#NewMusicFlyday is our list of the hottest song releases, music videos, and exclusive interviews of the week
How do you deliver after a banger like Heather?
Well, Conan Gray seems to have no problem with his latest track, Overdrive.
Meanwhile, an exciting new artiste releasing his first track of 2021 is, none other than, Alan Walker! Jumping ship, NCT 127 is back with a new Japanese EP and a high-energy music video to boot!
Fresh off the heels of her latest - already iconic - music video with Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat, Ariana Grande has dropped the deluxe edition of Positions, introducing four new tracks!
Plus, an exclusive interview with Don't Let Me Down star Daya!
1. Overdrive - Conan Gray
Maybe it's his love for Taylor Swift or the influence that Lorde has had on him? It could also be his admiration for V of BTS or his respect for Billie Eilish? Whatever the case, 22-year-old Conan Gray has had some of the most powerful, emotion-driven idols to help shape his musical style.
So much so, that Teen Vogue has dubbed him "the pop prince of sad Internet teens".
His latest track, Overdrive, merely seems to lend to that title.
Lyrically, the song is about living in the moment and experiencing love without any worries about what will happen next.
"Diving off of the deep end
I can't think of a reason
We should take our time"
2. Fake A Smile - Alan Walker, Salem Ilese
23-year-old English-Norwegian DJ and record producer Alan Walker released his debut album, Different World, which features the hit, Faded, way back in 2018.
Since then, he's become the most subscribed channel registered in Norway, after passing about 4.5 million subscribers. He's now back with his first single of 2021, promising that "a new chapter begins".
Introducing the song on his channel, Walker writes: "I'm so excited to finally share my latest single with you all alongside the super talented Salem Ilese. Our journey may have been paused at moments last year, but you've all shown that not even the worst can break this community. Thank you for being there for me and more importantly for each other. While we wait for the day to be together in person again, I hope this song resonates with you. You are not alone."
3. gimme gimme - NCT 127
The second sub-unit of the South Korean boy band NCT, NCT 127 is back with the music video to their title track, gimme gimme. Off of the groups' second Japanese EP, LOVEHOLIC, gimme gimme is just one of five tracks from the talented group.
The powerful rap in the song melds well with the heavy, hip hop bass, as the boys detail the experience of giving in to an addictive attraction to someone.
The video amassed an impressive number of views - more than one million, to be exact - in its first nine hours, holding the record for having the highest number of views for a Japanese music video (in its first 24 hours) amongst other SM Entertainment artists.
4. test drive - Ariana Grande
Will she ever stop switchin' up the positions? We sure hope not!
Ariana Grande has dropped the deluxe version of Positions! Included are the 14 tracks from the original album, the recently released 34+35 remix featuring Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat as well as four previously unreleased songs, including Someone Like U (Interlude), Test Drive, Worst Behavior, and Main Thing.
Positions, released on 30 October 2020, peaked at No 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on 13 November 2020, and spent 15 total weeks on the chart.
5. Timeframe - Iman Fandi
In her debut single, Timeframe, Singaporean pop newcomer Iman Fandi is ready to make her mark in the music industry, having already created a stellar profile as an actress, athlete, and model.
The song, written in 2019 in the back of a taxi, sees Fandi penning the feelings she went through after having to say goodbye to a friend. Timeframe was produced by Yung Raja collaborator FlightSch and mixed by 13-time Grammy Award-winning engineer John Hanes.
6. Everybody's Gonna Love Somebody - Alfie Templeman
18-year-old English singer-songwriter Alfie Templeman said of his newest track: "I first wrote and recorded Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody back in 2017 when I was 14 years old and it's been ingrained in my memory ever since.
"I'd always go back to it and try to re-record it but I could never quite get it right [...] I got back in the studio, changed a few lyrics and cut it in a couple of hours. It's probably my favourite song on the new record."
Everybody's Gonna Love Somebody is Templeman's first record of 2021, as part of his upcoming mini-album Forever Isn't Long Enough.
Not to be missed is this #FlyInterviews with Daya
Hang out with 22-year-old Grace Martine Tandon, better known by her stage name Daya, as she talks about her music journey from Don't Let Me Down, Sit Still Look Pretty, and her latest track Bad Girl, along with her various achievements as a Grammy Award-winning artist! Listed in Forbes 30 under 30, Daya has been making huge strides since her debut of Hide Away - and you don't want to miss her stellar rise!
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