New Music Friday (2/10/23) includes drops from Paramore, Lizzo and more
First On New Music Friday: This Is Why by Paramore
Kicking off New Music Friday is the group, Paramore. After a six-year hiatus, they stuck to their roots and released an alternative rock album This Is Why.
However, this album is very conscious, discussing themes of time, news dividing society and a lot of mental health. It is not a bad thing — I am a fan of conscious styles of music — but in some cases, it can be hard to digest for listeners. In this case, Paramore does a great job blending in the conscious lyricism.
That reason alone is why you should listen to This Is Why first on New Music Friday. It’s also catchy and keeps the rock element the band is so known for. They manage that while also exploring multiple themes that people undergo throughout their day-to-day lives.
Best of New Music Friday: Lizzo (feat. SZA) — “Special”
Lizzo made a special song for this New Music Friday. Bringing a collaboration with the super star SZA, this song is bound to be one of the biggest tracks coming out of this weekend.
This for sure has to be the first listen, although if you don’t, I’m sure this will be heard everywhere very soon with its extremely appealing upbeat nature.
Best Remix of New Music Friday: Beyonce — “CUFF IT (Wetter Remix)”
Beyoncé did not lie when naming the remix (Wetter Remix). This is purely suitable for the bedroom activities after dark as it takes the normal hit song “CUFF IT” and puts a much slower and smooth RnB production behind it.
Worth a listen on this New Music Friday but be ready for what happens after because it is bound to be wet.
Dove Cameron (with Khalid) – “We Go Down Together”
This song gives off heavy “lovely” vibes that Khalid and Billie Eilish collaborated on in 2018.
With that said, the two artists brought some of their best vocals on this harmonic and angelic masterpiece. If you are already familiar with the artist this song should be right up your alley and worth a listen.
The Kid LAROI – “Kids Are Growing Up (Part 1)”
One of the surprising releases on this New Music Friday, as The Kid LAROI released a single last week as well. I’m assuming his break from music is coming to a halt at the moment and he is soon to release his much-anticipated album.
The new track is a much more personal look into his childhood and mindset of being a star.
Daniel Caesar – “Let Me Go”
Daniel Caesar releases another single on New Music Friday for back-to-back weeks. “Let Me Go” is a melodic and slow tempo track that incorporates the singer’s vocals in the production.
Excited to see if this means an album is in the works for the artist whose last album, CASE STUDY 01 was released in 2019.
NAV – “Lately”
NAV has announced the works of an album, NAV2, and begins the release process with the single “Lately”. This track is emotionally deeper than most of his catalog, bringing a newer side of the artist to his creativity.
It’s not the best that New Music Friday has to offer, however, I’m sure if you are a NAV fan this is suitable.
Biggest Disappointment of New Music Friday: “Let’s Ride” Fast & Furious Trailer Anthem – YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Lambo4oe, The Notorious B.I.G., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
I can’t believe they are making more of this series, put it to rest.
The song on the other hand is pretty average compared to the rest of New Music Friday. However, the production is nice with the sample from “Notorious Thugs” by The Notorious B.I.G and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Baby Rose (feat Smino) – “I Won’t Tell”
Baby Rose has a very unique voice, in a good way. It’s a very deep and slow voice, which works well with Smino’s higher pitched and erratic flow. This mesh worked well.
Logic (feat Norah Jones) – “Paradise II”
Logic is on a hot streak with singles for New Music Friday these past few weeks. This week he’s released “Paradise II” that has a jazzy production, which in my opinion is the similar style as his 2020 album No Pressure.
Ghostluvme (feat Lil Uzi Vert) – “Fact”
Both of these artist performances were great. Uzi came to New Music Friday with his usual catchy flow and chorus, however, Uzi made up over two minutes of the three-minute song. Ghostluvme barely had about thirty seconds of playtime in the final product.
Therefore, this is essentially a Lil Uzi song feat. Ghostluvme.
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