5 new songs you should hear right now: Passenger, Paul Weller and more

25 May 2018, 17:45

John Mayer - New Light

Here's our new playlist of brand new songs we reckon you guys will love.

1. John Mayer - 'New Light'

American singer John Mayer returns with a slice of funky soft rock with his new single, and it's awesome.

Mayer purposely chose the film the music video on a tiny budget, at a place where they film birthday and Bar Mitzvah videos in front of a green screen, and hilarity ensues.

2. Passenger - 'Hell or High Water'

Mike Rosenberg is back with a gorgeous folk ballad from his upcoming new album.

He said of the track: "It’s a song about trying to get your head around the complexities of relationships and why, ultimately, a lot of them don’t work out."

3. Christine and the Queens - 'Girlfriend'

French singer Christine is back after her huge album Chaleur Humaine, and this is a fantastic 80s-inspired pop track.

The song is the English-language version of a track featuring Dam-Funk, and will feature on her upcoming second album.

4. Tim McGraw - 'Humble and Kind' (Spanish version)

Country legend Tim has just unleashed a Spanish-language version of his 2015 song 'Humble and Kind'.

Now titled 'Nunca Te Olvides De Amar' (Never Forget To Love), Tim said of the song: "In songwriting, language has to rhyme and fit into the phrasing of the melody, so the song doesn't translate exactly word for word. But [translator] Claudia Brant did an incredible job."

5. Paul Weller - 'Aspects'

Mod icon Paul celebrates his 60th birthday today (May 26), but he's not slowing down.

He's back with a brand new song, which will feature on his upcoming 14th studio album True Meanings.