Happy Friday, music fans. We’ve got 9 new releases to talk about, so get your coffee and your headphones ready…it’s an interesting mix. Let’s get to it!
Billie Eilish & Rosalía – Lo Vas A Olvidar
Billie Eilish en español? Si. This long-awaited collaboration is finally here, and I’m kind of digging it. Lo Vas A Olvidar translates to “Will you let it go.” The Billie and Rosalía superfans likely won’t let this one go anytime soon (see what I did there?) The song is set to be featured in an upcoming episode of the HBO series Euphoria. I’ve never seen the show, but if you watch it…listen for this tune. The song is hauntingly beautiful and their voices blend perfectly together. Billie’s Spanish is surprisingly spot-on, too. The ladies actually had a bit of help from Billie’s family with the final line:
Love cannot be measured in a steady step One day I’m a god and the next I can break You say it to me like it’s something I have any choice in If I wasn’t important, then why would you waste all your poison?
This will be one for the Breakup playlists, for sure.
Have a listen and let me know what you think!
Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Amorphous – Sunshine (The Light)
Not gonna lie…I did not have high expectations for this one. But the story of how this track was created is great, and the song is kind of catchy.
Amorphous is the real story here. The 22-year-old DJ, Jamir Reece Davis went viral as the MC Hammer appointed “Thanksgiving DJ” with his mashup of Rihanna’s Kiss It Better, and the Luther Vandross classic Never Too Much. The mashup got picked up for Fat Joe’s newest track, and Davis got official clearance from Rhianna to use her vocals in the track. Crazy how things can turn around so fast when you put yourself out there for the world to see.
In much stranger news: Fat Joe and DJ Khaled started a joint OnlyFans profile. For only $20 a month, you can see whatever the hell that’s all about.
This track is a vibe, for sure. Makes me want to buy a silk shirt and some Cuban cigars.
Let’s get to it…but look out for the horrible acting at the beginning of the video…
Lil Huddy – 21st Century Vampire
I don’t have much to say about this one. This was the first thing I said out lout after I listened to the song:
If you like it, that’s fine. I’ll only judge you a little.
Jason Derulo – Lifestyle (featuring Adam Levine)
I don’t have a whole lot to say about this one either. It’s your basic, somewhat catchy commercial pop song that will be played to death by top 40 radio stations across the country. I will say this, though…Jason Derulo is a goddamn entertainer, which is refreshing to see.
Lil Wayne – Ain’t Got Time
This one cracks me all the way up. Just two days after Trump pardoned Wayne for his crimes, he releases a song that seemingly references those exact crimes.
Full of vanilla, flyin’ over chocolate mountains I stare at the Pacific while I’m smokin’ on a kilometer The feds, they hot on us, one hundred on the thermometer They raided my private plane, I went got one that’s more privater
When police searched Lil Wayne’s private plane back in December 2019, they found him to be carrying a gun and bullets. He was facing up to 10 years in prison until he was pardoned.
This track is a banger, though…despite the hilarity of the timing of its release. Check it out and let me know what you think.
Silk City – New Love (Featuring Ellie Goulding)
Welcome back, Silk City. The Diplo and Mark Ronson duo bang out a new club anthem with Ellie Goulding. This is Silk City’s first release since 2018 when they teamed up with Dua Lipa on Electricity. It’s a shame clubs aren’t open. We’ll have to wait until this virus goes away. In the meantime, put your headphones on and flick the lights on and off. Close enough, right?
Can you spot Diplo and Ronson in the video?
Busta Rhymes – Czar (Remix) featuring CJ and M.O.P.
Yes, THAT Busta Rhymes. It must be 90’s rapper week. Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God is Busta’s first album in 11 years. Busta fortifies his status amongst hip-hop royalty in this record.
So far, shawties throw they bra And I need the lighter to light the perfect cigar Brand new jet (Jet), brand new car (Car) Leader of the new shit (Brra), brand new Czar (Czar)
According to the comments section on YouTube, this is exactly what hip-hop needs right now. I’ll admit…this track is FIRE. Well done, old man!
What do you think of the hip-hop legend’s newest release?
Madison Beer – Boyshit
First of all, let me say one thing about Madison Beer:
Thanks. I had to get that out of the way.
Madison’s newest song is about “knowing your worth and taking back your power” in a relationship that’s gone wrong. She says the video is “a nod to dealing with toxic masculinity.” Boyshit basically means bullshit, if I’m understanding that correctly.
Another one for the breakup playlist. Enjoy!
Weezer – All My Favorite Songs
Off of their upcoming album, Ok Human, All My Favorite Songs is one I’m sure we can all relate to at some point in our lives. It’s about how things that once gave pleasure are now depressing and everything sucks.
All my favorite songs are slow and sad All my favorite people make me mad, so mad Everything that feels so good is bad, bad, bad All my favorite songs are slow and sad I don’t know what’s wrong with me (Ooh, ooh, ooh) I don’t know what’s wrong with me (Ooh, ooh, ooh)
Been there, bruh.
Rivers Cuomo, Weezer frontman sounds great. I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the album. I was a big fan of Weezer growing up. Don’t let me down, gentlemen.
That’s it for this week’s New Music Friday. I’ll be doing this every Friday, so for the newest tracks…subscribe! Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments!