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#NewMusicMonday: Jacob's "Last Text," Vista's "Henchmen" + more!

With Ed Sheeran's awesome new singles last week (and the news that his album will be out in March!) and some fresh music from some new and old faves this week, 2017 is already proving to be an awesome year for music. What are we listening to on this #NewMusicMonday? Take a listen to these amazing new tracks below!

Jacob Sartorius's music video for "Last Text"

We absolutely loved Jacob's "Hit or Miss," "Sweatshirt" and "All My Friends." Now we've got another one of his jams to play (and watch) on repeat!  Every song Jacob writes is honest and heartfelt, and from his social media accounts, you can tell he truly appreciates his fans. (If you don't follow him on, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, then you need to start.) His first-ever EP, The Last Text, is set for release on January 20th, but with this video for "Last Text," you don't have to wait to get your ears on his new project. Love the song? Good news: Jacob is hitting the road with his first headlining tour on Jan. 26! 

Yarin Glam's music video for "Mr. Calvin Klein"

Singer/songwriter Yarin Glam just debuted her visual for "Mr. Calvin Klein," and if you love eye candy and a bumpin' track, this is exactly what you need to get you through your Monday. This Israel-born artist is all about inspiring and connecting with others. She says, "The way the beat and vocals can connect with someone is something that gives me purpose. It's amazing how you can touch people with your art. If I'm able to do that with even one person, it would make me the happiest person alive." Yarin's new EP, Now or Never, is set for release this month, and as if that wasn't already super exciting, she's set to release another EP later this year! 

Mason Ashley's single and music video for "Paper Planes"

Now 18, Mason has been writing music since she was 9 years old, and her masterfully crafted and relatable lyrics reflect that. This music video, for a single from her Strangers EP, is one that we just can't stop watching. What does Mason have to say about her music? “People and love are so interesting to me so that’s usually what I write about. Music is my way of telling a story. It’s like a photo album of my life, but with words. So anyone is welcome to turn the pages and make their own interpretations of my pictures…my stories. Stories with melodies.” Mark our words, Mason is a 2017 artist to watch!

VISTA's single "Henchmen"  

VISTA's "Henchmen" might seriously be our new anthem. This powerhouse rock band continues to spread their infectious energy on this insanely catchy song, and we can't get enough. What's the band—a trio with a female lead singer, Hope—have to say about the song?  ""Henchmen" is a headfirst dive into part of the musical world we have created. We wanted to come out strong with this one. We wanted to resonate with people who have been feeling held back, oppressed. But also wanted to show people very clearly what this iteration of VISTA is capable of sonically." Can't get enough of VISTA's fierce sound? The band will release a new EP this year, too, "We're only just beginning." To listen to more than just a snippet of the song, grab it on iTunes here.

What are you listening to today? Share in the comments.

Photo credit: Jacob Sartorius

by Emily Cavanagh | 1/16/2017