It’s officially May—which means Coachella is a thing of the past, people are slowly slipping into their swimsuits and your workout classes are filling up faster than ever.
While not quite yet summer, May marks the peak of Spring, when people are showing a little more skin and embracing the time change. That said, everyone needs just the right playlist to help them get into the spirit, and we’ve got just that.
A nice departure from the more somber songs of months past, May’s playlist is an upbeat transition into sunnier seasons. Kicking things off is “Just a Boy,” the breakout track from Olivia O’Brien‘s debut album, Was It Even Real?. She describes the bop to Paper as “one of the most fun and empowering songs I have ever made,” and that makes perfect sense, seeing as it’s a big F-U to guys who have screwed her over, but the melody just makes us want to dance. Summer anthem, anyone? We’ve spotted it!
Following are some upbeat electronic tracks by A-Trak, Goldroom, Eden xo, Lipless, LUXXURY and more. If these don’t scream springtime frolics, then I just don’t know what does.
Scroll through the playlist below of 21 new songs you need to listen to this month!
I have already proudly proclaimed my love for Chris Brown‘s latest track “Zero,” an upbeat, empowering breakup jam that has such a catchy beat, I can’t help but dance in the car. But if for some reason you still haven’t heard it, be sure to check it out in the playlist of 21 new songs at the bottom of this post.
Also making the list is “Love Left,” by 16 Bit Lolitas, fresh off the newly released Anjunadeep 07 compilation. Everything about anything Anjunadeep just screams fall and it puts me in the best mood. Also good for the new season is Erik Hassle‘s sexy R&B electro track “Natural Born Lovers.” But much more on fall-esque tunes later this week when I post my fall 2015 playlist.
For today, though, there seems to be more lively music than chill. A-Trak‘s “We Fall Down,” featuring Jamie Lidell is the perfect party starter. Ty Dolla $ign and Fetty Wap‘s “When I See Ya” will give you your hip-hop fix. And Ellie Goulding‘s “On My Mind” is ever the perfect electro-pop tune.
Click below for the complete list of new music, which also includes Yacht, Zhu featuring AlunaGeorge, Skylar Spence, Timeflies, tyDi and my buddies The Ruse: