New Music Round-up: BTS Ft. Halsey, Avicii Ft. Aloe Blacc, Tame Impala And More
An iconic day in new music Friday history...
This week we’ve got new music from all your favourite artists. With collaborations from BTS & Halsey, Avicii & Aloe Blacc, plus all-new The Chemical Brothers and Tame Impala, and appearances from Anderson .Paak and P!nk, all genres are coming at you with new tracks this Friday.
Here are our top picks you need to add to your playlists:
BTS Ft. Halsey - Boy with Luv
BTS have officially made their comeback! And what a better way to return than to ask their bestie Halsey to jump on their first album single with them? The explosive video sees the BTS boys dance through the streets with their fellow GRAMMY-nominated friend, and it’s all in parallel to their past teen anthem ‘Boy in Luv’ from 2014. We can already tell this is going to be the bop of the summer.
Ellie Goulding - Sixteen
Goulding is reminiscing in this track, and it’s nostalgic feel is taking us all the way back to being sixteen again. Matching her pop perfected vocals with an upbeat instrumental, lyrics that reference those ‘MSN’ days and make us feel the need to hit up our high school crushes, and you’ve got the remedy for the next iconic pop song
Avicii Ft. Aloe Blacc - SOS
Honouring the late star and prior to the release of his posthumous album, Aloe Blacc features on this track that talks about finding that certain someone who calms the storm in your mind. Powered by an infectious rhythm and fueled by Aloe’s soulful voice, this song is the perfect first release from the legends upcoming album.
Mark Ronson Ft. Lykke Li - Late Night Feelings
In this cool and funky track, Mark Ronson and Lykke Li are collaborating to give us the chills that only occur when two artists hit us in all the right feels. With a voice sent straight from heaven and a beat that hypnotises, this song is certain to be going in everyone’s playlists.
P!nk Ft. Cash Cash - Can We Pretend
P!nk is running away from reality in this song, and we’re so here for it. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, the singer is risking it all, and it more than pays off. Switching things up and hopping on a beat that’s unlike anything she’s done before, we never have to pretend when we’re listening to P!nk.
Tame Impala - Borderline
In the second release from a brand new era, Tame Impala are yet again blowing us away with their ability to birth a fresh and original sound with each song they unleash. Forever transporting us to our very own nirvana in their music, this song rides a wave of fresh, unadulterated, psychedelic pop, and we’re loving it.
Young T & Bugsey - Again
You can knock Young T & Bugsey down 9 times but they’ll get up 10. Proving they’re more than capable of holding their own in this song, the duo are always consistent in one thing: their ability to deliver bars that are fresh and original, making them unlike any duo going right now.
Jessie Reyez (with 6LACK) - Imported
These two may have just given us the collab of our dreams. Penning golden pop about that getting-under-someone-to-get-over-someone, the two release a deep and heavy outpour of emotions in this track, and we feel every word. Also - can we Jessie Reyez to cover every song in existence? Asking for a friend.
KAYTRANADA & VanJess - DYSFUNCTIONAL
It isn't hard to be carried away by the rhythm in this feel-good bop. It’s smooth, it’s dreamy, and its beat is undeniably easy to fall into. Powered by VanJess’ cool and angelic vocals, and this collab is anything but dysfunctional.
Chase & Status Ft. Irah - Program
Unleashing another insane track that is guaranteed to have us dancing all night long, Chase & Status invite Irah to enhance this fiery song, and it’s a match made in drum‘n’bass heaven.
Col3trane x FKJ - Perfect Timing
It’s what it says on the label. Laying cool and commanding vocals over an instrumental filled with trumpets, drums, and an irresistibly enticing electronic beat, Col3trane and FJK are the power duo the music world needs.
BTS - Map Of The Soul: Persona
The comeback is upon us. Featuring Halsey on the projects leading single, the group set the bar high for the rest of their new studio album, and they didn’t disappoint. The boys are getting personal in this era on a journey to find themselves and we’re so here for it. With the right mix of bops and slow jams - it’s a game changer for the boys, and we’re never not in awe of their talent.
Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… - LSD
Including the massive hits ‘Genius,’ ‘Audio’ and ‘Thunderclouds’, this iconic trio are back with the tracks that are certified to make them musical legends. With perfectly paired vocals from Labrinth and Sia and the beats from Diplo that could have us dancing in the streets - it’ a combination of A-List talent on this album, and we can’t get enough of it.
The Chemical Brothers - No Geography
Here’s the soundtrack our lives needed to make us feel like we’re living in a movie. Back with a banger of an album that has the ability to dance us out of any funk, this band sounds like the future - and we feel like it’ll be just fine as long as they stick around.
Anderson .Paak - Ventura
Coming at us with an album that possesses all the features of a record beyond our time, Anderson .Paak knows exactly how to commentate on the world around him in the most beautiful way, making light out of all the bad. These songs are an escape from reality, and we’re going to be having it on repeat for the foreseeable future.
Emma Bunton - My Happy Place
Emma is taking us to her happy place in this album. Including her recent hit ‘Baby Please Don’t Stop,’ this album is full of music new and old including ‘2 become 1’ with Robbie Williams and a modern rendition of ‘Don’t Call Me Baby.’ We’re obsessed.