#NewMusicFlyday is our list of the hottest song releases, music videos, and exclusive interviews of the week!
And this week sees the return of some old names.
Riptide singer Vance Joy is teaming up with Marshmello and Benny Blanco, and another name we haven't heard of in a while — Clean Bandit.
Meanwhile, rare beauty Selena Gomez is coming in hot with another Spanish hit to get you moving, and 'genre-bending' FKA Twigs has poured her heart into a heavy, powerful, and intricate music video to accompany her latest track!
At the same time, with funky vibes from a little closer to home, we've got the new drop by Singaporean singer Benjamin Kheng.
1. You - Benny Blanco, Marshmello, Vance Joy
Following his last track with Usher and Imanbek (Too Much) last October, Marshmello is kicking off 2021 with the help of Riptide Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy and Benny Blanco. Their track, You, features a music video entirely made using claymation.
Marshmello had a busy 2020, releasing collaborations with Demi Lovato, Halsey, the late Juice WRLD, and more; while Benny's name can be found on current charts alongside Justin Bieber for the track Lonely. This is Vance's first single since his 2018 album, Nation of Two.
2. Baila Conmigo - Selena Gomez ft Rauw Alejandro
Selena Gomez is on a roll! Just 15 days after dropping De Una Vez - a rhythmic pop tune that sees Gomez sing about healing from a previous relationship and discovering her self-worth - she's teamed up with rapper Rauw Alejandro for a sultry new dance track, Baila Conmigo.
The two tracks will be included in her upcoming all-Spanish album, REVELACIÓN. Gomez's entry into Latin music will be supported by some big names in Latin music, including Tainy, Albert Hype, Jota Rosa, and NEON16.
While the switch from English to Spanish caught fans by surprise, it's a change that Gomez has been anticipating for a while now. Speaking to Zane Lowe during a recent interview on Beats 1, the 28-year-old shared: "I'm so, so proud of my heritage and just genuinely felt like I wanted this to happen."
I feel like it's the perfect timing. Just with all the division in the world, there's something about Latin music that globally just makes people feel things, you know?
REVELACIÓN is out 12 March.
3. At My Worst (REMIX) - Pink Sweat$ ft Kehlani
Remixes are great because they breathe new life into (already amazing) existing tracks and Pink Sweats' remix of his hit, At My Worst does just that, while also bringing in SweetSexySavage Kehlani! Pink Sweats gushes over Kehlani, sharing that she...
..blessed the song!! And trust me she sounds amazing on this remix.
Kehlani certainly brings her spin to the song by crooning, "Can you see what I'm not saying from my eyes?/All I know is love, for you it's real. It's different from anything that I thought I'd feel/Don't you worry/I'll be there whenever you want me."
When the song first hit radio waves, At My Worst put Pink Sweats at the very top, with the official music video garnering over 50 million views on YouTube and more than one million views on TikTok. The song was part of Pink Sweats’ 2020 EP The Prelude and sets the stage for his upcoming debut album, Pink Planet. The album itself is expected to drop on 12 February.
4. Higher - Clean Bandit ft Iann Dior
Oooff, it’s been a while since we've heard of the English EDM group Clean Bandit. Their last album was released in 2018 (What Is Love?) while 2020 saw them release one single (Tick Tock with Mabel featuring 24kGoldn). But here they are starting 2021 early with US rapper/singer Iann Dior.
The song's hook is sure to have you snapping your fingers to the beat, with Dior's voice drawing you in as he sings: "Nothing matters at all when I see you with your eyes on me, I’m higher, higher, higher."
Written by the group, Dior, and Bastille's Dan Smith, the mid-tempo banger is an unexpectedly catchy new single that's warm, joyous, and summery.
5. Fresh Feeling - Benjamin Kheng, J.Sheon
From repping his country in national swimming competitions to showing off his impressive vocals as part of The Sam Willows, Singaporean musician, actor, presenter, and writer Benjamin Kheng is back with a vibey, funky 'fresh' new song.
Meanwhile, the song follows Kheng's earlier collaboration with Gentle Bones, titled Better With You. The duo has released the Star Trek-inspired music video that follows a Doctor Who storyline, giving visuals to the song that is said to be "a nostalgic throwback to the yesteryears of simpler pop music and YouTube cover vibes".
6. Don't Judge Me - FKA twigs ft Headie One, Fred again...
We love it when plans don't come together and instead, bring us even BETTER new stuff! Such is the case with three of the UK's groundbreaking artists FKA twigs, Headie One, and Fred again...! The trio have just dropped a new single Don't Judge Me, which was originally meant as a mere interlude on Headie and Fred's GANG mixtape - but it's now been expanded to include a powerful music video too!
FKA describe the project as one that "is very personal and special", and had a hand in co-directing the accompanying visual with director Emmanuel Adjei, who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Madonna, and Sevdalisa. A statement released to accompany the drop described the video as "a powerful comment on the experience of being black and British in the world today".
"Although every individual's experience is different, all share a struggle against an invisible oppressor - propagated by cultural, systemic, and structural biases - that is often hard to see and even harder to overcome."
7. Coming Soon - Rosé
The main vocalist of K-pop phenomenon BLACKPINK is here to STUN. New Zealand-born Roseanne Park (born Park Chae-young but better known as Rosé) has finally released the details of her solo song - although it has yet to be titled.
Since teasing self-written and composed work during the groups Netflix documentary, BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky, fans have been left wondering if Rosé's debut would feature original songs by the young artist.
While YG has yet to provide more details, they promise that Rosé's music will "definitely be different from existing BLACKPINK music". Following Jennie's 2018 hit SOLO, Rosé is the second BLACKPINK member to release solo music, with member Lisa set to do so next, followed by Jisoo.
Not to be missed is this #FlyInterview with Saweetie!
Not only does Dan get the scoop on the American rapper and songwriter's latest release, Saweetie gets real about working with Doja Cat, starting a non-profit organisation called 'Icy Baby', and more!
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