Fresh Music Friday: ZAYN, SuperM, Ashton Irwin… and MORE!

Fresh Music Friday: ZAYN, SuperM, Ashton Irwin… 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.

‘Better’ – ZAYN

ZAYN is back with his new song ‘Better’ and we cannot get enough. This song will have you all up in your feels right on the first listen! You can hear all of the emotion put into this song and you’re not going to be disappointed. We’ll be blasting this through the speakers at THP HQ all week long!

Listen to the single here

Super One – SuperM

It is finally here! The new album from KPOP super-group SuperMSuper One, dropped today! With 15 songs, SuperM has left their mark with their first full-length album. While their pre-releases ‘100’ and ‘Tiger Inside’ gave us intense beats and power, the rest of the album gives us variety, with there definitely a song to fit any mood you’re feeling.

There’s a mix of slower but uplifting songs like ‘Better Days,’ and are then met with funky beats in the song ‘Together At Home.’ Much of the album follows this pattern; we start with power with the songs ‘One,’ ‘Infinity, and ‘Monster,’ then some toned-down Pop beats, to slower, sultry sounds, such as in ‘Drip’. SuperM has succeeded in showing the best parts of themselves, allowing each member’s uniqueness to blend with each other’s, delivering us an album that we already can’t get enough of!

Listen to the album here

‘Skinny Skinny’ – Ashton Irwin

Ashton Irwin is hitting us hard this week! Not only has the 5 Seconds of Summer drummer announced his first solo album Superbloom due out this October, but he has released his first single ‘Skinny Skinny’! The song touches on the struggles of body image, with a beautiful music video accompanying it. Trust us you DO NOT want to miss this one.

Listen to the single here

-77.82X-78.29 – EVERGLOW

EVERGLOW have made their comeback with their second mini-album -77.82X-78.29 and they have totally eaten it up! With 80s electro-pop being one of 2020’s most prominent music trends, the sextet took note of this but managed to stay true to their sound while implementing this trend and adding their own flair.

The lead single ‘LA DI DA’ is a fierce upbeat track with a warped vocal intro and a mammoth synth loop that has the potential to become a big single of 2020. ‘UNTOUCHABLE’ offers funk guitar entwined with psychedelic dance-pop, topped with a captivating chorus that’s sure to get stuck in your head. ‘GxxD BOY’ offers an incredible breakdown for the chorus with sultry whispering and thumping bass throughout. Meanwhile, ‘NO GOOD REASON’ is full of great nostalgic vibes with gorgeous vocals and harmonies throughout.

We at Fresh Music Friday have played this SO many times since the release and urge you to make EVERGLOW an artist that’s regularly added to your playlists – they’re absolutely worth it.

Listen to the album here

‘Lowkey As Hell’ – Waterparks

The wait is over! Our boys Waterparks are back with new single ‘Lowkey As Hell.’ Although this is an all-new era and we are saying goodbye to ‘Fandom’, this is still the same sound we all know and love!! This song just makes us want to get up and dance and just have a good time. The lyrics hit us in all the ways and we’re so happy to have our guys back!

Listen to the single here

‘Survivin’ – Bastille

British alt-rockers Bastille have dropped their grooviest track to date. ‘Survivin’ is the track we need to get ourselves through the next few months! We’ve been vibing to this tune for the past few days and we keep falling in love with it with each listen. If you’re looking for a track to add to all your playlists this weekend then ‘Survivin’ is the one for you.

Listen to the single here

‘Calling (Run To You)’ – I-Land

From I-Land comes the song ‘Calling (Run To You)’. The song starts slow and with drama, before going into an upbeat tune, full of EDM vibes. These beats capture your attention when listening, as well as their vocals, which all blend amazingly together (and stand out on their own too!) This song’s performance adds to the drama we hear throughout, with sharp and purposeful choreography. It’s a song you’re going to want to check out ASAP!

Listen to the single here

Tickets to My Downfall – Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly has released his highly anticipated pop-punk album, and we’re here to say it freaking ROCKS. It’s filled with bops after bops, so everyone can find a song they like. MGK partnered with Travis Barker as a producer on Tickets To My Downfall, so naturally, you know this sh*t is rockin’.

With collabs with Halsey (Queen), blackbear, Trippie Redd, and more, he’s made his mark in the genre. Digging deep into his personal life, these songs come from the core. MGK is openly proud of this album, and truthfully so are we. A titan to the industry, he’s crossed genres flawlessly, and we’re going to rock it forever.

Listen to the single here

‘Bitter’ (Remix) – Fletcher ft Trevor Daniel

Fletcher has hit us with a new Remix of her latest single ‘Bitter’ featuring Trevor Daniel. We have loved ‘Bitter’ since it was released back in May, but this remix is everything we didn’t know we needed. This new sound to the song mixed with Trevor Daniel’s vocals has hit our feels in a different kind of way. Catch us dancing around our rooms to this one!

Listen to the single here

‘Franchise’ – Travis Scott

Travis Scott has hit us all with a new single ‘Franchise’ and to say we are loving it is an understatement! This song Features Young Thug & M.I.A. and let us be the one to say this is a must listen to song. It makes you want to play it loud and maybe even dance around a little. This is a have a good time type of song that you do not want to miss out on!

