New Music Friday and we have 10 great tracks released today, keep reading for more…..
1. Kid Laroi and Justin Beirber team up for “Stay
Following the wide demand from fans surrounding his new single, The Kid LAROI is back with the new highly anticipated song “Stay” featuring multi-platinum selling global superstar and friend Justin Bieber. The new track is accompanied by a music video featuring LAROI and Bieber caught in a scenic standstill directed by Colin TIlley. Watch HERE. Following a year of notable success and a SNL performance debut stemming from the R.I.A.A certified platinum breakout hit “Without You“, as well as F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE) debuting No. 3 on the Billboard charts and peaking at No. 1 on the Australian ARIA Album Chart, The Kid LAROI is gearing up for the third and final chapter of F*CK LOVE (OVER YOU) out this Summer.
2. Priya Ragu
The ever-escalating profile of Priya Ragu is set to accelerate further as she shares her brand new single ‘Kamali’,together with its inspiring conceptual video. The track was premiered by Radio 1’s Annie Mac, and launches Priya’seagerly anticipated debut mixtape ‘damnshestamil’, which follows on September 3rd.
Priya has coined the term ‘Raguwavy’ for her vibrant sound which defies standard genre definitions. On ‘Kamali’ it’s a stylistic approach that points to the future whilst respecting the past. It signposts the next era of forward-thinking R&B and electro-pop by tapping into the sonic accents of her Sri Lankan roots. ‘Kamali’ is inspired by the short film of the same name. It explores the story of Suganthi, a single mother living in a small village in India.
3. Jelani Blackman unveils new single ‘Don’t Matter’
Jelani Blackman continues to build the hype with his new single ‘Don’t Matter’, out now via 18 Records / eOne Music. The track comes accompanied by a live video filmed for Lock Off Ear To The Ground, showcasing the unique live energy that earned the London rapper and singer widespread attention around last year’s COLORS Studio show, which has racked up over 2.5 million views on Youtube.
‘Don’t Matter’ is a high energy statement of intent, laying down a marker as Jelani looks ahead to a busy summer of new music and festival performances, including Brighton’s Green Door Stoor, Love Saves The Day, WeFest, Sound City, Wild Paths and more TBA. Recalling the bass-heavy intensity of tracks like ‘Average Joe’ and ‘Hello’, his trademark deep vocals ebb and flow over the Jacob Manson (Craig David, KSI, Master Peace) produced beat. “Who really said that you’re good? Does it even matter? If you believe it gwan, if your energy’s not 10/10 sit back down,” says Jelani.
4. Jones shares new single ‘Around’
JONES’ previous releases, the ‘Camera Flash’ EP and ‘Giving It Up’, ignited her reputation as a vital new talent in UK Pop Soul with widespread acclaim and airplay that spanned Radio 1, Radio 2, 1XTRA and Capital XTRA. Since then, JONES has connected with a host of talent from South London’s burgeoning modern jazz scene to bring a fresh and vibrant flavour to her sound.
Now JONES shares the first single from those sessions in the shape of ‘Around’ feat. Nardeydey, together with its official video. The track hints at what to expect from her brand new EP ‘Blue Sunshine’, which follows in September. Listen HERE.
JONES’ mesmerising vocal is the star of ‘Around’, an immaculate voice that flows freely from tender tones to breathy sensuality and dazzling high notes. Meanwhile, the instrumentation is groovier and more laidback than we’ve ever heard from her before, with musicianship that’s warm, evocative and completely on point. The result is a midsummer daydream of a song that takes JONES’ already exemplary artistry to new heights.
5. The Mysterines release new single ‘In My Head’
The Mysterines have returned with their first single of 2021, the statement making ‘In My Head’, via their new label Fiction Records. Stream here.
Gritty and suspenseful, ‘In My Head’ continues in triumphant stride for the Liverpool four piece and marks a thrilling new chapter for the band. A burgeoning tour de force, The Mysterines have been making serious waves in their short career. Barely out of their teens, they sold out their first ever UK headline tour in February 2020, have supported Royal Blood, The Amazons and Sea Girls on tour, as well as headlined the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds. Their fans include Steve Lamacq, Jack Saunders, Dan P Carter and Huw Stephens, alongside tastemakers NME, Independent, Metro, MOJO, DIY, Dork, Upset, CLASH and Gigwise.
About their new single, frontwoman Lia Metcalfe says “‘In My Head’ appears to be a love song, but that was not the original intention. I did want it to superficially be seen as that, but in reality it’s a song about people who struggle with their mental health. Partly autobiographical, it’s about how sometimes life can feel like you’re being haunted by something out of your control.”
