This Week’s Music is a weekly column that discusses the week’s best, worst, and most interesting songs. We try to select songs of different artists and genres to keep things interesting and to please a variety of music fans.
This week’s column features Gracey’s new song, Adam Lambert’s last music video and Halsey’s first solo single of the year. Check them out!
Gracey – If You Loved Me
“If You Loved Me” is a surprising single, one that shows off Gracey’s vocals but not much else until you give the song a few tries. Behind a somewhat predictable pop break-up song there’s a level of intensity and lyrical depth. Although that lone is not enough to elevate “If You Loved Me” into a great song, it does suggest that the 21 year old singer songwriter has an exciting career ahead.
Adam Lambert – New Eyes
“New Eyes” is the lead single for “Velvet,” Adam Lambert’s upcoming fourth studio album. It’s an interesting song with a catchy chorus and Lambert’s traditionally powerful vocals, yet the most notable thing about it is its restraint. Lambert has always had a gorgeous voice and an interest in old school rock, something that has separated him from his contemporaries. Still, his solo work never gives him enough room to take advantage of all that makes him so unique.
Halsey – Nightmare
Halsey has had a big year, with plenty of appearances on awards shows and more, so it’s surprising that “Nightmare” is her first solo song released in 2019. With a music video loaded with references, an appearance from Cara Delevinge and an angry and political message, Halsey’s intent is clear, and it’s a valuable one. Blurring the lines between pop, rock and hip hop, the single sets a charged mood for her upcoming work. Although “Nightmare” is not my favorite song of hers, it makes me wonder what she’s planning on doing next.