#NewMusicFlyday is our list of the hottest song releases, music videos and exclusive interviews of the week!
This week's releases are definitely #mood!
Fresh off her stint opening for the European leg of Niall Horan's tour is Maisie Peters with her song inspired by the famed 90s movie producer, John Hughes. Also digging into the past is Zara Larsson with her synthy new track, Look What You've Done.
Meanwhile, Post Malone's release in conjunction with Pokémon Day will have you swaying to his smooth vocals. Adding a little romance into the mix is one-third of the Jonas Brothers, Nick, as he croons about isolation and finding his love at the end of it.
Not to be outdone is Malaysian singer Suehaila with her gorgeous R&B sound, Sad Blue Eyes. Plus, to wrap things up, we've got the hottest goss with Blueberry Eyes hitmaker MAX as he chats with Anne!
1. John Hughes Movie - Maisie Peters
'Emo-Girl-Pop' queen Maisie Peters is back with a song she wrote at age 17, when at a house party.
"It's a really honest depiction of being a hopeless, melodramatic teenager, being awkward, and drunk and getting your heart broken by people you don't even remember anymore. John Hughes films encapsulate that foolish romantic energy of high school and everything that I, a small-town English wannabe Molly Ringwald wanted to be, but was not," Peters says about her new song.
The 20-year-old got her start on YouTube, where she posted original songs on her channel before releasing her debut singles Place We Were Made and Birthday in 2017.
Since then, her song Smile was part of the soundtrack for the film Birds of Prey and she herself joined the European leg of Niall Horan's Nice To Meet Ya tour as a supporting act.
2. Look What You've Done - Zara Larsson
Following Talk About Love, 23-year-old Swedish singer Zara Larsson is back with a disco-heavy track that embodies the strength that comes with taking back one's narrative following heartbreak.
"So I ain't crying anymore
I'm stronger than I was before
You keep calling me again
But I keep dancing anyway"
Larsson shared why the track is an important one and why she was adamant to add it to Poster Girl, her upcoming third studio album: "I wanted to write about heartbreak, but in a way that was also empowering and positive. In my world being vulnerable is being strong, but on this one, I'm saying 'just LOOK at what you've done – I'm shining! You look like a piece of sh#t!'"
3. Only Wanna Be You (Pokémon 25 Version) - Post Malone
Ahead of his performance at the Pokémon Day 25th anniversary virtual concert, Post Malone has released a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish's 1995 hit song Only Wanna Be With You.
Officially dubbed the Pokémon 25 version, there are no references to the popular game in the song itself, but The Pokémon Company has said that "the song will be included as part of Post's headlining appearance".
The 25-year-old Sunflower hitmaker is set to perform on 27 February, aka Pokémon Day, with the trailer promising a rather electrifying performance!
4. Spaceman - Joe Jonas
In his first track from his upcoming third solo studio album, Nick Jonas sings about the impact of isolation, of how "we ain't supposed to live with nobody around".
He explains: "I think the thing that keeps us all encouraged and hopeful is just the idea of knowing that there will be a tomorrow when this isn't our reality, and I think the body of work as a whole tracks that."
Jonas says that "most of the songs are pretty much just love letters" to his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Set to drop on 12 March, the album was made "while doing what most of us have been doing during this past year, sitting at home getting used to the new normal and hoping for better days ahead. There are four central themes we will explore on this album... Distance. Indulgence. Euphoria. Commitment."
5. Sad Blue Eyes - Suehaila
In her debut single, KL-born R&B crooner Suehaila's smooth vocals are sure to wash over you, leaving both a sort of tranquillity and melancholy. It's a song she says is "for the souls often ignored".
Describing the process of writing the song, she shared: "I wrote this song one fine evening just chilling over coffee. They had an acoustic guitar just hanging out there for anyone to play, so I picked it up and ended up writing this song."
6. ilomilo - Billie Eilish
Ahead of the drop of the documentary that promises "a true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom", Billie Eilish has released a live version of her hit ilomilo.
If anyone were to question the Grammy award-winning singer's vocal prowess (really, does anyone???), the live recording will shut down such (ridiculous) doubts.
Taken directly from the documentary, titled Bille Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry, fans can be heard screaming and singing along to Eilish. The particular performance in question was captured at Houston's Toyota Center, which Eilish performed at on 10 October 2019.
Not to be missed is this #FlyInterviews session with MAX
Hang out with 28-year-old Maxwell George Schneider - aka MAX - as he talks about the different versions of Blueberry Eyes (you know, the hit track with SUGA of BTS / Lil Mosey, Olivia O'Brien / Steve Aoki!), as well as his new life as a dad to his young daughter, upcoming virtual concert, and more!
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