Welcome to the first post in the series of #FreshMusicFridays !
The reason for why I am doing this series is because I often get asked about new music and music recommendations overall. Apple Music releases new music every Friday, and I decided to highlight a few new singles and categorize it into 3 categories: Bangers, Another Listen and Sleeper Hit. Of course, I will also mention other singles that you should hear as well!
“Love is Madness (feat. Halsey)” – Thirty Seconds to Mars: The brand new album from the band entitled AMERICA just released yesterday, and this seems to be the next single following “Walk on Water” and “One Track Mind” feat. A$AP Rocky. For my liking, the song starts a little too slow but it definitely picks up at the chorus and we get the signature scream from Jared Leto, which is always great to hear. The track features Halsey, who’s career has really taken off the last couple of years. Both vocals compliment each other as they go back and forth to deliver a great tune. Take a listen here: Love is Madness – Thirty Seconds to Mars
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa: Speaking of female artists that are doing well, Dua Lipa has been killing it whether it is through her own songs and on features. For this track, she collaborates with powerhouse DJ Calvin Harris to deliver a fun, upbeat dance record. It has a bit of a retro vibe, but trust me this new single is something you will hear a couple of times! Listen here: One Kiss – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
“Do You Think About Me” – Francesco Yates: Of course, I got to show love to the talented Artists from Scarborough! Francesco has been on the scene for a minute, but lately his new singles hint at a more mature sound. I absolutely love this track, its a mood on its own. With a funk element mixed with Falsettos, combined with style similarities to DNCE & Michael Jackson this a record that needs a listen and should not be slept on! Listen here: Do You Think About Me – Francesco Yates and here is the Live Sessions video:
Don’t Let Me Down (Feat. Khalid) – Sabrina Claudio: This song is not bad, its a little slow but I know with more listens it might be stuck in my head. It’s more mellow, but there is uptempo parts, especially when the steel drums come in. Take a listen here: Don’t Let me Down – Sabrina Claudio
People’s Champ – Arkells, A Good Night (Feat. BloodPop) – John Legend, Must’ve Been (Chromeo & DRAM) & Betterman – Honors
Let me know what you think, did you take a listen to a song from this list and did I miss any new releases that should be featured?