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


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

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

Getty Images/Entertainment/Alberto E. Rodriguez

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!”