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Steps Something in Your Eyes (BMG)
Client Liaison Intervention (WMA)
Peking Duk x The Wombats Nothing to Love About Love (SME)
Noah Kahan ft mxmtoon Pride (UMA/ REP)
WasteLand & Sydnee Carter Grid (CSR)
Meduza ft Dermot Kennedy Paradise (NEON / UMA)
botwrld Ready for Love (IND)
SG Lewis ft Lucky Daye Feed the Fire (CAROLINE / PMR)
Icona Pop & SOFI TUKKER Spa (ULTRA)
Caitlin Min Fa Younger Self (IND)

We have a bumper list of new tunes to bring a lift to your workday.

British group Steps have delivered an ABBA-esque banger to bring some joy to your ears. ‘Something in Your Eyes’ was originally released by Jenny Silver in 2011 as an entry in Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s Eurovision selection competition. This version retains all the glitter of the original, and adds even more.

It’s all about the 80s for Aussie duo Client Liaison, and their newest has all the synthy goodness we know them for. ‘Intervention’ was written, recorded and produced remotely during lockdown and is a song of resilience. Celebrate all that we’ve achieved together while you listen to this bop.

Peking Duk have already had a big 2020, having performed for Fire Fight Australia, releasing solo material, and telling Australia to stay at home. Not resting on their laurels, Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles have teamed up with British rock band The Wombats to drop ‘Nothing to Love About Love’. While it might not look like a banger on paper, we reckon you’ll love this.

Most Australians would know Noah Kahan from his 2018 hit Hurt Somebody, but the American singer-songwriter has since had some local success following his debut album, Busyhead. He surprised fans with a follow-up EP, Cape Elizabeth, and brought a smile to our faces with the release of his brand-new single. ‘Pride’ features American singer-songwriter and YouTuber mxmtoon, who identifies as ‘a young bisexual woman of colour from a family of immigrants’. We think you’ll appreciate the beauty of this song.

Even though the pandemic stopped Perth’s WasteLand from moving east, it didn’t stop him dropping some solid tunes. Teaming up with fellow Perthian Sydnee Carter, the DJ-producer has released ‘Grid’, a song about the fantasy of ‘wanting to run away with someone and let them take you off the grid to escape from everything going on in life’. It has the feel of an 80s hit and is made to sing along to.

Italian production trio Meduza had a massive hit last year with ‘Piece of Your Heart’, and they’re hoping to recreate this success with their new single. ‘Paradise’, which features Irish singer Dermot Kennedy, has the percussion and drops of a house banger. This one is hot and made for physically distanced summer parties.

Mystery Aussie trio botwrld have released ‘Ready for Love’, all while being locked down in Melbourne. We’ll let them explain the story behind their second single:

‘Ready for Love’ is a song that explores the self-acceptance that must occur before being able to love another individual. The three of us have experienced levels of insecurities and detachments in our own selves growing up, and know how hard it can be for people to learn to love themselves. We have also grown up with close friends and family members from the LGBTIQ+ community who systematically weren’t allowed to ‘love’ one another. Witnessing their pain first hand, we knew we weren’t the only ones feeling this struggle. The song is a celebration of the unifying nature of love, reflecting this acceptance of ourselves – we aim to help others to accept themselves and find true love in their own lives.

Shine up your mirror ball for the third single from SG Lewis‘s forthcoming debut album. Thanks to the British singer-songwriter-DJ’s study of the era, ‘Feed the Fire’ has disco at its core. The single features American singer Lucky Daye and comes ahead of the release of times in February next year. Close your eyes and let flares, big hair and polyester invade your imagination.

After a sweaty night at the disco, something relaxing is in order. Let Swedes Icona Pop and Americans SOFI TUKKER take you to the sauna with ‘Spa’. This cheeky, steamy romp came to be after the duos jammed together for the first time. Grab some birch twigs and a few friends and jump in the tub to enjoy this one.

‘Younger Self’ is the debut single for Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Caitlin Min Fa. The song is a message to the younger Caitlin to embrace life more, and its upbeat pop feel certainly delivers the positivity. We are looking forward to what’s to come from Caitlin, especially since she’s inspired by pop, ballads and gospel!

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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.

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