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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 252

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.

The Wonder Years
“Low Tide”

The leaps and bounds The Wonder Years have made to transition from a dorky punk band to an influential rock mainstay is nothing short of remarkable. You see why on “Low Tide”. Vocalist Dan Campbell never takes a breath on this one, practically screaming throughout the urgent pop-punk track to make sure he’s heard. Mission accomplished.

The Devil Wears Prada

The menacing riffs of “Time” set the stage for The Devil Wears Prada’s new single, marking one of the heaviest tracks from the band in recent memory. Kicking off with soft clean vocals, they quickly flip the script in Prada fashion to create an absolute behemoth of a metal song. Off their upcoming album due out in September, “Time” is the best we’ve heard from it thus far.


When Anberlin called it quits in 2014, they seemed pretty ok with not making music again. It took a while but thankfully that changed: Silverline is a reinvigorated Anberlin that still holds the same qualities fans know and love with added twists thrown in. While “Two Graves” is their tried and true sound, tracks like “Circles” and “Asking For” take things in a new ethereal direction. Whatever comes next will be worth watching.

Hot Mulligan
“Drink Milk and Run (Acoustic)”

Hot Mulligan gives the acoustic treatment to their latest explosive single “Drink Milk and Run”. The band has always been a top-tier acoustic act but their rendition this time around takes that prowess to a new level. They somehow manage to capture the energy of the original while expanding on it, making the wait for volume two of their acoustic EP that much harder.

“Next Ex”

“Next Ex” is a future TikTok sound first and an awesome Sueco song second. It’s hard to follow up his pop-punk-rap-hybrid LP that came out earlier this year but this tune could have fit on it with ease. Taking influence from all of his styles, the nursery-rhyme style chorus will be what sticks around in your head after the two minutes are through.


It’s been over five years but the wait for new Beyoncé is finally over. Renaissance is a full-blown dance record, capturing sounds of throwback disco and house that create a made-for-the-club soundtrack. As only part one of a planned trilogy, she’s already created a classic.

Calvin Harris
“New to You (feat. Normani, Tinashe, and Offset)”

Sometimes it feels like Calvin Harris just pulls names out of a hat to decide who is going to feature on his songs but it always ends up working out in his favor—no matter who’s on it. “New to You” off Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 features a mix of Normani, Tinashe, and Offset on a feel-good, groovy number. It’s basically a sunset in listening format.

Other new releases:
Tove Lo – “2 Die 4”
Labrinth – “Lift Off”
Charli XCX – “Hot Girl (Bodies Bodies Bodies”
Marshmello – “American Psycho”
AJR – “I Won’t”
ILLENIUM, Teddy Swims – “All The Really Matters”
Bastille – “Revolution”
Hayley Kiyoko – PANORAMA
Bishop Briggs – “Revolution”
Two Door Cinema Club – “Lucky”
Hailee Steinfield, Anderson .Paak – “Coast”
EKKSTACY – “wish i was dead”
Ashe – “Shower With My Clothes On”
Fred Again.., Swedish House Mafia – “Turn On the Lights Again (feat. Future)”
Maggie Rogers – Surrender
Lauren Spencer Smith – “Narcissist”
King Princess – Hold On Baby
Benson Boone – Walk Me Home…
Stromae – “Mon Amour (with Camilla Cabello)”
Rauw Alejandro, Lyanno, Brray – “LOKERA”
Tom The Mail Man – “•NOTDEAD!•”
Griffyn, Blanke – “Colors (with Eyelar)”
Surfaces – “Rooftops”
Rina Sawayama – “Hold That Girl”
Ingrid Andress – “Blue”
Lilyisthatyou – The Character EP 
Tiesto – “Balia Conmigo”
Leah Kate – “Life Sux”
Jordy Purp – “Caroles Daughter”


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