Whether you're giving the whole "new year, new me" thing a spin, or already back on the same track that you were in 2018, you're going to need a perfectly curated playlist filled with fresh bangers to soundtrack your life. These new releases are so good, they might actually convince you to stop playing Thank U, Next on repeat for the rest of eternity.
1.'Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have but I Have It' by Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey always delivers, so the only commentary I'm going to provide here is, WOW she really went all in and used a selfie as this single's cover art. Absolutely iconic.
2. 'When I Was Older' by Billie Eilish
If you're sleeping on 17-year-old Billie Eilish, 2019 is the year you need to wake up... and When I Was Older is the perfect place to start. This song is dreamy and badass at the same time.
3. 'No Place' by Backstreet Boys
BACKSTREET'S BACK... alright? No Place is certainly a departure from the boyband bangers you grew up on, but you didn't write "Brian 4ever" on all of your notebooks as a kid to give up on them in 2019. This song almost has a country vibe, and will probably play at every wedding you attend this year.
4. 'More Than That' by Lauren Jauregui
Fifth Harmony alum Lauren Jauregui's solo career is heating UP in 2019. Her latest single More Than That drops on Friday, and it's sure to be on repeat all year long. If you're way too impatient to wait, you can watch her perform it live until then.
5. 'Would You Understand' by 3LAU (feat. Carly Paige)
You know when you're getting ready to go out, and you can't really pick a song that fits your vibe? Like, you want something to hype you up, but you're not going to throw on Sicko Mode because you need a steady hand to apply liquid eyeliner? Play this. It's the perfect dance-y, but not too dance-y song.
6. 'Juice' by Lizzo
Not to be dramatic, but I think Juice by Lizzo will cover all of your Instagram caption needs for the entire year. "No, I'm not a snack at all. Look, baby, I'm the whole damn meal," is already a classic, and the song's still brand new!
7. 'Move On' by Mike Posner
Mike Posner looks and sounds a lot different than he did when he released I Took a Pill in Ibiza in 2016. He's been through a lot (and grown a beard) since then. Although it's not a party anthem, Move On is kind of the sequel.
8. 'Baila Baila Baila' by Ozuna
Ozuna, the reggaeton star who made Taki Taki with Cardi B and Selena Gomez so damn catchy, has done it again with his newest song, Baila Baila Baila. You can probably expect to hear dance your butt off to this song everywhere you go from here on out.
H/T Cosmo US