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Spotify is falling behind on lyrics and voice

Spotify’s lack of full lyrics support and its minimal attention to voice are beginning to become problems for the streaming service. The company has been so focused on the development of its personalization technology and programming its playlists, it has overlooked key features that its competitors – including Apple, Google, and Amazon – today offer and are now capitalizing on. For example, in the updated version of Apple Music rolling out this fall with iOS 12, users won’t just have access to lyrics in the app as before, they will also be able to perform searches by lyrics instead of only by the artist, album, or song title. And Apple Music is actually playing catch up with Amazon on this front. Amazon Music, which has quietly grown to become the third largest music streaming service, al...

Here Are the Lyrics to Clean Bandit’s ‘Solo,’ Feat. Demi Lovato

Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato teamed up for “Solo” back in May, and the song just made its debut on Billboard‘s Streaming Songs chart at No. 48 this week (dated Aug. 11), following Lovato’s hospitalization for an apparent overdose late last month. The song’s streaming gains — by 14 percent — bring the electronic track back before summer ends. The scats in the chorus, from “I wanna f-woop, woop woop” to “Cr-cr-cry,” playfully spin the breakup ballad into a liberating party anthem for when you need to roll up solo. This solo, solo, everybodyThis solo, everybodyThis solo, solo, everybody I never meant to leave you hurtin’I never meant to do the worst thingNot to you (this solo, solo, everybody) ‘Cause every time I re...

Here Are the Lyrics to Demi Lovato’s ‘Sober’

Demi Lovato‘s confessional ballad “Sober” re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 this week (dated Aug. 4) at No. 56. The song regained popularity after the singer was hospitalized July 24 after a reported narcotics overdose in her home.  She has since agreed to enter rehab once she leaves the hospital, as the honesty poured out in her single reveals she broke her six years of sobriety.  Read the lyrics to Lovato’s “Sober” below. I got no excusesFor all of these goodbyesCall me when it’s over‘Cause I’m dying insideWake me when the shakes are goneAnd the cold sweats disappearCall me when it’s overAnd myself has reappeared I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know whyI do it every, every, every timeIt&#...

Here Are the Lyrics to Chris Lane’s ‘Take Back Home Girl’ feat. Tori Kelly

Chris Lane and Tori Kelly harmonize about the girl that you can take back home to your parents in the song “Take Back Home Girl.” The romantic country-pop track discusses the appeal of a natural girl (“You’re wake up in pajamas, not a trace of makeup on ya”) and how natural it is to be in love with her. It’s laid back in its beat, but is reflective in how nerve-racking it can be to make it to that next step in a relationship. It’s the “feeling homecoming cool” swagger Lane sings about that Kelly in her perfect harmony understands and fulfills in the music video.  Read the lyrics to Lane’s “Take Back Home Girl” below. Duffle bag, backseatMy dash, your feetThose other side of the highway headlights making you shineMy han...

Here Are the Lyrics to Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid’s ‘Eastside’

Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid make for a whimsical “Eastside” ensemble. Blanco, a renowned pop producer and songwriter, is gearing up for his first solo album, but he recruits R&B star Khalid and electro-pop badass Halsey for his first song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, with a No. 52 spot currently (dated Aug. 4). The track’s summer vibe is mixed with the feeling of reminiscing about a former love. Khalid and Halsey talk about running away with their former significant other after reflecting on all the times they “used to meet [them] on the Eastside.” See the “Eastside” lyrics below: UhYeah, yeah When I was young, I fell in loveWe used to hold hands, man, that was enough (yeah)Then we grew up, started to touchUsed to kiss underneath the lig...

Here Are the Lyrics to Lauren Daigle’s ‘You Say’

Lauren Daigle beats her inner negative voices to believe in her own strength in “You Say.” The song jumped 33-1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart (dated July 28).  Daigle’s worth, according to the song’s lyrics, is found in God and whatever He says about her strength and ability to be loved. The humbling gospel ballad heals listeners and assures them of a victory over their struggles if they put their trust in the right hands. See the “You Say” lyrics below. I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enoughEvery single lie that tells me I will never measure upAm I more than just the sum of every high and every low?Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh) You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thingYou say I am strong whe...

