This Week's Best New Music, Including Dua Lipa, Little Mix and Rihanna
6 March 2020, 07:13 | Updated: 27 March 2020, 07:47
Dua Lipa has dropped yet another (much-needed) 80s pop anthem, while Little Mix have got a new bop and a brand new era.
While March may be the home to the likes of St Patrick's Day and Mother's Day, none of them compare to the excitement we get every day we're graced by brand new music.
Friday, 27 March 2020
'Break My Heart' - Dua Lipa
In said song, Dua questions whether it'll be worth falling in love, or if it will just result in pain.
'BELIEVE IT' - PARTYNEXTDOOR & Rihanna
Rihanna has made a shocking return to music, as she has teamed up with PARTYNEXTDOOR on his first album in four years, 'Partymobile'.
The sexy, slow-jam, 'BELIEVE IT', sees Rihanna belt out lyrics such as "That's when you believe it. Believe you want to see me".
'Time' - Childish Gambino
Time is a huge concept from Childish Gambino's surprise release, '3.15.2020', and it also the name of the debut single.
'Time' - which is one of the few tracks without a numerical title - features an uncredited Ariana Grande jumping in to lend her beautiful, angelic vocals, as she sings "Been through a hurricane with the sunroof down".
'Wildflower' - 5 Seconds of Summer
Fans were excited to see Calum Hood lead 5SOS' 'Wildflower', which appears on their fourth studio album, 'CALM'.
Even Calum's girlfriend took to Twitter to share how proud she was hearing the Aussie sing "You know you are my favourite fantasy; a fatal love song" in the 80s inspired hit.
'Like It Is' - Kygo, Zara Larsson, Tyga
Similarly to Dua Lipa, Kygo has taken inspiration from the 80s, during his self-isolation, as he recruited Zara Larsson and Tyga on 'Like It Is'.
The song stars Zara as she constantly tells someone that, frankly, she's not interested in them.
'I Love You's' - Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld's taken a turn of direction since her last single, in her upbeat, pop hit 'I Love You's', which is said to be inspired by Annie Lennox.
The Bumblebee star sings about self-love, as opposed to falling in a relationship with anyone and everyone just because.
'Break Up Song' - Little Mix
'Break Up Song' was co-written by Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and will feature their own TikTok dance trend.
Friday, 20 March 2020
'In Your Eyes' - The Weeknd
The Weeknd's 'After Hours' dropped with some huge pop dance bangers, including 'In Your Eyes'.
He also released an equally mesmerising music video, which sees him star as a crazed ex-lover in a brutal, gruesome display.
Friday, 13 March 2020
'Bad Child' - Tones and I
Tones and I took the world (and the Global Awards) by storm with her incredible pop hit 'Dance Monkey'. She's now back with a new song, 'Bad Child'.
"I've always wanted to write a song in someone else's shoes; writing from their perspective," said the Australian singer-songwriter, talking about growing up through someone else's eyes.
'Black and White' - Niall Horan
Nialler gets overly romantic as he sings "I promise that I'll love you for the rest of my life," in the feel-good love song.
'Worry About Me' - Ellie Goulding & blackbear
"Baby, you don't gotta, you don't gotta worry, worry 'bout me," sings the 33-year-old pop star.
'How To Be Lonely' - Rita Ora
Speaking to Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, Rita explained the importance of the song and of self-love, explaining how she felt it made people better to focus on themselves as opposed to finding a love.
'Kings & Queens' - Ava Max
Ava Max quite literally channels her inner-Queen with the 'Bohemian Rhapsody'-inspider guitar riffs in her latest single 'Kings & Queens'.
In the first single from her highly anticipated album, Ava belts out a powerful message of female empowerment.
'Give Me Strength' - Love Regenerator, Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris has been dropping some huge, funky rave anthems under the pseudonym Love Regenerator, recently.
'Give Me Strength' appears on the third EP, following the release of the likes of 'Hypnagogic (I Can't Wait)' and 'The Power of Love II').
'Can't Stop Loving You' - M-22
The British-German DJ duo saw huge success with their 2017 hit, 'First Time', which teamed them up with Medina.
The pair have returned with their romantic dance track, 'Can't Stop Loving You' which echoes the lyrics "I don't wanna see you hurt; don't wanna see you cryin'."
Friday, 6 March 2020
'I Love Me' - Demi Lovato
Anne-Marie - who wrote the song - spoke to Will Manning on The Global Awards' blue carpet to say "[Demi] sounds so amazing on it and I am so excited for her to comeback with a very powerful message in a song."
'Never Worn White' - Katy Perry
In the video, the 'Roar' singer could be seen in a long gown, cradling her belly, and mimicking Beyoncé's iconic baby announcement, seeing her in an outfit made of colourful flowers.
'Invisible Things' - Lauv
Lauv has been releasing banger after banger from his '~how i'm feeling~' album, including his 11th single, 'Invisible Things'.
The singer began teasing the release of this song on Twitter, when he simply wrote "its the invisible things that i love the most, its the way that i feel when i hold you close".
'Rain' - Aitch & AJ Tracey feat. Tay Keith
The pair rap "I said ‘Say my name’ (Say it). First class flight to L.A, as soon as I land, bill a paper plane (Uh)" over a piano-heavy melody.
'Stand By Me' - John Newman
Just days after his brother, James, was announced to be representing the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, John Newman released 'Stand by Me'.
In his first single of the year, John sings "You stand by me, through the longest nights. You stand by me, through the hardest times."