New Music Friday: your updated summer playlist
It’s Friday so you know what that means: new music from your favorite artists! With summer fast approaching, there is so much new content to add to your Summer 2021 playlist!
This New Music Friday, we were fortunate to receive new versions of Lorde, Olivia O’Brien, Migos, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, and Clairo, to only cite a few. Let’s dive into all the new singles and projects that were dropped this week!
New Alternative Music: “Solar Power” – Lorde
After much speculation around the new music of Lorde, the Grammy-winning artist released the single “Solar Power”. This is her first song to be released in four years and the first song to be released from her highly anticipated third album of the same name.
Lorde sent a bulletin to his fans on Thursday by announcing the release of the new album and single. She said the song is about “that infectious, flirtatious summer energy that grips us all in June.”
“Solar energy” is much less scary and more optimistic than the Lorde the music we’re used to. It was written and produced by her and Jack Antonoff by Bleachers, who also worked on her 2017 album Melodrama. According to UPROXX, the single includes voices of recording artists Clairo and Phoebe bridgers.
While Lorde hasn’t announced a release date for the album, she said she wanted him to be the fans’ summer mate, so fingers crossed, it’s coming soon!
Lorde when she released Solar Power pic.twitter.com/KWNP7nORPi
– thanatos💫 Bob says hello to the stars 🌠 (@deathbyacuts) June 11, 2021
– christine (@christianbrodi) June 11, 2021
Listen to “Solar energy” here.
New Alternative Music: “How Dare You Want More” – Bleachers
“How Dare You Want More” is the fourth single from Bleachers‘ third studio album, Take out the sadness of Saturday night which will be released on July 30.
“How Dare You Want More” is the perfect upbeat song for the summer. It features the leader that of Jack Antonoff production of signature and superimposed instrumentals that Bleachers fans know and love.
Fans noted the pleasant feeling of the sound of the saxophone and guitar on the track.
the back and forth between the guitar and the sax on how dare you want more finally had the shot of serotonin
– lorde is back 🦄 (@darthlizzie) June 9, 2021
This fan said she has rehearsed the song since its release.
Bleachers is so underrated for the impact Jack Antonoff has in the music industry (Yep, that’s my way of saying I have “how dare you want more” on repeat)
– Janelle Lafond (@janellelafondtv) June 10, 2021
Listen to “How dare you want more” here.
New alternative music: “Blouse” – Clairo
Clairo featured her new track “Blouse” in Thursday’s episode of Tonight’s show with Jimmy fallon. The singer then took to Twitter to announce the upcoming release of her second studio album., Sling.
‘Sling’ out on July 16 🦘 pic.twitter.com/Pfbjd3c5Kd
– claire cottrill (@clairo) June 11, 2021
In a note, Clairo shared that the album is co-produced by Jack Antonoff and that by Lorde the voices are presented in the background of “Blouse”. The single is very mellow, with Clairo sing heartbreaking lyrics about trying to communicate with someone who only cares about your body and not how you feel.
The girls and I listening to Lorde’s solar power vs the girls and I listening to Clairo’s Blouse minutes apart pic.twitter.com/7wwVEwhzW8
-sharditha (@harshswarna) June 11, 2021
The new clairo album will cure my depression this summer. pic.twitter.com/d4lmc8ljpK
– zach (@admiringcinema) June 11, 2021
Listen to “Blouse” here.
New rap music: “Thot Shit” – Megan Thee Stallion
Megan you stallion his new song “Thot Shit”, an instantly sympathetic hit worthy of being that of the summer of 2021 “Hot summer girl. ” Like always, Megan radiates confidence in the single singing “I’m Shit By The Recording Academy”.
The clip opens with a senator in his office leaving a hateful comment about one of the Megan’s music videos. Megan you stallion quickly put him back in his place by telling him to respect the women in his life. Meg and his gang then follows him wherever he goes while dancing continuously on the track.
Fans immediately took to Twitter to share their reactions to “Thot Shit” and its music video.
* Embed @MalikThaElite’s message on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MalikThaElite/status/1403202526053289992
Listen to “Thot Shit” here.
New rap music: Culture III – Migos
Rap trio Migos released their fourth studio album Culture III, the long awaited sequel to their 2018 Culture II. The project offers collaborations with hitmakers like Drake, Cardi B, Future, Justin Bieber, and the posthumous releases of Pop Smoke and WRLD juice.
