Hey UMUSIC fam! It’s New Music Friday, and were back with the latest tracks to vamp up your quarantine playlists. We’ve got everything from the highly anticipated NAV album, to a collab between pop music royalty. We know you’re practicing social distancing, but a virtual listening party with friends is definitely recommended. Happy listening, and stay safe!
“Stuck With U” by Justin Bieber & Ariana Grande
Stuck With U is a joint effort between Bieber and Grande. The prince and princess of pop have reunited for a song with a cause (finally appeasing fans who’ve wanted a collab since their 2019 Coachella performance). The melodic track is giving us hope during such uncertain times, and all proceeds from the song will go to coronavirus relief efforts. Stuck With U truly embraces the idea of being alone together, and the music video incorporates videos from friends and fans, demonstrating unity despite the distance. It’s a feel-good track that’ll have you slow dancing in your room (perfect for a virtual prom dance btw).
“Rebel (If I Lie)” by Eli Rose
Eli Rose has outdone herself with the release of Rebel (If I Lie), her first English-sung track (we stan a bilingual queen). With the help of director Jérémie Saindon, Eli has created an Oscar-level music video to accompany the song that leaves us wanting more. Produced by the renowned and diamond-certified engineer, Nk.F, this hauntingly beautiful track bids a farewell to toxic relationships (something we could all practice). Eli’s voice floats on top of an eclectic melody with trap-infused beats.
If you’re not already sold, the visuals are next level, picture Carrie, meets Marriage Story, meets Matilda. The music video (available in both English and French) is equal parts captivating and chilling, and Eli and Quebecois co-star, Félix-Antoine Tremblay give stellar performances. Rebel (If I lie) is available now!
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“There’s Still A Light In The House (Chill Mix)” by Valley
Valley is proving that their artistry is second to none with a stripped down version of their hit, There’s Still A Light In The House. The Ontario-born indie pop group is blessing our eardrums with an ethereal sound and nostalgic feel. The original rendition already has over 10 million streams, and we know you’ll love this adaptation just as much. There’s Still A Light In The House (Chill Mix) is bound to make your Sunday morning playlist and will definitely be a staple for your summertime car rides.
“See You (Bedroom Remix)” by Johnny Orlando
Johnny is keeping us all fed with the release of this 3-Pack, a an acoustic remix of Phobias! Expect an even dreamier, mellow rendition of recent singles from the Ontario singer, and if you’re like us, and are still craving more Johnny, be sure to check out his socials to stay up to date! Listen to the bedroom remix of Phobias and See You here!
“Half Written Story” by Hailee Steinfeld
Calling all Hailee stans! The multi-faceted artist is back with a brand new EP, titled Half Written Story. The premiere track, I Love Yous is already a certified bop, but this project is leveled out by ballads like Wrong Direction. The EP consists of 5 songs (including 3 brand new ones) that cover all the bases of dating in 2020 (spoiler alert: relationships are complicated). Listen to Half Written Story now, and thank us later!
“Good Intentions” by NAV
You’re probably still listening to Turks (we know we are), but Nav’s got you covered if you want to add some more heat to your rotation. Hailing from Toronto’s west-end, NAV brings a distinct sound that embodies the dynamic influences of the city and guidance from his musical peers. His highly anticipated third studio album, Good Intentions is available now! With an extensive background in production, this hitmaker delivers quality sounds, signature vocals, and tweet-worthy lyrics that are bound to resonate with you.
Let us know which project(s) caught your attention and which ones gave you the feels. Stay healthy, stay home and stay connected!