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.
A Day to Remember
There’s new A Day to Remember music and we only had to wait a year for it. That’s the true miracle with the release of “Miracle”. But what isn’t a surprise is how good it is. It’s certainly heavy—probably their heaviest since Bad Vibrations—so it’ll be something that OG fans go nuts over, especially once the breakdown hits.
Panic! At the Disco
“Middle of a Breakup”
Brendon Urie just kind of does Brendon Urie things on the new Panic! at the Disco single. “Middle of a Breakup” is a bit more straightforward pop than the previously released title track off his new album but his voice is, as always, otherworldly. Viva Las Vengeance might end up having you go “Yep, this is Panic!” on one song and then “What is happening?” on the next, which is just fine.
“The Dying Song (Time to Sing)”
Is this the end for Slipknot? Their album title seems to suggest so: The End, So Far drops in September. For now, their new single “The Dying Song (Time to Sing)” is a big one. It’s a rollercoaster of a track, infusing classic Slipknot intensity with an earworm of a chorus. If this record really is their swan song, they’re going out with a bang.
Tiny Moving Parts
One of the genre’s greats gets even better. “Tangled Up” is the first glimpse we get at Tiny Moving Parts’ upcoming album, introducing indie guitar licks that lead into a huge pop-punk chorus. With their patented scream-sing vocal style and affinity for making the catchiest thing imaginable, the song’s got no problem taking up real estate in your brain.
Anthony Green wanted to do something major for Boom. Done. The Circa Survive frontman is no stranger to crafting grandiose rock songs but, solo-wise, he’s largely stuck to an acoustic/folky soundscape for his past five LPs. Now, this changes. His latest is lush with horns and marvelous vocal displays—a combination that ends up making this record one of this year’s gems.
Reaching Hypercritical is Palisades at their best. The post-hardcore act is now five albums into their career and this record seems to encapsulate everything the band excels at: poppy melodies, memorable instrumentation, and emotional lyrics. You also can’t help but be reminded of Linkin Park during a ton of moments throughout the tracklist.
There’s nothing like a few unexpected new songs from a megastar. Billie Eilish goes back to basics on a two-pack called Guitar Songs. Appropriately titled, the tracks are stripped down and highlight Eilish’s (and brother FINNEAS’) songwriting ability with “The 30th” being one of the finest songs in her whole discography.
Other new releases:
The Chainsmokers – “Time Bomb”
Charlotte Sands – “Rollercoaster”
Betty Who – “She Can Dance”
Kane Brown – “Grand”
iann dior – “I Find It Hard”
Beach Bunny – Emotional Creatures
MAX – “WASABI”
Pale Waves – “The Hard Way”
Muse – “Kill Or Be Killed”
St. Vincent – “Piggy”
TOMORROW X TOGETHER, iann dior – “Valley of Lies”
Jack White – Entering Heaven Alive
Goo Goo Dolls – “You Are the Answer”
ODESZA – The Last Goodbye / “Forgive Me (feat. Izzy Bizu)”
Doechii – “Persuasive (feat. SZA)”
Joey Bada$$ – 2000
Russ – “Are You Entertained (feat. Ed Sheeran)”
Jessie Ware – “Free Yourself”
Madison Beer – “I Have Never Felt More Alive”
Wiz Khalifa – “Memory Lane”
Ali Gatie – “Can’t Give Up”
Little Big Town – “Rich Man”
Peach Tree Rascals – Does A Fish Know It’s Wet? / “Moped”
Julien Baker – B-Sides
Mac Miller – I Love Life, Thank You