With the album, Migos released a music video for the first track “Avalanche”. At the start of the clip, Offset said “How would I describe this album? It’s a leveling up… a masterpiece. Avalanche has a much heavier instrumental influence than Migos’ previous songs. The video shows the three rappers singing in front of a full band.
Fans on Twitter called the album “fire.”
Migos hit the mark with this one # CULTURE3 right 🔥
– GSJ BEATZ ️ (@wvtchme_shine) June 11, 2021
This fan said that Culture III is the best of 2021.
Migos sleeps knowing they released the best album in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tqs37j4dxv
– اكان ☁️ (@IdressRakan) June 11, 2021
Listen Culture III here.
New Pop Music: “Need to Know” – Doja Cat
Doja cat released the single “Need to Know” from his upcoming album Planet Elle. Like any song we’ve heard from the Doja cat, “Need To Know” is instantly likable, and the perfect song to dance to this summer.
The clip shows Doja cat like an alien at a party on an alien planet. He follows her to a club where she dances all night long to “Need To Know”.
Twitter was inundated with fan reactions to the new single.
Doja Cat really is that girl! Like flow, versatility, bars, VIBES. What can’t this woman do ?! pic.twitter.com/NzF3N9eED2
– Mal جمال (@phucku_Mal) June 11, 2021
This fan said what we all thought and called this song a bop.
DOJA CAT’S MUSIC IS STILL A BOP MY GOD- pic.twitter.com/h41gOjXKRf
– 𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖊 ❤︎ (@ragnooll) June 11, 2021
Listen to “Need to know” here.
New pop music: Episodes: Season 1 -Olivia O’Brien
Olivia o’brien released a six-track EP titled Episodes: Season 1, the first part of his second album. The second part will be released later this year. In a handwritten note to her fans that she posted on Instagram, Olivier wrote, “My life is a messy, scattered, genderless saga… and so is my album. “
On the EP, Olivia o’brien sings about heartless men, wishing her mother would “get” her back from her adult life, and not knowing what to do when you finally leave the crush. The project even offers a collaboration with Oli Sykes & Bring me the horizon.
Fans were waiting for a full album from Olivia o’brien since everyone fell in love with her song “Josslyn” in 2020. Since then, she has spent a year releasing hit singles like “Now”, “Better Than Feeling Lonely” and “Sociopath”.
Wait a minute. Olivia did this !! Miss Olivia O’Brien did that
– athina (@agxntsofloki) June 10, 2021
Listen Episodes here.
New pop music: Jordi – Brown 5
Pop group Bordeaux 5 released their seventh studio album Jordi Friday. This is their first album since their 2017 Red pill blues.
With the album, Bordeaux 5 released the music video for their single “Lost”, which sounds very different from the upbeat songs we are used to hearing from the band. Jordi includes collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion, black bear, Stevie Nicks, HER, YG, and posthumous traits of Nipsey hussle and WRLD juice.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Jordi.
This Maroon 5 album? Beautiful. 💖
– Laurie❤️🔥 (@laurieoxo) June 11, 2021
This fan said he liked beautiful melodies.
The new maroon 5 album is fantastic, god I love beautiful pop music. melodies at their best!
– themoonjalishow (@themoonjalishow) June 11, 2021
Listen Jordi here.
New R&B music: “We Made It” – HER
“We Made It” is the latest single from Hers first album In the back of my mind. The features of the song Hers beautiful voice as she sings about celebrating a relationship she has worked hard to maintain. It’s the perfect song to listen to while driving on the highway on long summer days.
We did it by HER pic.twitter.com/fbbYx0gBev
– Dad (@vassitoo) June 11, 2021
Listen to “We made it” here.
New dance music: Shock wave – Marshmello
EDM artist Marshmello released their fourth studio album Shock wave Friday. The project includes collaborations with Megan you stallion and Juicy J, among others. With past successes of Marshmello as “FRIENDS” and “Here with me” becoming anthems of the summer, the producer abandoned this project at the perfect time to offer a soundtrack in the summer.
– daddy af (@trexmeup) June 11, 2021
Listen Shock wave here.
We’re excited to have these new tracks to listen to as summer 2021 dawns. Check back next week for updates on all the latest music releases!
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