The British singer-songwriter is serving up the sounds of summer with his new playlist.
With summer in full swing and freedom day upon us, the entirety of the UK is manically scrambling for the best tunes to accompany their sun-soaked trips to the park and pre-drinks for the highly-anticipated return to the club. And, who better to offer up some musical suggestions than talent from within the industry?
From pop classics courtesy of Dua Lipa and Britney Spearsto the ultimate throwback from S Club 7, British singer-songwriter Bryn Christopher is serving up the ultimate music inspo with his “Don’t Stop Movin'” playlist ahead of the release of track “Never Love You Again”, in which the artist joins CHEAT CODES and Little Big Town for a display of pop perfection. Head below to see the soundtrack for your summer as the artist takes us through the playlist track-by-track…
Portugal. The Man- “Feel It Still”
I love this song so much; I have it as my alarm clock. It puts me in just the right mood for the rest of the day. I especially love an unofficial video choreographed by the incredible Brian Freedman – which made me fall in love with the song that had overplayed. I also very much love their song “Live In the Moment”.
Jessie J – “I Want Love”
I’ve been waiting for Jessie to release a great pop record for a while! I listened to this and fell in love straight away. I checked the credits for who she wrote it with and wasn’t surprised that it was Ryan Tedder, as most songs I love seems to have had him involved. The melodies go all the places I want them to, and her voice sounds great on it!
Moby, Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah – “Natural Blues”
I heard this recently and was blown away by the voice. Sometimes, I hear a voice and it annoys me so much, as is so good, and I want to punch them in the throat. Gregory Porter has that kind of voice I’m jealous of! He’s so incredible and to hear this new take and production on an already-legendary song is magical.
Dua Lipa – “Physical”
There’s something about this song! As soon as the track begins I want to dance, maybe it is that throwback to disco sound. I just absolutely love it.
Mâitre Gims – “Est-Ce Que Tu m’aimes”
This is one of those songs that proves you don’t always listen to a lyric. I have no idea what the artist is singing about, but I couldn’t care less when the melody and track sound like this! Even though I don’t understand it, you can hear the emotion in his voice.
Jaded – “In The Morning”
I had heard this song and loved it, but when I watched a performance on So You Think You Can Dance, I became obsessed with it! Anytime I hear it, I become a dancer and do all the moves I remember them doing – not quite the way they do it. I went on to work with both Jaded and the singer and writer of the song “Linnea Sohdal” (Nea, who I mention later.)
CeCe Peniston – “Finally”
To me, this is one of the greatest dance records of all time. The track is just perfection. The vocals are out of this world, and the melodies go to all the places you want them to go. I especially believe the adlibs in this are some of the best. I can hear that it was probably the one whole take of adlibs that was left in. When doing adlibs, you’re usually trying things out and hitting weird or off-notes and working it out. Sometimes, producers leave ALL OF IT IN, which I think is the case with this and it works! This song continues to inspire me!
Britney Spears – “Toxic”
Now, this is one of the greatest pop records of all time, in my opinion. I am a huge fan of Britney and especially loved the Max Martin era, but this one has to be my favourite. The production makes you want to dance, and all of the melodies get into your body and take over. I loved the video and feel like Britney brought so much life to this song! There are too many elements I love about this song.
S Club 7 – “Don’t Stop Movin'”
I recently went down this rabbit hole and was surprised at the quality of not only the track but the melodies and Jo’s vocals on THAT pre-chorus. I believe that this will be a classic like “Can’t Hurry Love” in the future and that they as a band will get the respect they deserve.
Eiffel 65 – “Blue”
Like the Vengaboys, this is my secret weapon at a party. You can play it anywhere and everyone goes mad. I was explaining this to some friends I was writing songs with one day and mentioned how powerful of a melody it was for it to have a chorus that only said, “I’m blue da ba de da ba di.” I went on to say, “can you imagine it with an actual lyric, ”which ended up being “Some Say” for Nea who I wrote it with. The best thing about this song is that it introduced the world to the incredible talent that is Nea!
Mark Ronson and Yebba – “Don’t You Leave Me Lonely”
I remember exactly where I was when I heard this song for the first time. A friend of mine was telling me a serious break-up story while this was playing in the background. I immediately asked who it was and tried my hardest to listen to my friend’s story. But, I was so lost in the beauty of the voice I was hearing and the melodies. I kindly asked her to turn off the song so I could give her my full attention. Yebba has one of my favourite vocals at the moment!