The Latest Music Drops That Need To Be On Your Radar
Andrew Parker - January 8, 2021

15 Wholesome Facts



1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

Musicians have really come through this week with the latest drops. Zayn has returned to bless us with his dreamy R&B vocals, and his new single is just a taste of what his upcoming third album, Nobody Is Listening, will have in store. Taylor Swift also dropped the deluxe version of Evermore, which includes two brand-new bonus tracks. And we’ve got new Zara Larsson tunes, as well! Let’s just dive right in.

 

“Vibez” by Zayn

 

ZAYN attends the World Premiere of Disney’s "Aladdin"

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According to Mekishana Pierre, associate editor, celebrity and entertainment at POPSUGAR, “I have MISSED musical Zayn for so long now! I’m one of the many stans who enjoyed both of his previous eras and was really worried that the drama with his studio would mean no new music ever. But thankfully, we’re back in business, baby! ‘Vibez’ is the perfect fluffy single after the more lovelorn ‘Better’ (which is also a bop), and have I mentioned how much I love R&B Zayn?

He’s a master at the sexy mumble music that has the corniest lyrics, but will have you giggly and feeling cute. It’s perfect for his ‘vibez’ because while listening to him croon about how he’s been waiting to get closer, he looks more aloof than anticipatory in the music video. But that’s Zayn in a nutshell: so intimately distant that you’ll be wanting him forever even though you know he’s untouchable. It’s the perfect balance to allow me to enjoy his angelic vocals, appreciate his ethereally beautiful face (which currently features the return of blond Zayn!!!!!), and still root for he and Gigi Hadid to live happily ever after. I’m VERY ready for Nobody Is Listening to come out now!”

 

 

“Talk About Love” by Zara Larsson feat. Young Thug

 

 Zara Larsson poses

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According to Brea Cubit, assistant editor, celebrity, and entertainment at POPSUGAR,  “This song is super catchy, and I love that it’s about someone who avoids becoming too invested in a romance — can relate!”

 

“It’s Time to Go” by Taylor Swift

 

Taylor Swift attends the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

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According to Kelsie Gibson, editor, celebrity, and entertainment at POPSUGAR, “As if I wasn’t already replaying Swift’s Evermore, the singer gave me something new to obsess over by sharing the album’s bonus tracks this week. While ‘Right Where You Left Me’ is taking me right back to her country music days, ‘It’s Time to Go’ has really struck a chord with me. The lyrics about letting go and moving on are just so beautiful!”