Fresh Music Friday: BLACKPINK, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo & BTS… and MORE!

Fresh Music Friday: BLACKPINK, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo & 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.

The Album – BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK are back in our area and they’ve dropped their debut full-length album! The Album is perhaps BLACKPINK at their best (which, let’s be honest, previous releases have already been absolute smashes) with the title track ‘Lovesick Girls’ – co-written by Jennie and Jisoo – being a massive anthem that we can see really going off at a party. There’s a lot of trap beats featuring on this album like in the badass ‘Pretty Savage’ and ‘Crazy Over You,’ with a mix of hip hop and EDM creating the perfect blend that can proudly identify as BLACKPINK’s sound. We are living for the feminist vibes from this album. It’s confident, bold, and sassy and makes us feel like total boss bitches when we listen to it. The only downside is the fact it’s such a short album. We just need more of these girls in our lives and our playlists! Fresh Music Friday approved.

Listen to the album here

‘Savage Love (Remix)’ – Jason Derulo, Jawsh 865, BTS

BTS are back and have taken one of the hottest songs of 2020 and escalated it to the next level. Joining Jawsh 865 and Jason Derulo on the ‘Savage Love’ remix with Jungkook taking the lead, and SUGA and j-hope hopping on to add two rap verses. The Bangtan Boys’ addition to the song gives the song a new lease of life and a fighting chance of continuing to reign the charts for the remainder of 2020. Fans also were quick to notice the simple change of wording to make this a gender-neutral song, making it even more enjoyable for a wider audience. We at Fresh Music Friday can’t get enough!

Listen to the single here

‘Still Have Me’ – Demi Lovato

Demi sure knows how to tug on the heartstrings because we haven’t stopped crying since the first time we listened to this. ‘Still Have Me’ is emotional and raw, and Demi’s powerhouse vocals only further showcase the most vulnerable side of her. Tender, poetic lyrics feel up our every sense and our feels are in overdrive as our hearts break listening to this song. She is one of the strongest people we’ve ever met, she’s been through so much and still is proving just how strong and fierce she truly is. You still have us, Demi, always, and forever.

Listen to the single here

‘Have U Found What Ur Looking For?’ – Ashton Irwin

Ashton Irwin is back in Fresh Music Friday for the second week in a row with another insanely awesome song! ‘Have U Found What Ur Looking For’ brings back those drums that we all know and love! This upbeat song has us jamming out! This song that was created with Matthew Paulling is a must-have on your playlist! This song makes us all super excited to see what the rest of Ashton’s solo album is going to be sounding like.

Listen to the single here

‘Wonder’ – Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes did THAT! ‘Wonder’ is undeniably beautiful and passionate in every way. His vocals are a heavenly mix of smooth and sultry creating a mesmerizing track. We are hypnotized by the breathtaking and emotionally-rich lyrics that leave us practically begging for me. We know this is going to be another top hit for Shawn and we at Fresh Music Friday are so here for it!

Listen to the single here

‘Heart of Glass’ – Miley Cyrus

With such a high demand for the release of this cover, Miley Cyrus has won us all over with her version of ‘Heart of Glass’. The song originally released by Blondie has given a completely new upbeat sound by Miley! We all know and love Miley’s unique voice and it completely crushes this song. It makes us just want to play it again and again.

Listen to the single here

‘Manic (Deluxe)’ – Halsey

Halsey was the birthday queen this week and graciously gifted us with the deluxe version of her multi-platinum album Manic. It features an additional 11 tracks, including new songs ‘wipe your tears’ and ‘I’m Not Mad’. But the treats don’t stop there, hit tunes ‘Be Kind’ and her ‘Without You’ collab with Juice Wrld are on there too. Alongside that, we also have the acoustic songs she played at her Magnum live-streamed set a month ago AND a music video to ‘929’, so we really have been spoiled for choice!

Listen to the album here

Bad Liar – Super Junior D&E

And the boys are back! It’s only been a month since Super Junior D&E had us dancing along to mini-album BAD BLOOD but they’ve already released a special repackaged version BAD LIAR. While the original was filled with retro vibes, the two new songs on the repackage couldn’t be more different. The title track ‘No Love’ adds some pretty risque lyrics to a modern trap beat for an irresistible result. The MV sees Donghae and Eunhyuk performing on a sleek, reflective set and looking ready to party in luxurious sparkly jackets. They may sing about being bad in the video, but if their warm smiles didn’t give the game away, their second single ‘What’s Your Name’ sure does. Featuring stellar vocals from bandmate Shindong, this track is a cheesy but hilarious lovesong to their fans E.L.F.!

Listen to the album here

‘Better’ – The Vamps

Have we mentioned lately how much we love The Vamps? Our boys just keep on feeding us the content we crave, and we can’t wait to indulge. Their latest track ‘Better’ is more than addicting, it’s got all the things we love about The Vamps that’s keeps us hooked! The addition to their new sound on this song adds an extra hint of invigorating dance beats that consumes our entire being (in the best way possible!) We expected explosive things from this new era, but it so far has exceeded all of our wildest expectations and we are LIVING for it.

