New Music Round-Up: Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and More...
P!nk, Ibeyi and Jhenè Aiko are also back with new tunes...
J Balvin & Willy William - 'Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé)'
Beyoncé surprise releasing a new single means that this is already the best New Music Friday of the year ('Shining' came out on a Monday). Not only that but this Beyoncé remix of J Balvin & Willy William's global smash 'Mi Gente' is completely amazing. From her English verse 'want my Double Ds in his bed, serta' to the Blue cameo 'Azul, are you with me?' 'YES I AM' it's the all star collaboration you never you needed. On top of that all the proceeds are going to 'hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, Mexico and the other affected Caribbean islands'. We really are not worthy of King B.
P!nk - 'Beautiful Trauma'
The title track from P!nk's highly anticipated seventh studio album is as brilliant as you would expect. Co-written with Jack Antonoff ('Look What You Made Me Do', 'Green Light', 'We Are Young'), it's a gorgeous ode to a destructive but wonderful relationship with an anthemic chorus and a great vocal performance. We can't wait to hear the rest of the project.
Banks - 'Underdog'
Ever since her debut Banks has consistently made captivating music. 'Underdog' maintains her initial appeal while embracing the more commercial elements of her sound. Fingers crossed that this becomes a breakout hit for her.
PRETTYMUCH - 'Teacher'
In the same vein as 'Would You Mind', 'Teacher' is an old school bop with a modern twist. It's also a serious showcase of the PRETTYMUCH boys' vocals. Judging by this PRETTYMUCH really could be the next big boy band.
Krept & Konan - 'Wo Wo Wo', 'For Me'
Krept & Konan are about to release a double album 7 Days and 7 Nights and, if 'Wo Wo Wo' and 'For Me' are anything to go by, it could be their best work to date. 'For Me' is a sultry ode to a lover and 'Wo Wo Wo' is a street bop.
FLETCHER - 'You Should Talk'
A great new pop song by a great new popstar.
Rich the Kid - 'New Freezer (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Rich the Kid is really talented and it's great to hear him vibe with a force as strong as Kendrick.
Disciples - 'Jealousy'
Over the past few years Disciples have established themsleves as one of the biggest names in house music. 'Jealousy' is them at their best and will no doubt be played everywhere this autumn.
Pixie Lott - 'Won't Forget You (feat. Stylo G)'
Pixie Lott is back with a club ready tropical banger about an unforgettable love.
Team Salut - 'Hot Property (feat. Tion Wayne, Afro B & Eugy)
Team Salut are quickly making a name for themselves on the UK afrobreats scebe and 'Hot Property' proves why.
salute - 'That Girl (feat. Gabrielle Aplin)'
Gabrielle Aplin has had a full on pop makeover recently and 'That Girl' proves that the genre suits her really well.
Tinashe - 'Light the Night Up'
While we're still waiting on Tinashe's official follow-up to 'Flame', 'Light the Night Up' will tide us over nicely until then.
Demi Lovato - Tell Me You Love Me
While Demi has released plenty of bops throughout her career it has often felt as though she has never quite found the material to match her incredible voice.Tell Me You Love Me changes all of that. Filled with brilliant pop songs like 'Sexy Dirty Love' and 'Ruin the Friendship' alongside stunning ballads like 'You Don't Do It for Me Anymore' and its title track, each song perfectly showcases Demi's talent. On top of that 'Daddy Issues' could be the greatest song of her career.
Miley Cyrus - Younger Now
Despite only being 24, Miley has already dipped her toes into more genres of music than most artists do in an enitre career. Younger Now sees the former Hannah Montana star return to her country roots while maintining her pop sensibilities. From its beautiful lead single 'Malibu' to the Dolly Parton duet 'Rainbowland' and love song 'Miss You So Much' to the rocky 'Thinkin'', Younger Now is a wonderful album from start to finish.
Shania Twain - Now
The country pop queen is officially back and while Now may not contain anything as iconic as 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman!', it's still an excellent work.
Ibeyi - Ash
Ibeyi's self-titled debut was a mesmirising LP and its follow-up is no different.
Jhené Aiko - Trip
Lose yourself in Jhené's dreamy new full length.
Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life
Wolf Alice are back with a stadium worthy alternative rock album.
King Henry - For You
A stunning EP from one of the most exciting producers in the business.
Words: Sam Prance
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