10 Fresh Tunes to Listen to This Month

Load up your music player with Ely Buendia, Mumford & Sons, and Justin Timberlake this month!


(SPOT.ph) Have we got a fresh set of tunes for you this August. Indulge in Justin Timberlake's disco-pop release, Icona Pop's bubbly single, Haim's indie-rock masterpiece, Sam Smith's irresistible tune, and Mumford & Sons' heartfelt track. Plus, hear the latest from Ely Buendia, Tres Marias, Kjwan, Zia Quizon, and Love In Athens.





Song: "Take Back the Night"

Artist: Justin Timberlake

JT is doing it right with his newest release titled "Take Back the Night," a funky track with a noticeable Michael Jackson influence. The disco-pop beats might just make this a popular club mix.

Fun fact: Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience - 2 Of 2 drops September 30.





Song: "Haunted"

Artist: Ely Buendia

OPM rock legend Ely Buendia’s "Haunted" lives up to its title. It’s a dark composition with rich guitars and trippy vocals. The track is the theme song for Bang Bang Alley, which will be released this month.

Fun fact: Bang Bang Alley is a 3-part crime drama anthology directed by Ely Buendia, Yan Yuzon and King Palisoc, and produced by Ely Buendia under Curve Entertainment.





Song: "All Night"

Artist: Icona Pop

What’s not to love about this Swedish duo? Their latest single is a bubbly, electro-pop anthem you won’t be able to resist-just like their smash hit "I Love It." The cheery vocals and house beats make a perfect dance mix.

Fun fact: Icona Pop’s debut album This Is...Icona Pop drops September 24.





Song: "Wika"

Artist: Tres Marias

Tres Marias is a new powerhouse trio featuring Lolita Carbon (Asin), Cookie Chua (Color It Red), and Bayang Barrios. Hear the unmatched vocals of three of the most prominent women in OPM come together in one song.


Fun fact: Their original song, with lyrics in both English and Filipino, is very apt for August or Buwan ng Wika.



Song: "The Wire"

Artist: Haim

The Haim sisters have released a new recording of their song "The Wire" as part of their debut album, Days Are Gone. Their latest single is brimming with attitude, rocking guitars, and slick harmonies.

Fun fact: Days Are Gone, Haim’s 11-track album, is set to come out September 30.





Song: "My Axis"

Artist: Kjwan

"My Axis" is the band’s first single off Kjwan 4: Volume 2. There’s nothing but kick-ass OPM rock here, what with serious guitar riffs and solid vocals.

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Fun fact: Kjwan is celebrating 10 years in the music industry.





Song: "Safe With Me"

Artist: Sam Smith

Lush tunes embrace Sam Smith’s topnotch vocals in this smooth, slow-tempo composition. Listen to him effortlessly go from bass to falsetto. We can’t wait to hear what else he has in store for us.

Fun fact: Smith is a British singer and songwriter best known for lending his vocals to Disclosure’s hit single "Latch."





Song: "Pasakalye"

Artist: Zia Quizon

No doubt Zia Quizon brings a refreshing sound into the OPM realm. Her latest single is a jazz-pop hit in the making. Listen as her soulful vocals merge with playful instrumentation.

Fun fact: "Pasakalye" is a new single produced by PolyEast Records for Quizon’s forthcoming album.





Song: "Hopeless Wanderer"

Artist: Mumford & Sons

The indie-folk band’s newest music video is a lot fun to watch, and the song is a good old Mumford & Sons experience. There are no surprising elements in the song, so expect to hear their signature sound courtesy of banjo-heavy choruses.


Fun fact: The music video features comedians Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Will Forte, and Ed Helms.




Song: "Skyscrapers Will Fall and Love Will Rise to Take Their Place"

Artist: Love In Athens

With vocals drowned in hypnotic beats and synths, the latest from Love In Athens still manages to highlight both music and lyrics.

Fun fact: Love In Athens is Francis Maria Regalado.

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