(SPOT.ph) We're down to the final weeks of summer, and we suggest you make them count. Gather the gang for a last hurrah at the beach before the rainy days come, and put together a fresh beach playlist to boot. For this roundup, we recommend the newest pop releases by Taylor Swift featuring Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie, Shawn Mendes, and LANY with Julia Michaels. Marshmello and Diplo with Tove Lo each share danceable ditties, too. For some local flavor, check out what The Ransom Collective, No Rome, CRWN with August Wahh, Garage Morning, and Ben&Ben have to offer.
Here are new songs you should add to your beach playlist:
"ME!" by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco
Taylor Swift's comeback collab with Brendon Urie is a syrupy synth-pop number with a pretty catchy hook. "ME!" doesn't exactly showcase Swift's strength in songwriting, but the sunny ditty is good enough to perk you up on your next road trip to the beach. The colorful song and matching music video signify the end of her edgier "bad reputation" days, and it makes us wonder how her next single or new album will turn out.
"I Don't Care" by The Ransom Collective
The young talents of The Ransom Collective are out with their latest tune. "I Don't Care" features a new sound from the folk-pop act and comes with a retro-inspired music video. The upbeat song talks about the journey of self-discovery and accepting the good and bad. This is the band's first single after signing with Mustard Music.
"If I Can't Have You" by Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes' latest single is a total bop, no doubt. The super radio-friendly "If I Can't Have You" is the perfect sing-along track for your next long drive with the squad. The bouncy pop offering opens with a catchy chorus—one you'll find easy to remember—that gives you a taste of Mendes' smooth falsetto. It's a song about mourning a lost love, but all successfully set against a bright pop backdrop.
"Pink" by No Rome
London-based Filipino singer-songwriter No Rome recently released his six-track EP titled Crying in the Prettiest Places, his follow-up effort to last year's RIP Indo Hisashi. In it is "Pink," a chill yet snappy electro-R&B heartbreak track that will put you in the mood to relax as you bask in the remaining summer sun.
"okay" by LANY with Julia Michaels
LANY and Julia Michaels team up for "okay," a heavy breakup anthem you can enjoy for its rhythmic arrangement and perfectly harmonized vocals. While the alt-pop track gets real about the pain of losing someone, it also provides some hope, however uncertain, that all will be well in time. If you're escaping to the beach to nurse a heartache, this may be the track for you.
"Blue Dreams" by CRWN and August Wahh
Let CRWN and August Wahh lift you higher with "Blue Dreams," the second single off the two artists' upcoming collaborative EP titled Labyrinth. CRWN shared on Instagram, "'Blue Dreams' is about staying in the moment and appreciating everything and everyone around you right now. It also sounds like my perfect beach trip." Need we say more?
"Paralyzed" by Marshmello
EDM act Marshmello just released the music video for "Paralyzed." The track, off his Joytime II album, tackles heartbreak and how it can paralyze even the best of us. The electro beats, however, can get you up and moving. Listen to this on your way to your next big beach party.
"Steps" by Garage Morning
Four-piece alternative band Garage Morning is out with a refreshing single titled "Steps." The track is a step in a new direction for the band whose previous releases were heavily rock inspired. Here, they show their fun side and inject a bit of pop influence in their evolving music.
"Win Win" by Diplo featuring Tove Lo
Get in the mood for a sunset beach party with Diplo and Tove Lo's latest collaborative track, "Win Win." The club banger's electronic beats will inspire you to be as carefree as you can be while on your last summer getaway. This is the pair's second collaboration, the first one being with Diplo’s electronic dance music trio Major Lazer for the track "Blow That Smoke."
"Pagtingin" by Ben&Ben
Folk-pop band Ben&Ben surprised fans when they recently released two new tracks. One of them is "Pagtingin," a smooth love song about the fears and doubts involved when confessing your love to someone. The song will be part of the band's forthcoming 13-track debut album titled Limasawa Street.