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Fresh Music Friday: Katy Perry, Yungblud, BTS And More!

Fresh Music Friday: Katy Perry, Yungblud, BTS And More!

Welcome to Fresh Music Friday; where every week we at The Honey POP will be giving you the lowdown on this week’s sweetest releases! Here’s your chance to see what your faves have been up to as well as discover some new music which you can easily fall in love with.

‘Make It Right (Remix)’ BTS – Featuring Lauv

BTS are back with a brand new track, and this time it’s a remix of their song ‘Make It Right’! They’ve added the lovely Lauv onto the record to sing the once-Korean lyrics in English and give the song a whole new lease of life. They’ve also released a beautiful music video, too which includes a cute animation and footage from the Bangtang Boys’ 2019 world tour.

Listen to the track here

‘Harleys In Hawaii’ – Katy Perry

Fall in love with love while listening to Katy Perry’s new single, ‘Harleys in Hawaii.’ This is Katy’s third single of 2019 which she penned with the team who brought you ‘Small Talk’ – Charlie Puth and Johan Carlsson. The music video is a montage of the dream date-cation spent on the tropical island of Hawaii with her mystery man. Anyone wanna reenact this with us?

Listen to the new single here

‘The Underrated Youth’ (EP) – Yungblud

Following the release of his recent single, ‘Original Me’, with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Yungblud has just dropped his brand new EP, ‘The Underrated Youth.’ The release consists of six tracks and is about “all the people I’ve met and the stories I’ve heard in the past couple of years,” says Dominic Harrison, the artist behind the Yungblud persona. The 21st Century Rockstar’s EP interchanges in terms of genre, including pop-rap, indie-rock, and electronic rock, which is proof of Harrison’s talents and capabilities. We feel so empowered by his music because it really speaks the truth of so many of us.

Listen to the EP here

‘Clean’ – Hey Violet

Back with their fourth single of 2019, Hey Violet’s new single,’Clean,’ honors the band’s signature pop-with-rock-instruments sound with a touch of synth and harbors lyrics of maturity, as it covers the relief of escaping an unhealthy relationship. The band also made a home-made lyric video that took two days to film, and it carries the soft grunge Tumblr aesthetic the band has adapted to their image. This is a 100% certified bop!

Listen to the single here

‘Novocaine’ – Twin Atlantic

Following their performance at Reading and Leeds Festival and opening for The 1975 on tour, Twin Atlantic are back with their brand new single ‘Novocaine’— which is the first single off their upcoming album ‘Power’. The album is inspired by colours, moods and memories. “We just got into a room. The studio as its own instrument reached a new level – we created nothing outside those walls and it became a physical embodiment of the album itself,” says Sam McTrusty.

Listen to the single here

‘Identity Crisis’ – Emily Weisband

We are so excited to introduce Emily Weisband to you on Fresh Music Friday! For those who have yet to hear of her, you’ll know her music. The singer-songwriter is responsible for writing for the like of BTS, Halsey, Camila Cabello, and Noah Cyrus to name a few. She has a GRAMMY® Award to her name as co-writer of “Thy Will” for Hillary Scott and The Scott Family. Now Emily is releasing her debut EP, ‘Identity Crisis’. Her sound is a stripped back, tasteful pop sound topped with lyrics that tell the tale of her creative growth– with themes of self-acceptance and self-discovery.

Listen to the EP here

‘Not Ready For Love’ – TCTS Featuring Maya B

The critically acclaimed UK producer, artist, remix, and DJ, TCTS has released a brand new single featuring Maya B, ‘Not Ready For Love.’ TCTS architects a rich soundscape upheld by a simmering beat, house energy, and club-ready grooves. Gliding above this sonic backdrop, Maya B’s voice slips from seductive verses into a catchy and confessional chorus, “I guess I’m not ready for love.” It has all the makings of a crossover anthem. This is one of New Music Friday’s choices to listen to for pre-drinks or if you’re hosting your own party, as it’s sure to get you on your feet.

