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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 271

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 take a look at what’s out there, there are a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

Fall Out Boy
“Heartbreak Feels So Good”

A week after their return with “Love From the Other Side”, Fall Out Boy delivers track two from their upcoming record. It’s hard to follow up the explosive lead single, but the similarly-rocking “Heartbreak Feels So Good” assures everyone that the direction they’re going in is the right one.


Waterparks officially has an album out in April. It’s probably going to be their best. Nearly half of it is out already—the latest being “REAL SUPER DARK”—and every track’s been vastly different than the one before it. This tune throws back to the zaniness of their Greatest Hits era but juiced up by one thousand percent.


Like it or not, PVRIS has molded beautifully into a full-on pop star. “Goddess” shoots for the stars, and the top of the charts, and will likely succeed at both—it’s a glitchy, upbeat party anthem that shows off Lyndsey Gunnulfsen’s personality but more importantly her versatility.

Green Day
Nimrod (25th Anniversary Edition)

It’s been 25 years since Green Day’s classic Nimrod and the band is celebrating in a big way. Their anniversary edition is 52 songs, over 2 and a half hours, and it’s completely exhausting. Also awesome. With the OG record, a live set, and a ton of demos, this thing’s loaded with everything a fan could want.

“3 Days Sober”

Nearly five years removed from their last full-length, you’d think WSTR hasn’t taken any time away at all. “3 Days Sober” finds the band concocting their earworm brand of pop-punk as if they’ve been going nonstop. They’ve released a few singles here and there, sure, but nothing’s hit quite like this one.

August Burns Red

“Backfire” is August Burns Red putting listeners into a musical bodybag. The near four-and-a-half-minute track wastes no time getting into the thick of things; massive, chugging guitars overtake the instrumentation while their bellowing screams sound exactly like fans would expect them to.


Producer John Feldmann returns to the boards with Atreyu for their new single “Drowning”, showcasing why their partnership has been so successful. The song’s lively production amplifies its ability to shift from melodic to all-out heaviness, resulting in a metalcore smash only Atreyu knows how to pull off.

Sam Smith

Even if you don’t listen to Top 40 radio, you can’t escape “Unholy”—the heavenly mega smash from Sam Smith and Kim Petras that gave Smith their first number-one U.S. single. That said, Gloria is not Unholy The Album. It’s the musician’s most comprehensive and complete record to date, weaving in a healthy combo of ballads, dance tracks, and everything in between.

Other new releases:
Cheat Codes – One Night in Nashville
Emery – “Everlong”
Gorillaz – “Silent Running”
The Kid LAROI – “Love Again”
Aly & AJ – “Baby Lay Your Head Down”
Charlotte Sands – “Alright”
Ava Max – Diamonds & Dancefloors
Cordae – “Two Tens (feat. Anderson .Paak)”
Popcaan – Great He Is
AG Lewis – AudioLust & HigherLove
Rauw Anderson, Daddy Yankee – “PANTIES Y BRASIERES”
Zach Bryan – “Dawns (feat Maggie Rogers)”
Stephen Sanchez – “Evangeline”
Quinn XCII – The People’s Champ / “Too Late (feat. AJR)”
Skrillex, Bladee – “Real Spring”
Maisie Peters – “Body Better”
charlieonnafriday – “That’s What I Get”
Elle King – Come Get Your Wife
Luke Combs – “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old”
KSI – “Voices (feat. Oliver Tree)”
Aya Nakamura – DNK
Zara Larsson – “Can’t Tame Her”
Alexander 23 – “How To Drive”
Rita Ora – “You Only Love Me”
Dave Matthews Band – “Madman’s Eyes”


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