It’s finally Friday, and as the week comes to an end we’ve made a list with the best new songs of these past few days. From the sassy South American swagger of J Balvin and Liam Payne‘s reggaeton crossover to the powerful vocals of Ariana Grande and her new anthem, these songs are the ones that really caught our attention this week. If you’re only here for the music, listen to our playlist below and don’t forget to follow us on Spotify.
Liam Payne feat. J Balvin – “Familiar”
Who would’ve thought that a former boy band member and a latin reggaeton artist could team up and deliver a catchy track that confidently flaunts throwback R&B bounce and Latin rhythms. So let “your hips roll, you do the calypso” and listen to this banger now.
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry”
Pop vocal icon Ariana Grande is back with a new single less than a year after the Manchester terrorist attack. “Right now, I’m in a state of mind/I wanna be in like all the time,” she embraces a positive attitude in the four minutes of euphoria that is this song. All this while delivering and equally stunning video. This dance-pop hit is gonna be your new summer anthem.
Courtney Barnett – “City Looks Pretty“
Following on from the focused fury of “Nameless, Faceless” and “Need a Little Time,” the new single takes Barnett in an entirely different direction. “City Looks Pretty” has Barnett experimenting with new song structures and singing a melodic exploration of friendship, place and home – “friends treat you like a stranger,” Barnett sings, “And strangers treat you like their best friend.”
The Voidz – “Coul As A Ghoul“
The Voidz are the latest band to participate in the Adult Swim Singles Program, with a “coul” song entitled “Coul As A Ghoul” that features Julian Casablancas’s vocals being drowned out by a barrage of lo-fi riffs.
Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift – “Babe”
This song — a discard from the ‘Red‘ sessions, written by Taylor Swift and Train’s Pat Monahan — unsurprisingly sounds like Sugarland covering ‘Red‘-era Taylor Swift.
BURNS feat. Maluma and Rae Sremmurd – “Hands On Me“
Another perfectly crafted reggaeton crossover by master producers that showcase the versatility of very flexible rappers.
FIDLAR – “Alcohol”
Fidlar returns with new single “Alcohol.” The track features lyrics that are are simple yet goofy and fun. “I’m sure I’ve got it figured out, but I really don’t know / I love waking up in some random’s home” this sure feels like a classic Fidlar banger.