The Bias List is a K-pop blog that also covers a fair amount of J-pop. But just like most music fans, I enjoy tracks from all around the world. So, I thought I’d start a monthly round-up of some of the non-K-pop songs that have caught my ear. No ratings — just highlights!
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ÁSDÍS – Angel Eyes
I think this is the first Icelandic artist I’ve featured on the blog, and Angel Eyes‘ sparkling synthpop is a great place to start!
Bebe Rexha x David Guetta – One In A Million
Boilerplate EDM/House music. It’s basically like When Love Takes Overpart two.
Bonnie McKee – Hot City
I like this better than Slay. It’s like a mix of 80’s pop and Teenage Dream era Katy Perry. Perfect for the summer.
Calvin Harris – Desire (ft. Sam Smith)
A great follow-up to Miracle. The trance vibes are strong with this one!
Carly Rae Jepsen – Psychedelic Switch
I haven’t been crazy about Carly’s music for awhile now, but I enjoy how uptempo this is.
Charli XCX – Speed Drive
As much a mash-up as an original song, Speed Drive is still hard to resist.
In it – satellite
My favorite song on this month’s list. It’s a propulsive banger that’s up there with his best material.
Dylan – Liar Liar (ft. Bastille)
Very catchy pop with a strong synthwave influence.
Jessie Ware – Freak Me Now (ft. Róisín Murphy)
One of my favorites from Jessie’s new album gets a new mix and a fun video.
Neea River – Love Me Out Of Lonely
This plays like a sonic sequel to the excellent All The Wayand I’m loving how quickly Neea has cemented her sound. Bonus points for that crazy high note at the song’s climax!
September – Ocean Of Love
This is Petra Markland’s first recording under stage name September in well over a decade, and the wait was worth it. It’s a euphoric banger with just enough character to avoid feeling generic.
Slayyyter – Erotic Electronic
This is certainly… a music video! Probably best not to watch at work. The song feels kind of like an interlude, but will add some great texture to her upcoming album.
THEOZ – Someone Else
It’s so nice to know we can always count on THEOZ to release a super-ebullient, upbeat pop track every few months!