Given all that's happening around us, we wanted to put together something that soothes the overwhelming emotions that we're all experiencing. This month we're bringing To the Beat back in an effort to highlight you, the creators, who lift us up when we're feeling down. Your stories have made this playlist possible, with songs that remind us to dance, that help us blow off some steam, that make us hopeful, that make us think of better days, that we dedicate to those we love, and so much more.
Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, or better known by his stage name of Bad Bunny, has had an eventful year. From the recent release of his sophomore album YHLQMDLG, to performing at this year's Super Bowl halftime show with musical peers J-Lo, Shakira, and J-Balvin. Bad Bunny is at the top of the world right now, and has become the leading figure in the new generation of Spanish artists that have started to dominate the mainstream. And while he has many accomplishments that many established artists wish to achieve, his career is only at the beginning.
There are millions upon millions of songs around the world, to the point that some get missed out. Its either because they never gained popularity in a national or internationally, or bands having a short performance span. Of course there are some are good, some are bad but the trick of it is to find them and to see if they appeal to your personal taste. That's what I usually look for. Sometimes I'll be using Spotify, Instagram, or YouTube and I'll either accidentally find the song, or somebody has it written down in the comments. Its like these hidden gems that some amount of people know. So I wanted to share my 5 favorite hidden albums/bands
As music blogger & promoter, I come across numerous songs each and every day. Occasionally, when time allows, I like to share, at least, my top five selections worthy of any music listener's playlist. In this issue, I choose an unique five, representing different parts of our country, as well as different genres to please different listener's palettes.
Truth Hurts is a humorous track that is carried by a beat that makes you want to dance and scream the lyrics with your girlfriends. I remember being excited that a song came out that empowered women and put an emphasis on knowing your self worth and accepting nothing less. There were a few other Lizzo songs in rotation at the time (around July 2019), so I just assumed her album had been recently released and these were her singles. I carried that line of thinking until recently when I was watching the music video and noticed that the song was released in 2017.
New year, new beats! We're excited to kick off 2020 with another round of all the songs you loved this month. To the Beat is back with everything from oldies that remind us of how much has changed during this past decade, to some Grammy winners who didn't fail to impress.