Best Beats: Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week


As a huge music lover, I’ve decided to dedicate a post to some of the new songs releases you should check out each week. My “Best Beats” will drop every Friday. But seeing that I didn’t want to leave out the hot new tracks that came out last week, I backtracked a little with the first post.

Leading the pack last week was the soulful rebirth of Jazmine Sullivan with “Dumb” and the hard-hitting return of Danity Kane with “Lemonade.” Elsewhere, Teyana Taylor finally offered some new music ahead of the release of her long-awaited solo project, Blaq Tuxedo crooned on the sultry “Pinkberry,” and Bayou released his dreamy mixtape “Loopback.”

Danity Kane – Lemonade

Danity Kane made their official return with “Lemonade,” the group’s first new release in six years. Synths, layered harmonies and a sample of the Clipse’s 2002 hit “Grindin'” all combined to make a sweet comeback track for the girls.

Jazmine Sullivan – Dumb

Jazmine Sullivan ended her hiatus as well with the sassy “Dumb,” where she once again calls out a man in her life whose taken her for granted. With Jazmine’s full, husky vocals, and a feature from rapper Meek Mill, the track marches along as she declares her annoyance with the fella who continues to waste her time.

Teyana Taylor – Maybe

Teyana Taylor put the “THOTS” on blast with her new single “Maybe,” featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T. The piano-dominated song finds the singer cooing about a man who just doesn’t seem to recognize her worth. The song is expected to be included on her upcoming album. 

Bayou – Loopback

London producer and songwriter Bayou released his debut mixtape “Loopback.” The album features previously released tracks “Thugs,” “Airlock,” and “Cherry Cola,” and three more unreleased songs. The project is an engaging meeting of pop and R&B that highlights both his distant, dreamy vocals and talent as a writer.

Blaq Tuxedo – Pinkberry

Ahead of the release of their mixtape “Red Flowerz,” Cali group Blaq Tuxedo released the smooth track “Pinkberry.” The lyrics make it pretty clear what they are looking forward to. So the song is ideal for setting a very specific mood.


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