Buzz·Posted on Jan 29, 2019We're Giving You All The Good Music That January Delivered So That You Won't Get Left BehindNew year, new music!by by Brianna HoltBuzzFeed Staff, by Ignacia FulcherBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. "Juice" by Lizzo Atlantic Records Dropped: January 4Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: This retro-funk bop is sure to have you feeling good all 2019. Lizzo, a singer and rapper, proves that she's ready to take on the whole world with uplifting and prideful lyrics delivered in a very '80s, hip sound. This song is the epitome of feel good music that preaches self-love and confidence. It's current enough to remind you of Bruno Mars but will also take you back to Earth, Wind, and Fire, easily making this track for all generations to enjoy. Be ready to dance in the mirror and feel liberated after putting this groovy bop on replay. 2. "It Rains Love" by Lee Fieldst Big Crown Records, Truth and Soul Records, Daptone Records Dropped: January 8Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: This timeless, romantic track by soul singer Lee Fields is just a glimpse of what we can expect on his album It Rain Loves, scheduled to drop April 5. With vocals similar to Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays, and Freddie Jackson, Lee's music takes you back to Saturday mornings in the kitchen with your family, or as most would say, better days. Soul music still exists, but not in the form that Lee is delivering. His sound is authentic, classic, and smooth. So smooth that some of your fave hip-hop artists like A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, Travis Scott, and Jeremih are repurposing them for use in their own songs. We're looking forward to spinning his album upon release. 3. "Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have - But I Have It" by Lana Del Ray Polydor Dropped: January 9Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Soft piano, optimistic poetic lyrics, and wistful vocals creates a story in your mind that is oh so relatable. The long title suggests that the song is descriptive and will put you in your feels. While the tone is very melancholy, the mood remains neutral. Lyrics that embody being content and hopeful with your current situation and looking forward to a bright future reminds us of Lana's earlier work. As the song wraps up, it sounds like Lana is starting to tear up. A crying Lana means her next album is going to be triumphant as always. 4. "When I Was Older" by Billie Elish Interscope Records Dropped: January 9Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Inspired by the film Roma, the Auto-Tuned, gloomy track talks about being older, an illusion that doesn't make sense, but still works. If you've seen the Mexican art film, you're probably trying to make a connection between the track and its influence. A scene on the beach might signify the "...I was a sailor" lyric, but I digress. It's easy to forget that Billie Elish is only 17. With a very mature and spooky sound, the rising singer is proving she can clearly appeal to an older demographic. 5. "Babyface Savage" by Bhad Bhabie ft. Tory Lanez Atlantic, B.H.A.D. Music Dropped: January 10Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥/ 5Overview: The "Cash Me Outside" girl is here to stay. At only 15-years-old, she's established herself as a successful female rapper. With features from top artists like Ty Dolla Sign, YG, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, and more, she's making a name for herself and has no plans to take a break anytime soon. The young trap star is wasting no time with her music releases coming non-stop. Her lyrics are arrogant as ever, upholding her haughty persona that we all admittedly love. 6. "Nights Like This" by Kehlani and Ty Dolla Sign Atlantic Records Dropped: January 10Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: I love Kehlani's voice, and in "Nights Like This," she uses her pretty-ass falsetto, and with Ty Dolla Sign as the sprinkles on top, the song will continue to bop and pull you through until at least March. 7. "Giant" by Calvin Harris with Rag'n'bone Man Columbia Dropped: January 11Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Calvin's music sounds more and more soulful with each track that he releases but this one still holds a bit of its EDM touch. Colorful house beats, embracing lyrics, and strong vocals make this track another feel good song to add to your playlist. Collaborating with Rag'N'Bone results in a track that sounds nothing like what Calvin has produced before, but isn't surprising after Funk Wav. Bounces Vol. 1. With the pulsating build-ups and chants in the bridges, the Scottish producer is really experimenting with his sound and might be trading his EDM badge for a soul one very soon. 8. "Spendin" by ILoveMakonnen ft. Gucci Mane FvckRender Dropped: January 11Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: It's been a minute since we've heard from ILoveMakonnen but he's back with a pretty catchy track featuring no other than Gucci Mane himself. The cover art, just like the song, is a mesh of the two artists style. ILoveMakonnen's signature mannequin head features an ice cream cone tattoo, similar to Wop's - the perfect duo touch. Gucci's east Atlanta twang mixed with ILoveMakonnens signature soft-toned voice make an unexpected cool sound on a pretty catchy track. 