The Drop – Ariana Grande & The Chainsmokers
The Drop is us cutting through the massive jungle of new music that’s been released over the last seven days. We sharpen our proverbial machetes and cut through the shit to get you to the content that you need to be listening to.
This is The Drop.
Various Artists – Ninjawerks Vol. 1
Fortnite’s biggest gamer, Ninja, has collected some of the top artists in dance music to create Ninjawerks Vol. 1, and it is a sight to see. From top to bottom, each track is an absolute banger with artists like Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Alesso, Tiësto, GTA, and more—all creating tracks for the album. Artists in the dance music community are also some of the biggest gamers, which combining the two worlds has created an album full of anthems to jam along to while playing your favorite games. Not only is it an album where gaming meets dance music, but it is the first time that a collection of work like this from so many dance music artists has been done. Check out Ninjawerks Vol. 1—it is absolute fire.
Ariana Grande – “imagine”
Ariana Grande is rounding out 2018 with one last single. “Imagine” is an R&B pop ballad that instantly has listeners speculating the song is based around Mac Miller and their relationship ending in a “what if.” The dreamy tune shows off Ariana’s range and is the perfect follow-up to her instant hit, “Thank U, Next.” Ariana is expected to release even more new music and a new album in 2019.
The Chainsmokers – “Hope”
The moody Chainsmokers era that is Sick Boy is coming to an end with one final release. The 10- track project was completed over the course of the year by releasing each song one by one, and now we have the final song, “Hope,” featuring Swedish songstress, Winona Oak. The synthy vocals teamup with the zestful beat to create my pick of the week and my favorite song off of Sick Boy.
Matt Maeson – “The Mask”
Matt Maeson has a voice that singer-songwriter dreams are made of. “The Mask” is a grand journey of heartache and loss followed by bold vocals from Maeson that put him on par with artists like Mumford & Sons and James Bay. Still a newcomer to the scene, Matt Maeson impresses with every new release, and continues to establish the impeccableness that lies within his storytelling and vocal range.