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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 215

What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Fridays are always chock full of the latest songs and albums ready to be the soundtrack to everyone’s antics, and here you’ll find some of the week’s standout releases. Whether you’re ready to spin an anticipated song from a favorite artist or just taking a look at what’s out there, there’s a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

Bring Me the Horizon

After a couple EPs of experimental, polarizing rock from UK outfit Bring Me the Horizon, the band goes back to the pop sensibilities that made 2019’s Amo irresistible. They deliver their poppiest offering yet on the head-bopper “DiE4u”, an electronic-rock number that presents the best BMTH has to show.

Lil Nas X

Since bursting into the mainstream with the country-rap-pop “Old Town Road”, eccentric singer/songwriter Lil Nas X has evolved from meme status into a full-blown icon. Montero, his debut record, is a culmination of his wild past three years with one hit after another—most notably “That’s What I Want” and the introspective Elton John-assisted “One of Me”.

Teenage Heartbreak

Travis Barker’s latest experiment has arrived on LILHUDDY’s new LP and as expected it’s pretty solid pop-punk. As the title implies,Teenage Heartbreak has no problem wearing its angsty heart on its sleeve; it’s the kind of record that you wish *you* had in high school. But lyrics aside, boomer fans of the genre can find a whole lot to love in this too. Catchy as hell songwriting runs rampant and the feature from All-American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter is a treat.

Jon Bellion
“I FEEL IT (with Burna Boy)”

Jon Bellion makes his illustrious return to the game with the jazzy “I FEEL IT”, incorporating some fun horns in the chorus in a collab with Burna Boy. It hardly even sounds like Bellion, but that just goes to show that he’s ready to shake things up for whatever comes next in his new stuff.

Every Time I Die
“Planet Shit”

The frantic, high-tempo “Planet Shit” has Every Time I Die hitting on all cylinders. Brutally honest lyrics complement the brutal guitar riffs throughout, resulting in a track that provides perfect circle-pit material with a message that’s easy to resonate with.

Jonas Brothers
“Who’s In Your Head”

On paper, Jonas Brothers and Max Martin together is a match made in pop heaven. In practice, it’s as good as advertised. “Who’s In Your Head” follows the funky pop vibes that their previously-released track “Mercy” went in. There’s been nearly an album’s worth of material the guys have been involved in since their comeback LP in 2019 and they just keep getting better.

Horizons / East

Post-hardcore legends Thrice continue to innovate on their impressive 11th full-length. Single “Scavengers” is brash and aggressive while the love-letter to Radiohead in “Robot Soft Exorcism” is a major highlight, but the full experience of Horizons / East. comes only when listening to the record front to back.

Our Last Night
“Bad Habits”

Our Last Night turns Ed Sheeran’s hit “Bad Habits” from a bedroom jam into a mosh-pit staple—bringing screams, heavy guitars, and breakdowns into the mix—all while keeping that awesome chorus intact.

Hawthorne Heights
“Ohio Is For Lovers” (feat. Siiickbrain)

Hawthorne Heights’ classic tune “Ohio Is For Lovers” made waves around Myspace as every emo’s favorite profile song; its newest remix might let it live a new life on TikTok. Artist Siiickbrain provides the vocals on this revamp while HH’s patented unclean growls are amplified with the glitchy electronic production.

Other new releases:
Billy Idol – The Roadside EP
Iann Dior – “V12 (feat Lil Uzi Vert)”
Kehlani – “Altar”
G-Eazy – “Breakdown (feat. Demi Lovato)”
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – “Love for Sale”
Chad Tepper – “I Hate Everyone” (feat. Simple Plan)
Your Broken Hero – “Tommy’s Face” (feat. Underoath)
This Wild Life – “I Don’t Love You Like I Want To”
Real Friends – “Remedy for Reality” / Torn in Two
Sam Smith – “You Will Be Found (with Summer Walker) – from Dear Evan Hansen
Mac Miller – “Colors and Shapes”
Ozuna – “La Funka”
grandson, Jessie Reyez, Idris Elba – “Rain (Idris Elba Edit)”
CHVRCHES – “Cry Little Sister”
James Blake – “Famous Last Words”
Alec Benjamin – “Older”
WALK THE MOON – “Fire In Your House (feat. Johnny Clegg & Jesse Clegg)”
St. Vincent – “The Nowhere Inn”
Enrique Iglesias – Final (Vol.1)
Lukas Graham – “Call My Name”
Ofenbach, Ella Henderson – “Hurricane”
Love Regenerator, Solardo, Calvin Harris – “Rollercoaster”
NCT 127 – Sticker – The 3rd Album
Vedo – “Juicy (feat Ari Lennox)”
Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren – “Music Means Love Forever”
Frank Turner – “Haven’t Been Doing So Well”
Placebo – “Beautiful James”
Kina – “Trying Not to Cry (feat. Cavetown)”
AREA21, Martin Garrix, Maejor – “Followers”
Cynthia Erivo – Ch. 1 Vs.1
Emeli Sandé – “Family”
Flight Facilities, DRAMA – “Mood – Loods Remix”
H.E.R. – “Find A Way (feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk)”
MØ, MNEK – “Live to Survive – MNEK Remix”
José Feliciano, Dolly Parton – “Eagle When She Flies”
Majid Jordan – “Summer Rain”
Foxes – “Sister Ray”
Jeremy Zucker – “Therapist”
Drakeo the Ruler, 24KGoldn – “Spaceship”


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