Add These Newly Released Songs To Your Pandemic Playlist

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Officially in month four of the coronavirus pandemic, it seems that all of Hollywood has seemed to have hit the pause button on a lot of its upcoming projects. However, for music lovers, artists are still releasing new music to help us get through the day. Here are some new songs that have been recently released this past month from some of our favorite artists.

Katy Perry – “Smile”


American Idol judge and pop star Katy Perry recently released her new song “Smile,” which is the title of her upcoming sixth studio album that is released on Aug. 14. The upbeat and positive song actually samples parts of the hip-hop band Naughty by Nature’s 1999 song Jamboree. On the song, Perry sings about expressing her gratitude for the various changes in her life.

Zoe Wees – “Control”


Singer Zoe Wees is definitely a newcomer to the music scene, who recently released her haunting song “Control” that is currently picking up on steam. The 18-year-old Wees, who hails from Hamburg, Germany, sings about her anxiety and actually touches on her long term struggle with rolandic childhood epilepsy. Having already gained one million streams in a day and featured on Apple Beats 1, Wees said that she is still working on her debut EP and hopes to release new music soon.

Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth – “I Hope”


Reminiscent of American Idol winner and country singer Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” American Idol alum Gabby Barret has teamed up with singer-songwriter Charlie Puth for her latest song “I Hope,” which has received major radio play in the past couple of months. The pop-country song, which is off Barrett’s debut album Goldmine, has Barrett and Puth sing about being cheated on by their former boyfriend and girlfriend, hoping that their cheating exes also feel the same hurt that they felt if their exes were to get cheated on. 

Goo Goo Dolls – “Fearless”


Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Doll’s newest single off their 12th studio album Miracle Pill is “Fearless,” which is overtaking the airwaves currently. The upbeat “Fearless” is definitely reflective on what is currently happening in the world between civil unrest and the pandemic, even though it was released in late 2019. 

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Anthony Murray
Anthony Murray is a co-managing editor of Anton Media Group and is also the editor of Long Island Weekly, the Mineola American and New Hyde Park Illustrated News.

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