Music composition, construction, and recording have never been more diverse or technical than they are now. Whether you’re a fan of rock, country, folk, or jazz, there is always something new to discover and enjoy. This article will discuss some of the top new songs from 2018 that have made a big impact on the music industry and captivated listeners worldwide.
Sublime’s unique sound is a combination of many genres, including punk rock, ska, and reggae. They were heavily inspired by the spirituality and uplifting nature of reggae, which is evident in their lyrics. In addition, they often wrote about personal struggles and overcoming them, which resonated with their audience.
“New Song” is a powerful and thought-provoking song that reflects on the human spirit’s capacity to endure hardship. The song encourages people to stay strong and fight for what they believe in, even if the odds are against them.
The death of Christ was a turning point for humanity, establishing the new creation (Revelation 5:8-9). He was the one who focused and culminated the whole redemptive work. The old and the new were combined in him, who redeemed mankind for God (Colossians 1:19). The new song of the redeemed of all the earth focuses on him, and it has four qualitative aspects: (1) it is for God; (2) it is accomplished through his blood; (3) it is universal (every tribe, tongue, and nation); and (4) it establishes God’s kingdom or rule.
Sharon Van Etten pivoted to electronics to great effect on her last album, 2019’s nostalgia-fueled Remind Me Tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean she’s letting up on tackling hard topics. Her anxiety and depression are personified into a stalker that wants to steal her life on “Porta,” which is both haunting and motivating.
In the studio, Eriksen looped Dean’s vocal and stacked two or three copies on top of each other for a choral effect. The result was a stunning new song that was an instant hit.
Spoon’s swaggering rock single “Wild” is just as epic as its title suggests. The band stretches their raspy voice to its limits on this track, which is an explosion of melody and a force to be reckoned with. The song encapsulates the push-pull between restraint and passion that has made Spoon one of the most consistent bands in contemporary rock. It also shows that they’re not done reaching for the sky just yet.