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 Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada have switched up their sound multiple times over the past 15+ years, becoming an absolute force in metalcore. The legend only grows from here with their new album, Color Decay, a comprehensive display of who they are as musicians. Album standout “Time” is a dark, pop-tinged anthem, while another highlight in “Salt” never lets its foot off the gas pedal.
The Early November
“Five Years” will be new for some and old for others but it’s a fresh experience regardless. The Early November’s latest release from their new b-sides anniversary collection is originally a bonus track from 2006’s The Mother, The Mechanic, and the Path, and while it was fine before, it’s perfect now. The revamped version is livelier, punchier, and immediately becomes an essential TEN song going forward.
“Last Thing I Do”
One of 2022’s hidden gems is Sueco’s party album It Was Fun While It Lasted, and now it gets even better with a deluxe edition. Featuring four new songs, “Last Thing I Do” is an all-out smash and the latest brainchild from Travis Barker and Andrew Goldstein. Mix some of their pop-punk DNA with Sueco’s hip-hop influences and you get beautiful results.
Carly Rae Jepsen
“Talking to Yourself”
Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Talking to Yourself” has an energy that hasn’t been there for years, even though 2019’s Dedicated was great in its own right. This new single, though, just hits different. It’s got hooks and a personality that harkens back to her Kiss days, and she’s clearly having a blast in the process.
“Movie Star (feat. Mod Sun and Global Dan)”
“Movie Star” has Mod Sun heading back to his roots, courtesy of superstar DJ Steve Aoki. Off his new album, Aoki enlists Mod and rapper Global Dan for an electric pop-rap song that’ll turn listeners into permanent bobbleheads. It’s strange hearing Mod Sun drop some bars after all of his rock success as of late, but it shows how easily he can change course as an artist.
“fmk (feat. Blackbear)”
Blackbear loves his acronyms. He hops on Gayle’s new track “fmk”, doing what he does best—providing a verse that breaks up the song with his fun and always-hooky flow until the main act joins back in. For Gayle, she’s gunning for another “abcdefu”. It might not happen on this one but it’s a nice little track that should definitely get some traction.
Other new releases:
Charlie Puth – “I Don’t Think That I Like Her”
Blackpink – Born Pink
Noah Cyrus – “I Just Want a Lover”
Death Cab for Cutie – Asphalt Meadows
You Me at Six – “No Future? Yeah Right (feat. Rou Reynolds)”
Rina Sawayama – Hold the Girl
Jessie Reyez – YESSIE
Magnolia Park – “Addison Rae”
THE DRIVER ERA – Summer Mixtape
Maggie Lindemann – SUCKERPUNCH / “cages”
UPSAHL – “Antsy”
Tai Verdes – HDTV / “TWO SUGARS”
EKKSTACY – “i just want to hide my face”
mxmtoon – rising (deluxe)
chloe moriondo – “Cdbaby<3”
Wizkid – “Bad To Me”
Fred Again.. – “Danielle (smile on my face)”
Feid – FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS FERXXO TE PIRATEAMOS EL ÁLBUM
Bazzi – Infinite Dream / “Only Fan (feat. Cordae)”
FLETCHER – “Girl Or My Dreams”
Mura Masa – demon time / “up all week (with slowthai)”
Marcus Mumford – (self-titled)
Jeremy Zucker – “I’m So Happy (with BENEE)”
Djo – DECIDE
Jean Dawson – “PIRATE RADIO*”
Little Big Town – “Mr. Sun”
Kiana Ledé – “Irresponsible”
Blood Orange – Four Songs EP
Anne-Marie, AITCH – “PYSCHO”
Father John Misty – Live at Electric Lady
Björk – “Ovule”
Daya – In Between Dreams
Adam Blackstone, Jazmine Sullivan – “‘Round Midnight”
Ozuna – “La Copa”LeAnn Rimes – god’s work