Top Pop Summer Bangers

  1. Kiss Me More – Doja Cat ft. SZA

I love it, you love it, your neighbour loves it, everybody loves it. Doja Cat does it again.

2. Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran

We can expect nothing less from Ed, the song speaks for itself.

3. Indian Summer – Shuba

You might know her as the female Eminem, rapping her way through TikTok. She recently released this song becoming an advocate for Indian women around the world and giving them a voice. Damn, did she slay it!

4. Trinidad Cardona – Dinero

Released in 2018, viral in 2021. You can’t say summer without having some latin beats.

5. Love Runs Out – G-Eazy, Martin Garrix, Sasha Alex Sloane

Can’t have summer fling without a little heartbreak.

6. High Horse – Nelly, BRELAND, Blanco Brown

We tapping, we killing, we thrilling, we funking. Making the grooves into your summer playlist.

7. Her Wrongs – Celina Sharma

Australian singer and songwriter Celina Sharma’s newest single Her wrongs.

8. Sweet Dreams – Alan Walker and Imanbek

Beebaabaabaapaarapa your way through this absolute dance tune.

9. Flowers & Sex – EMELINE, smle

This song basically describes the 21st century dating culture, which I am not sure is a good thing or not. BUT…Who doesn’t want flowers & sex?

10. Inferno – Bella Poarch & Sub Urban

Filipino personality and singer Bella Poarch collabs with Sub Urban to bring out Inferno. Hell has been a running theme in recent popular culture. Maybe it’s all the lockdowns making us think that hell is actually on earth.

11. Industry Baby – Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X recent clap back to the controversy that raged the internet through his last hit Montero. Loving the LGBT vibe portrayed in this video. All about the equality of expression. Lil Nas X trolls us back, watch it and you will get what I mean. What a VIBE!

12. Everytime I Cry – Ava Max

Having a bad day? Ava has got you sorted. Headphones in, feel empowered.

13. Dead Girl! – Au/Ra

Au/Ra born and bread in Ibiza, it explains how she brings out banger after banger in her electro-pop genre.

14. Need to Know – Doja Cat

Doja Cat hits the list twice. Her video takes you through a journey of euphoric futuristic alien storytelling.

15. Nirvana – Stone

Up and coming Detroit-native artist brings raw lyrics to a soulful and dark catchy song Nirvana.

Artist and Producer 3RVD Makes Kicks to enter your Playlists this Summer

3RVD ie. 3 Raptures, Victories and Defeats is a talented North London based artist who evolved his love for playing guitar in front of his school assemblies to creating some great original electronic music. His music includes influences of Dance, Garage and a little Rock. His talents extend far and wide, by being able to play multiple different instruments including guitar, bass, drums and jamming out to a bit of keys. Writing all of his own material; he produces, mixes and masters all his own songs, making us music nerds just pop out of our seats.  

‘Space that Works’ – 3RVD.

Scrolling through his majestic and mysterious Instagram page, you never know quite what you’re going to stumble on to. He shares his creative process throughout many instagram live feeds, where viewers are able to devour his experimental music live sessions. You can witness his creativity by watching him cover songs. An example being Twenty One Pilot’s ‘Level of Concern’. 3RVD aka Brad, uses various instruments, a Loop Station and his MacBook to create his own version of a great song. You just can’t help but nod your head and shimmy your shoulders, whilst appreciating the magic being made. Check out the video below to understand exactly what I am talking about. 

Growing up in North London he first got inspired by his Indie rocker next door neighbour who was constantly playing throughout the day, making his 8 year old self crave to be able to rock out just like him. Picking up a guitar at such a young age was a form of escapism being able to create a world within the form of music. As many other 90’s kids growing up in the UK, 3RVD grew up listening to Garage and Metal, making it understandable why his style of music is the way that it is. He goes on to say: 

Linkin Park was a huge favourite when I was younger, and still now of course. I mean Rock music, with a DJ? Back then was like wtf! And then collabs with people like Jay-Z. It’s what I love, and what I try to do. Make stuff that’s never been heard before.”

Make sure to keep an eye out for 3RVD in the next coming months, with schedules of singles being released. Single ‘Margaritas‘ coming out on the 31st May and ‘Trying‘ coming out on the 25th June. He is also hoping to get a few live shows on the way, of course that is Covid permitting. 

One of my favourite questions to ask artists is the message they want to portray to their listeners, as I think it can show what the artist stands for. 3RVD goes on to say: 

The whole point of my name 3RVD is to try to help people overcome difficult situations mentally. To help people focus and move forward.I try to write music that encapsulates Raptures, Victories, and Defeats in life.

For example when I have an anxiety attack, or I am depressed I try to use ‘3RVD’ to help regain focus and bring myself out of it. By thinking about 3 things that truly make me happy in life (Raptures), then 3 things I have been successful at in life (Victories) and 3 things that I want to overcome or improve on (Defeats), this helps me push on, starts to make me feel better about myself or the situation, and also gives me a goal and drive to move forward.

I made a cringey video about this on YouTube a while back if anyone wants to understand it a bit more. It helps me, so I thought it might help others. If it doesn’t float your boat then I hope you at least like the tunes, and if you don’t like the tunes, better luck next time (haha).

That’s why I will drop a happy sounding or positive tracks but the next will be a melancholy sounding, that’s how life is right.”

I think it’s fantastic to see artists spreading mental health awareness and tips on how to handle difficult situations. It isn’t talked about enough and great to see new and upcoming artists being 100% real and relatable to their fanbase. To better understand and deep dive into the 3RVD world, you can check out the youtube video he is referring to here:

We have an exclusive preview of 3RVD’s newest song ‘Margaritas’ being released on 31st May which you can check out below. It brings me summer vibes chilling on the beach. Make sure to get the full version on his Distrokid on the 31st May.

Margaritas out on 31st May.

Check out his various platforms on Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Youtube Music, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, Bandcamp, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Twitch and of course don’t forget to support artists through this pandemic by buying some Merch, the T-Shirts are hella fresh!