Think of The Playlist as your source to the music everyone’s talking about, including some hidden gems stuck on repeat in our Topgolf headquarters. Our goal is to make sure you have a few ideas for what to load up on your phone for the next workout, long drive, or when you just have to press pause on a busy work week.
This week’s album delivers a dose of refreshing flavor, and a love song that’ll give you all the feels.
Album of the Week
The Human Condition by Jon Bellion
Jon Bellion is a Long Island, New York native with a musical style that takes our favorite genres, mixes them together, and then serves them hot with his debut album, The Human Condition. It’s a nice mix of hip-hop, indie rock, and R&B that takes contemporary pop music to a new level. Bellion’s influences include the likes of Timbaland, J Dilla, and Pharrell Williams, and his sound wonderfully reflects this inspiration.
With 4 mix tapes under his belt, and an impressive resume that includes working with the likes of Zedd, Eminem, and Jason Derulo, Jon Bellion is a talent who is currently on the glow up. The Human Condition hit number 5 on the billboard in its first week! Let’s hope this is a sign for good things to come!
The album kicks off with “He Is The Same,” and it sets the mood in a profound way. Just as the title suggests, it’s a song about how money and fame did not affect Jon B’s character. Although this is not an uncommon theme in music, he presents it in a way that focuses less on him and more on keeping it real in general and staying humble.
“80’s Films” is an ode to the days when teen couples would visit the drive-in theaters and hook up in the backseat. It does a great job of taking you back with dreamy vocals and some 80s guitar while remaining modern. “Guillotine,” meanwhile, is the catchy single that hinted to the album’s potential this past April.
Must Listen Track: “Overwhelming” is the love song you wish your high school crush wrote for you. Its lyrics guarantee a smile and one of those, “Jon, you’re the man for this one.” Funny enough, the track almost didn’t make it to the album, as Jon Bellion tweeted that he nearly deleted the song, but a good friend convinced him to keep it.
“You deserve a theme song. You could be the shoulder that I lean on. Love it when you're late for work and try to slip your jeans on. You be bumping Chili Peppers all up in your Nissan. ”
Aw. He knows his way to a girl’s heart!
Playlist for June 28th
“Hype” by Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris
These two collaborated again, and the result is definitely HYPE.
“Working For It” by ZHU, Skrillex, THEY.
A great EDM song for working out.
“Summer Nights” by Tiesto, John Legend
Tiesto mixed with John’s legendary vocals. How can you go wrong?
“Wake Up” by Fetty Wap
Fetty Wap’s singing holds a special place in our hearts.
Trapsoul, an album by Bryson Tiller
Bryson Tiller perfectly mixes trap music and R&B soul with this album.
“First” by Cold War Kids
The Cold War Kids do it again with this great indie song. Perfect for sing-alongs with friends.
“Cheap Thrills” by Sia
An upbeat song that gives us a hint of a reggae vibe that’s all about having fun without spending a single dime.
“Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots
This dark hypnotic song appears in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie.
“Bored To Death” by Blink 182
Blink 182 makes a great comeback with this track, and it has that Blink 182 sound we never grow tired of.
Which songs are you listening to right now? Share your playlist in the comments below.