movie is also a kickass R&B artist named Childish Gambino. But just as Gambino is becoming a Grammy award winning household name, Glover is promising to put an end to his moniker. What does this mean? Those in the know think that Glover is retiring Gambino and will be releasing an album under his own name.

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Jack White Gets Funky(er)

You could be forgiven for thinking that  ex-White Stripe and analog recording mogul Jack White has surprised us for the last time, but you’d be wrong. White’s new record is rumoured to be genre-bending mix of rock, hip-hop and funk. Written and recorded in just three days with a band put together from players he borrowed Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and others, Boarding House Reach sounds like it’s going to be chockers with epic jams.

Matt Coyte
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