“Whatever it Takes” is one of the newest singles off of Imagine Dragons’ “Evolve”. The song has a nostalgic tone and the video (set in a vintage basement) captures the same feel in its beginning scenes. Later on, it takes a surreal turn when the basement is ignited by flames and surrounded by water.
The song's sudden spike in popularity is due, in part, to an internet meme revolving around the song's lyric, "You so f**kin' precious when you smile," which users have remixed via a Snapchat Lens filter. Users have been creating and uploading videos on YouTube and other social media services.
The streaming success of "Mine" is also the result of editorial support from Apple Music, which helped the track hit No. 1 on the service's Pop Streaming chart and quickly follow suit on other DSPs. "The moment we heard his music, we knew that his fresh sound would have a massive appeal that would connect with fans around the world," Apple Music’s head of pop programming Arjan Timmermans said. "Bazzi is solid proof that the state of Pop is strong.”
On “Make Me Feel,” one of two new singles from Monáe’s Dirty Computer (the musician’s first LP in five years), the polymath unpacks a rubbery funk tune that recalls the likes of Prince and Sheila E. Her 1980s influences are clear, down to each massive synth line and the feeling of raw sensual energy woven throughout the song. Much like her previous work, “Make Me Feel” is a flashy mix of modern bounce and old soul that puts her dulcet voice on full display.