If the summer heat is leaving you thirsty for new music from queer talent, look no further. A crying-on-the-dancefloor anthem, the new song boasts a synth-heavy earworm melody and heartbreaking lyrics that will have you dancing and dreaming about your ex. For their sophomore LP, alt-pop quartet The Aces took an inward, soul-searching journey to discover emotionally resonant lyrics, a diversity of sonic landscapes and a cohesive, excellent pop album. On songs like "New Emotion," "Lost Angeles" and lead single "Daydream," the group firmly plants their flag back into the sugary guitar pop that gave them their start. But other tracks, like the entrancing "" or the club-thumping dance anthem "Can You Do," see the group breaking into new territory, while baring it all with heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics that see The Aces delving into the emotional depths fans are sure to gladly swim around in.
In need of a mid-quarantine pick-me-up playlist?. From Troye Sivan's stellar new EP to Wafia's major label debut project, check out some of our favorite new releases this week below. When Troye Sivan promised an EP that would depict an "emotional rollercoaster period" of his life, he wasn't kidding. Focused on the emotional fallout of a relationship gone wrong, the new project chooses not to focus on the singer's ex, and rather on what it means to move on in real time. When Carlie Hanson releases new music, it's almost a guarantee that you'll understand exactly where she's coming from. That's certainly true of "Good Enough" — the newest catchy pop tune from Hanson details the singer's struggle with depression and self-doubt, as she lets out her pain and worries about never being able to live up to her own expectations. My relationship was fizzling, I missed being with my family and friends, and at the time I was on a prescription medication that was really negatively affecting me," she said of the song in a statement.
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For Troye Sivan, life has come full circle. Having rocketed to fame as one of the early stars of YouTube in his teens, Sivan, now 25, finds himself uploading content from his bedroom once again. Time called Sivan the "perfect pop star" and he has notched up more than eight billion streams and 1. Sivan, who grew up in Perth, is living with his family in Melbourne after returning from Los Angeles due to the coronavirus pandemic. He is also preparing to return to a yet-to-be-announced film project - and he is recovering from a devastating break-up. But no matter which bedroom on which side of the world he is in, Sivan is doing exactly what he has always wanted to do: writing music and releasing it for the world to hear. There's the heartbreaking Easy about begging a lover not to walk away; the melancholy anthem Rager Teenager about running into an ex; Take Yourself Home about confronting depression; Stud reflects on body image and the title track is about only being able to spend time with a ex-lover when you are asleep. In A Dream meanders from ballad, club beats and driving bass, at times creating a hallucinogenic sound that captures the tempestuous and extreme moods that can follow the disintegration of a relationship. As the release of this EP closes the page on one chapter in his life, Sivan is ready to turn to the next. But lockdown has proven challenging and he doesn't have plans for a full-length album anytime soon.
Billboard Its lead single, " Happy Little Pill ", reached number ten on Australian music charts. In , he released his fourth extended play Wild followed by his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood , whose lead single " Youth " became Sivan's first single to enter the top 40 of the Billboard Hot chart, peaking at number Its lead single, " My My My! As a YouTube personality, Sivan used to upload video blogs regularly and, as of , has over four million subscribers and over million total views. Sivan was born in Johannesburg , South Africa,   the son of Laurelle, a homemaker and former model, and Shaun Mellet, an entrepreneur and real estate agent. Sivan's musical career started when he sang at the , and Channel Seven Perth Telethon. Additionally, the EP served as an introduction to his debut studio album Blue Neighbourhood ,  which was released on 4 December