Listen to the single here

‘Don’t Stop’ – Megan Thee Stallion & Young Thug

Megan Thee Stallion and Young Thug kill it with their new song ‘Don’t Stop’. You can catch everyone dancing to this one in the clubs, or simply just bopping to this one in your car. We are 100% here for this new song and cannot get enough. This is the perfect song to add to that DJ mix. It’s a perfect addition to your most recent playlists.

Listen to the single here

‘Tonight is the Night’ – McFly

British rockers McFly have dropped an elegantly delicious pop-punk track ‘Tonight is the Night’ this week. We’re just so in love with the rolling melodies and emotional vocals on this song. If you’re looking for a song that will get you right up in your feels then this is the song for you!

Listen to the single here

Levitating (Remix) – Dua Lipa ft DaBaby

‘Levitating’ has been a fan favorite since Dua Lipa released her album Future Nostalgia, but now Dua is back with ‘Levitating’ (Remix) with DaBaby, and let us be the best to tell you it is everything and more! DaBaby put a fun and exciting mix on this song and it does not disappoint us at all. The fresh feel to this song has made us fall in love all over again!

Listen to the single here

Mama’s Boy – LANY

Our minds were blown when we listened to LANY‘s latest collection of exquisitely beautiful songs. From the previously released ‘you’ ‘cowboy in LA’ and ‘if this is the last time’ to the unreleased ‘paper’ ‘when your drunk’ and ‘sad’ every song has its own fresh story. From an apparent place of self-reflection, doubt, love, and raw emotion this album has something for everyone and we cannot get enough of it!

Listen to the album here

‘Lie Like This’ – Julia Michaels

Wow. We have to say, we love seeing this side of Julia Michaels! ‘Lie Like This’ is a fun track and the up-tempo, synth sound will make you wanna get up and dance. It really helps you feel all of the emotions you might feel in a relationship. Things may not be perfect but you can end up finding something really good in some unexpected places. Julia really manages to capture the crazy spectrum of love and emotions in this song and we love that! We wouldn’t lie to you, check it out!

Listen to the single here

‘One Drink Away’ – Cher Lloyd

‘One Drink Away’ has us up and dancing, bopping our heads to the music. Cher Lloyd does not disappoint us with this new single. This fun-loving song is one that you are for sure going to want to give a listen to. We at Fresh Music Friday are so excited to finally have a new song from Cher to add to our playlists!

Listen to the single here

‘I’d rather Die Than Let You In’ – The Hunna

This record is the furthest thing from a ‘Gory Story’. I’d Rather Die Than Let You In, sees The Hunna solidify their position on the international rock stage. The record was produced and written in conjunction with punk legend John Feldman, so we had high expectations and these were all surpassed in heaps and bounds! This is an album that will have you head banging one minute to ‘I Wanna Know’ and sobbing into your pillow minutes later to ‘One Day You’ll Be Thanking Me’.

Listen to the single here

‘Lose You To Love Me (Demo)’ – Selena Gomez

Selena originally released ‘Lose You To Love Me’ just about a year ago. This song was one of the most important of her career and her first Billboard number 1. To Celebrate Selena has released the Demo version of ‘Lose You To Love Me’. This demo version is so beautiful, you are not going to want to miss this one!

Listen to the single here

Live Around The World – Queen + Adam Lambert

Queen + Adam Lambert fans you DO NOT want to miss this album! ‘Live Around The World’ consists of 20 of your favorite Queen songs, all live. These songs on the album were recorded at a few live shows including Fire Fight Australia, Rock In Rio, and the O2. This has everything from ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ to ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ to ‘We Will Rock You’ all classics that we know and love! We are completely in love with this live album and would totally recommend giving it a listen.

Listen to the album here

A Blue State – Tayla Parx

Tayla Parx has not come to mess around this week. ‘A Blue State’ is an EP that calls for unity in turbulent times and it couldn’t come at a better time. Parx’s soft and soulful vocals dance over the three tracks to create a soft funk to ‘What’s Going On’ while upbeat disco bass lines join the party on ‘Everything Is Everything’ and ‘I Smile’. If you’re not listening to Tayla this weekend then you’re living life wrong!

Listen to the EP here

‘Not Another Love Song’ – Ella Mai

Ella Mai is back with her new song ‘Not Another Love Song’ and to say we are in love with this song is an understatement. Ella kills it with her vocals and the beat of this song fits perfectly with the lyrics. This is a perfect laid back song that you will want to jam to when it comes on the radio. We cannot wait to see what else Ella Mai has in store for us!

Listen to the single here

The Rareities – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey drops the new album The Rarities which consists of 32-of our all-time favorite songs! Starting with songs from the 1990s and ranging from songs that have just been released in 2020. This also includes 16 live tracks from her show at the Tokyo Dome. Including songs such as ‘Always Be My Baby’ and even ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. This album that Mariah has put together is perfect for anyone. Whether you are a long time fan that loves every single song, or someone that just likes the hits. This is the perfect listen for everyone!

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!

What songs are you loving from this week’s Fresh Music Friday? Let us know down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

Words: Jazmin Williams, Sophie McCarthy, Adrianna Falaris, Emily Defoor, Jodie-Rose Loren, Aman Shamim, Jade Sheppard

Featured Image Source: Courtesy of YG Entertainment | Demi Lovato via Twitter | Courtesy of BigHit Entertainment

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