Weekend Music Playlist Brings Upbeat, Bold Releases | Lifestyles


This weekend’s new music releases dive into reflections on the past with upbeat and daring songs from an eclectic mix of artists such as Glass Animals, Sam Hunt and All Time Low.

Glass Animals’ “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)” has an alternative techno vibe unlike anything the band has released before. The lyrics “I don’t wanna talk, baby / I just wanna dance / I don’t wanna talk, I don’t live in the past anymore, babe” are repeated throughout the song as lead singer Dave Bayley tries to push back. the past. of his mind and live in the moment. The energetic song will make listeners want to stand up and dance.

Sam Hunt’s “23” is his first release since his 2020 album “Southside”. The upbeat single recalls the romance of youth with lyrics such as “You can marry whoever you want / Go back to Tennessee / But you’ll never be 23 with anyone other than me.” Even though times have changed, Hunt is grateful for the memories of her past relationship and wishes her former lover the best.

Alan Walker and Jamie Miller’s “Running Out of Roses” juxtaposes sad piano chords with a moderate tempo and snap sounds, pushing the rhythm forward. The texture thins briefly before the climax of the song, when all the elements return and the beat picks up speed. Like Hunt’s song, this single reflects events of the past, but Walker and Miller consider the doubts and assumptions that still exist, with lyrics like “Oh my God, have we gone too far?” / Did we waste everything like we ran out of roses? “

Cheat Codes and All Time Low’s “Ghost Story” collaboration are daring and quick. The haunted and spooky theme is woven with the invocation of images of ghosts, spirits and hauntings. The narrator tries to free himself from the memories his former lover left him, but the remains still disrupt his dreams, revealed in words such as “I keep telling myself, telling me your ghost story / You made me stay awake in my bed, you still haunt me.

Friday’s music releases offer a moody soundtrack of reflection on messy pasts, perfect for a nostalgic weekend as the Razorbacks take on old rivals, the Texas Longhorns.