Listen to the single here

‘Mr Big Shot’ – Nicole Bus

Another one we’re excited to introduce you to on Fresh Music Friday is Nicole Bus, the dutch singer who has gone from singing on The Voice of Holland to getting signed to a major record label. On October 18th, she releases her debut album ‘Kairos’ — an album full of R&B and Soul (for your soul). Known for her ‘vintage r&b’ sound, she mixes in many musical elements into her projects such as reggae, gospel, and jazz. With her nostalgic voice and killer vocals, she is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Currently, her single ‘Mr. Big Shot’ sits at #20 on Billboard’s ‘Adult R&B Songs’ chart. Watch out y’all, you definitely don’t want to sleep on her!

Listen to ‘Mr Big Shot’ and the ‘Karios’ album here

‘This Is, Pt 1 (James Blake Remix)’ – Khushi

 This new release from Khushi is very unique in its melody and vibe. With an eclectic selection of instruments and subtle vocals, this remix is definitely something you want to listen to when you want to relax and unwind. From the piano, to the pan pipes and the gentle beat, and to the beautiful vocals that occasionally peek through, this remix will leave you in a blissful state of feeling rested and upbeat.

Listen to the remix here

‘Ferrari N A Junkyard’ – Robnhood Tra

The rising Atlanta phenomenon says his work symbolizes ‘Coming from nothing; like a flower rising from the concrete. A modern-day diamond in the rough.’ Honestly, we could not have said this better ourselves! ‘Ferrari N A Junkyard’ truly is that diamond in the rough. The single ‘Blocca Blocka’ and the recently dropped ‘No Cap,’ featuring another budding Atlanta musician Lil Keed, are stand out tracks within this modern-day masterpiece–alongside ‘Stix’ and ‘Dear Mama’.

Listen to the album here

‘Dreaming’ – 2KBABY

The Louisville-born, Atlanta-based artist, 2KBABY, has unveiled a new track– ‘Dreaming’ produced by Danny Hajj and Halfspun. The song has a dreamy beat and rhythm to it– with clean slick bars that take me back to the summer with its vibes. Definitely one to be added to your Slow Jamz playlist!
This song is about when you have a dream of being something beyond the regular,” 2KBABY shares. “Even the closest to you will doubt in fear of you becoming a disappointment. But you gotta stay true to yourself while chasing the dream and hold on to those you love at the same time.

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Listen to the single here

‘Say To You’ – Allie Gatie

Ahead of his debut album, ‘You’, Burgoen Toronto singer-songwriter Ali Gate has released his new single, ‘Say To You’. This song will surely tug on your heartstrings as he pines for a former lover in this mid-tempo ballad but realizes that he is unable to go back to her because she doesn’t share the same love.

Listen to the single here

‘I Will Follow You Into The Dark’ – Miya Folick

Miya Folick has released her poignant version of Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘I Will Follow You into the Dark.’ The cover was recorded for Hulu Original’s ‘Looking For Alaska’. “To me, the greatest songs are the one that feels like they always existed, like they were just waiting out in the ether for someone to discover them,” Miya Folick said in a press release. “It makes 100 percent sense that Ben Gibbard wrote ‘I Will Follow You into the Dark’ in 15 minutes and feels like he channeled it. The song feels like a gift given to us to cope with loss and the unknown of death. It is a deeply special song, and I felt privileged to sing it.”

Listen to the cover here

‘Midnight Flight’ – Conor Matthews

Get ready for your heart to take off as your captain, Conor Matthews, makes it soar with his latest single, ‘Midnight Flight’. This luscious pop track showcases the Nashville-born’s R&B-influenced vocal stylings, heartfelt lyrics, and well-honed pop sensibilities.

Listen to the single here

Check out all this week’s Fresh Music Friday features on our Spotify playlist!

Which songs are you loving from Fresh Music Friday? Have you discovered any new artists? Let us know what you’re listening to in the comments below or by tweeting @TheHoneyPOP

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