BEST IN MUSIC - MAY 2019

So, erm, May was the month for music, let me tell you. The amount of new releases this month was quite overwhelming, so, without further a do, let's see what I loved this month eh...(I'd recommend grabbing a drink and snacks, this is gonna be a long one)


First up we have a huge collab from DJ/producer David Guetta, whose teamed up with one of my fave singers Raye.


Honestly, I had no idea this collab was coming. There were no teasers, no indications, the only thing we got was the announcement a couple of says before it was released, and I was quite surprised.

David Guetta is one of the biggest DJs in the world and has collabed with some of the biggest artists in the world and has had huge success. Raye, however, has also collabed with some big DJs such as Jax Jones and Jonas Blue, but for her being an up and coming artist, this is a huge deal collaborating with David Guetta, and I'm pretty proud of her.

So far, the single has been streamed nearly 15 million times and has so far peaked at number 41 on the UK singles chart. If this song gets the promotion that it deserves, it could go far.



Alright, next, I'm gonna put these 2 in one as they're obvs both by the same artist. Ed Sheeran has unexpectedly returned with TWO new singles, 'I Don't Care' and 'Cross Me'.


It's been just over 2 years since Ed Sheeran released his multi-award winning album 'Divide', and for this whole time he's been touring the world on his 'Divide Tour' and has clocked up over 250 shows in total. What a guy. 

Now, he's back with two new singles, and has also announced his new album 'No. 6 Collaborations Project', does he ever rest?

The lead single 'I Don't Care' is a collaboration with Canadian singer Justin Bieber and was released on 10th May, smashing the Spotify single day streaming record with 10.977 million streams. The following week, it debuted at the top of the UK singles chart and for the past 3 weeks, has not budged. I personally don't think it'll be as successful as 'Shape of You', but we'll have to wait and see.

The next single, 'Cross Me' is a collab with American rappers Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock and was released on 24th May. This single wasn't as popular from the word go, so far peaking at number 9 on the charts.

His new album is set for release on 12th July, and no doubt that it will be a huge success globally. I mean, it's Ed Sheeran, do we expect anything less?!

Give them a listen ↓ 




Four of Diamonds are one of my fave girl groups at the moment, and are slowly starting to become prominent in the music industry. On 17th May they released their fourth single 'Walk Away'.


It's been nearly a year since they released their debut single 'Name On It', and what a year it has been. They're best known for being on the 2016 series of 'The X Factor', and subsequently signed a record deal with Virgin EMI.

To date, they've released 4 singles, 'Name On It', 'Stupid Things', 'Blind' and now 'Walk Away', and STILL haven't had a top 40 hit, what is going on? Thankfully though, their promo has started to grow and they're becoming more prominent as they days go on. 

Recently, they supported Rita Ora on her Phoenix Tour in the UK and performed on both Blue Peter and Britain's Got More Talent. Even some mainstream artists these days don't have these opportunities they've been given, so we have our fingers crossed for a potential top 40 and hopefully an album!



For this next one, I'm going to introduce you to an artist that I discovered during May, and one that I really wish I'd discovered earlier, because her music is incredible.



This is Grace Carter, she's a 22 year old singer from London and in my opinion one of the best new artists to come from the UK. She had her breakout moment when she supported Dua Lipa on her 'Self-Titled Tour' in 2017 and coming third in BBC Music's Sound of 2019 poll.

As of today, she's released 6 singles and an EP 'Why Her Not Me'. Her style of music is very pure and real and she incorporates sensitive issues that went on in her life in her music, which gives her a sense of vulnerability even though her music is very powerful.

'Heal Me' and 'Don't Hurt Like It Used To' (pictured above) are my favourite songs she's released so far, and if you were to give her a go, the two songs I'd recommend listening to first.

If she carries on releasing the music she is and staying the powerful, strong female artist she is, we could be witnessing the rise of the next big global phenomenon. 

Give them a listen ↓  


Don't Hurt Like It Used To →Grace Carter - Don't Hurt Like It Used To


Up next, we have my new summer anthem for 2019, 'Wish You Well', a collab between English DJ Sigala and English singer Becky Hill.


Sigala is the king on anthems. Every time he announces a new track, you always know it's gonna be a banger, and this one surely doesn't disappoint. 

Over the years, he's collaborated with artists such as Ella Eyre, John Newman and Meghan Trainor. But for this track, he's teamed up with English singer Becky Hill, it was only recently that I found out that she became famous from The Voice UK. I found out that she appeared on the first series, when it was on BBC One, and got to the semi-final. It's a relatively known fact that there aren't a lot of successful people that come out of The Voice, and if they do, it's short lived, which shouldn't happen. However, I think Becky has just proved that with hard work, you can get where you want to be and prove everyone wrong. 

