Welcome back to another New Music Round Up! Once again this week, we were treated to a huge amount of new music – where do we even begin?!
Although One Direction are on a hiatus, each band member has kept fans busy with solo releases throughout the year. This week saw Liam Payne release his new track ‘Bedroom Floor’, whilst Niall Horan dropped his debut solo album Flicker.
Fifth Harmony released two new tracks, a remix of ‘He Like That’ featuring French Montana and ‘Can You See’, taken from the forthcoming movie The Star. A remix of Justin Bieber and BloodPop’s ‘Friends’ also dropped, featuring Julia Michaels. Both Nick and Joe Jonas also released new music this week. Nick dropped ‘Home’, taken from the movie soundtrack to Ferdinand, whilst Joe teamed up with Naughty Boy for ‘One Chance to Dance’.
Additionally, we were treated to new singles, covers, EPs and albums from the likes of LANY, Taylor Swift, Weezer, Milk & Sugar, Lindsey Stirling, MiC LOWRY, Alli Simpson, Road Trip, Daya, De Hofnar, the Riverdale cast, Antonia, and Andy Brown.
Room for some more? Here’s nine more songs for you to enjoy!
CNCO – ‘Mamita’
Following on from the success of their ‘Reggaeton Lento’ remix featuring Little Mix, Latin American boyband CNCO are back with the smouldering ‘Mamita’. Made up of Christopher Vélez, Richard Camacho, Joel Pimentel, Erick Brian Colón and Zabdiel de Jesús, the song has an irresistible beat. With Spanish language songs on the rise, CNCO will be hoping to create a global impact with the track.
Kelly Clarkson – ‘Meaning of Life’
With just a few weeks to go until Kelly Clarkson releases her brand new album Meaning of Life, she has shared the incredible title track. Showcasing Kelly at her best, the track is anthemic, euphoric and powerful. The chorus will leave an impact on you long after you listen to the song. Speaking about ‘Meaning of Life’, Kelly said: “‘Meaning of Life’ is the song that started this entire project. The vibe, soul and message of this song was very critical to show other writers and producers of the new direction we were taking.”
Rita Ora – ‘Anywhere’
‘Anywhere’ is the latest track from Rita Ora. It is taken from her forthcoming album, following on from ‘Your Song’. ‘Anywhere’ has a real feel-good vibe, and will encourage you to break free and have fun. Speaking about the track, Rita said: “I was in a routine, working every day, and found myself day dreaming about breaking out of the city and going on a road trip with my friends and never looking back. This is pop at its sweetest, most persuasive form of escapism.” Check out the official video below.
Pete Tong and Becky Hill – ‘Sing It Back’
On December 1, Pete Tong will release a new album called Ibiza Classics, with The Heritage Orchestra. Directed by Chris Wheeler and conducted by Jules Buckley, the album will see Pete rework a number of classic Ibiza dance songs with an orchestra. The first track to be unveiled is ‘Sing It Back’, which features Becky Hill. The album follows on from Pete’s 2016 album Classic House.
Jacob Banks – ‘Unknown (To You) [Timbaland Remix]’
Singer-songwriter Jacob Banks has teamed up with iconic producer Timbaland for a remix of ‘Unknown To You’. Picking up the tempo and adding futuristic beats, the remix plays on the song’s emotion. Speaking about the remix, Timbaland said: “I’m passionate about working with up and coming artists, the voices of our next generation, and Jacob is one of those voices for sure. He’s an incredible talent, and I knew I had to work with him when I heard ‘Unknown (To You)’.” Jacob added, “Timbaland has been behind some of the greatest hits of my generation and has had a huge influence on where music is today. ‘Unknown (To You)’ is such a meaningful track to me and getting the chance to collaborate with Timbaland on this song was an absolute honor.”
Daecolm ft. Conor Maynard & Sondr – ‘Dancing Queen (Sondr Remix)’
After wowing us with his version of Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’ earlier this year, the singer-songwriter has teamed up with Conor Maynard and Sondr for an electrifying dance remix of the song. The track has been given yet another lease of life, and we absolutely love it. Speaking about choosing to rework ‘Dancing Queen’, Daecolm told us: “Dancing Queen was just a classic timeless song that was so against the grain of the type of music I do. I thought it would be cool to rendition it with the modern RnB twist really just to see what it sounded like, just pure curiosity of what it would sound like today being done by myself.”
Ehmji – ‘n.luv.w.u.’
‘n.luv.w.u.’ is the new track from up and coming US rapper Ehmji. Produced and co-written by Italian multi-talent BVRGER, the track combined RnB and rap influences to create a unique sound. With an irresistible hook and clever lyrics such as “I’m a heartbroken, beethoven, Sharapova with the back swing”, this song is one to have on your radar.
Mikky Ekko – ‘Light The Way’
‘Light The Way’ is the new track from Mikky Ekko, the second single to be taken from his forthcoming album FAME. Speaking about the album, he said: “I was NEVER who I thought you were. I was NEVER who I thought you were. I was NEVER who I THOUGHT you were.
“The album is me finding my way through a labyrinth and the emotions I experienced along the way. Anyone can fake it…it’s easy to put on hats, show people one thing and mime the rest…but at the end of the day you have to look at yourself in the mirror and say this is who I am, and I wanted to give people access to who I am with this album.
“Ultimately, the album is the truest representation of my sound and my perspective. It’s the sound of me not compromising. Never, not once.”
DENNY – ‘Girls Like You’
‘Girls Like You’ is the new song from Minneapolis trio DENNY, made up of Alexander Rollins, Randon Nelson and Sully. The song reminisces on an unforgettable night, detailing the scenery, atmosphere and a stimulation of the five senses brought on by close interaction with an attractive woman. With pulsing synths and an exciting guitar line, the track conjures a sense of youth.
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