Best Music November 2021: Adele, Lorde, Little Mix
Slowly preparing for the holiday season, the musicians released everything from moody songs to futuristic tunes throughout November. Adele finally released her new album 30, which spawned many “sad girl fall” memes, while Lorde added two new singles “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge” to Solar energy. Post Malone and The Weeknd teamed up on âOne Right Now,â Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars released their debut album as Silk Sonic, and Grimes launched his music group AI NPC with a collaboration with DJ Chris Lake . Other stars include Little Mix, youra, LÃREN, Tate McRae, ATARASHII GAKKO! and more.
Listen to our favorite tunes of the month below.
Lorde – “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge”
Lorde introduced two new tracks “Helen of Troy” and “Hold No Grudge” in her studio album Solar energy months after the release of the disc. The singer explained that the songs were “fun explorations of the album’s journey,” adding that “they didn’t quite fit on the tracklist for some reason, but they’re two big tracks.” “Helen of Troy” is highlighted by layered harmonies at the top of a guitar sequence, while “Hold No Grudge” is a heart-wrenching track. âHNG is kind of a composite portrait of when relationships turn sour, being trapped in ice but remembering the heat,â the artist explained.
Post Malone – “One Right Now” ft. The Weeknd
Before releasing his new album, Post Malone released “One Right Now” with The Weeknd. “You told me you loved me, but I don’t care / That I broke my hand on the same wall / That you told me he fucked you”, the After hours the musician sings, followed by Posty: “You said you wanted to have my babies, I fucked you so good you should pay me / Don’t call me ‘baby’ when you hurt me so bad. In the accompanying music video, the two engage in a bloody gun battle.
Tate McRae – “feel like shit”
Viral TikTok artist Tate McRae has released the first single from his upcoming album slated for release in 2022. Entitled “Feel like shit”, the track is written by McRae herself alongside Russell Chell, Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Victoria Zaro. The musician delivers dynamic choreography in the clip. âI wrote this song out of a very personal experience and then Michelle Dawley and I brought it to life in this clip,â she said. âI can’t explain how thrilled I am that you all see this video and experience the ups and downs of a relationship in three minutes. ”
ATARASHII GAKKO! – SNACK TIME
Loved for their chaotic music, the J-pop group ATARASHII GAKKO! served their third EP titled SNACK TIME shortly after performing at 88rising’s Head In The Clouds Festival. The five-track record is led by “Free Your Mind”, a free-spirited punk number in which all four members sing: “Gotta dance, gotta sing, Yeah one more time! / Gotta dance, gotta sing, Yeah one more time!”
Chris Lake & NPC – “A Drug From God”
For those who don’t know, Grimes has started her own “AI girl group” dubbed NPC. The virtual music act, which features endless members who “may or may not be voted for, with the exception of core members such as baby Warnymph,” debuted with a collaborative track starring Chris Lake. An official statement described NPC as “a vehicle for experimenting with new technologies as they become available” and allows Grimes to “create like other people in order to reduce psychic pain in the public eye. “.
Small mix – “No”
For their latest single “No”, Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall dress up as suburban moms in a vibrant and colorful music video. “I say ‘No, no, no’ / I say ‘Yes’ too many times / Now it’s ‘No, no, no’ / I told you ‘I’m not under your control anymore'”, sing the musicians as they walk through a “MAN-ual” to “reset” three men.
Sonic Silk – An evening with Silk Sonic
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak released their first duo album called Silk Sonic. The record follows their previous hits “Leave The Door Open”, “Skate” and “Smokin Out The Window” and includes five unreleased songs. âSmokin Out The Windowâ stood out from the tracklist, which went viral with the release of its music video for Anderson .Paak’s currently âdropping deadâ.
Adele – 30
After much waiting, Adele finally released her 30 album, which contains his single “Easy On Me”. The musician broke the internet with âsad girl fallâ songs like âTo Be Loved,â with fans flooding Twitter with memes. “It’s not Adele’s new album that makes me want a divorce when I’m not even married,” one social media user said. wrote. For this particular album, Adele asked Spotify to remove the Shuffle button to provide the best listening experience for artists and fans.
youra – “Rawww”
Rising singer-songwriter youra has released her latest single “Rawww”. The indie-rock track showcases the musicians’ unique sound while delivering lyrics inspired by his recent thoughts. âI don’t really remember what I was thinking or feeling when I wrote this song. I think it’s just a compilation of all the random notes I wrote down, âshe shared in a press release, adding that she considersâ Rawww âto be her song of hope.
LÃREN – “All my friends are going blue”
Singer-songwriter LÃREN has released his third single under THEBLACKLABEL from YG Entertainment. Entitled “All My Friends Are Turning Blue”, the song is created entirely by the rising star, from lyrics to production, songwriting and instrumentation. In the 2000s-inspired clip he sings, “She doesn’t like the way you hold her / Now everything seems far away / All the wet matches we break / The long complaints will blunt our needle / Eyes out for greatness / Without form or distance.