You’re in for a load of new music with Volume 19 of Acentric Magazine’s “Staff Picks of the Week.” Acentric Magazine’s weekly Staff Picks Playlist features the most enjoyed songs played throughout the week, chosen by yours truly. With this eccentric playlist, we hope to introduce you to sounds you’ve never heard before and create nostalgia for the tunes you do know.

This week we feature three new tunes from Bastille, Hozier, and Twenty One Pilots!

“Good Grief” by Bastille
Bastille. Are. Back. I can’t fully explain my excitement and happiness. I’m not sure how they do it, but everything these guys release is golden, sounds amazing and always has a meaningful message. Even if the majority of their lyrics are sad, they always seem to be relatable and even uplifting. Seriously, I love them so much. I could keep rambling on about them, but please just do yourself a favor and listen to their first single off of their upcoming second album, Wild World, dare I say it just might be life changing. (Kathryn Farley, Social Media Manager)

“Better Love” by Hozier
I’m pretty sure that I blacked out when I got the notification from Spotify that Hozier had come out with a new song. Hozier never fails to amaze, with the type of songwriting skills that break your heart and a smooth Irish crooner voice with just enough grit. “Better Love” was written for the upcoming movie, The Legend of Tarzan. It’s about celebrating a partner who will always be your everything. It’s a bit more head banging than his past material, and his dark, passionate tone is the icing on the cake. (Briana McDonald, Writer)

“River” by Bishop Briggs
This is the first song I’ve heard from this artist, and I was hooked at first listen. It stands out as unique with a slow, melodic beat but passionate vocals. It showcases the artist’s creativity and versatility, and needless to say, I can’t wait to hear more from her! (Dayna Drum, Managing Editor)

“Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots
I love Twenty One Pilots, always have and I always will. This song dropped on Thursday night and is the first song released off of the soundtrack for the movie Suicide Squad. I’ve been jamming so hard to this song since it came out. It’s got a bit of a different sound and tone compared to the band’s other music, but still manages to fit in with their crazy “schizod pop” music. It’s a great song to workout to, and it is definitely making me even more pumped for Suicide Squad. (Gina Scarpino, Photographer)

“A Little Fall of Rain” by Samantha Barks and Eddie Redmayne (Les Mis Soundtrack)
Funny story: no one told me that Les Mis was going to be two whole hours of consecutive singing. I knew it was a musical, but I was not prepared for that. By the time I got to this song, I was already really annoyed. Why did the hottie have to die? Why does this whiny boy get to live? Nevertheless, it’s a great musical with some amazing talent. If you really want to wreck your feels, watch the scene on YouTube or something. Or maybe not and just have a listen on our playlist. Your call. (Angelica Nicolle Abalos, Editor in Chief)

“Best I Can Do” by MisterWives
Don’t you just love when you find a song that relates to your current situation. Well, I think I found that song.  I love MisterWives and they come through in the clutch with these lyrics.  Basically a situation like this makes you feel down and out, but with the upbeat tempo to this song instead it makes you want to shake it off. If you are going through a situation where you’re trying your best and it isn’t working take a listen to this song. I guarantee it will make you feel better, and you might just end up dancing like I’ve been doing. (Janet Garcia, Social Media)

“Gold Medal Ribbon” by Pierce the Veil
This song just hits a sweet spot for me. When i first heard this song i could make out certain lines and the chorus, and the guitar riffs were awesome. Then i looked up the lyrics and it just became my favorite song in the whole record. It’s so deep, it honestly makes me tear up sometimes. I guess if you can relate to it a lot, and you have a loved one that’s passed. You can tell this is a very personal song. I love it. (Carolina Rivera, Photographer)

“Guru” by Coast Modern
Every road trip needs a good first song! Gotta start the drive off with good music and good vibes! And Guru definitely suits it! It’s a chill, head bob’n jam that you can easily sing along to. Plus it’s reggae, rhythmic under beat hits the stop. 10/10 would recommend. (Ryan Wickham, Graphic Designer)

“Don’t Rain on My Parade” by Glee Cast
My guilty pleasure is musicals and I honestly must say that I have no shame in that. From High School Musical, to Rent, to Glee. I mean the show had some amazing covers and was absolutely hilarious. Lea Michele AKA Rachel Berry slays the song and I remember the episode very vividly. Btw, there’s Glee:Karaoke on the Wii and I might have done this song about 100 times. (Camille Wilcher, Social Media Coordinator)