The May ’24 Playlist: New Tunes to Listen to Right Now

May sets with blooming music releases.


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As flowers bloom in May, so does a fresh wave of music, bringing us an array of new tunes as loyal companions. Even though we’re still in the month, we couldn’t wait to share our favourite releases that have coloured our days. 

What went down in May.


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Indeed, May has been a vibrant month with numerous events and releases. Starting off strong is the Kendrick Lamar and Drake rivalry with a series of diss tracks. While we’re not big on feuds, when they come with great music, well, who are we to judge?

In addition, we see a number of music videos releases, adding another layer of artistry to the journey. Charli XCX released hers featuring unexpected cameos, adding to the excitement.


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Meanwhile, we were also greeted with exciting news of upcoming concerts and festivals to look forward to. Peggy Gou built anticipation by leaking her set for Good Vibes Festival, which created quite a buzz among fans.

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Olivia Rodrigo thrilled us by expanding her Guts tour to include Asian countries. This marks her first time touring in Asia and Australia, sparking a frenzy for tickets online. While she won’t be visiting Malaysia, fans can catch her in nearby countries like Thailand and Singapore. Another powerhouse, Niki, also announced her tour, which will include a stop in Malaysia in 2025. 


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Of course, the main characters are the new releases from our favourite artists like Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Omar Apollo, and more. If you have yet to catch up on April releases, worry not. Read here to shuffle through the songs you missed out on. All these updates got me kicking my legs in excitement, eager to share all the lovely tunes of May. So, here are our top favourite releases for the month so far.

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Newly-released tunes to add to your May 2024 playlist.

1. Billie Eilish – “Hit Me Hard and Soft”

2. Dua Lipa – “Radical Optimism”

3. Kendrick Lamar – “Not Like Us”

4. The Chainsmokers – “No Hard Feelings”

5. Wallows – “A Warning”

6. Aespa – “Supernova”

7. The Marias – “if only + no one noticed”

8. Macklemore – “Hind’s Hall”

9. Sia – “Reasonable Woman”

10. Childish Gambino – “Atavista”

11. Honne – “Songs In My Head”

12. Doja Cat – “Scarlet 2 CLAUDE”

13. Cage the Elephant – Neon Pill

14. Omar Apollo – “Dispose of Me” 

15. Zayn – “Room Under the Stairs”

16. beabadoobee – “Take A Bite”

17. Drake – “Family Matters”

18. Peggy Gou – “Lobster Telephone (Edit)”

19. Bebe Rexha – “Chase It (Mmm Da Da Da)”

20. Charli XCX – “360”

21. ROLE MODEL – “Deeply Still in Love”

22. Meghan Trainor – “To The Moon”

23. Camila Cabello – “HE KNOWS (feat. Lil Nas X)”

24. Gracie Abrams – “Risk”

25. Taylor Swift – “Fortnight (feat. Post Malone) [BLOND:ISH Remix]”

26. Forest Claudette – “Jupiter”