New Music Round-Up: Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Fifth Harmony and More
We're obsessed with new music by Nadia Rose, Clean Bandit and Not3s too...
Selena Gomez & Marshmello - 'Wolves'
After entering more experimental territory with her last two singles 'Fetish' and 'Bad Liar', 'Wolves' sees Selena return her more mainstream roots without losing any of the magic that makes her so special. Marshemello's production provides the perfect backdrop for her unique voice and, from the moody verses to the sing-along chorus, it's a huge success. Oh and the post-chorus drop is amazing too. It's Number 1 on US iTunes right now so we think it's safe to say that 'Wolves' is a hit.
Nadia Rose - 'Big Woman'
Nadia Rose wowed critics with her debut EP Highly Flammable in January and established herself as one of the UK's most talented rappers. 'Big Woman' follows suit with an amazing beat worthy of Nadia's bars. This could be her breakthrough.
Pitbull & Fifth Harmony - 'Por Favor'
Mr. Worldwide and our favourite active American girl group are the perfect match on this Spanglish bop. After an electrifying performance at the Latin American Music Awards, we cannot wait to see the two acts join forces in an epic music video.
Clean Bandit - 'I Miss You (feat. Julia Michaels)'
'I Miss You' is more lowkey than Clean Bandit's singles as of late but it's great nevertheless. Julia's vocals bring it to life and it sounds better with every listen. A slow burner that will no doubt dominate charts around the world for the rest of the year.
RedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana & Dinah Jane - 'Boom Boom'
RedOne samples Modjo's 2000 hit ‘Lady (Hear Me Tonight)’ on this all-star collaboration to great success. Not only do Daddy Yankee and French Montana have brilliant verses but Dinah Jane shines on it too with an incredible vocal performance.
Not3s - 'My Lover'
Not3s shows his softer side on this beautiful, chilled declaration to a lover. One of his best releases to date.
Yxng Bane - 'Froze'
After embracing his more commercial side on 'Rihanna', Yxng Bane flexes his inimitable flow on 'Froze'.
Yungen - 'All Night (feat. Mr. Eazi)'
Yungen proves that he's no one-hit-wonder by following up 'Bestie' with another certified banger.
Hak Baker - 'Like It or Lump It'
Hak Baker's talent is front and centre on this captivating, politically charged new releases.
Kurupt FM - 'Suttin' Like That'
Kurupt FM have fun and showcase their huge skills on arguably their best release to date.
Plan B - 'Heartbeat'
Plan B follows up 'In the Name of Man' with a chart-ready signature Plan B single.
Paloma Faith - 'Guilty'
Paloma lets her voice soar on this showstopping emotional plea to an old suitor.
PRETTYMUCH - 'Open Arms'
The PRETTYMUCH boys give us harmonies for days on their latest offering.
blackbear & Tinashe - 'up in this'
Tinashe and blackbear bring out the best in each other on their collab.
Willow - 'Romance'
From 'Whip My Hair' to 'Romance', Willow never fails to impress us.
Eva Simons - 'Avalon'
An understated masterpiece by an underrated popstar.
Loreen - 'Hate the Way That I Love You'
The 2013 Eurovision winner consistently wows us.
Sam Smith - 'Burning'
The Thrill of It All is shaping up to be brilliant.
Post Precious - 'Timebomb'
THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
Kelly Clarkson - The Meaning of Life
After years of struggles with her former label RCA, Kelly has finally found the creative freedom that she has always longed for with Atlantic and that couldn't be more clear than on her new album. Ditching the pop-rock of most of her canon, The Meaning of Life sees Kelly go back to the R&B/Soul roots that made her famous on American Idol back in 2002. From the sexy 'Slow Dance' to the life-affirming title track, it's incredible and contains some of the most impressive vocals of Kelly's career.
Ty Dolla $ign - Beach House 3
Ty Dolla $ign hones his craft on Beach House 3 and Lauren Jauregui and Lil Wayne spice things up.
Avelino - No Bullshit
A brilliant LP by a brilliant artist. Avelino is not messing around.
MØ - When I Was Young - EP
MØ is her true experimental, amazing self on her latest EP.
Rina Sawayama - RINA
Rina gives us early 00s pop bliss on her fab mini-album.
Words: Sam Prance
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