Fresh Music Friday – March 11th, 2016

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 Alessia Cara, LÉON, Brian Fallon



1.) Alessia Cara – “Wild Things”

This week we have some new music from one of my favourite Canadian artists! In this music video we get a chance to see Alessia in her element having tons of fun with her friends running around wearing cool animal masks, spreading coloured smoke/ sparklers everywhere and ending off the video watching some fireworks. The thing I like the most though about Alessia is that she seems to be so genuine and down to earth. This song talks about not caring to be friends with the cool kids, and just feeling cool with her own group of friends doing what they enjoy.

2.) LÉON – “Tired of Talking”

Swedish pop star LÉON recently released a lyric video for her single “Tired of Talking” filled with tons of cool 3D -like images and bright colours. The BestFan team had the chance to attend her show at The Drake Hotel in Toronto this past week and realized Katy Perry and Chloe Grace Moretz were totally right when they tweeted about how great Léon’s music is! Her EP “Treasure” has been on repeat all week and I definitely agree that she is an artist to watch out for in 2016. Let us know what you think of her music, send us a tweet @bestfan! Also stayed tuned for our interview with her which will be posted very soon!

3.) Brian Fallon – “Nobody Wins”

Former frontman of The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon released his debut solo-album “Painkillers” today! I’ve been listening to his music quite a bit lately and am really looking forward to his show this weekend at The Opera House. If you’re looking for some acoustic music to listen to, definitely check out his new album! Fallon recently released his music video for “Nobody Wins” I liked the song but this video made me so sad! Watch the video here and let me know your thoughts!

4.) R5 – “Dark Side”

I love this song and can only image how much fun it would be to attend an R5 show when they play this track! The music video was released this week showing mostly vlog footage of the band travelling, greeting fans, signing autographs, arriving at hotels, etc. It looks like they do a lot of vlogging! I couldn’t help but think about how weird it must have been to have their cameras on stage with them. There are bunch of super close up shots of them jamming out at their shows which must have been awkward having the camera on at all times. What did you guys think of the video?

5.) ZAYN- “Like I Would”

As much as I love One Direction, ZAYN’s new solo music is so good! He released his newest single this week off his upcoming album “Mind of Mine” available March 25th. This song has a dance vibe, similar to “Pillowtalk” but a little bit more upbeat. Definitely a great addition to your weekend playlist!

Lastly Megan and Liz released their new EP today titled “Deux” and Ariana Grande dropped her new single “Dangerous Woman” – tons of great music for this weekend!!

And thats it for this week’s Fresh Music Friday picks! I hope you guys have a great weekend and if we’ve missed any songs that you think we should have included be sure to send us a tweet @bestfan.


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