Tuesday, August 9, 2022

This Week’s Music: Bad Bunny, Maggie Rogers And The Weeknd

This week’s songs feature Bad Bunny’s newest bop, a lovely Maggie Rogers love song and The Weeknd’s latest.

This Week’s Music is a weekly column that discusses the weeks’ 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 songs feature Bad Bunny’s latest bop, a lovely Maggie Rogers love song and The Weeknd’s last song, which is kind of a snooze. Have a listen:

Reggaeton

Bad Bunny – Vete

After a big year filled with collaborations and beloved solo work comes another probable hit. “Vete” is another Bad Bunny anthem, featuring his standard dose of heartbreak and anger that makes his work all the better and accessible. Aside from his collaborations with all sorts of great musicians, Bad Bunny stands out because there’s something special about his willingness to be emotional and vulnerable, a rarity when compared to his Reggaeton counterparts.

Pop

Maggie Rogers – Love You For A Long Time

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“Love You For A Long Time” has all the dips and grooves of a good Maggie Rogers song; there’s the catchy chorus and the amazing vocalizations, the careful musical arrangements and then that positivity that makes her music feel so transcendent. It’s also the kind of song that gets better as you listen to it, finding new beats and arrangements to like and to find unique.

The Weeknd – Heartless

Leaning heavily on trap, “Heartless” is filled with anger and destructiveness, a recipe that usually makes for a great The Weeknd song. The end result is kind of hollow and repetitive, hiding the singer’s great voice and showing off an arrangement of beats and sounds that sound like hundreds of other songs.

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