Here Are the Lyrics to Drake’s ‘Emotionless’

Drake samples Mariah Carey‘s “Emotions” hit in his own song “Emotionless.” The Scorpion track is laden with, well, emotion — how he bears himself to a world that elevates him and berates him at the same time. The most transparent line of the song — “I wasn’t hidin’ my kid from the world/ I was hidin’ the world from my kid” — responds to the rumors spurred from Pusha T‘s diss track “The Story of Adidon,” which first addressed Drake’s fatherhood. Read the lyrics and hear the song below. Ah, ah, youYou’ve got me feeling emotionsAy, higher, ohAh, ah, youYou’ve got me feE, whoa, yes Don’t link meDon’t hit me when you hear this and tell me your favorite songDon’t te...

Here Are the Lyrics to Drake’s ‘Mob Ties’

Watch how you speak on Drake‘s name, or else he will cut you off with his “Mob Ties,” as he sings about in the A-side track currently claiming the No. 28 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 21). Even though he wasn’t bred in the streets, the Scorpion rapper sure does have friends who were and can take care of his dirty business. And for those rappers who have had beef with Drake in the past, he clearly states he’s not about to shake hands and extend an olive branch of peace. “It’s too late for all that lovey-dovey shit/ I’m your brother shit, all that other shit,” he raps. Ayy, sick of these n*ggas (sick)Sick of these n*ggas (sick, sick)Hire some help (help), get rid of these n*ggas (skrr)Sick of this shit, move to the RitzTurned ...

Here Are the Lyrics to Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Nico and the Niners’

In a rebellious anthem following fictional character Clancy who lives in the imaginary Dema town, Twenty One Pilots sing about clinging to their rebel clothes and taking flight with the rest of the “banditos” in their latest single “Nico and the Niners.” Released ahead of schedule, the group’s impulse mirrors what drives Clancy, who cannot be contained by Dema — which is walled and ruled by nine bishops (“Dema don’t control, Dema don’t control”). What really traps this character — and those like Clancy — is depression, and this song tackles mental illness’ reign over people. The sway of the reggae beat — drums, guitar and maracas — assures listeners they’ll overcome their demons, but not everyone will be granted the same success (“We’ll win but not everyone wi...

Here Are the Lyrics to Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Jumpsuit’

Number one rule of being part of the banditos: Wear a jumpsuit with yellow stripes, as indicated by Twenty One Pilots’ new single “Jumpsuit.” The song follows Clancy, and listens can put themselves in his shoes (or clothes, rather) along his rebellious journey away from Dema, an imaginary walled city representing depression. Tyler Joseph petitions to be covered by the dark suit — he repeats “Jumpsuit, jumpsuit, cover me” throughout the chorus and verses — but his plea is for his security from the bishops who rule Dema and cannot see the banditos because of the yellow. The bishops represent the vocalist’s demons, and the protective yellow seen in the music video provides him a sliver of hope. The single, alongside “Nico and the Niners,” which was also released Wednesday (July 11...

Here Are the Lyrics to Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Simple’

Florida Georgia Line tell the endearing story of a simple love between two people in their latest hit song “Simple.” To explain the track in many words defeats the purpose of its message because the duo cannot conform to the complicated notions surrounding love. The trite lines “one, two, three” and “S-I-M-P-L-E” in the chorus epitomize the childish thrill of love’s bounds. The second verse brings listeners into a modern context by referencing Instagram and how it wraps us up in everyone’s business, but this country love song narrows down the focus to just two people. See the “Simple” lyrics below: The way your fingers fit in mineIt’s five plus five, not rocket scienceThis day in time, that’s hard to findIt’s tru...

Here Are the Lyrics to YG’s ‘Big Bank,’ Feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj

YG is set to drop his latest album Stay Dangerous soon, but the true danger behind the rapper is his capital rapped about in “Big Bank.” His latest single not only stunts about cars, houses and clothes, but also stars 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj as guest features. He sets the bar high — or is the bar himself, rather — for a rich anthem filled with rich examples these four rappers are familiar with. Each artist flexes their own come-up in their respective verses, with Big Sean emphasizing that these luxuries were never guaranteed: “I’m a first-generation millionaire/ I broke the curse in my family not having shit.” My bitch drive a all white RangeCouldn’t hit it if you n*gga’s had aimLames can’t call and you a lameYou had it...

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