This Week's Best New Music, Including Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift And Justin Bieber
17 January 2020, 08:56 | Updated: 31 January 2020, 11:51
Dua Lipa has smashed it out of the park with the third single from her upcoming album, while Taylor Swift dropped a tune from her Netflix documentary.
The likes of BTS and Cardi B are all set to release albums in 2020, so that can only mean one thing - brand new music.
Check out all of the latest releases from your favourite artists every Friday...
Friday, 31 January 2020
'Physical' - Dua Lipa
With the release of her album 'Future Nostalgia' fast approaching, Dua Lipa has been releasing singles from it, including 'Don't Start Now' and now 'Physical'.
'Physical' has an 80s vibe, which even references Olivia Newton-John's song of the same name, as she belts out "So come on, come on, come on. Let’s get physical."
'Only The Young - Featured In Miss Americana' - Taylor Swift
Swifties are eagerly awaiting the release of Taylor Swift's acclaimed Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, but have been graced with a single from the film.
The song - which didn't appear on her album 'Lover' - sees Taylor sing "Only the young, only the young, only the young can run," in the ballad which seeks to help those who feel defeated.
'Get Me' - Justin Bieber, Kehlani
Justin Bieber has teamed up with Kehlani on a sultry, sexy track - following the release of 'Yummy'.
This is one of the many tracks to appear on his upcoming album 'Changes', and his collaborator, Kehlani, will help promote it as she joins him on his tour of the same name.
'Anyone' - Demi Lovato
Viewers of the GRAMMYs were left stunned by Demi Lovato's incredible debut of 'Anyone' as she performed it on the stage.
She recently explained the meaning behind her hit, and how she recorded it just four days before she was hospitalised from a drug overdose.
'Rodeo' - Lil Nas X & Nas
Just after he won two GRAMMYs, the 'Old Town Road' singer dropped his collaboration with Nas.
'Rodeo' is a remix of the original from Lil Nas X's debut EP '7', which originally featured Cardi B.
'Good In Goodbye' - Madison Beer
As she is set to release her album, Madison Beer has dropped a break-up anthem in the form of 'Good in Goodbye'.
"It's about how cutting ties with a toxic person, no matter how tough it can feel at the time, is sometimes the only way forward and you should always find the 'good' in 'goodbye'," said Madison.
'Nice to Meet Ya' - Meghan Trainor feat. Nicki Minaj
Meghan Trainor brought Nicki Minaj back from her retirement for their collaboration on her album 'TREAT MYSELF'.
This is one of the only songs she has dropped since her retirement; after she released 'Bad to You' from the Charlie's Angels soundtrack.
'Habit' - Louis Tomlinson
'Walls' was the debut solo album from former One Direction member, Louis Tomlinson, and it saw singles such as 'Kill My Mind' and 'We Made It'.
His latest bop, 'Habit', sees Louis sing "You're the habit that I can't break. You're the feelin' I can't put down".
Friday, 24 January 2020
'Boss Bitch' - Doja Cat
Doja Cat has also joined the stellar line-up for the Birds of Prey original soundtrack, with her own Harley Quinn-inspired anthem, 'Boss Bitch'.
She joins the likes of Halsey and Megan Thee Stallion on the album, as she sings "Yeah, ain't tryna be cool like you. Wobblin' around in your high heel shoes. I'm clumsy, made friends with the floor."
'Lonely' - Joel Corry
Last year, Joel Corry's 'Sorry' became a smash hit thanks to its airtime on Love Island, and with the drama building up in this season, 'Lonely' is set to be equally as big.
Boasting Harlee on vocals, Joel said he was "buzzing" to release 'Lonely' for months, and now it's finally here.
'Hypnagogic (I Can’t Wait)' - Love Regenerator, Calvin Harris
Using a brand-new pseudonym, Calvin Harris has dropped several 90s-inspired tracks, including 'Hypnagogic (I Can't Wait)', which he said was the first from his new project.
The tracks are heavily influenced by the music he used to make when he first started producing and DJing.
'Forever Yours - Avicii Tribute' - Kygo, Avicii, Sandro Cavazza
Kygo paid homage to his friend and superstar DJ, Avicii, following his devastating death in April 2018.
'Forever Yours' was, originally, one of Avicii's unreleased tracks which he debuted at Ultra in 2016, only for Kygo - who was inspired by the 'Wake Me Up' hitmaker - to release the song in tribute.
'B.I.T.C.H.' - Megan Thee Stallion
Having previously dropped her first single of 2020, 'Diamonds, with Normani, Megan Thee Stallion has graced us with her follow-up, 'B.I.T.C.H.'.
