Music Trajectory

Alternative music perspective

Week In Review: 2/27/2017 through 3/5/2017


What an awesome week for single releases! The Featured 5 was stacked with 5 very strong singles that should grab your attention. Lorde’s highly anticipated new single “Green Light” takes Song of the Week honors this week. Scrolling through the comments underneath the Youtube video is rather entertaining. Supergroup Dreamcar finally release debut single “Kill For Candy”, an 80’s throwback type sound with a fresh tinge. Their interview at KROQ is worth a view if you want to hear/see how the band got started.

What stood out this week for you? Sound off in the comments section 😀


New Single Releases


Here are the Featured 5 singles releases this week. Listen to the songs in the Spotify player below or in your Spotify app.


Listen to all the best new alternative music singles released in 2017 in your Spotify app. Songs appear in reverse chronological order by release date (newest songs appear on top).


Song of the Week


We have been anxiously awaiting new music from Lorde and we finally got the highly anticipated new single on Thursday night, a day ahead of when most new music gets released on Fridays.

“Green Light” features super catchy verses but the chorus might not hook everyone. Chatting with friends who have heard the song, it seems most are into it and the rest weren’t hooked – at least not yet. This song is a story and to get the story, you need to hear the song a few times. It’s a bit of a grower. The video helps – she does a great job acting out the emotions. I think its going to be a hit.

You can’t go wrong when you release new music that sounds like your old stuff but has a freshness and clear progression in song writing. The keyboard build right before the chorus showcases this perfectly.

Great song. Song of the Week.

What are your thoughts on the new song? Sound off in the comments section below and tweet me @MusicTrajectory



‘Cause honey I’ll come get my things, but I can’t let go
I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it



Listen to all the songs chosen as Song of the Week in 2017 in your Spotify app. Songs appear in reverse chronological order by date chosen as Song of the Week (newest songs appear on top).


New Music Videos


I keep an eye on all the music videos being released on Youtube. Lately I’ve noticed bands releasing new singles/videos on Youtube even before Spotify or iTunes. If its a great video and/or a highly anticipated song, it will be added to the playlist below. Subscribe, my friend!


New Live Videos


Raise your hand if you love watching bands perform their new singles on late night shows or other similar platforms. OK, if you raised your hand be sure to follow this feature week to week. Most late night shows only post live performances to their own websites. For those, I will post text links below. Awesome live performances posted to Youtube will be included in the playlist below. Please subscribe.


Best Song In The World


Current reigning Best Song of the World is “Starboy” by The Weeknd. For prior songs chosen, visit the BSITW page.


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