From Lorde to EXO, TWICE, and many more, here are our picks of some of the new music releases of the past week.
The first full week of June did not disappoint when it comes to new music releases. The week saw top artists release highly anticipated music while others music for the first time. If you’re already missing the Independence Day weekend, why not add some of these songs to your playlist. Here are our picks for some of the new music releases of the past week.
Solar Power – Lorde
The drought is over. The Lorde has finally returned. After four years of silence, Lorde shook the internet last week when she announced on her website that she has new music coming and is dropping a new single called Solar Power later this year. She then shook the internet again when she released her new single and music video on Friday. Her new song is the kind of song you want to jam to by the beach while the music video is giving beach party meets Midsommar.
Don’t fight the feeling – EXO
Speaking of long-awaited comebacks, EXO finally has new music out after more than a year in hiatus. The group released a new special album called Don’t fight the feeling with a title track of the same name. This comeback sees the return of Lay to the group, but without Suho and Chen since they are currently serving in the military. The song feels like the brother to Power and it’s just so nice to see the boys (at least most of them) together again.
Alcohol-Free – TWICE
TWICE has new music out with the release of their 10th mini-album, Taste of Love. Alcohol-Free serves as their comeback single and the song deviates from their past releases because there isn’t a pronounced beat dropped. That doesn’t mean it’s good though. We can’t wait to jam to this song, cocktails in hand, by the beach-side bar.
Binibini (Last Day On Earth) – Zack Tabudlo and James TW
Zack Tabudlo’s Binibini has gone so far and received so much success. But the song’s journey is not over as Zack released an English version of the song called Binibini (Last Day On Earth) with James TW. Both of them sound great together and the song still retains its charm even if it’s sung in a different language.
Need To Know – Doja Cat
Doja Cat has been killing it these past couple of years and her fans are eagerly waiting for her 3rd studio album, Planter Her, to drop. Need To Know serves as the album’s first promotional single and this R&B song showcases Doja’s vocals and rap skills.
Lost – Maroon 5
After three years, Maroon 5 has new music out with the release of their latest full-length studio album called JORDI.
I Quit Drinking – Kelsea Ballerini and LANY
Kelsea Ballerini and LANY team up in I Quit Drinking. In this song, both of them sing about how they quit drinking and became a better person after they met someone they loved.
You Are the Reason – Kyle Juliano and Angelina Cruz
The third duet on this list, Kyle Juliano and Angelina Cruz join forces for this love song that tugs at the heartstrings. Their voices sound and mix so well in the song, and you can feel the emotion radiating from their vocals.
Thot Shit – Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion has new music out with her latest single, Thot Shit. The song is classic Megan as her raps are accompanied by a hard beat. The music video is female empowerment, Megan Thee Stallion style with an ending you have to see to believe.
We Made It – H.E.R.
H.E.R. surprised her fans this week when she announced that she is dropping her second studio album, Back Of My Mind, next week. She then went further and released new music with the single, We Made It.
EveryTime I Cry – Ava Max
Rising pop princess Ava Max has a new song out called EveryTime I Cry, a pop song with a catchy chorus.
I Want Love – Jessie J
It’s been two years since Jessie J released new music, but that streak is finally over when she dropped her newest single, I Want Love. The song is reminiscent of her pop roots, and it also showcases her powerful vocals.
Broken Me – BM
K-Pop co-ed group KARD member BM has new music out as he dropped his first solo single called Broken Me. BM is known as one of the rappers of KARD, but the song is a good showcase for his voice and is an interesting mix between rock, pop, and R&B.
Smile Again – Kristel Fulgar and Yohan Kim
Kristel Fulgar just directed her first Korea-Filipino web drama called Love From Home. She also recorded a song for the show’s OST called Smile Again with her friend and collaborator Yohan Kim. And yes, she does sing in Korean.
Marry The Night – Kylie Minogue
In honor of Born This Way’s 10th anniversary, Lady Gaga is re-releasing the album along with six songs from the album covered by artists who have contributed positively to the LGBTQIA+ community. The alternate version of Judas and Born This Way (The Country Road Version) has already been released. Now, Kylie Minogue has released her version of Marry The Night and it’s just as good as the original. Kylie’s version gives the song a more disco vibe.
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