#HotGirlSummer might be over but don’t worry, there is a new identity you can embrace. Enter: Hot Girl Fall. Megan Thee Stallion, the artist who copyrighted #HotGirlSummer, performed her new original track deemed “Hot Girl Fall” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week and while the song is humorous, it’s also sort of really relatable (think: flannel, pumpkin-inspired anything, and pies).
Aside from our latest personal mantra being created, we have new music from alt-pop sibling trio Echosmith, a new banger from Diplo’s country moniker Thomas Wesley and his buds, the Jonas Brothers, and a unique collaboration from SHAED and ZAYN. ZAYN hopped on SHAED’s most recent single, “Trampoline” and the result is a sultry new version of the song. With a new bop from Noah Cyrus, it seems as though the Cyrus family name is rounding out our Sound Bite for this week.
See below for all five tracks.
1. “Trampoline” by SHAED feat. ZAYN
The trio that makes up SHAED is captivating. They’re a set of twin brothers and a badass female belting her heart out front and center. Chelsea Lee is small in stature but on the band’s latest single “Trampoline,” she proves her strength lies in her voice. Pop sensation ZAYN recently lent his vocals to the song for a new version and the duet couldn’t be more effortless. “I warm up to “Pillowtalk” all the time so singing a duet with ZAYN is extra special and surreal,” Lee says.
2. “Lonely Generation” by Echosmith
Siblings in bands seems to be a trend in this week’s Sound Bite. But Echosmith is taking “family band” to the next level. In 2018 they formed their own record label Echosmith Music LLC and their first self-released music comes is “Lonely Generation.” The trio has grown up on stage together, playing festivals like Firefly Music Festival and Lollapalooza, and headlining their own shows as well. This song feels like an ode to being young in the music industry and trying to feel less alone. There is an honesty in the lyrics but also a sadness that Echosmith doesn’t shy away from.
3. “Lonely” by Thomas Wesley feat. Jonas Brothers
Diplo’s latest musical moniker, Thomas Wesley, is a collaborative country project with past releases featuring Morgan Wallen and Cam. The newest track is “Lonely” and features none other than close pals, the Jonas Brothers. The official music video playfully showcases Diplo apologizing for live-streaming the wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner through text, flowers, and notes. The song has a country vibe with EDM elements and of course, stellar vocals courtesy of the Jonas Brothers.
4. “Hot Girl Fall” by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Jimmy Fallon
This original track aired on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week and with both artists (Stalli & J.Fal) rocking orange velour jumpsuits, I suppose Autumn is officially here. The follow-up to Megan Thee Stallions’s song “Hot Girl Summer” is cheeky and shows off the rapper’s sense of humor but the official music video, featuring rapper Black Thought will definitely hit home for most listeners. The trio pokes fun at the season’s most typical behaviors such as wearing plaid, drinking pumpkin beer, and stocking up on school supplies.
5. “Lonely” by Noah Cyrus
With the publicity surrounding Miley Cyrus lately, I think it is easy to forget that the international superstar has a family and they are probably figuring out how to handle the emotions, stress, and attention. Noah Cyrus, the younger sister of Miley, released a poetic song that might not be a direct result of her sister’s personal life but it does feel connected in some ways. In sensitive situations, it might be easy to fall back onto unhealthy vices to self-medicate or soothe the stress, but Noah channeled her struggle into his art. “‘Lonely’ came to me during a really dark time in my life and is about self struggle and feeling out of place. But the amazing thing is that it put me on the path to getting help and I hope it does the same for my fans who need it,” the artist says.