New Music Friday!

I know I apologized for this last week, and here we are again. I haven’t been able to post much lately, as I took on another job at Estabrook Road Records and I have been studying music business online. But it’s the weekend and I cannot miss New Music Friday! I also have 2 great interviews coming up this week with Cat Thompson and L’Marco, so follow us for updates!

Doja Cat ft. SZA – Kiss Me More

I feel like I’ve heard this song somewhere. Doja definitely sampled from Olivia Newton John‘s hit, Physical. Kiss Me More is a catchy-ass tune and the music video is visually stunning.

Can you kiss me more?
We’re so young, boy, we ain’t got nothin’ to lose, uh-oh
It’s just principle
Baby, hold me ’cause I like the way you move, uh-oh

Twenty One Pilots – Shy Away

Along with this single, Twenty One Pilots announced their upcoming album Scaled and Icy which will be released May 21. At 8:00 pm EST on that day, the duo will also hold a live-streamed concert. For tickets, hit up live.twentyonepilots.com.

In the meantime, check out their new single, Shy Away.

When I get home
You better not be there
We’re placin’ bets you won’t

Polo G – Rapstar

This track is a whole vibe and I am feeling it. I don’t have much to say about it, really. Just listen to it. Several times.

Seriously, if you don’t know who Polo G is…you will. This track is straight up fire. Check it out here.

Uh, copped a BMW, new deposit, I picked up another bag
Like fuck it, I’ma count while I’m in it
I hear planes flyin’, crowds screamin’, money counters, chains clangin’
Shit, I guess that’s how it sound when you winnin’

Estabrook Road Records

There are a few other decent releases this week, but I want to talk a little about the little guys. It’s not a bias thing. I really do enjoy listening to tracks from these smaller labels. Estabrook Road has put out some fire tracks recently with C. Lacy and Jane Handcock. We have 5 new releases this week and a great one coming next week. I’ll post the pre-save links below so you can check them out on whichever platform you prefer.

Cami – Like The Wolves

https://presave.io/t/likethewolves

Peter Runks – Here We Come

https://presave.io/t/herewecome

SanJardo B – After Hours

https://presave.io/t/sanjardobafterhours

Tio – Live For The Moment

https://presave.io/t/liveforthemoment

AOB Savage – 2 Times

https://presave.io/t/2times

Envee – Their Whispers

https://presave.io/t/theirwhispers

Jane Handcock – Forgive Them (Radio Edit)

https://presave.io/t/forgivethemradioedit

Kloud X – Sanity

https://presave.io/t/sanity

Glokkspinna – Mask On

https://presave.io/t/maskon

Kidd Atari – Diva
https://presave.io/t/diva

DMX – Slippin’

As a bonus track, and a tribute to DMX, who passed away this afternoon at 50-years-old after a drug overdose, here is his 1998 hit Slippin’

X recently told Uproxx about the origin of his addiction to crack cocaine, claiming his mentor passed him a blunt that he didn’t know was laced with liquid crack…at 14-years-old. “A monster was born” he said. Here’s the full interview. Warning, this shit is heartbreaking.

RIP Earl Simmons (DMX)

If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction and/or mental health issues, please contact Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

I’ll see you guys this weekend with some great Indie Artist Interviews.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Happy Weekend! It’s New Music Friday!

Hey everyone! Happy weekend. It’s time to roll out the newest tracks for the week…some good. Some not so good. Let’s go!

Post Malone – I Only Wanna Be With You

Yeah, that I Only Wanna Be With You.

Honestly, I like Post Malone…but this ain’t it, man. The song was chosen for the Pokemon 25th Anniversary event…which…doesn’t even make sense.

It just sounds like a cheap cover band version of Hootie and the Blowfish. The added Pokemon sounds in the music don’t help.

They really missed the opportunity to call it I Only Wanna Be With Mew. Shame.


Leon Bridges & Keite Young – Like A Ship

We started with a really unfortunate cover of a popular song above. This cover is much better.

THIS is music.

Leon Bridges and Keite Young team up on the cover of Pastor T.L. Barrett‘s gospel song, Like A Ship for Truth To Power Project’s Soundtrack To Empowerment.

The Truth to Power Project’s Website states “The Truth to Power Project is a creative endeavor working to engage people with inspiring new music and multimedia content to encourage community involvement. Let’s bring truth to the light so that we can heal, grow, and prosper together.”

They also state “A percentage of the revenue generated from this project will support the next generation of emerging musicians through the Music Forward Foundation. This national nonprofit organization is dedicated to transforming young lives, inspiring careers, and championing a more inclusive music industry.

I love the message. This country really does need to heal, grow, and prosper TOGETHER.

Here is Like A Ship.

I searched for pleasure (I searched for pleasure)
But I found pain (But I found pain)
I look for sunshine (I look for sunshine)
Yes I did, but I found rain (But I found rain)

The Offspring – Let The Bad Times Roll

After a 9-year hiatus, The Offspring is back.

Their last album, Days Go By was released in 2012, and I know I have been waiting for new music from the band. We finally get it today with a teaser from the new album, Let The Bad Times Roll, which will be released April 16.

The new track has that old school alt rock sound that made The Offspring famous. Let The Bad Times Roll is about the current state of America…which sucks. The song does not suck. Check it out.

Take what’s right and make it wrong
Make it up as I go along
Let me know when you decide
Apathy or suicide
Oh baby let the bad times roll

Green Day – Here Comes The Shock

More like Here Comes The Suck.

We are in year 2 of the punk band’s 2 year partnership with the NHL, in which Green Day songs are played during NHL games. The band has released songs that have been introduced during games, and they are at it again.

They introduced their new track, Here Comes The Shock as part of the National Hockey League’s Lake Tahoe outdoors game last Saturday.

As an unapologetic Green Day fan, I absolutely hate this song. The lyrics are nonsense. The band behind Billie Jo Armstrong sounds great, musically, but this is honestly just a trash sports anthem and I hope I never hear it again. You’re so much better than this, guys.

Bebop a lula baby
Annie get your gun
We’re gonna shoot it baby gonna do some damage and some damage will be done


What?

Tio – Check Point

To end the week, I’m going to give you a new release from the label I work with, Estabrook Road Records.

This is up-and-coming hip hop artist, Tio with Check Point. Be ready for more releases from ERR in the next couple of months!

Conclusion

That’s gonna do it for this week’s New Music Friday. Overall, not a great week for new music. Post Malone and Green Day hurt me with these releases.

For more new releases, check out Spotify’s weekly New Music Friday playlist right here:

Happy weekend, everyone!

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