Welcome to New Tunes Tues, where we tell you what newly released songs/albums/music videos etc. require your attention immediately. The song spewing out of everyone’s earbuds today is Taylor Swift‘s “Out of the Woods,” but we’re also listening to the new stuff from Selena Gomez, One Direction, and YouTube star Bethany Mota! Here’s why you should too:
Taylor Swift, “Out of the Woods.” Taylor’s second song from 1989—though not the second single, apparently—is about a relationship that’ll inevitably fall apart. Everyone thinks the tune, co-written by fun.’s Jack Antonoff, is about her short-lived winter romance with Harry Styles so we’re going to go with that. What no one has talked about yet though is the fact that the chorus sounds like the chorus to Savage Garden’s “Cherry Cola.” Are we right or are we right? Listen to “Out of the Woods” HERE.
One Direction. “Steal My Girl (Acoustic).” Because releasing a single once isn’t enough, 1D has recorded an acoustic version of Four‘s first single and put it on their YouTube page. Granted the song doesn’t sound that different from the original, but there’s nothing bad to say about more new 1D music so we’ll stop talking.
Bethany Mota, “Need You Right Now.” YouTube-star-turned-DWTS-contestan-turned-Seventeen-cover-girl is now a pop star! Bethany Mota just released the lyric video for her debut single, tapping Kevin Jonas as director, because why the heck not? Clearly this girl is set for world domination. We just gotta face the facts, people.
Selena Gomez and Ben Kweller, “Hold On.” And while Bethany is starting her pop career, perhaps Selena is ending hers? Paramount Pictures released the music video for this indie ballad, a duet between Selena and singer/songerwriter Ben Kweller featured in her new movie, Rudderless. It’s a new side of Selena, that’s for sure, but perhaps this is what getting back with Justin Bieber is doing for Sel’s music career. Listen in:
B.O.B ft. Trey Songz, “Not For Long.” And if that was pop overload and you need a little bit of R&B, here’s a gem for ya. These two singers are each known for their sexy ballads, and together their music is even better. We’re digging the Motown vibe of this one:
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