Review: Adam’s ‘VELVET: Side A’ Adam Lambert’s quirky, ’70s-influenced VELVET: Side A was one of the best EPs of 2019. Expectations were sky-high for the full project, but the most glamorous American Idol exceeds them with VELVET (out today). Comprised of the original EP and seven new songs, this is wild ride that incorporates everything […]
The Killers Throw It Back To 'Sam's Town' On New Single "Caution"
The Killers Drop ‘The Man’ Video EDIT: The post has been updated with the cinematic video for “Caution,” which was directed by Sing Lee. Watch it below. The Killers return today with a new single called “Caution.” A throwback to the Bruce Springsteen-channeling Americana of Sam’s Town, the lead single from Imploding The Mirage (out […]
Lauren Jauregui Relaunches With Sultry, Bilingual Bop "Lento"
Lauren, Tainy & C. Tangana’s ‘Nada’ EDIT: The post has been updated with Lauren’s suitably sexy “Lento” video. Watch it below. Lauren Jauregui returns to the New Music Friday with a sultry bop called “Lento.” Produced by Tainy, the breezy banger is mostly sung in Spanish. In fact, there’s only one English-language verse — but […]
Dinah Jane Takes It To The Bedroom On Sizzling "1501"
Dinah Jane Drops ‘SZNS’ Dinah Jane has really been spoiling us this month. Last week, the Fifth Harmony star dropped a naughty banger called “Lottery” and now, she takes us back to the bedroom on “1501.” Make no mistake, this is an R-rated bop. “You gon’ want it again, it won’t be a fade,” the […]
Lukas Graham Returns With Emotional New Single "Scars"
Lukas Graham’s ‘Love Someone’ Danish pop band Lukas Graham caught lightning in a bottle with 2015 single, “7 Years.” The song conquered the charts around the globe and went seven-times platinum in the US. They then proved it was no fluke when “Love Someone” blew up in 2018. The hitmakers now introduce their much-anticipated fourth […]
They're Back! Wallows Embraces Pop On New Single "OK"
Wallows Interview With Nothing Happens, LA’s Wallows dropped one of the best debut albums of 2019. The trio’s fuzzy, alt-rock sound was a breath of fresh air in a market dominated by overproduced bangers, while their ability to dabble in different sub-genres without getting lost proved their versatility. Both characteristics are on display on “OK.” […]
Tove Lo Blesses Us With A Synth-Pop Gem Called "I'm Coming"
Tove Lo’s ‘Bikini Porn’ Tove Lo has had a busy 2020. In January, the Swedish pop star dropped a new banger called “Bikini Porn” — mid-album cycle — and then teamed up with Sean Paul for “Calling On Me.” She now joins the New Music Friday lineup with a shimmery, synth-pop anthem called “I’m Coming.” […]
Hayley Williams Drops New Single "ROSES/LOTUS/VIOLET/IRIS"
Hayley Williams Drops ‘Simmer’ Hayley Williams first shared the lyrics of “ROSES/LOTUS/VIOLET/IRIS” on March 8 (i.e. International Women’s Day). Which makes perfect sense because the first taste of Petals For Armor (Part II) celebrates femininity and female solidarity. “I have seen your body and I have seen your beauty,” she begins the song over Taylor […]
An Important PSA: JoJo Reworks "Leave (Get Out)" Into "Chill (Stay In)"
JoJo Is Looking For A Real ‘Man’ JoJo is truly a ray of sunshine in these bleak times. The powerhouse vocalist not only blessed us with one of the best songs of 2020 in the form of “Man,” she has also reworked her classic 2004 hit “Leave (Get Out)” into a pandemic-themed PSA called “Chill […]
Album Review: Niall Horan Lightens Up On Breezy 'Heartbreak Weather'
Niall’s ‘Put A Little Love On Me’ Like Flicker, Niall Horan’s sophomore LP predominantly deals with matters of the heart. The tone of Heartbreak Weather is, however, noticeably lighter and brighter. In fact, it just might be pop’s first, feel-good breakup album. Not that the subject matter is trivial. The 14 songs chart the life […]