Listen to the single here

‘Every Second’ – Baekhyun

Much like the other tracks on the soundtrack for Record of Youth, Baekhyun’s ‘Every Second’, fits beautifully. It was first revealed on the show and fans were instantly excited to hear the full version. All we have to say is it’s well worth the wait. Baekhyun’s vocals are so beautiful and the lyrics are so romantic! His voice fits so well with the show and among the others already on the soundtrack. At Fresh Music Friday, we hope there are many other OST’s in the future for him.

Listen to the single here

‘Beautiful Way’ – You Me At Six

‘Beautiful Way’ is the prettiest angry track we’ve heard this Fresh Music Friday! Since debuting the song on Radio One this week, we’ve been up in our feels over You Me At Six’s upcoming album. One thing is for sure, if this is any indication of the music that lies ahead, then we’re in for a wild wild ride.

Listen to the single here

‘Courage To Change’ – Sia

Sia’s released a track this week that is full of talent and hope. ‘Courage to Change’ reminds all of us that we’re ‘not alone in all this’ which is a comforting message we’ll be taking into the weeks ahead. It’s no secret that Sia has one of this generation’s most beautiful voices and this is yet another track that showcases just how talented she is!

Listen to the single here

Chase – The Boyz

What did we do to deserve two albums from The Boyz in one year? Their 5th mini album Chase, came just at the right time. The album has 6 tracks in total, each varying in sound. Despite this, they all combine effortlessly to make a great sounding album!

Listen to the album here

Pa ‘Ti / Lonely – JLo & Maluma

JLo and Maluma have joined forces this week with their sultry track ‘Lonely’. Both of their vocals combine into sumptuous harmonies and the mixture of Spanish and English lyrics take the song to a whole new level. The music video is just as steamy and also includes a prequel video for their track ‘Pa Ti’.

Listen to the single here

‘Wow’ (remix) – Zara Larsson ft Sabrina Carpenter

Zara Larsson originally released ‘WOW’ back in 2019 and recently has made a hot comeback thanks to TikTok! Now we have this HOT new release of ‘WOW’ featuring Sabrina Carpenter. If you thought you loved this get-up and dance song before, we have news for you, you haven’t heard anything yet! Sabrina Carpenter is making us love this song even more putting her flare on it.

Listen to the single here

UNIVERSE: THE HISTORY – Pentagon

Pentagon have just released their first Japanese album!. We were excited when it was first announced and we were not disappointed. Universe: The History has 12 tracks in total. 10 of those tracks were some fan favorites from previous albums. There are two new songs on the album ‘Cosmo’ and ‘Happiness.’ Both are really good songs! With obviously great vocals and backtracks. In fact all the tracks fit so well and we are happy to have them back. Here at Fresh Music Friday, we just can’t wait for another Japanese album!

Listen to the album here

Magic – Kylie Minogue

Kylie is throwing it back this week with some 80’s funk. ‘Magic’ is sure to get you tapping your feet to it’s infectious rhythm. We just love how catchy this tune is and every time we listen to it, we can’t help but have a lil dance around our room. If you want a song to get you right up in your groove then ‘Magic’ will do the trick!

Listen to the single here

Wild Life – OneRepublic

OneRepublic have released a cinematic single ‘Wild Life’ this week. It’s a track full of divine violin and effortless harmonies. If you’re on the hunt for a song to make you feel like the main character of a movie, then this is definitely the track to blast through your headphones! You can count on us at Fresh Music Friday doing exactly the same thing.

Listen to the single here

Let it Shine!- PRECIOUS

“Hi, Precious” Let’s introduce you to Precious, a five-piece KPOP girl group who have made their official debut this week. Their first single-album release, Let it Shine! features their lead single ‘Bebe’ and b-side ‘Don’t be aFraid.’ Let’s just say, when it comes to first-impressions, Precious has nailed it! Their deep bass beats, sweet vocals, and rap style (as well as an intense music video for ‘Bebe’) have left us stunned, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for these girls! We’ll be keeping an eye out for them!

Find out what we’re loving at THP HQ! Our editors are sharing with you their choice of music that you just need on your playlists. Discover some on the rise artists, old faves and hidden gems right here.

Listen to the album here

Hot In The Hive: Editors’ Choice

Find out what we’re loving at THP HQ! Our editors are sharing with you their choice of music that you just need on your playlists. Discover some on the rise artists, old faves and hidden gems right here.

Sweet Releases

Craving even more music? Discover new faves with our Sweet Releases – you may just find yourself a new fave!

We hope you have enjoyed our faves of this week. Are any of them tracks you have already been jamming out too? If not which ones did you then check out and fall in love with? We LOVE to hear from you so please drop a comment or tweet us @TheHoneyPop and let us know!

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Words: Sophie McCarthy, Jazmin Williams, Adrianna Falaris, Valerie Valdez, Rachel Collucci, Danielle King

Featured Image Source: Courtesy of RCA | SuperM via Instagram | Ashton Irwin via Twitter

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