Soundtrack of the month: Justin Bieber’s “Justice” and other recent releases

Whether to add some beats to the holidays or accompany us at work, we can always use some good music. Here are some of our top picks for the moment…

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album, titled “Justice,” includes the chart-topping global smashes “Holy” feat. Chance The Rapper, “Lonely” feat. Benny Blanco, “Anyone,” and “Hold On,” which combined have garnered over two billion streams worldwide. Meanwhile, on “Peaches,” the lyrics might just leave you confused, but also intrigued about what you’ll hear throughout the rest of the album. And next thing you know, you have gone through the entire list of tracks. By the time you did so, you might realize that Bieber still continues to reign as one of the biggest artists in the world and that he still has a lot to offer.

“When You See Yourself”
Kings of Leon

Grammy Award-winning rock band Kings of Leon released their highly anticipated eighth studio album titled “When You See Yourself” four years after their first-ever number one U.S. debut “Walls.” Its lead single “The Bandit” was teased on Instagram and it pretty much sets the sonic and visual tone for the album. In “Echoing,” the band showcases a combination of tense, anxious and erratic riffs. All things considered, the album propels Kings of Leon into 2021 with a modern evolution of their songs and sound.


Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas’ “Spaceman” is a cosmic pop odyssey uplifted by analog synths and glorious choruses as the artist blasts off into new territory again—led by the first release, “Spaceman.” On the other hand, “Delicious” gives all of us the atmospherics of the ’80s. Lyrics-wise, Jonas creates a journey that is filled with euphoria, indulgence, distance and commitment. It’s clear that he made an album unlike anything else he’s ever done.


“Chemtrails Over The Country Club”
Lana Del Rey

Following the success of her 2019 Grammy-nominated album “Norman Fucking Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey’s seventh studio album, titled “Chemtrails Over The Country Club,” comes with 11 songs. including a cover rendition of Joni Mitchell’s classic “For Free,” featuring singers Zella Day and Weyes Blood. Overall, the intensity of her music makes this album a truly emotional journey.


“FLOWERS for VASES / descansos”
Hayley Williams

Hayley Williams’ second solo album, titled “FLOWERS for VASES / descansos,” serves as the prequel to her debut solo release “Petals For Armor.” This time, Williams wrote and performed the entirety of the album and recorded it in her Nashville home. It’s emotionally vulnerable, with healing narratives from a painful heartbreak that further showscases her creativity.