Ready to refresh your playlist and discover your next sonic obsession? It’s New Music Friday, and the airwaves are buzzing with a vibrant selection of new releases! From genre-bending explorations to the return of beloved artists, this week promises something for every musical palate. So, crank up the volume, unleash your inner music fan, and let’s explore the latest offerings!


Time away from home often inspires a little reflection – not only on what’s important to you in the present day, but also the people and events that helped shape who you are now. Those thoughts inspired James McVey’s upcoming second EP ‘Letters Home’ and especially his new music single ‘Thick and Thin’, which is out now. Listen HERE.

‘Thick and Thin’ is a song celebrating the enduring power of brotherhood: friendships that were rooted in the innocence of childhood and that have continued to remain important through the transitionary teenage years and deep into adulthood. It salutes a time when your neighbourhood was your world, when the future was unwritten, and it was impossible to predict the direction that your life would take. The music captures the nostalgia of the time, an uplifting folk-rock stomper with raucous vocals that sound like a group of old friends sitting around the campfire.


International Pop sensation Jamie Miller shares his brand-new single titled, “Nothing To Miss.” The soul-stirring anthem, , showcases Miller’s signature sound as a powerful testament to his vocal and emotional depth as an artist. Listen to “Nothing To Miss” HERE.

An emotional ballad that delves into the themes of love, loss, and the bittersweet nature of moving on, “Nothing To Miss” follows on the heels of Miller’s hit single “In The Cards,” and serves as an inside look into the next chapter of Miller’s journey as an artist, focusing on what lies ahead while leaving the past in the rearview.

Miller’s momentum has continued to build to stardom after recently wrapping his first international headlining tour with multiple sold-out shows spanning multiple cities and countries including England, France, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Canada, and the United States. His stage presence captured the hearts of audience members to deliver emotionally charged renditions of his most beloved ballads that leave a lasting impression on everyone who experienced it.


Early teasers for ‘Say So’ have already made it a future fan favourite, and that excitement is justified by the finished version. A songwriter with a growing renown for looking inwards and holding nothing back as he expresses his emotions, St. Lundi delivers a moment of dramatic piano-pop balladeering defined by mountainous melodies, tender emotions and a voice that can capture every feeling he expresses. On first listen you might think ‘Say So’ is a song about the frailty of love and you’d be right… but probably not in the way you had perceived. Listen HERE.

As St. Lundi explains, “I wrote ‘Say So’ about my relationship with my father. We’d not spoken for nearly five years after falling out and no matter what I tried to do, nothing could replace our relationship. One day I realised maybe he’s not so good at talking because he never really had a father. So I reached out… and ever since we’ve been closer than ever. This song is there to encourage people to tell the ones they love that they love them.”

‘The Island’ is available to pre-order / pre-save HERE.

St. Lundi is currently embarking upon another dream moment as he plays to a total of 60,000 people across three shows with Take That on a bill that also features Olly Murs. He will then celebrate the release of ‘The Island’ by playing an intimate solo European pop-up headline tour, with each venue being revealed nearer the time – all shows are sold out. He has also announced a full band UK and European headline tour which begins late October – tickets are now available HERE.


Hana Lili has ascended to become the UK’s next crossover pop-rock hope, her rise so far including shows as guest to Coldplay, Circa Waves, Tom Grennan and Somebody’s Child as well as her previous single ‘Iconic’ continuing a streak of her releases to earn Radio 1 Future Pop airplay from Mollie King. Hana now takes another step towards becoming iconic in her own right by sharing the new single ‘Figure It Out’. Listen HERE.

‘Figure It Out’ is symbolic of what Hana does well: pop-rock with a rebellious streak that hits the accelerator and in a blur of melody boldly unmasks the emotions that might otherwise remain personal. Hana’s voice is the sweetly refined counterpoint for the bite of her music, while her lyrics dare a crush to throw caution to the wind and take a chance on whatever fate has in store for them.

Hana says, “‘Figure It Out’ is about liking someone and them liking you back, and not being ashamed to admit it. Life’s short, and I feel like I’ve done a lot of overthinking, what’s wrong with just having fun? I might be talking to the person this song is about, or I might be talking to everyone else around me, but I’ll let you figure that one out!”


Platinum-selling trio Wild Rivers will release their anticipated new album, Never Better, July 26 (pre-order/pre-save here). In advance of the release, the new song, “Backfire,” is debuting today alongside an official music video.

Of the track, the group shares, “‘Backfire’ is about waiting for the ‘right moment’ to act on a feeling towards someone, until the window of opportunity inevitably passes. You hold back because you fear that speaking your truth will compromise the relationship, and the risk feels too overwhelming. It’s a song about wishing you could have been bolder in those moments.”

Reflecting on the project, the group shares, “We approached this record with the mindset, ‘this is who we are.’ We aren’t pretending to be something we’re not, or trying to sound like anyone else. We wanted it to feel easy. We wanted the stories to be real. We wanted to show our true selves as best we could. We’re proud of who we’ve become as people and as a team. We truly feel like we’re having the most fun with music that we’ve ever had, and in the most exciting stage of our lives. We’re never better.”

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