The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, Lady Gaga, and Drake might be driving the mainstream music conversation, but the following singles are poised to make waves under the radar. Have a listen, below, to new tracks from eight emerging artists who’ve yet to make it big in the U.S.
All-female girl groups are everywhere in South Korea, but the bass-heavy sounds of the four-piece supergroup BLACKPINK stand out in a big way. With opening lyrics like “Hey boy. Make ya whistle like a missile,” the quartet’s latest single promises an unabashedly playful ride from the start. The song quickly turns up the heat, layering irresistible finger snaps, a saccharine bridge, electric guitar riffs, mammoth bass, and, of course, cow bell-accompanied whistles. The track, taken from the ladies’ debut EP, Square One, peaked at No. 1 in South Korea, and it wouldn’t sound entirely out of place occupying a similarly lofty position on American charts, either.
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