This bop is expected to appear on her debut album 'Suga', which she titled after her alter-ego, who is "besties" with her other ego, Tina Snow.
Friday, 17 January 2020
'WHAT A MAN GOTTA DO' - Jonas Brothers
This is the first single Nick, Kevin and Joe have released in 2020! The music video pays homage to some of the most iconic 80s movies ever made and even features the boy's wives; Sophie Turner, Priyanka Chopra and Danielle Jonas.
'Still Learning' - Halsey
Although not necessarily a single, we couldn't help but point out another Halsey song in the space of two consecutive weeks. 'Still Learning' was actually co-written by none other than Ed Sheeran and there's no doubt you can hear his songwriting influence in this album track.
One fan wrote on Twitter, "ok but 'Still Learning' was the pleasant surprise i didn’t know I was looking for, I needed this."
'Those Kinda Nights' - Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran
Whether you love him or hate him, Eminem's music is always a huge talking point when he drops an album. And guess what... he's done exactly that. Slim Shady was called out for his controversial lyrics referring to the Manchester bombings and Ariana Grande.
One song you need to check out from the new album 'Music To Be Murdered By' is of course Eminem's new Ed Sheeran collaboration 'Those Kinda Nights'.
Friday, 10 January 2020
'Rare' - Selena Gomez
'Rare' is the third single from Selena Gomez's highly anticipated third solo studio album of the same name, following 'Lose You To Love Me' and 'Look At Her Now'.
Fans praised Selena for her honest, real lyrics such as "And I bet there is sombody else out there, to tell me I'm rare."
'Life is Good' - Future feat. Drake
Having teamed up several times in the past - even dropping their mixtape 'What A Time To Be Alive' in 2015 - Drake and Future collaborated again on their new single 'Life Is Good'.
The music video sees the pair work as chefs, IT workers and mechanics, as the likes of Lil Yachty and 21 Savage make appearances.
'You should be sad' - Halsey
"No, you're not half the man you think that you are," sings Halsey, as she destroys a troublesome ex in her new song, 'You should be sad'.
This is the latest single from her upcoming album, 'Manic', which will see Halsey collaborate with the likes of BTS' Suga and Dominic Fike.
'Good News' - Mac Miller
Mac Miller's family have released one of his previously unheard tunes, 'Good News' as well as details of his posthumous album, 'Circles'.
Many of his followers felt emotional after hearing the song, with some even claiming that it sounded like he'd written his own eulogy.
'Diamonds' - Megan Thee Stallion & Normani
Last year saw Megan Thee Stallion and Normani tease their fans with news that they could be collaborating. Thanks to Margot Robbie's upcoming superhero flick, Birds of Prey, they finally have.
Halsey and Normani's former Fifth Harmony bandmate, Lauren Jauregui, also make appearances on the film's soundtrack.
'Eleven' - Khalid
Whilst we eagerly await for Khalid to name his second album, he has been sprinkling singles from it throughout the year, including his latest, 'Eleven'.
Throughout the tune, Khalid serenades his crush with lyrics such as "Late at night, eleven, we're cruisin'. Lately, I've been watchin' your movements."
Friday, 2 January 2020
'Yummy' - Justin Bieber
And he kicked off the new decade with his love letter to his wife, Hailey Bieber, 'Yummy', which has proven a hit with fans... Even if his distorted chin in the music video freaked them out.
'Changes' - Lauv
Ahead of his album, '~how i’m feeling~', being released on 6 March, Lauv has ripped up the rulebook with his new song, 'Changes'.
Lauv gets real about starting again, after he apparently wrote the song during a period where he wasn't quite content with who he was.
'On Somebody' - Ava Max
Ava Max has proven she was one of the year's biggest pop stars with the likes of 'So Am I' and 'Torn', and she doesn't expect that to change coming in to 2020.
"Heartbreak is a motherf*****," brutally sings Ava Max at the very beginning of her hit, 'On Somebody'.
'Wrong Direction' - Hailee Steinfeld
Fans were left speculating every hidden meaning and reference in Hailee Steinfeld's 'Wrong Direction', after they believe she was addressing her relationship with One Direction's Niall Horan.
Whilst she is yet to confirm or deny the inspiration behind the track, she did post a cryptic snap on Instagram, stating she was "thankful for all the lessons, the love, the heartbreak".
'Chills' - Why Don't We
Why Don't We ended the decade pretty impressively, with their twelfth song of the year.
'Chills' was penned the group, as well as Maroon 5's Michael Pollack and Lauv.