Fun Wav Bounces Vol. 1. – creative collabs

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Sometimes, inspiration from a master of electronic dance music is all you need.
 
Calvin Harris’ Fun Wav Bounces Vol. 1., anyone?
 
If you’re looking for new music or inspiration, Fun Wav Bounces Vol. 1.is all you need for creative flow.
 
Here’s 10 feel-good summer jams to add to your playlist:
 
1.) Slide feat. Frank Ocean and Migos
Mid-tempo jam. And yeah, as the album’s title suggests, there’s a bounce to the beat.
The build up of tension in the beginning of the song is great.The intro gets in your head. Once the beat drops after you think you’ve heard the intro one time too much, the instrumental hook used in the verse is just as catchy.
 
2.) Cash Out feat. Schoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and D.R.A.M.
Opens with a capella rap. Mid-tempo jam kicks in.

3.) Heatstroke feat. Young Thug, Pharrell, and Ariana Grande
Slow to mid-jam. Happy beats. The chorus is catchy with Ariana Grande serenading listeners.

4.) Rollin feat. Future and Khalid
Bass beat bop. Acoustic-style, emulating rolling waves. There’s trills – sound like birds. Vocals that sound like a trumpet. And lots of fun instrumental drops in between singing.
 
5.) Prayers Up feat. Travis Scott, and A-Trak
Thank God Calvin Harris knows what a blessing is. Slow groove is relaxing. And catchy.

6.) Holiday feat. Snoop Dogg, John Legend, and Takeoff
Summer song. Relaxation jam. Slow chord progressions build up tension. Teases listeners. And oh, so fun.

7.) Skrt On Me feat. Nicki Minaj
 
The Queen of Rap owns this number. She sings fast, adding urgency and energy. Let’s not forget electric piano arpeggios.

8.) Feels feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry, and Big Sean
 
Dropped as a single before the album release, this song opens with sustained chords and then transitions to a repetitive loop.
 
Given that the chorus of a song functions to express emotional response to the verse through the lyrics, the chorus brings the song back to feels, illustrating feelings as an almost physical sensation.

9.) Faking It feat. Kehlani and Lil Yachty
 
True edm slow jam. 
 
Seductive.
 
Ascending melody in the introduction gives me the chills.
 
Kehlani sings as casually as if she’s speaking. Lil Yachty’s response in the bridge is a great way to create a duet. This song sounds like a conversation. Beautiful. Honest. Raw.

10.) Hard To Love feat. Jessie Reyez 
Guitar opening creates a relaxed acoustic feel. Prominent bass line backed by acoustic chords. R&B meets edm? I think so.
Fun Wav Bounces Vol. 1 is more than a fun edm summer jam.
 
Fun Wav Bounces Vol. 1 showcases and celebrates Calvin Harris’ experimentation with and influence in electronic dance music. 
 
This album shows and celebrates the creativity that can happen through collaborations with all kinds of artists.
 
So if you’re looking for fresh edm, relaxation and creative inspiration, stream Calvin Harris’ Fun Wav Bounces Vol. 1.for his latest catchy edm beats.
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