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Songs For The Week

AWOPBAMBOOM Vol. 54: Music 4 Music People

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From Lydia et Sebastien to Yall, here’s what’s orbiting our musical universe this week.

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Alan Walker, “Faded”

Walker initially released an instrumental version of this song entitled “Fade.” However, after gaining much publicity he brought Iselin Solheim’s vocals into the mix and added the ‘d’ which has now taken this track international.

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Yall ft. Gabriela Richardson, “Hundred Miles”

Here’s a Finnish hit with a Middle Eastern vibe. Good stuff.

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Juliani, Pulpit Kwa Street

The popular Kenyan rapper strikes out with upbeat messages and steady flow on his second album.

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Lydia et Sebastien, “Quand T’es Pas Là”

Canadian French by birth, Lydia and Sebastien have been performing their guitar/vocalist duets for two years now. In that time their influences have spread across the Atlantic to France, Spain, and parts of Italy.

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Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

This isn’t the first time we cover them (see AWOPBAMBOOM Vol. 18) and chances are, with rebellious works like this, it won’t be the last either.

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Daya, “Hide Away”

Female musicians much like Daya and her colleague, Alessia Cara, are shifting perspectives through their music. We’re definitely excited to see how far these two can make it.

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Rationale, “Something For Nothing”

An easy track to slow-jam at the disco.

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Thomas Rhett, Tangled Up

We’re starting to think T. Rhett sounds like the spawn of Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw. Comparisons aside, he’s got a charming voice.

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Joey Fernandez is a music writer from New York’s strongest island. Drop him a line at joey@newswhistle.com or send him a Tweet (@SenorJoseRafael).