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Week 2 of our New Music Friday series! Every Friday, we’ll share ten new releases you should know. Read New Music Friday 002:
Lorde – Solar Power
Lorde is back with her highly-anticipated third studio album, Solar Power. Earlier this week, she unveiled “Mood Ring,” one of the album’s best tracks, with a music video that shows her diving (blond) headfirst into wellness culture. The 12-track follow-up to 2017’s Melodrama is produced by Jack Antonoff and features recent singles, “Stoned at the Nail Salon” and the album’s title track, “Solar Power.” Stream HERE.
James Blake – “Life Is Not The Same”
James Blake returns with a total masterpiece, “Life Is Not The Same.” Emotional and full-bodied, introspective lyrics and a dreamlike melody send Blake’s incomparable range and bold sound to new heights. The second track from his upcoming new album, Friends That Break Your Heart, due out September 10, 2021, the song is a collaboration with hit producer duo Take A Daytrip, who notably co-produced the Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow track, “Industry Baby,” with Kanye West. Stream HERE.
LARRY PINK THE HUMAN – “BISOUSxxx”
UK alt-pop band and creative duo LARRY PINK THE HUMAN are back with a striking new single, “BISOUSxxx.” Much like the French term the song title is derived from, “BISOUSxxx” is endearing and sincere. The song opens with a soft strum guitar as Laurie Vincent’s vocals soar. Guiding listeners through an otherworldly blend of organic instrumentation, glitchy synths, and howling harmonies, at the hands of super-producer and songwriter Jolyon Thomas. “BISOUSxxx” is taken from their upcoming project, M1XTAPE, which arrives on September 17th. Stream HERE.
Orla Gartland – Woman on the Internet
Dublin singer-songwriter-producer Orla Gartland unveils her long-awaited debut album, Woman on the Internet, via her own label New Friends. Leading up to the album, she’s shared a number of amazing singles, including “More Like You,” “Pretending,” “You’re Not Special, Babe,” “Zombie,” and others. Stream the album HERE.
Skrillex, Justin Bieber & Don Toliver – “Don’t Go”
Skrillex connects with Bieber and Don Tolliver on his latest single, “Don’t Go.” The duo trades knockout verses over Sunny’s untouchable production work, combining acoustic and electronic elements to create a memorable release. The song is accompanied by an alluring new visual, showing the superstars in varying exhibits as they become encased in gold.
Clinton Kane – “I GUESS I’M IN LOVE”
Norwegian-Filipino singer/songwriter Clinton Kane unveils a soaring, heartfelt ballad, “I GUESS I’M IN LOVE.” The song follows the February release of his breakthrough hit “CHICKEN TENDIES,” which has accumulated over 85M streams. With more new music in the works, Clinton has announced his U.S. fall tour starts in November (tickets). Stream HERE.
NASAYA, MARO – PIRILAMPO EP
Today, producer and multi-instrumentalist NASAYA and Portuguese multi-hyphenate MARO unveil a stunning four-track EP, PIRILAMPO, on Foreign Family Collective. The project is led by two journey-like experiences, “TEMPO” and “I SEE IT COMING,” and features two previously unheard songs. Enjoy HERE.
CHEL – “Go Home”
Rising pop artist CHEL is unapologetically cutting negative energy out of her life on “Go Home.” Her powerful vocals rip through the bouncing production, creating the perfect follow-up to “View From Down There” and “Nasty Woman.”
Oliver Keane – “in the morning”
Meet Oliver Keane, a name you won’t be able to forget after hearing his debut single, “in the morning.” Setting the stage as an artist to watch in just 3 and 1/2 minutes, the track demonstrates the young songwriter’s ability to carefully set emotive scenes highlighted by his jarringly distinct and powerful vocals. Stream HERE and keep an eye out for this future star.
Rxseboy ft. Powfu & Thomas Reid – “I’m So Good at Lying”
Rxseboy launches his latest single, “I’m So Good At Lying,” featuring frequent collaborators, Powfu & Thomas Reid. Emocore-leaning and catchy, the song captures the immediate aftermath of a failing relationship. Rxseboy’s verses are paired with his collaborators’ smooth vocals to create a special track accompanied by a comic strip lyric video. Watch and stream here.