Sigala's discography contains absolute tunes such as 'Came Here For Love' and 'Just Got Paid', and how he ups his game every time, I will never know. But he does, and I have a feeling this song is going to be big, I guess we'll have to wait and see...



One thing I love about a song, is when it has meaningful, relatable lyrics that you can scream from the rooftops and this song does just that. 


KREAM are a duo I've never really heard of before, not until this collaboration with Louisa. From doing my homework, they are a Norwegian DJ duo, producing mainly club/dance anthems centred around cutting someone out of your life and being independent. After the announcement of this single, I started listening to some of their other work, and honestly, they have some big tunes and ones which I'll be listening to for a long time.

For this single, they've teamed up with X Factor winner, and one of my fave female artists, Louisa (I have a lot of fave artists alright), and with her voice, she can make any song sound amazing. There is something about her voice, in the fact that she can never make a bad song, or she can make a bad song good, it's always a win win. 

As always with KREAM, this is an anthem all about forgetting that certain toxic person or group of people in your life and becoming a better version of you, ain't that nice. In all seriousness it's a tune, and even if you don't like the song, at least appreciate Louisa's immaculate vocal.



From one dynamic duo, to another. The Chainsmokers are certified hit makers, and whatever they touch turns to gold. For their latest project, they've teamed up with the powerhouse that is Bebe Rexha for 'Call You Mine'.



Bebe Rexha has become one of them artists that whenever you hear her voice you instantly know its her, and that's when you know you've made it. This song is part of The Chainsmokers' new project 'World War Joy', which I'm guessing is their new album that hopefully they'll be releasing fully sometime soon.

From doing my research, the song is based on the idea of a relationship that is slowly fading and built with uncertainty between both partners, talking about if the relationship is worth the effort anymore. A situation that I'm sure a lot of people can relate to.

For the past couple of months, Bebe has been teasing us on her Twitter about her releasing new music, and I can't wait any longer, I need a new anthem from her, otherwise I'm gonna go insane, so please be soon...



I tell you what, Rita Ora has been keeping us fed these last few months. Her second album came out in November, alongside a collab with Rudimental. This year she's treated us to a Spanish collab with Sofia Reyes, a collab with Kygo from the Pikachu film, and now an absolute TUNE with Tiesto and Jonas Blue.


As soon as the tweet hit my eyes, I instantly knew I was going to love this. I'm a huge sucker for big power dance anthems that I can scream from the rooftops but also bop my ass to. And this ticks all the boxes.

Along with Sigala, Jonas Blue has a string of hits under his belt, with the likes of 'Fast Car' and 'Rise', and so has Tiesto. So the fact that they have come together, with Rita's immaculate voice, it was just made to be a hit.

If you're like me and love a good power dance anthem, this is SO for you. Rita's voice is perfection throughout, the lyrics are insane and the beat is next level. Can you tell I'm a bit obsessed with this? 



And finally, yep she's back after the mixed opinions of 'Love Made Me Do It', which I actually liked by the way. Cheryl releases her second single from her comeback 'Let You'.


The reaction to her last single was something I did not expect, there were so many negative reviews of 'Love Made Me Do It', when in my opinion, it wasn't even that bad.

Anyway, we're moving on from that situation and moving forward with her new single, which is a certified bop in it's own right. This sounds she's (hopefully) moving towards sounds like proper Cheryl, the pre break Cheryl when she was hitting number 1s left, right and centre. Which is what I'm hoping for with this new track.

All of this is really down to how much her new record label care about her and her music, by giving her constant promo and getting this song the attention is deserves. 

I read a while back that she's not planning on releasing another album and just singles now and then, which I'm happy about in the sense that we're gonna be getting the excitement of new singles, because I feel a bit down-hearted when an artist releases an album because it means that we're probably not getting any new music for a little while after. But I feel Cheryl needs to come back with a bang and an album could hopefully do that for her (and potentially a tour)...



If you made it this far, I'm very impressed, because writing this I didn't think I'd even make it this far. As you've seen it was quite the month for music, which for me it actual heaven. 

As I'm writing this, Mabel has just released a new single, so expect to see that in my first post back after my break on 5th July.

Well then, this is gonna be my last post for 3 weeks while a take a break to focus on the hecticness (not a word, but rolling with it) of college and my job. So see you all on 5th July with my best in music for June, and obvs feel free to read all my other posts while I'm gone, or follow me on Twitter (@JaredDavies02) to see my daily rants (your welcome).

See you in 3 weeks!

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