There has been a lot of great new music released over the last few weeks. You can find out what was released this weekend in our New Music Report, but take a look at what we've been listening to lately. Our editors Nicole, James, and Isha have shared some of their Expert Picks for the week. Check it out below.
Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line & watt - "Let Me Go"
You know when you see that some of your favorite artists are coming together, and you just know you're gonna love it? That's this song. Pop singer Hailee Steinfeld, producer/DJ Alesso, country music duo Florida Georgia Line and guitarist watt have come together for a new awesome crossover mega-collab called "Let Me Go." This track is exciting, number one because it blends so many different genres together, and number two, because you would never expect ALL of those genres to mesh together so well -- but they absolutely do.
R3HAB & Quintino - "I Just Can't"
R3HAB has does it again. Over the last few weeks, in preparation for the release of his album Trouble, the producer/DJ has been dropping awesome song after awesome song, and he's delivered a collaboration with Dutch DJ/producer Quintino called "I Just Can't" ... and I just can't stop listening to it (see what I did there 😏). In a press release, this track was described as an "emotional roller coaster ride" and gives fans "further insight onto R3HAB’s musical journey," and I believe this to be extremely true. Hearing how his music has evolved over the years has been thrilling, and I can't wait to hear the rest of his new album next week.
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Miguel - "Shockandawe"
After dropping "Sky Walker," a collaboration with Travis Scott, in late August, Miguel has unleashed a second song titled "Shockandawe" on Thursday. On the two-and-a-half-minute track, the R&B singer makes some subtle references to the global landscape. It's not an overtly political track as the crooner tosses around lyrics about getting down and dirty with his lover, but it's enough to make you at least double think. Atop some Neptunes-esuqe production, the 31-year-old keeps the track's grungy efforts at the forefront. "Bang bang, baby, break yourself/ Lose control when I take the world/ I dropped the bomb/ Did I take your bomb/ Just shock and awe," he sings during the hook.
Tove Lo - "Disco T*ts"
Tove Lo is feeling red hot with her gloriously-titled new single, "Disco T*ts," which dropped on Friday and is sure to press some buttons. For her comeback track, the Swedish pop star takes a page from disco and trance genres with the help of her longtime collaborators The Struts, who were responsible for past hits "Habits (Stay High)" and "Talking Body." "I'm sweatin' from head to toe/ I'm wet through all my clothes/ I'm fully charged, nipples are hard/ Ready to go," she croons during the pulsating chorus before a dog bark rounds out the section of the track. "Disco T*ts is about losing yourself with your new found love," she said in a press statement. "Naive, excited, no consequences. The happiness in the haze I’m feelin right now." You can find "Disco T*ts" on Tove's forthcoming LP, Blue Lips [Lady Wood Phase II], which drops this fall via Island Records.
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Hustle Gang - "Friends" featuring T.I., Rara, Brandon Rossi, Tokyo Jetz and Young Dro
Grand Hustle bossman T.I. recruited his Hustle Gang signees Rara, Brandon Rossi, Tokyo Jetz, and Young Dro to collaborate on the label’s new song “Friends.” This track is very special because each and every one of the recording artists on it showcases their skills equally and perfectly from beginning to end. The song also shows the broad versatility of the label mates' talents. “Friends” basically warns its listeners to not use that word too loosely, but everyone isn’t as close as you may believe they are. Truth.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – "Beast Mode" featuring PnB Rock, Youngboy Never Broke Again
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is preparing for the release of his debut album, The Bigger Artist with his new song that dropped, “Beast Mode,” featuring PnB Rock, and Youngboy Never Broke Again. With the way that this track sounds, we’d say that A Boogie has perfected his melodic skills. In a recent interview with Billboard, Boogie said about The Bigger Album, “The album about to be crazy, man. Sept. 29. S**t is about to be different, man. I ain’t gonna lie, it’s gonna be different vibes, man.” Listen to “Beast Mode” below.
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