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Carla Wehbe Don’t Tell Me (KAOS)
Tyron Hapi & Jordie Ireland ft Cassadee Pope Make You Mine (TEAMWRK)
Teddy Cream Home (HUSSLE)
Josef Salvat paper moons (LIBERATION)
Hartley Bittersweet (WMA)
The Weeknd In Your Eyes (UMA / XO / REP)
Melanie C Who I Am (RED GIRL MEDIA)
Doja Cat Say So (Division 4 & Matt Consola Radio Edit) (SME / SWISHCRAFT)

While you’re staying at home, keep #JOYatHOME with you and enjoy these brand-new tracks.

Sydney’s Carla Wehbe is no stranger to the spotlight after featuring in Tyron Hapi and Roy Bing’s 2019 single ‘Touched’. The singer-songwriter has taken a jump into the solo spotlight and released her debut single. ‘Don’t Tell Me’ came about after she was confronted by a man during a night out with the question, ‘Would it kill you to smile?’ Naturally, she wasn’t too pleased. We reckon you’ll be pleased with this bop though.

With Tyron Hapi on our mind, it’s probably an opportune time to celebrate some new music from him. The Melburnian has teamed up with Aussie producer Jordie Ireland to deliver a country-pop crossover in ‘Make You Mine’. The track features the vocals of Nashville-based singer Cassadee Pope, who was the lead vocalist of rock band Hey Monday and won The Voice US in 2012. Raise your guitars for this one.

Remember that delight of a tropical house rework of our unofficial Australian anthem in 2017? The mates behind it have jumped back on the horse and delivered something new and very appropriate. Melburnians Brandon Mangion and Vincent Calderone, aka Teddy Cream, have spent a lot of time away from their loved ones because of their massive success in clubs overseas. They just want to be home, so they wrote about it. Right now, ‘Home’ is the track that should be playing across the country, because as the boys say, “Home is where we all belong.”

Out-and-proud singer-songwriter Josef Salvat continues to delight as singles drop from his forthcoming album, modern anxiety. The newest from the expat Aussie is ‘paper moons’, written about a loved friend who was addicted to chemsex. Josef explains the song best himself:

Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Hartley had the local biz buzzing when her debut single Used To found love on Triple J Unearthed last year. The love continued with follow-up singles ‘Mind’ and ‘How It Feels’ and now leads to the latest single, ‘Bittersweet’. Have you ever wanted something you know isn’t good for you, ignoring the bad to get to the good bits? This song is for you. Even if you’re not that person, we think you’ll be loving it anyway.

The Weeknd dropped his long-awaited fourth studio album, After Hours, last week after breaking Apple Music’s all-time record with almost 1 million album pre-adds. The third single, ‘In Your Eyes’, brings synths, 80s vibes and sweet sweet sax together for a track that will bury itself deep in your musical memory. The video will certainly bury itself in your memory too, but for a very different, bloody reason.

In a cloud of glitter, Melanie C returned to the music world last year alongside Sink The Pink with their banger High Heels. Sporty Spice has also promised a new album, coming later this year, which will be danceable but with some deep lyrics. After hearing her new single, we reckon you’ll be mighty excited about it! ‘Who I Am’ sees the British singer-songwriter reunite with Biff Stannard, the man behind Wannabe, Spice Up Your Life and 2 Become 1, and it shows. Watch Melanie C relive her life in the track’s video when you listen to Ben and Gabe’s chat with the tracksuit-loving Spice Girl while she was recently in Melbourne.

Thanks to TikTok, American rapper-singer Doja Cat has found incredible fame, especially after her viral hit ‘Mooo!’ Her latest release, ‘Say So’, peaked at #4 on the Australian chart and shows a polished pop dimension to her work. Because we like to be different, you’ll be hearing the very camp remix from gay American DJ-producer Matt Consola and Aussie producer Division 4. It’s bright and bouncy and a perfect way to lighten the mood right now.

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About the author: Michael

 

Liking the music you hear on JOY for your workday? You've got Michael to thank for it. He's the Music Director, and in charge of Melbourne's most uplifting music mix.
Plus he's the man behind the CBAA Award winning babblePOP! (Best New Music Show 2015) and the executive producer of the JOYEurovision team.

Keep in touch with Michael: Tweet & insta @maybemick
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