11 New Songs Out Today
So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), round up even more new music that we’d call “indie,” and talk about what metal is coming out. We post music news, show recaps, track premieres, and more all day. That includes a lot of tour announcements, a list of tonight’s NYC shows, and NY shows that just went on sale. We publish a monthly playlist of some of our favorite tracks. Here’s a daily roundup with a bunch of interesting, newly released songs in one place…
MEEK MILL - "LETTER TO NIPSEY" (ft. RODDY RICCH)
One of the highlights of last night's mostly-boring Grammy Awards Ceremony was the tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle, during which Meek Mill rapped an emotional new verse he wrote for Nip, with an interlude by Roddy Ricch (whose Nipsey collab "Racks in the Middle" won Best Rap Performance). It turns out that was all part of a new song called "Letter to Nipsey," which is out now. All proceeds from sales and streams of the song will go to Nipsey’s family.
LIL NAS X - "RODEO" (ft. NAS)
Another song debuted at the Grammys came after Lil Nas X's truly absurd performance of "Old Town Road" (which featured BTS, Walmart yodeling kid, Diplo playing banjo, and Billy Ray Cyrus). He went into a new remix of his song "Rodeo," featuring a new guest verse from the iconic rapper that Lil Nas X probably took part of his name from, Nas. (The original version featured Cardi B, who was in the audience last night but did not perform.)
H.E.R. - "SOMETIMES"
One more new song debuted at the Grammys was "Sometimes," a new piano ballad from soul singer H.E.R. (whose performances were the talk of last year's Grammys).
CORNERSHOP - "ST. MARIE UNDER CANON"
UK indie vets Cornershop release England is a Garden, their first new album in eight years, in March and here's "St. Marie Under Canon," a sunshine stomper that comes with a video featuring round-the-world roller skaters.
KATE TEMPEST - "UNHOLY ELIXIR"
Says Kate Tempest: “This is ‘Unholy Elixir.’ A new version of ‘Holy Elixir,’ which you will have encountered on The Book Of Traps And Lessons. After a year of touring, we discovered new things about the song and wanted to make a version that reflected those discoveries.” This new version of "Elixir" is a lot more beat-forward than the chilled out original.
HAILEY WHITTERS - "JANCE AT THE HOTEL BAR"
Iowa-born, Nashville-based country singer Hailey Whitters is releasing her new album The Dream on February 28, and the newest single is "Janice at the Hotel Bar," which was named after an 80-year old woman named Janice that Hailey met at a bar a few years ago and quickly befriended. The album also includes Chris Stapleton and Brent Cobb covers, along with ten originals, and it was made with help from Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Nicolle Galyon and Brandy Clark. She's also touring, including dates with the legendary Tanya Tucker and dates with Jordan Davis (the latter of whom she opens for at Webster Hall in NYC).
RUIN LUST - "PRISON OF SENTIENT HORROR"
New York black/death metallers announced their third album and first for 20 Buck Spin, Choir of Babel, and this scorcher is the first single.
TEMPLE OF VOID - "RAVENOUS EYES IN THE DISTANCE"
VANITY - "ANTICLIMAX"
Glammy NYC band Vanity will release a new 7" single on February 28. Here's the a-side, a jangly bit of power-pop called "Anticlimax."
ANNA CALVI - "DON'T BEAT THE GIRL OUT OF MY BOY" FT COURTNEY BARNETT
Anna Calvin is releasing Hunted, a new version of 2018’s Hunter featuring its songs “distilled to their bare essence” featuring guest appearances from Courtney Barnett, Joe Talbot (IDLES), Charlotte Gainsbourg and Julia Holter.
DEEPER - "THIS HEAT"
“In the dead of Chicago winter, there’s a particular withdrawal from sun exposure that presents a deep contrast to the color and excitement of the city in the summer,” say Chicago's Deeper of the first single from their forthcoming second album. “We wanted to bottle up the hope we feel on the first day over 40 degrees.”
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