New Music Friday and we have 10 more great new releases out today.
1. Freddie Long releases ‘Addicted To Your Love’
It’s summer: the sun is shining, everyone is finally out and things seem to be getting back to normal. Time to focus on the beautiful things in life: hanging out with your friends and maybe even meeting that one person, whose love you no longer want to live without. That’s what Freddie Long’s second single ‘Addicted To Your Love’ is all about. With its energising up-tempo pop beat underlined with synth sounds, it sets the tone for the perfect summer soundtrack. LISTEN HERE.
“I’m really excited to share the second single from my upcoming ‘Motions’ EP,” says Freddie. “This song was written over two years ago, which is crazy to think. It’s always been one that I’ve wanted to get out so to be finally release it feels incredible, and the timing couldn’t be better.”
2. All Time Low release ‘PMA’ feat Pale Waves.
Platinum-selling All Time Low have released a brand new single entitled ‘PMA’ (featuring Pale Waves). The track is available today on all streaming platforms, while an accompanying lyric video for the song is streaming on All Time Low’s YouTube channel.
Upholding what has become an undeniable creative partnership in the studio, All Time Low worked with longtime collaborator and producer Zakk Cervini (Blink-182, MGK, Halsey) on the track. ‘PMA’ hinges on effervescent electric hooks as All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and Pale Waves’ Heather Baron-Gracie trade-off melodies as they work through their anxiety.
3. Elderbrook & Bob Moses release new single ‘Inner Light’
Global electronic music superstars Elderbrook and Bob Moses have linked up on their new single ‘Inner Light’.
Announcing itself with sombre piano chords and delicate vocals that build to a euphoric crescendo, ‘Inner Light’ is a poignant, emotionally charged dose of electronica that blurs the lines between electronic and organic sounds. The track follows his previous offering ‘Body’ and is also the lead single from Elderbrook’s forthcoming EP, which features collaborations with the likes of Kolsch and Louis The Child.
“The song is about someone that’s too self-conscious to dance,” Elderbrook explains. “The person asking them realises that they are unsure but tells them ‘don’t worry about it, trust your instincts’ and follow your ‘inner-light.’”
Elderbrook UK Tour Dates – Tickets Available Now
Monday 15th November – Mama Roux’s Rainbow Venues – Birmingham, UK
Tuesday 16th November – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
Wednesday 17th November – Electric Ballroom – London, UK
4. Lissie releases new single ‘Watch Over Me
Lissie has gone back to her roots with a two-part retrospective campaign which has taken her back to the formative years of her career. It has shown that even in her early years as an artist, Lissie possessed a gift for beautifully crafted songs rich with timeless sentiment and self-evaluation. She today goes back to the very beginning by sharing the previously unreleased song ‘Watch Over Me’. Listen HERE.
‘Watch Over Me’ introduces us to the 21-year-old Lissie, a good six years before she broke through with her landmark debut album ‘Catching A Tiger’. Deploying nothing more than her already soulful vocal adorned with a single guitar, the song is a snapshot of where her life was at. In just two minutes, Lissie documents a time of new beginnings, with hope for the future and the hedonism of young adulthood. It’s a simple, hymnal ask for guidance at a time of immense change.
5. Martha Wainwright releases ‘
Following the release of the title track from her forthcoming album and the franglish single ‘Falaise De Malaise‘, Martha Wainwright today releases the uplifting ‘Hole In My Heart’. Love Will Be Reborn, Martha’s first new album in five years, will be released August 20th on Pheromone Records/Cooking Vinyl.
Offering another sneak peek at the new album, “Hole In My Heart” is a playful song that’s brimming with joy. The song serves as the emotional flip side to previous song “Falaise de Malaise”, a song steeped in despair and sadness, the storm to the sunshine that is “Hole In My Heart.”
6. PVRIS announce new track ‘Monster’
Alt-rock giants PVRIS unleash the propulsive, synth-driven new track ‘Monster’ via Warner Records / Reprise Records. The epic single continues PVRIS’ momentous new chapter, following the explosive release of their third studio album ‘Use Me’ last year.
“‘Monster’ is a song about reckoning with outside opinions and expectations put upon oneself,” frontwoman Lynn Gunnexplains. “It can be easy to take on the weight of negative situations/opinions, this is about the struggle of releasing those inhibitions and internalizations and returning back to yourself.”
7. Gabrielle Aplin and Nick Wilson – Love Can Be So Lonley Sometimes
The latest burst of attention picked up the pace ahead of the August 27th release of Nick’s long-awaited debut album ‘Now I’m Falling’ via Never Fade Records. And Nick shows no sign of slowing down as he today shares another collaboration, this time with a feature from Gabrielle Aplin on a new version of ‘Love Can Be So Lonely, Sometimes’. LISTEN HERE.
A song which bravery uses a vast expanse of space to underline its emotional impact, the original version of ‘Love Can Be So Lonely, Sometimes’ is a defining focal point of the album. Gabrielle Aplin’s contribution doesn’t dramatically rework the song, but nor does she need to. Instead the simple beauty of their contrasting voices is a reminder that love can hurt for us all, regardless of gender or sexuality. It’s a subtle twist on a song that Nick wrote with Joe Keogh of Amber Run, with production from Martin Luke Brown and Mark Elliott.
8. Matter of Mind release ‘Take It Back’
Channeling Rock, Emo and Pop, Stockport, England’s Matter of Mind hold a sound unique to their own. As is evident on the band’s latest single, “Take It Back,” their catchy, soaring choruses and ballsy rhythms are certain to have you hooked and wanting more.
Their raw energy and emotionally driven and connecting rhythms are sure to cement them at the forefront of the next wave of guitar-driven music.
J Lambert-Philp (vocals) says, “This song is incredibly special to all of us. It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for us all when it came together; It was one of the most cathartic songwriting experiences we’ve had as a band to date. The song is very self-reflective whilst also acting like a mirror of someone else’s actions. It almost portrays a feeling of realising everything you thought was right, was all wrong. Everything you know is wrong, and you’re right about it. It goes to show that yourself and others’ actions affect each other more than most probably realise.
It’s a bit of a deep cut for myself and hopefully one that people can latch on to, like the lyrics latched onto me. We’ve had this track under our belts for way over a year now, but now feels like the right time to release it after the incredibly difficult year or so the world has had.”
9. Clean Bandit release catchy new single ‘Drive’ feat DJ Topic
Grammy-winning trio Clean Bandit have teamed up with hitmaking German/Croatian DJ Topic, and gold certified R&B singer Wes Nelson on the atmospheric new single, ‘Drive’.
Over pulsating beats and glossy string flourishes, metaphors of night-time drives and winding roads capture the unpredictable nature of a blossoming romance and the positive energy it can transmit.
With a staggering 49M monthly Spotify listeners between them, the idea of collaborating came after Topic joined Clean Bandit as a special guest during their 12-hour live ‘House Party Against Hunger’ DJ stream with Global Citizen. Having worked with Wes previously, the visionary trio knew his voice was perfect for the track.
10. Darren Criss releases ‘For A Night Like This’
Singer and songwriter Darren Criss releases his newest single, “for a night like this,” via BMG: LISTEN HERE. The release comes alongside the exciting announcement of his upcoming EP, Masquerade, out August 20. Pre-save HERE.
“for a night like this” arrives on the heels of two previously released singles, “i can’t dance” and “f*kn around,” each showcasing a completely different side of Darren as an artist. Describing this collection of songs as “character-driven singles,” Darren explores even more personas on Masquerade. Darren will perform songs from the EP live for the first time at Elsie Fest on August 29 in NYC as part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Full track listing of Masquerade can be found below.