Your sizzling soundtrack

Your sizzling soundtrack

Looking for aural inspiration? YP cadet Winnie Yip tells what you should be listening to this summer. Happy listening!

Lana del Rey Ultraviolence (chamber pop)

Lana del Rey's vintage voice is known for its powerful ability to thrust listeners into a dark state of mind. In her third studio album, the same melancholy theme is presented - a perfect album for summertime sadness.

 

Ed Sheeran X (pop, folk, acoustic)

The British singer-songwriter says his second studio album, X (read as "multiply"), was inspired by the incredible experiences surrounding the release of his first album. Indeed, every track has a story behind it. You might want to read up on them while listening.

 

Jason Mraz Yes! (pop rock, alternative rock)

Jason Mraz, the sunshine boy responsible for the massive hit I'm Yours, is back with his fifth studio album, Yes!. It's got a resonant title but its first single, Love Someone, is not as exciting. Hopefully you'll find the rest of the album picks up the slack with more original-sounding melodies.

 

How to Dress Well What is This Heart? (R&B)

The third studio album by How to Dress Well (the stage name of American singer Tom Krell) is great for R&B fans. With a unique falsetto, How to Dress Well creates a mix of love and grief in this upcoming album.

 

Porter Robinson Worlds (electro, house)

A big hitmaker in the electronica field, Porter Robinson is releasing his debut album in mid-August. The 21-year-old American DJ is expected to explore sounds and expression that will change dance music.

 

Sia 1000 Forms of Fear (indie rock)

Four years in the making, 1000 Forms of Fear is one of this summer's most anticipated albums, even though the Australian singer-songwriter will not appear in any of the music videos. The lead single Chandelier has already entered the Top 5 charts in three countries.

 

Brad Paisley Moonshine in the Trunk (country)

After his controversial album, Wheelhouse, the American country singer Brad Paisley returns with his 10th album, Moonshine in the TrunkWheelhouse explored racism, but now he says, "Let's just have fun."

 

5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer (pop-punk)

The Australian pop-punk band who first rose to fame by opening for One Direction have released their long awaited debut album. It features the song She Looks So Perfect, which has already hit Number One in five countries.

 

Jack White Lazaretto (rock)

After the disappointing Blunderbuss, Jack White is back with his signature sound of bizarre bluesy rock. Not as crazy-good as early White Stripes stuff, but still a welcome return to quality.

 

La Roux Trouble in Paradise (synthpop)

Elly Jackson disappeared for a few years after her early successes, but that time away was put to good use. La Roux is back with a hot new album full of synthy-dance pop that's got splashes of ska and reggae to put you in a summer mood.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Your sizzling soundtrack

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