9. "Dancing With a Stranger" by Sam Smith with Normani Capitol Records Dropped: January 11Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: This is the first time Sam and Normani have collaborated on a track and it proves there need to be more collabs in the future. Both artists paired with Calvin Harris last year, so it was no surprise when the two pop stars ended up working together. Sam and Normani's voice compliment each other and flow so naturally in this chill yet soulful tune. 10. "Lost in the Fire" by Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd Owsla Dropped: January 11Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Anytime The Weeknd is on a track, it's bound to be fire. In this collab with Gesaffelstein, Abel drops a lot of hints about his relationship with Bella Hadid, and even a diss at Drake. Some listeners are saying his lyrics about Bella going through a "phase" are homophobic toward queer women. In one verse he says he will "fuck her straight", a common misconception that bi or lesbian women can be changed if they have sex with the right man. Despite the controversial lyrics the upbeat tempo and ballad-like chorus make for an on-replay track. This isn't Gesaffelstein's first time working with The Weeknd. He also produced two songs on My Dear Melancholy and has worked with other big names like Tiga, Miss Kittin, A$AP Rocky, Lana Del Rey, Phoenix and Kanye West. 11. "Jumpin on a Jet" by Future Epic Records Dropped: January 11Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Who doesn't love a lit twerking album? Future is probably the king of creating tracks to play on a night out, and if you aren't recording your friends dancing to them on Instagram, then you're doing it wrong. 12. After All by Rob Baird Hard Luck Recording Company Dropped: January 11Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: This is the fourth studio album for the Memphis native. The entire work of art is deeply personal as Rob takes us on a road of what seems to be a roller coaster relationship. The project digs into the feelings that arise after ending a relationship, coming to terms with it, and then finding hope for something new. Very relatable, this album takes you on a lyrical journey that is bound to put you in your romantic feels. 13. "New Brighton" by Nakhane ft. ANOHNI Coda Music Agency Dropped: January 18Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: "New Brighton" is just a snippet of what we can expect to hear on You Will Not Die, Nakhane's sophomore album, dropping on February 22. The South African artist paired up with ANOHNI for their first collaboration after reaching out via DM's. New Brighton, Nekhane's home, is plastered with colonial names and monuments from times of oppression. "Never live in fear again" is the motto of this historical track that highlights the annoyance and grief that follows being reminded of the injustice your hometown was built on. 14. The World is Yours by Rich The Kid Interscope Records Dropped: January 18Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: Rich The Kid is back with straight fire, every song is dope and the production is even better. With features from Kendrick Lamar, Future, Khalid, and Rick Ross, there's truly some trap for everyone! 15. A Real Good Kid Mike Posner Island Records Dropped: January 18Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥/ 5 Overview: Mike Posner released a pretty good emotional album that you HAVE to listen straight through. No, I'm not kidding, he says it in his introduction. It's only about 40 minutes though, so a quick, but meaningful listen. If you're in your feelings and need to process, this is absolutely the album for you. 16. "Cherry Wine" by Simon Lunche Simon Lunche Dropped: January 22Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: With a lowkey emotional ballad, Simon Lunche is able to give his fans a romantic track to slow dance to on Valentine's Day. With the soft guitar playing in the background and his sweet voice singing on top, who would want any more? 17. "7 Rings" by Ariana Grande Republic Records Dropped: January 18 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Ariana dropped a trap-inspired single and despite the controversy, I'm kind of here for it. The production is fire and the whole concept of highlighting her favorite things was straight genius. I appreciate her continuing to ascend through all the tough things she's been through this year. 18. "Without Me" by Halsey Capitol Records Dropped: January 9 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: This lowkey emotional ballad is definitely up Halsey's wheelhouse and she succeeds at it every time. I love breakup songs that tell off the person who left, and Halsey really did have a whole list of receipts of why she was the best girlfriend in the world and you know what? I felt that (and this song). 19. "Timebomb" by Walk The Moon RCA Records Dropped: January 11 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: Who doesn't like Walk The Moon? They always give us upbeat, positive bops we can work out to, or just sing aloud when you're having a horrible day. The production is A1, and you'll want to press repeat, well, repeatedly. 20. "Deadass" by Kemba Republic Records Dropped: Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5Overview: The production on this track makes me for a badass, and I think that was Kemba's whole point. The song is literally just him saying he's the best out, only bested by Biggie (who is deceased). I will say if he continues dropping fire like this he might actually have to bring him back to life just to get a real NYC rap battle. There might be hope for East Coast rap, after all. 21. "Almost (Sweet Music)" by Hoizer Columbia Records Dropped: January 16Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥 🔥/ 5Overview: Hoizer has been slowly releasing different singles for his new album that, according to him, is inspired by Irish Folk, original rhythm and blues, as well as commercial pop. This track is a great, upbeat song you'll want to replay over and over on your way to work while you think about how much you love bae. 22. "Middle Child" by J. Cole Roc Nation Dropped: January 23 Fire level: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 / 5 Overview: J. Cole is back again with that fire and we are all thankful. While I'm not his biggest fan, (and according to his single I indeed counted him out) his flow is something I'm completely digging, and Cole continues to remind his fans and foes why he's one of the best.