Summer is the time not only to enjoy the sun and friends, but also to explore and tune into new music.
Despite the novelty of some of these songs, many have already become unofficial summer classics. These are the best songs released so far this season, in my opinion, a music and summer enthusiast.
“Glimpse of Us” by Joji
The American Japanese Lo-fi Joji artist had a very clean transition from a former Youtube character to a renowned singer who leads the alternative Billboard charts.
With the release of her first single since 2020, Joji shows vulnerability and ability to write a catchy but heartbreaking song. This song, despite being extremely devastating, has managed to become a staple piece on summer playlists.
“Fins Les Dents” by Camila Cabello and Maria Becerra
Latin pop singer Camila Cabello teamed up with Argentine singer María Becerra for the lead single from her latest album “Familia”.
A song about the romantic past of a persecuted couple, “Hasta Los Dientes” is both catchy and upbeat with a mix of Latin pop and Cuban-Mexican music, the signature sound of Cabello.
“BREAK MY SOUL” by Beyoncé
The latest song from pop and R&B icon Beyoncé explores new genres and audiences with “BREAK MY SOUL”, a house song produced by the same producers who helped make “Single Ladies”.
This cheerful song is one of many that belong to the new wave of house themes released this summer.
“Titi Asked Me” by Bad Bunny
One of the main singles from the Puerto Rican reggaeton and trap artist Bad Bunny’s summer album “Un Verano Sin Ti”, “Tití Me Preguntó” feels like a whole experience combining meringue, Latin pop and dembow, a Dominican musical genre.
With its characteristic use of bass and autotune, this song has quickly become an iconic piece on summer playlists and the artist’s discography.
“BESCUTXET” by ROSALÍA
The unique and joyful song of the Spanish sensation ROSALÍA is one of the proposals of its new disc “MOTOMAMI”.
Inspired by reggaeton, hip-hop and even an interpolation of Busta Rhymes’ 1997 song “Dangerous”, ROSALÍA was able to create a melody with creative instrumentation and clever lyrics. “BIZCOCHITO,” which is a type of cake, is both an empowering song and one to dance to on a summer day.
“Betty (Get Money)” by Yung Gravy
The songs that aren’t taken too seriously but that manage to be catchy and enjoyable are the ones Yung Gravy has learned to master.
With his latest summer single, “Betty (Get Money),” the American rapper combines the classic and bittersweet instrumentation of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” with his deep voice and comedic lyrics, which go result in a basic song for a summer playlist.
“Moscow Mule” by Bad Bunny
Singing about the fantasy of being on a Cancun beach drinking a Moscow mule, Bad Bunny is once again on the list of the best songs released in the summer so far.
Unofficially proclaimed the “success of the summer” by Latinos around the world, the combination of cheerful and colorful instrumentation with the artist’s voice resulted in a song with repetitive value throughout the season.
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