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New Music Friday: Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, The 1975, and more

Posted on May 22, 2020

This week’s roundup may be the most eclectic and high energy mix thus far, and it’s just what we need to keep morale up, and the positivity flowing. From electronica to dancehall, there’s something for everyone. If pure-pop is more your speed, we’d highly recommend checking out this playlist for some of Gaga’s greatest hits.

“Rain On Me” Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

Remember when you were a kid and characters from two of your favourite shows had an epic crossover episode? That’s what this song feels like, a collab between two supernovas. “Rain On Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande arrives merely one week before the release of “Chormatica” (commonly dubbed LG6), and we are in love!

Fans were thrilled when the track’s artwork dropped earlier this week (it gave us major post-apocalyptic cheerleader vibes) but Little Monsters and Arianators everywhere can rejoice, because “Rain On Me” is finally here. The song’s emotional backstory is juxtaposed by its upbeat tempo, making for a dynamic track. Here’s hoping this is the start of a long-lasting working relationship between the pair. 

Listen to “Rain On Me” here and watch the music video here.


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“In Your Eyes” (Remix) The Weeknd ft. Doja Cat

We’re bummed that the After Hours tour has been postponed, but The Weeknd is keeping fans entertained with a series of new remixes. His latest rearrangement occurred on “In Your Eyes“.  Adding another collaborator to the track is a brilliant move, considering the song’s two-person perspective narrative. The “In Your Eyes” remix (featuring Doja Cat) is available now.

Listen to the “In Your Eyes” remix here.


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“ENERGY” Disclosure

Disclosure is one of those groups who manages to embody the feeling of summer and liberation in their music, and their latest single, “Energy” undoubtedly accomplishes that. The title track comes approximately 3 months before their forthcoming album (which btw has a shockingly impressive list of features). “Energy” and its surrealist video are out now.

Listen to “ENERGY” here.

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“POWER” Ellie Goulding

Ellie could do covers of nursery rhymes and we’d stan, but her latest single, “Power” really is a phenomenal track. Dismantling power struggles and calling out superficial relationships while making an absolute bop? Yeah, Ellie did that.  “Power” marks the dawn of a new era, EG4, and although there aren’t any details about the album’s release date, we’ll gladly stream this song while we wait.

Listen to “POWER” here.

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“In My Head” (Remixes) Ryland James

When rising powerhouse, Ryland James released “In My Head”, it was an instant hit, quickly receiving Gold Certification Canada. Now, Ryland is sharing 6 remixes of the song for fans to fall in love with all over again. Keep up with Ryland on his socials to hear previews of songs he’s working on and covers of some classics.

Listen to “In My Head” remixes here.

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“Need It” Migos ft NBA YoungBoy

Our favourite rap trio is back just a few days after their latest Migos Monday drop, and this time they’ve teamed up with NBA YoungBoy on “Need It“. Migos always delivers, but there’s something about the chemistry on this track that takes it to the next level. The cadence and back and forth verses are something else, and hip-hop royalty, 50 Cent is credited as a co-writer.

Listen to “Need It” here.

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“Notes on a Conditional Form” The 1975

It’s been practically a year in the making, but “Notes on a Conditional Form” has arrived, making it the fourth studio album from the UK band, the 1975. The genre-bending project encompasses 22 tracks tackling everything from climate change to relationships to religion. “Frail State of Mind” is an early fave, but with 21 other songs to listen to, we’re sure our ranking will change on a daily basis.

Listen to the full album here.


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“Roulette” The Kemist

The Kemist has a global sound that’s rooted in dancehall and reggae and influenced by his life in Miami. As an artist, producer, and DJ, The Kemist knows what people want to hear, and more importantly, what they want to dance to. Jamaica’s impact on the music scene has been undeniable, and this track boldly embodies the island’s energy and already has a dance challenge to go along with it.

Listen to “Roulette” here.

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“Until We Meet Again” Nick Jonas

It’s been nearly 2 years since we’ve heard a solo project from this Jonas brother, and it’s a nice balladic departure from some of the more pure pop songs that trio has released. In true Nick form, the song showcases his falsetto and sounds like something that a choir would do a stellar cover of. Lyrically, “Until We Meet Again” is about waiting to reunite with loved ones, which is bound to resonate with so many people that have been separated due to COVID-19. It debuted on the season finale of The Voice (where Nick was a coach), and the video is a cute homage to Nick’s love for Priyanka.

Listen to “Until We Meet Againhere.

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