Now that it’s officially 2022, we at TREMG have been brainstorming ways to make this year better than the last few pandemic-ridden ones! From setting productive New Year’s resolutions and monitoring rising artists, there are so many ways you can start fresh and redefine your life. And one of the best ways to get motivated is to make a feel-good playlist to inspire you. Here are four songs you need to check out to make the most of your year!
Lilyisthatyou – “Party 22”
If one of your goals for the year is to leave 2021’s pain and drama behind, Lilyisthatyou has just the solution with her new single “Party 22!” She sings about forgetting an ex and moving forward in an exciting promise to “party like it’s 2022,” making it the perfect way to kick off the year. After her debut single “FMRN” went viral on TikTok and she got a record deal with Warner, we eagerly waited to hear “Party 22” and it exceeded all of our sparkly it-girl expectations. We’re in love with Lily’s confidence and unique take on uplifting songs that stand apart from the crowd. Join in the party by following her on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter!
Macklemore – “Next Year” (feat. Windser)
“Next year’s gonna be better than this year,” Windser insists on the uplifting chorus of “Next Year.” And with the low standard 2021 set, we think (knock on wood) it’s almost certain that 2022 will be a much better year! Macklemore was one of the most iconic artists of the 2010s and we’re so glad he came back to boost what’s been a very difficult decade. He even recruited his musical partner, producer Ryan Lewis, to make the song their first collab in years after finding success with hits like “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.” Even if 2022 isn’t that great, at least we have the anthem that is “Next Year” to make it sting a little less. Get to know Macklemore or reconnect with his music on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and his official site.
Masorti – “Something Better”
Philip Masorti left his job as a lawyer to pursue his love of music in New York City, and we think he made the right choice! His debut single “Something Better” is a folk-rock jam about reaching for what you truly want, which is the perfect message to start off the year with. Later this month, he’ll be releasing a new single called “Arrowhead,” so now is a great time to get ahead of the curve and start listening to Masorti! You can link up with him on Facebook, Instagram, and his official website in addition to finding “Something Better” on all your favorite streaming services.
The discontent I was feeling spilled over and the verses kept coming. Then for some reason, I changed the rhythm pattern and the chorus became one of hope and in stark contrast to the melody and rhythm of the verses. I suppose in the end the chorus being so different from the verses highlighted my own ambivalence… the back and forth tug of war. Did I make a mistake? How do I get out? Do I have the courage to end the struggle and move on for something better?Masorti
Taylor Swift – “22 (Taylor’s Version)”
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling 2022! Taylor finally owns the full rights to her party banger “22,” and 21-year-olds everywhere are rejoicing now that they’ll get to celebrate their next birthday the right way. Between its focuses on individuality, enjoying time with friends, and letting go of what’s bothering you for the night, “22” is the ultimate hopeful mood you need on your New Year’s playlist. What better way to own your optimism like Queen Swift? Her carefree attitude will rub off on you if you connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Tumblr, Twitter, and her official website.
Hi! I’m Madison Murray, a pop culture and music writer who also loves writing about lifestyle and fashion. I have credits on sites like TREMG, Young Hollywood, and Audible Addixion, and I’m the founder of Melodic Musings. In addition to writing, I’m a community editor on Genius, lyric curator on Musixmatch, and a playlist curator at VOLUP2. My favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Machine Gun Kelly, BLACKPINK, Elko, phem, and YUNGBLUD. She/her.