11 New Songs For 2021
Despite not being able to perform live that much in 2020, we at 24 Karat have still been working hard in our own homes and, when we can, in the studio to bring our audiences a great selection of new songs for 2021. We’ve added 11 new songs to our repertoire of live material, and we really can’t wait to get back to performing for all you lovely people in 2021, or whenever live performances can return to normal. Take a look at the list of new songs that you will be able to hear the band perform at weddings, parties and events in the not so distant future!
“Adore You” – Harry Styles
We decided to record Mr Styles’ 2019 hit as part of our first remote recording sessions during the first 2020 lockdown. Each of the 5 members of 24 Karat recorded their parts at home and fused them together to create a unique funky cover of this catchy crowd favourite. Here is a video of us performing this tune during lockdown:
“Summer Feelings” – Lennon Stella feat Charlie Puth
We predict that this smooth, funky hit from 2020 will be a dancefloor favourite when the weather starts to warm up! This was the first song from the new decade added to our repertoire, and you can expect to hear our take on it when we’re back in front of live crowds again.
“Let’s Go Crazy” – Prince
A 1984 classic from a big film that features an actual wedding intro? Count us in! We love a bit of Prince in 24K, and we’ve been talking about adding “Let’s Go Crazy” to the set since we originally formed the band! We finally got round to learning this one in 2020, and we’ve no doubt that you won’t be able to move your feet to this uptempo groove at our upcoming gigs and events.
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
We finally got round to learning our namesake! This 2016 dancefloor filler has been immensely popular in our DJ sets at weddings and parties, and we thought it was about time we added it to our band setlist. “24K Magic” is so much fun to play, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoy performing it.
“Blinding Lights” – The Weeknd
Despite being released well over a year ago, this number one hit single from The Weeknd is still in the top 100 on the UK charts. The smooth vocals, catchy synth melody and driving drum beat made it a no brainer for us to put in our set, and the song has already been well received at the handful of gigs we managed in 2020. Watch this space for our own recorded cover!
“Murder On The Dancefloor” – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
You couldn’t turn on the radio in the noughties without hearing this massive hit from Sophie Ellis-Bextor. “Murder On The Dancefloor” is now a total classic, and we’ve enjoyed learning and rehearsing this dancefloor filler in anticipation for our live return, whenever that may be!
“break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” – Ariana Grande
We thought it was about time we added some Ariana Grande into our setlist, and this 2019 hit has proved to be a great choice so far. With it’s catchy chorus and easily danceable groove, we’ve no doubt that this one will be a crowd favourite in 2021. We’ve really enjoyed putting our own funky sound on “break up,” and we look forward to covering more of Ms Grande’s hits in the future.
“Sing It Back” – Moloko
Remember those funky, jazzy records from the nineties? We do too! Which is why we decided to cover this dancefloor classic from 1998 and add it our ever expanding live repertoire. This one will be for all those crowds who love a bit of nostalgia, or those who just want to get their groove on to a good tune!
“Chocolate” – The 1975
This tune has already got our audiences up on their feet in the limited opportunities we had to perform it in 2020. The 1975 really knocked it out of the park with this 2013 hit, which we know is going to be requested time and time again at weddings and parties when live performances are resumed. Another song that is so much fun to perform live, we think you’re really going to enjoy moving your feet to this one.
“Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
Another big hit from 2019, we liked this one so much that we decided to record it for our second ever lockdown cover! Learned, recorded and performed entirely in isolation from each other, our take on “Don’t Start Now” received a lot of positive feedback on social media. Don’t just take our word for it though, have a listen to it below and check us out performing it live when things are back to normal!
“Forget You” – CeeLo Green
Can you believe this one is 10 years old already? Another tune on this list written by Bruno Mars, “Forget You” is already a big favourite with our live audiences, so it made sense to finally include it in our live repertoire. This is going to be a great feel good song for our audiences to sing along to, and you just can’t help but move your feet to that killer groove!
“September” – Earth, Wind & Fire
Who doesn’t love this feel good song? “September” is a firm favourite of wedding DJs, so we thought it would be ideal to learn and perform as a band at our upcoming live gigs. This is another great sing along tune that will be pretty much mandatory for crowds of all ages to get up and dance to, so make sure you don’t miss us performing it at a venue near you!
So there you have it, 11 new songs to whet your appetite for our hopeful return in 2021. We’ll no doubt be adding some more new matertial to our repertoire throughout next year too, so make sure you keep your eye on the full list at this link for any additions!
We hope to see you all very soon,