Here’s the first New Music Friday of December! And this is a huge one: “Wonder” is finally here! And so is “Weird!”, alongside new music from The Weeknd and friends from the house such as Emanuel, Soran and more!
Emanuel – Alt Therapy Session 2: Transformation
Emanuel is back, again establishing his artistry through meaningful, expressive music in a time he describes as a <<renaissance of beautiful black art in the world>>. “Alt Therapy Session 2: Transformation” celebrates the beautiful moments found within the nuanced journey of self-growth. This new EP was originally revealed to us through the release of the single “Black Woman”. This second instalment of Emanuel’s upcoming album includes “Black Woman” and it’s remix alongside “PTH” and “Magazines”, which promises to become another hit song for the Toronto R&B artist.
Listen to “Alt Therapy Session 2: Transformation” here.
Shawn Mendes – Wonder
How long have we been waiting for this? It’s been a couple months, but it feels like a long time since the first single was released and all our jaws dropped to the floor with just a small glimpse of what “Wonder” could be. And oh, what a work this is! Step aside Holiday songs, because Shawn Mendes’ fourth studio album is the ultimate pre-Christmas pleasure. We couldn’t be more proud of the man that young kid from Pickering has grown up to be!
Shawn Mendes also announced that on December 6th he will perform a livestream benefit concert, Wonder: The Experience, to celebrate the release of the album.
Listen to “Wonder” here.
Soran – Anchor
Soran has a new single out! After “Until The Day I Die”, the beautiful tribute to his late mother, “Anchor” is an energetic piece like no other, and has been written entirely by him, proving his skills as a songwriter are only improving!
The Montreal-based artist recently announced a handful of live shows set to take place in February 2021! Is the new year looking brighter already?
Listen to “Anchor” here.
Lil Baby – Errbody
Lil Baby is celebrating his birthday this week and decided that we were the ones getting presents: he has released two tracks back to back, “Errbody” and “On Me”. These new songs come just a couple days after Lil Baby was nominated for 2 GRAMMY awards for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his single “The Bigger Picture”. Birthday, nominations and Christmas right around the corner? It certainly is a merry time for Lil Baby.
Listen to “Errbody” here.
Juice WRLD – Real Shit (with benny blanco)
There’s still music coming out from Juice WRLD, this time with help from Benny Blanco. After the release of the album “Legends Never Die”, this single is yet another statement to the late rapper’s legacy which was honored as well when Juice WRLD won Favorite Male Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 22nd.
Listen to “Real Shit (with benny blanco)” here.
YUNGBLUD – weird!
Is there anything else we can say about YUNGBLUD’s new album except that it’s finally here? We had heard a couple of songs from “weird!” already, but it feels way better when they are all together at last! And he has a song with our friend Machine Gun Kelly! Could this get any better?
<<this album is yours now. Thank you for every minute. i hope this album stays with you for the rest of your lives for your stories, your faces, your defiance, your passion, your colours and your flags will stay with me for the rest of mine. embrace the strange. be proud to be who you are. be proud to be weird 🖤>>
Listen to “weird!” here.
bülow – Lost
German-born and Toronto-based pop-iconoclast bülow just released a new track, a beautiful re-imagination of the song “Lost”, featured in Frank Ocean’s 2012 album “channel ORANGE”. According to the singer herself, <<I had the song stuck in my head for months, so it was perfect>>. We are so glad she had the song stuck because we are in love with this cover!
Listen to “Lost” here.
J.I. the Prince of N.Y. – Excuse My Pain
Rising Hip-hop sensation J.I. has just released his latest single, “Excuse My Pain”, following up to his latest song “Letter 2 U”. This great song is the perfect way for the artist to close his amazing 2020, a year where he has released more music than ever!
Listen to “Excuse My Pain” here.
Greta Van Fleet – Age of Machine
It’s happening. “Age of Machine” comes alongside the announcement of the band’s second album, “The Battle At Garden’s Gate”. After three years, one-million concert tickets sold across five continents, four consecutive #1 singles, a GRAMMY Award and performances on “The Tonight Show” and “Saturday Night Live”, the second studio LP seemed like the right next step for Greta Van Fleet. Can’t wait for this!
Listen to “Age of Machine” here.
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (with ROSALÍA) Remix
Surprise release to close the week and to celebrate 1 year of the song! The Weeknd has joined forces with international sensation ROSALÍA to remix “Blinding Lights”, one of the biggest tracks of 2020, as well as one of his own biggest songs! It’s been months since we listened to this song for the first time, but we still get blinded by the lights every single time.
Listen to “Blinding Lights (with ROSALÍA) Remix” here.
That’s all for this week! And by now you should not be reading this still, but listening to all the new music! Want to jump on Instagram at @Umusic and let us know which one is your favourite release?