Fresh Music Friday: Alicia Keys, Ellie Goulding and Lauv Jason Derulo, & MORE!

Fresh Music Friday: Alicia Keys, Ellie Goulding and Lauv Jason Derulo, & 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.

‘Slow Grenade’ – Ellie Goulding ft Lauv

Ellie Goulding and Lauv collabing for ‘Slow Grenade’ is even better than we ever imagined. The pop song is powerful, just like a grenade. With each of their distinct vocals blending together smoothly, it’s so pleasing to hear. So not only is it a total bop we can dance to, but we can sit down and just appreciate how good they sound. The song is also relatable, as we find ourselves wanting things that might not be the best for us. Overall, this song is the perfect collab we needed and we already know we at Fresh Music Friday be streaming it all summer.

Listen to the single here

‘Cono’ – Jason Derulo, Puri & Jhorrmountain

Jason Derulo is back with his sexy new track ‘Coño’ this week. If a hip swishing rhythm is your thing then you’ll be living your best life while listening to this song! The bass drop in the chorus is also a particular fav of ours and we can’t wait to hear it up in the club. The track features Puri & Jhorrmountain too and they both take it to another level! We at Fresh Music Friday can’t stop grooving to it!

Listen to the single here

‘Perfect Way To Die’ – Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys released her music video to ‘Perfect Way To Die’ which honors the victims who lost to their lives to racially-motivated murders. Originally released on June 19th, she premiered the video this past Sunday on the BET Awards. The video truly gives us goosebumps, as it once again spreads awareness of the many lives lost. Although Alicia Keys originally wrote this with Michael Brown and Sandra Bland in mind, she came to the conclusion that it’s something everyone needs to hear.

Listen to the single here

‘If This Is The Last Time’ – LANY

‘If This Is The Last Time’ by LANY gave us chills listening to the first time. An ode to their parents, the song puts us through all the emotions. Realizing that any time could be the last time they tell their parents how much they love them and how much they’ve helped, we can all find a way to relate to that and understand. It’s definitely be an emotional one live with lights up and probably lots of hugs with parents and their kids that came to the shows.

Listen to the single here

Pretty Bitch Freestyle – Saweetie

Let’s start with we wish we could be half as fly as Saweetie. A rapper with fashion, we can’t help but stan her. Newest release ‘Pretty Bitch Freestyle’ name fits perfectly. We can see us hollering this one at the club, or in the car, or anywhere cuz it’s that much of a bop. Both educated and hood, she couldn’t be more perfectly balanced. Saweetie concludes with a cute lil shoutout to her supporters. You’re welcome, Saweetie!

Listen to the single here

‘IDWGTYP’ – LovelyTheBand

IDWTGTYP is the summer indie pop we’ve all been looking for! Once again, lovelytheband have delivered. This latest track is catchy and groovy in all the right ways, with a guitar riff we can’t get out of our heads. It’s a stark contrast to the band’s previous release, ‘i should be happy’, packing a punch that we just can’t help but dance to. What’s more, the band just announced their sophomore album ‘conversations with myself about you’ is set to be released 28th August!

Listen to the single here

‘Heatwaves’ – Glass Animals

In a heartbreaking love letter to the live music culture, Glass Animals delivers a new video shot by people of East London. A song about longing, loss, and the unsavable. An ode to human togetherness in the ideals of what we miss from live shows. The empty room and band on-screen deliver a heartbreaking moment that we all know and feel. Glass Animals video and song give us one message, we’re longing to see them live again.

Listen to the single here

‘Biting My Tongue’ – The Veronicas

Opening up with a beautiful harmony of vocals The Veronicas pull our heartstrings through our ears. The lovely goddesses are back with a new single ‘Biting My Tongue’. Nearly bare vocals bring us into the story until the words built up and the music burst forth like a dam. As if all the words we could ever have to say pour into us in the form of dance and music. We just cant get enough. Go listen to ‘Biting My Tongue’ and gather that courage to say what you feel.

Listen to the single here

‘The Game is Over’ – Evanescence

Evanescence has a new song and it is pretty rockin’. ‘The Game Is Over’ has some pretty amazing lyrics. Painting a beautiful picture of one having too much, the music accompanies the sentiment perfectly. Like a bird ready to take flight we soar on the vocals and find ourselves all the more whole for listening. We’re really digging ‘The Game Is Over’ so why don’t you give it a listen as well.

Which new song are you loving from this week’s Fresh Music Friday? Let us know down below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

Words: Jazmin Williams, Sophie McCarthy, Brooke Gray, Dakota Ash, Gabby Fox, Dani King

Featured Image Source: Courtesy of BET Awards | Courtesy of Interscope | David Strib

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