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New Music for November

by Eva Latz
Posted on Dec 06, 2018

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s almost time for a much needed break. This upcoming break is a perfect time to catch up, not only on sleep, but some music that you may have missed in the midst of all the craziness of the near end of the semester. Here are some new releases that topped the charts this November.


Pop: love // Michael Bublé

Michael Buble, recently released his 10th studio album on November 16th, after a two year hiatus. This Canadian singer and songwriter, is famous for his easy going, relaxing music, and his fans were much awaiting this album. One of the more most popular songs off this album is “When I Fall In Love.” The song begins very soft, in typical Buble fashion. The soft love song, fades from the romantic instrumental to his soothing baritone. This romantic song slowly picks up, but there is a constant focus on his vocals, with a soft romantic instrumental that compliments his vocals. The next most popular song off this album is, “Love You Anymore,” which begins much more upbeat than the previous one, but still has a romantic feel for it. Like the previous song, the instrumental compliments Buble’s vocals rather than overpowering his voice. While this song is more upbeat it still is very relaxing, and soothing. If you’re looking for a romantic soothing album to listen to this holiday season, this is the album for you.

Popular songs: Love you anymore, Such a Night


Hip Hop/R&B: The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story // Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith is a famous American actor, rapper and songwriter. Not only is he a talented artist, but comes from a very talented family being the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Jaden Smith, released a new album on Nov. 17. One of the more popular songs off this album is “SOHO.” This song has a very slow beginning, then quickly fades into Smith’s rapping, and a more upbeat instrumental. This song focuses on Smith’s rapping, but has a perfect upbeat instrumental complimenting his vocals. Another famous song off this album is “A Calabasas Freestyle.” This song immediately begins with Smith’s rapping, and has a very simple beat so listeners can focus on his voice and the lyrics. The beat is very simple, but still pretty upbeat, but very subtle. If you’re interested in rap music with good beats, this is the album to listen to.

Alternative: About Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 // Smashing Pumpkins

These Chicago natives just released their tenth studio album on Nov. 16. This band is known for their alternative rock style of music. One of the most popular songs off this album is “Knights of Malta,” which focuses on the instruments and vocals, and sticks with the voice of Smashing Pumpkins. The Smashing Pumpkins have a particular sound, and they have stuck with it. This song is very reminiscent of old school Smashing Pumpkins. They have great instrumentals, and amazing vocals in this song. The next popular song, “Silvery Sometimes.” This song begins very upbeat, with their wonderful instrumentals, then quickly brings in great vocals. This song puts a lot of focus on the vocals and the lyrics, and has a very simple yet upbeat instrumental. This is a great album if you’re familiar with the Smashing Pumpkins, or if you really enjoy alternative rock.