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Charli XCX “Girls Night Out”
The most ardent fans of Charli XCX heard a live version of “Girls Night Out” before it was mastered for its official single release as she performed it numerous times in performances. As the title suggests, “Girls Night Out” is the English singer’s unique take at a girls’ anthem. The song packs the same sentiment as Kesha’s “Tik Tok” while being reminiscent of Cindi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. Two-thirds of the way in, the song busts out into this EDM-inspired trance thump where the song reaches its euphoric climax.
I Don’t Know How But They Found Me is a music duo featuring the talents of Dallon Weekes (most notably of Panic! at the Disco fame) and Ryan Seaman (drummer for Falling in Reverse fame). It isn’t hard to hear the influences of the pairing’s other bands, from the straining in Weekes’ voice to the snapping catchiness of the instruments to the dark lyrics disguised in upbeat rhythms. This song sounds innocently uplifting, like a song that harkens back to a happier time—good song to ease into your nightly set.
Ocho Sneak “Jumpin Out the Jet”
To hear Ocho Sneak tell it, his song “Jumpin Out the Jet” is about making it—the goal for nearly every soul who braves the music industry. Ocho, who hails from Ft. Lauderdale, raps about “riding foreign” and “living lavish.” The fast-paced beat meshes nicely with Ocho Sneak’s earnest rapping. It isn’t hard to hear in Ocho Sneak’s delivery the ambition that matches the lifestyle he spits about and that’s what makes this song a worthwhile listen—you hear the aspiration.