18 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…
CHRONIXX - "DELA MOVE"
Modern-day reggae leader Chronixx has announced his highly anticipated sophomore album, Dela Splash (due later this year), and the first single is "Dela Move." It's not just reggae but also '70s-style psychedelic soul, modern hip hop, and more, and it's a genuinely great song that comes with an equally great video directed by Nabil (Frank Ocean, Kanye West, etc).
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - "PEACEFUL AFTERNOON"
"Now more than ever, I think there's nothing we desire more than to simply have a peaceful afternoon," Rufus Wainwright tweeted about the newest single off his upcoming album Unfollow The Rules. "Maybe at this moment, our living rooms are the best places to be. I hope you love this song as I do."
OCTAVIAN & SKEPTA - "PAPI CHULO"
UK rappers Octavian and Skepta team up for an airy and moody new track produced by "Old Town Road" producer YoungKio, and it comes with a Lyle Lindgren-directed video that features cameos from A$AP Ferg & Nast.
TYGA - "FREAK" (ft. MEGAN THEE STALLION)
The often-monotonous Tyga is in his usual form on his one, but it's worth it for Megan's verse alone.
DANILEIGH - "LEVI HIGH" (ft. DABABY)
R&B singer DaniLeigh has released a new tribute to Levi high jeans, and it comes with a verse from DaBaby who sounds as booming and in-your-face as ever.
ANDERSON .PAAK, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MARY J. BLIGE, & GEORGE CLINTON - "IT'S ALL LOVE"
Just three days ago, Anderson .Paak and Justin Timberlake released a song from Trolls World Tour (which they both voice characters in), and here's another one, and this one also features Mary J. Blige and George Clinton. This one's more of a soaring, triumphant soul song -- cool stuff.
CHIKA - INDUSTRY GAMES EP
Chika's debut EP has got it all: cutthroat raps, powerhouse singing, stop-you-in-your-tracks lyricism, pitched-up Kanye-style soul samples, the works. It's not everyday a debut is this strong.
CÉSAR VIDAL (THE CAESARS) – IF YOU WANT THIS LOVE
César Vidal, who you may remember as frontman of Swedish band The Caesars ("Jerk it Out"), will release his new self-titled solo album. Here's the new single, a terrific cover of Sonny Knight's “If You Want This Love.”
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS - "YOU'LL BE MINE"
Psychedelic Furs are gearing up to release their first new album in nearly 30 years and here's a second single from it. "You'll Be Mine" goes widescreen with searing violins and pounding drums and Richard Butler's signature rasp.
NORAH JONES - "I'M ALIVE" FT. JEFF TWEEDY
Norah Jones will release new album Pick Me Up Off the Floor on May 8 via Blue Note Records. “Living in this country — this world — the last few years, I think there’s an underlying sense of, ‘Lift me up. Let’s get up out of this mess and try to figure some things out,'” Norah said in a statement. “If there’s a darkness to this album, it’s not meant to be an impending sense of doom, if feels more like a human longing for connection. Some of the songs that are personal also apply to the larger issues we’re all facing. And some of the songs that are about very specific larger things also feel quite personal. ”The first single is "I'm Alive," which is a collaboration with Jeff Tweedy (who also produced and worked on 2019's Begin Again).
THE DEARS - "THE WORST IN US"
Montreal's The Dears are back with Lovers Rock, their first album in three years. “There’s a direct line between the sort of doominess of No Cities Left and this album,” says frontman Murray Lightburn. “You could go straight from Lovers Rock to No Cities Left and it’s like they're interlocked. But it's a different kind of doom. Around 2001, it felt like, ‘We have no control. We don't know what's going to happen next.’ Now it’s a doom that's within our grasp. It’s in the air. It’s between us. But we do nothing about it.” The first single is "The Worst in Us" which definitely has some of that No Cities Left swagger to it.
FIELD MEDIC - "TALKIN JOHNNY & JUNE (YOUR ARMS AROUND ME)" (ft. GREAT GRANDPA'S ALEX MENNE)
Bedrroom folk artist Field Medic (aka Kevin Patrick Sullivan) is releasing a new monthly series of singles called Floral Prince via Run For Cover, and this first one is a lovely song featuring Great Grandpa singer Alex Menne.
BRIAN FALLON - "HORSES"
Here's another tender heartland ballad from the upcoming Brian Fallon album.
QUEEN NAIJA - "BUTTERFLIES PT. 2"
R&B singer Queen Naija's debut album is expected this year via Capitol Records, and it's prefaced by this chilled-out new single.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - "CHILD OF NIGHT"
The Black Dahlia Murder have debuted a second single from Verminous (due 4/17 via Metal Blade), following the killer title track. "Child of Night" is another dose of thrashy, eardrum-pounding melodic death metal, and it's keeping our hopes high for this new LP.
KHEMMIS - "RAINBOW IN THE DARK" (DIO COVER)
Doomed Heavy Metal drops April 17 via 20 Buck Spin, and Khemmis' cover of Dio's classic "Rainbow In The Dark" is out now. If Dio had written this song when he was in Black Sabbath, it might've sounded something like Khemmis' version. Pretty awesome.
KURT VILE - "STRANGER THAN KINDNESS" (NICK CAVE COVER)
The Julia Stone-curated Songs For Australia benefit compilation is out now, and it includes this cover. KV changes it up pretty significantly from the original, and if you didn’t know any better, you might just think this was a Kurt Vile song. Read more here.
ZEUS! & MIKE PATTON - "HUMAN FLY" (CRAMPS COVER)
Italian math/prog weirdos and Faith No More/Mr. Bungle frontman Mike Patton put a freakish twist on "Human Fly" from Three One G's upcoming Cramps tribute compilation. Read more here.
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