Bestfan Exclusive: Fresh Music Friday – Beyonce, Dan+Shay, Pitbull

Happy Friday BestFans! We have another round of our favorite, ‘Fresh Music Fridays’. This is where our host, Sharon Bhella shares her personal stand-out picks of the week. This week, Sharon gives us some insight into new music releases from Beyonce, Pitbull, Dan + Shay and much more!

Watch the video below:

1.) Beyonce – “Formation”

Queen Bey released her first single in over a year and daughter Blue Ivy also makes an appearance in the politically charged video. Beyonce’s team clearly new fans would adore the track and also created a special “Formation” collection of merch using lyrics from the song all over hats, hand bags, shirts, and cell phone cases available through her online store. Check it out here!

2.) Dan + Shay – “From The Ground Up”

This adorable video is inspired by the grandparents of both Dan and Shay and is their first new release in almost two years. Recorded in the famous Ocean Waves Studio in Nashville, the song tells a love story of building a home/ family from the ground up. The video reminds me a lot of The Notebook, and legit makes me almost cry its that sweet. Dan and Shay truly know how to write beautiful music- fingers crossed they will be back in Toronto soon!

3.) Pitbull – “Freedom”

Pitbull released his new video this week which very much looked like a commercial for Norwegian Cruise lines. In the video you can see him partying with a bunch of models dressed in different country flag bathing suits. The cruise line actually has created an entire 3 night cruise in Pitbull’s honour for 2017 called “The Pitbull After Dark Party”. Pretty cool eh? In the song he also mentions his upcoming Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood hotel. So if you’re planning on going to Vegas this March his show is definitely one to consider attending!

4.) Madeline Merlo – “Watcha Wanna Do About It”

BC native Madeline Merlo released her new video this week to her super upbeat track “Whatcha Wanna Do About It”. In the song, you can see her studying at a coffee shop hinting for the cute boy to talk to her- it’s a typical pop video but definitely perfect for a Valentine’s Day playlist!

5.) Little Mix ft. Jason Derulo – “Secret Love Song”

Although this song was released last week, it seemed fitting to include in our Fresh Music Friday list since Valentine’s Day is coming up! In the song, the girls are singing about their woes while walking around London at night time- the video totally brings memories of the Spice Girls vid for “2 Become 1” while Jason Derulo is singing in an empty studio trying to sort things out.

6.) Walk Off The Earth – “Hold On” 

In this video the band all gather for their first annual “Hold-on-athon” and all grab onto a monkey bar to see who could “hold on” the longest. Not a very eventful video but I definitely wonder if they all managed to hold on as long as it seems in the video!

Those are all the picks for this week’s #FreshMusicFriday, let us know your favourite or even some new music we should know about, tweet us @BestFan

Written by Sharon Bhella




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