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Five New Releases You Need on Your Playlist

1. Ed Sheeran – Divide 
Ed Sheeran’s long awaited fourth album, Divide, dropped March 3rd, 2017. The album features singles and radio hits, “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You’.” Much of his new work embodies an acoustic sound, a fairly new style for Sheeran, you can hear this in songs, ‘Barcelona’ and ‘New Man’. His Irish roots shine through in songs, “Galway Girl” and “Nancy Mulligan.” Divide is streaming now on Spotify and can be purchased on iTunes. 

2. Baynk – Poolside 
With spring right around the corner, Baynk’s new single NEEDS to be on your warm weather playlist for the next few months. The Australian artist’s new single hints at a calmer vibe while still sticking with to its techno roots. 

3. LEON – For You (EP) 

Contemporary pop artist LEON has released her new EP titled, For You. A native of Stockholm, Sweden and only 23 years old, Leon has made a name for herself in the indie-pop world with a whopping 2.5 million streams on Spotify. The EP includes four songs, “Liar” and “Sleep Deprived” are representative of a piano ballet and orchestra while “Think About You” and “For You” represents the classic pop sound with a complex harmonic structure. 

4. Green Light by Lorde 
It has been four years since Lorde has released new music. Her newly released single, “Green Light”, can be described as the “Friday Night Anthem.” With a completely different sound than Pure Heroine, this single is in direct competition with the other dance hits rolling down the charts. Lorde’s long awaited second album will drop June 16th, titled, Melodrama. 

5. Call Me Out – Sarah Close 

Sarah Close was discovered on YouTube and has released her first single, “Call Me Out” on March 2nd to Spotify and Apple Music. Close is from the U.K. and is sure to take over U.S. top charts with her upbeat, pop single which will definitely be a summer hit. Her EP, Caught Up, comes out April 14th, 2017, be sure to check it out! 


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