What’s Going On: Lady Gaga, DNCE, Jake White, Yuna, Wrabel

Your favorite weekly new music roundup is back and we’ve got the latest from Lady Gaga, Jake White, Wrabel, and Yuna. Plus, the return of DNCE! It’s a jam-packed edition of What’s Going On. As always, if you dig what you hear, be sure to stream and follow the artists.

Lady Gaga – Moviegoers around the world have been waiting with bated breath for Top Gun: Maverick since plans for a sequel to the 1986 classic were announced more than a decade ago. With the film’s May 27th release date fast approaching, Lady Gaga has released her new single “Hold My Hand” which is part of the Top Gun: Maverick soundtrack. The song was produced by Lady Gaga along with Blood Pop and Benjamin Rice. However, when you hear it in the film, it’ll have additional production from Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer. Emotive, atmospheric, and synth-laden, “Hold My Hand” is the spiritual successor to Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” from the original Top Gun. Lady Gaga’s power ballads have always struck a deep chord with her audience and this one is sure to become a fan favorite.

Listen to Lady Gaga’s new single “Hold My Hand” from  Top Gun: Maverick below.

DNCE – DNCE took the charts by storm in 2015 with “Cake by the Ocean” and now they are back! The fun dance-rock outfit led by Joe Jonas just dropped “Move”, their first official single in four years. With its relentless beat and infectious swagger, “Move” is the kind of song designed with the sole purpose of getting listeners up on the dancefloor. Why was “Move” the right song for DNCE’s triumphant return? Frontman Joe Jonas says: “Move is the song that convinced me DNCE had more music to release into the world. I wrote it with my friend Ryan Tedder just for fun and immediately knew it was something special and needed the DNCE treatment! We can’t wait for everyone to hear it and perform it live.”

Listen to DNCE’s new single “Move” below.

Jake White – Emerging out of Michigan’s burgeoning performing arts scene comes Jake White with his new single “Brightside.” The bright sunny production suits Jake White’s vocals perfectly. As the weather continues to get warmer, this is the sort of song that is tailor-made for singing along with at the top of your lungs with the windows rolled down. There’s a music video on the way that Jake has teased on his socials. The multi-talented artist is working on a five-song EP that’s set to be released later this year, so stay tuned for that! 

Listen to Jake White’s single “Brightside” below.

Yuna – Fresh from dazzling crowds at Coachella, Yuna is out now with Y2 the latest entry in her Y5 series. The first taste of what’s to come from the new project is the lead single “Make A Move.” A sultry slice of alternative R&B, the new track has endless replay value and is a great representative of the sound of Y2. Explaining what “Make A Move” is about, Yuna says: “Make A Move” is about meeting someone for the first time and you find yourself constantly thinking about them. You know that even if this person knows your name, it’s not enough to spark something real, you have to make the first move to talk to him/him or do something before it’s too late or before the situation becomes a ‘could-have-been’.”

Listen to Yuna’s new single “Make A Move” below.

Wrabel – Brilliant singer-songwriter Wrabel is dropping these words are all for you too on June 10, the deluxe edition of his 2021 album these words are all for you. One of the three new songs that will be featured on these words are all for you too also serves as the lead single and that’s “Closure.” The upbeat and dancefloor-ready track features the type of relatable and poignant lyrics that have made Wrabel one of this generation’s most important songwriters. What’s “Closure” all about? Wrabel explains: “When a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean the feelings do. In my experience, sometimes you have to make your own closure… accepting what was and what is and making a clear decision to move on. Ali Tamposi, Jamie Lidell and I tried to put that into a song. It was such a cathartic and therapeutic day for me, one that I’ll never forget.”

Listen to Wrabel’s new single “Closure” below.

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