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New Music Friday: Ellie Goulding, Alessia Cara, Crown Lands and more

Posted on July 17, 2020

We’ve got an eclectic mix of new releases this week. From Canadian duos like The Reklaws, Crown Lands and Locals Only Sound, to international icons like Ellie Goulding, BTS, and Troye Sivan — there’s something for everyone. Keep scrolling to hear this week’s drops.

Brightest Blue by Ellie Goulding

Earlier this week we shared 4 things we were expecting from EG4, and we’re glad to see some of the predictions come to fruition already. The beautiful project features artists like Juice WRLD, Diplo, and blackbear and is definitely emotionally charged. It’s been 5 years since Goulding blessed us with an album and it looks likes she’s making up for lost time with a whopping 18-track LP.

Listen to Brightest Blue here.

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“End of the Road” by Crown Lands

One of the most poignant releases of the year, “End of the Road” addresses Indigenous injustices, specifically the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women. The captivating song and music video are a perfect execution of combining one’s passion with their platform.

If you were lucky enough to catch the Canadian-duo on our Instagram takeover you were privy to some BTS footage. Listen to the song here and watch the complete video here.

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“Night Garden” by BENEE ft. Kenny Beats & Bakar

If you’ve spent even 5 minutes on Tik Tok, it’s more than likely that you’ve heard BENEE’s smash hit “Supalonely“. Now, the New Zealand singer has released another irresistibly catchy track, but with a different sound and a spookier feel.

Listen to “Night Garden” here.

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MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 ~ THE JOURNEY ~ by BTS

BTS just dropped an enchanting new Japanese-language album called MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 ~ THE JOURNEY ~ and we’re surprised the internet is still in one piece. This is the band’s fourth Japanese LP and dropped on the heels of the 7th anniversary of the band’s fandom (A.R.M.Y).

Listen to the album here.

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Where I’m From (EP) by The Reklaws

The Reklaws (who are major sibling goals) have released the Where I’m From Deluxe pack just in time for your weekend festivities. This country duo makes feel-good songs that are bound to be the backdrop to your favourite summer moments.

Listen to the project here.

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This Summer: Live Off The Floor by Alessia Cara

The Canadian songstress — who recently celebrated 3 Juno wins and her 24th birthday — has been busy readying her latest EP, This Summer: Live Off The Floor. Fall in love with some of your favourite Alessia Cara tracks all over again with these newly recorded renditions. The icing on the cake? Alessia announced she’ll be donating proceeds from the live EP to Save the Children.

Listen to the project here.

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“Move With Me” by Locals Only Sound

The Toronto-based collective has crafted another genre-bending track in “Move With Me”. They’ve also just released 2 extra versions of it, but we’ll let you decide which one is your favourite.

Listen to “Move With Me” here.

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Easy” by Troye Sivan

It might be the summer of sadboy music with artists like blackbear and now Troye Sivan dropping these melancholy hits. That’s totally cool with us since “Easy” is so good! Plus, the video is fire… literally (check it out and you’ll know what we mean).

Troye also announced a brand new EP, titled In A Dream, so mark your calendars for 08/21 (pre-save here)

Listen to “Easy” here.

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Let us know which new drop you’re most excited about on Twitter @umusic!


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