What is PHS listening to?

graphic: Claudia Orostizaga

“Lush Life,” Zara Larsson

      “Lush Life” highlights enjoying life and having fun without worries about the past. In this single, Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson promotes carefree vibes, creating a great song to listen to when you are excited or in a good mood!

Purpose, Justin Bieber

     Justin Bieber made a comeback with his new album Purpose after a rough year in 2014. The songs include “Love Yourself,” number one on the singles chart for three weeks, and other chart toppers such as “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry.” This album synthesizes a mix of diverse sounds and generally stands out from the album style that Justin Bieber has produced in the past.

“Sugar,” Robin Schulz

      The inspiration for “Sugar” was from Baby Bash’s 2003 song, “Suga Suga.” Both songs include the same chorus, but the verses and tune vary. With its elated vibes and catchy chorus, this is the perfect song to listen to when you are in the mood to dance.

Snarky Puppy

      Snarky Puppy features around 40 diverse musicians led by Michael League. Their most recent album is Family Dinner, Vol. 2 (2016), featuring a variety of jazzy and usually upbeat tunes. Snarky Puppy is great to listen to when you want to branch out from the pop music on the radio.

Swaay, DNCE

      The new Joe Jonas fronted band, DNCE, made its debut with the catchy, groovy single “Cake by the Ocean,” a viral radio hit. This is one of four songs on the band’s first EP, Swaay. The band name—a satirical misspelling of “dance”—hints at the quirkiness of the band’s music and its unique tone described by Rolling Stone as being “infectiously upbeat.” The EP’s fresh sound—influenced by Earth, Wind & Fire and Hall & Oates—has received a positive reception and has been earning glowing reviews from music critics.

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