Other than the release of Shawn Mendes' new album. this week's crop of new music is mostly from artists not usually found on this posting. I only chose four songs to share, but there are lots of honorable mentions below, so check it out...
The big story of the week is the release of Shawn Mendes' eponymous third studio album, and I would think that anyone who pays attention to pop music would say that the young impresario is firing on all cylinders. Yes, Mr. Mendes has the keenest of sensibilities when it comes to creating songs with universal appeal, and the album will not disappoint. One of my favorites from the new set is this catchy and cute song about, well, being nervous at meeting somebody new. Check out Nervous...
Bracelet - Lauv
Now I've had my eye, and ear, on American singer Lauv ever since he provided guest vocals on DJ Snake's A Different Way. He's been releasing a few songs lately, all of which I've sadly neglected to share, and his newest, Bracelet, shows exactly why you should check him out. Have a listen...
Rise - Jonas Blue, Jack & Jack
British deejay/producer Jonas Blue has always made pleasant, pop-oriented dance tunes and his latest, with pop duo Jack & Jack, is more of the same. Check out Rise...
Toast to our Differences - Rudimental, Shungudzo, Protoje, Hak Baker
British music makers Rudimental have released a song with Shungudzo, Protoje, and Hak Baker that celebrates diversity in a world music jam that's simply awesome. Check out Toast to our Differences...
Okay, so here are four nice new music tunes for you to check out this week. If you'd like to hear some more, check out these honorable mentions and stay tuned for next week's New Music Fridays in the meantime...
I'll Be Your Reason - Illenium
No Place - Rufus Du Sol
Fallingwater - Maggie Rogers
Only Can Get Better - Silk City, Diplo, Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather
Better For It - Riley Clemmons
Graffiti - CHVRCHES
Entertainer - Zayn
Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way - U2, Cheat Codes
What You Do - R3HAB, Skytech
Forget to Forget - SHY Martin
Alright - Jain
Sleepwalking - Elderbrook