6. Declan McKenna shares ‘My House’
Declan McKenna is excited to share his first new music since last year’s broadly acclaimed top 2 charting album, Zeros.
It’s a low key bop, and a track perhaps more introverted than the technicolour bombast that formed much of Zeros. The Beck-esque metronomic, persistent groove lands on something more personal and raw from Declan and recalls some of the long-standing fan favourite early recordings such as Brew and Basic.
Declan McKenna: “I’m used to feeling isolated from people I want to see, it’s been a big part of my life since I was a teenager touring and so on. With My House I was diving into this daydream of running away and becoming reconnected. I was just having fun on a sunny spring morning making the best out of what soon wouldn’t feel so restful and calm. But it’s a light-hearted song and for me it is just that – remembering what it is to be lost in your thoughts in a good way, like being a child again.
“The song feels like it’s grown over the past year as I’ve grown closer with my loved ones for many reasons, and amongst all that I’ve moved house three or four times and even helped my parents move out of my childhood home. Being wary of keeping a personal life, talking publicly about those close to me is something I’m very careful about, but with this song I found a way to talk about love in a way that is fun but felt kind of real, and thankfully for my girlfriend it’s not set in an alternate reality dystopia or some stupid shit like that.”
7. ‘105 Degrees’ a new release of the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers original track.
A new lyric video has been released for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ rock-driven original song ‘105 Degrees’. The song debuted on the recently released reimagined version of their 1996 album ‘Angel Dream (Songs and Music from the Motion Picture ‘She’s The One’)’, which is out now on digital, CD and vinyl formats.
The original album was produced by Tom Petty and Rick Rubin with Mike Campbell during the band’s highly collaborative period with Rick Rubin in the ‘90s. The songs for this reissue were chosen as a standalone body of work to complement the release of ‘Wildflowers & All The Rest’. It is grounded in grunge-era rock and includes a special collection of covers of songs by Beck, Lucinda Williams, and JJ Cale.
8. Icona Pop and VIZE release ‘Off Of My Mind’
Global chart-topping duo Icona Pop return today with brand new music, joining forces with German producer and DJ duo VIZE on the track, ‘Off Of My Mind’, released today via RECORD COMPANY TEN / Ultra Music. Pulsating with serious summer anthem energy, ‘Off Of My Mind’ looks to kick off summer festival season with a real bang.
Speaking about the new song, Icona Pop reveal, “We are always so excited to release new music, especially in these times. We have been locked in the studio working on a new album for what feels like forever! We’re so happy to work with VIZE on this and can’t wait to start playing live again and to share all of our new music.”
On the collaboration, VIZE adds, “It was a pleasure to work on this song together with the girls from Icona Pop. Even though we unfortunately did not have the chance to meet in person, we simply cannot wait to play this on stage. It has such a unique vibe and the vocals are so on point. We are really happy that this track finally see’s the light.”
With the release of the new single, Icona Pop confirm that work has begun on a new album, a follow up to their 2013 smash sophomore album, This Is… Icona Pop, which will turn 8 years old this September.
9. Joanne Shaw Taylor releases ‘If That Ain’t A Reason’
Critically acclaimed British guitarist and singer songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, universally hailed as the UK’s premiere blues rock guitarist, shares her brand-new single “If That Ain’t A Reason”, available worldwide today on Joe Bonamassa’s KTBA Records. The song comes from a new collection of music that will be released later this year. Stream and download the single from today at www.jbonamassa.com/streaming/
“If That Ain’t A Reason” was produced and recorded by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
“If That Ain’t A Reason arrives today as a delicious taste of what’s to come next from Joanne. Blues fans around the globe must now stay tuned, with ears open wide, as Joanne and team prepare for what’s sure to be her best delivery yet.
10. Lissie shares ‘A Bird Could Love A Fish’
Lissie’s dive into her vaults for her current retrospective has unveiled a wealth of strong material, as evidenced by recent releases from ‘It’s Not Me’ to ‘All Be Okay’. They might possess a different flavour or be a little more raw in comparison to the Lissie we heard on her huge breakthrough ‘Catching A Tiger’, but they’re mistakenly her: classically melodic folk-rock, with an expressive voice delivering evocative snapshots of true life experiences.
Lissie continues the campaign by sharing ‘A Bird Could Love A Fish’. The song will feature on ‘Catching A Tiger (Anniversary Edition)’, which follows on August 20th. LISTEN HERE.
Recorded with Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Modest Mouse) during sessions for ‘Catching A Tiger’, ‘A Bird Could Love A Fish’ is a fascinating addition to the original album. Veering towards psychedelic folk with shimmering guitars, the song finds Lissie precisely enunciating a parable for a love that can never be.