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Week 4 of our New Music Friday series! Every Friday, we’ll share ten new releases you should know. Read New Music Friday 004:
Lady Gaga – Dawn of Chromatica
Rejoice, Little Monsters, Dawn of Chromatica has arrived! Is there a single artist on this stunning remix album that wasn’t rightfully teasing this hot release? With a jaw-dropping lineup featuring LSDXOXO, Rina Sawayama, Charli XCX and A. G. Cook, Dorian Electra, Arca, Ashnikko, Shygirl and Mura Masa, Chester Lockhart, Mood Killer, Lil Texas, and more, get ready to dance to the future of pop music, once again, at the hands of Lady Gaga & co.
Drake – Certified Lover Boy
Drake returns with his highly-anticipated new album, Certified Lover Boy. The colossal album stands tall at 21 tracks and of course features a star-studded cast including Jay Z, Lil Baby, Lil Durk & Giveon, Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Future, Kid Cudi, and more. Already Spotify’s most-streamed album in a single day, I can’t imagine you haven’t heard it but here it is: Stream.
Scoobert Doobert – “I’m an Idiot”
Rising indie-pop artist Scoobert Doobert is a new artist you need to know. Today, he shares his new single, “I’m an Idiot,” a clever, self-deprecating track you can’t help but vibe along to about the absurd nature of our collective existential dilemma, in the form of a sonic hug to the self-aware. Enjoy calling yourself an idiot for 3 minutes: Stream HERE.
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Following an incredible U.S. TV debut performance on Fallon, Little Simz returns today with her fourth album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. Alongside the release arrives an Ebeneza Blanche directed video for “Point And Kill,” dripping with an air thick menace and encroaching danger. Filmed in Nigeria and featuring a diverse cast of aunties, macho men, dancers, and policemen, the visual sees Obongjayar and Little Simz as Bonnie & Clyde. Stream the album HERE.
Priya Ragu – damnshestamil
Rising Sri-Lankan singer/songwriter Priya Ragu released her highly anticipated mixtape, damnshestamil today. Combining her love of 90’s R&B with the sonic palette of her home country, Ragu’s music is an exciting take on the tried and tested formula of contemporary pop, a sound that is entirely her own. The record’s final single, “Lockdown”, was recently listed as BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Song in the World, and the rest of the mixtape is equally awe-inspiring. This is not one to miss. Stream HERE.
Tokischa & ROSALÍA – “Linda”
Besos from Tokischa and ROSALÍA. The Dominican rapper, who recently featured on J Balvin’s “Perra,” returns with an infectious track, “Linda” all about showing your bestie some love. The dancefloor scorcher is co-produced by Leo RD and Rosaliá arrives with a Raymi Paulus-directed music video you need to see. Steam “Linda” here.
LANY – gg bb xx
Los Angeles trio LANY returns today with a new album, gg bb xx, via Interscope. Featuring previous singles “up to me” and “dancing in the kitchen,” the release is led by the new single, “ex i never had,” a track about ending a fling, and arrives with a a video directed by Andrew Sandler. Stream the album here.
Sofi Tukker & John Summit – “Sun Came Up”
Sofi Tukker returns with a transcendent new single, “Sun Came Up” featuring Chicago rising star John Summit. About those nights on dancefloor that become mornings, the euphoric track is led by Sophie’s airy vocals and driven by intricate Spanish guitar work and an alluring house beat. Stream HERE.
Smoko Ono ft. Yxng Bane, Chance the Rapper & Joey Purp – “Winners”
Ahead of his 2022 album, Chicago producer Smoko Ono returns today with “Winners,” a track all about celebrating the highs of life and flexing on the people that doubted you. Yxng Bane, Chance the Rapper & Joey Purp deliver fire verses while Smoko’s distinct production proves why he’s quickly becoming a highly-sought producer. Stream HERE.
The Homies – Honest Living
Indie rap group The Homies have just released their latest record, Honest Living, a 10-track collection that encompasses the sound of midwest hip-hop. Over the summer, The Homies have been climbing to the top the Indie scene by releasing banger after banger, from bombastic opener “The Come Down,” to the Jack Harlow featuring “White Lies.” Stream HERE.