Monday, 8 January 2018

CONTROLRadioUK Picks 5 Songs You May Not Have Heard Of

Here at CONTROLRadioUK we're always on the look-out for music be it for the playlist, or just because we think the tracks are pretty neat so check out our picks below.

Unfortunately our original choice of Arlissa with Jonas Blue had to be removed for copyright reasons, but you can still check the song out on Spotify, and for an 11th hour substitution to the 5 Picks? Pretty good choice! Music videos can really take a song to that next level, especially when they completely fit the tone and mood of the song. I was expecting more from the drop, but overall this is a pretty good song. Lyrically and musically it goes somewhere, which should really be the bare minimum. Having never listened to Fifth Harmony, this is the second song I've heard Lauren feature on (Halsey duet was the first) and you can't deny that this woman has a great voice.

This is the second song off 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack to feature in the 5 Picks. Whilst Kesha's version of 'This Is Me' is a stadium anthem to take the roof off houses, 'Never Enough' is a more subtle song, power coming completely from the vocals. What this gives us is an emotionally packed journey of a completely different variety, and it's absolutely beautiful. The way the music and the vocals just keep going higher and higher as the song reaches its climax is nothing short of outstanding. The song is performed by Loren Allred, who the Internet tells me was once on The Voice. It is extremely difficult for these Music Reality Shows to uncover genuine stars due to so many of these shows existing, and their fabricated nature. But when they do unearth a star? They truly unearth them.

The Vaccines last album came out in 2015, and much like my favorites OneRepublic & Bastille, waiting 3 years for new music is too long a wait. 'I Can't Quit' is one heck of a way to announce your return to music though. It's one of those occasions when words just don't do justice to how good this song is, so I'm not even going to attempt. The only complaint I can possibly have, and it's the same complaint I had where OneRepublic released 'Wherever I go' is the song is too short. Whilst you're making good use of the replay button, don't forget to pre-order 'Combat Sports' which is due to come out at the end of March.

Still mixing a little bit of old with the new, this offering is from the 'Bright' movie soundtrack. While the movie isn't to my taste, this song and music video certainly is. Bastille are very much thankfully one of those bands incapable of making a bad song. You can also look forward to another Bastille feature on the 5 Picks next week.

When your favourite Artists combine, it is always a fabulous time. This song is no exception. There is debate among some fans over which version of this song is the best, but I think they all are in their own unique way.
Allie X and Verite are again rare Artists incapable of producing bad songs and if you haven't listened to either of their albums before, you really are missing out.