Fresh Music Friday: Ashton Irwin, Demi Lovato, Little Mix…and MORE!

Fresh Music Friday: Ashton Irwin, Demi Lovato, Little Mix…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.

‘Scar’ – Ashton Irwin

Ashton Irwin is back with his third song off this first solo record. ‘Scar’ is a powerful and raw song, that showcases Ashton’s amazing vocals. There is no second guessing his raw talent. The video that goes along with the audio as a visual is an added bonus. This song is one you don’t want to miss out on!

Listen to the single here

‘Hello’ – Chen

Chen has made his grand return to the scene with ‘Hello’. This piano-based ballad is autumn in a song and embodies everything Chen is good at. They call him the King of Ballads of EXO for a good reason. At Fresh Music Friday, we definitely missed our honey-voiced king and are glad to see him back and giving us this digital single before he has to enlist later this month. Tears are falling. So don’t hesitate and put it on your playlist right this second.

Listen to the single here

‘Fake’ – Lauv & Conan Gray

This song is a bop, and really packs a punch. Just like LAUV and Conan in this song, we’re fed up of fake people and all their lies, and we’re ready to call them out. Conan and LAUV’s vocals harmonize so perfectly together on this song, and we’re kind of obsessed with it. This collab is better than anything we could’ve imagined and we’re living for it at Fresh Music Friday!

Listen to the single here

‘We Already Fell In Love’ – Minnie (G)I-DLE

(G)I-DLE’s Minnie has released her first solo OST for the new K-Drama My Dangerous Wife and we are absolutely obsessed. The drama is doing quite well since it started airing in Korea and Minnie’s song ‘Getaway’ captures the feel and atmosphere of the drama quite well. ‘Getaway’ sounds very dark and mysterious while Minnie is delivering amazing vocals and high notes. The song is a must for your playlist if you are obsessed with My Dangerous Wife or not!

Listen to the single here

‘Happiness’ – Little Mix

Little Mix is back with a new song ‘Happiness’! This feel good song showcases our favorite girls’ amazing vocals and we just can’t get enough. Perfect for a little dance session with your friends. ‘Happiness’ is a must-listen, trust us when we say you are going to want this one on your playlist!

Listen to the single here

‘Summer Love’ – Austin Mahone

Austin Mahone is back with with new song ‘Summer Love’ and we just can’t get enough! From the beautiful lyrics to the music, we are in love with this track. Austin has not disappointed us this time! This is the perfect song to have playing in the car or have on when with your friends so make sure you give it a listen!

Listen to the single here

Listen Up! – M.O.N.T

M.O.N.T is back with their 3rd mini album Listen Up! and title single ‘ANTI-HERO’. The EP is mostly self-writing by the trio and does not disappoint at all. There is sure to be a song you will love among the 6 included on this EP.

‘ANTI-HERO’ is a bop from the first note on. The verses are all rap heavy performed by each of the 3 members and the chorus is really catchy! We can’t stop hitting replay. The group has really outdone themselves again and we think you need this EP on your October playlist.

Listen to the single here

Cherry Blossom – The Vamps

Honestly, we could write an entire book over just how good this album is. It’s magnetic and hypnotizing from the first second to the very last. This album definitely takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with emotionally-rich, cry-inducing ballads like ‘Protocol’ and ‘Treading Water’ and upbeat danceable tracks like ‘Married In Vegas,’ ‘Better,’ and ‘Nothing But You.’

It’s the perfect album to satisfy your needs whether that be a good cry over a broken heart or a karaoke dance solo to keep your spirits high. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ve got this on repeat for the rest of our lives and need to take on the masterpiece.

Listen to the album here

‘Crazy’ – Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland’s new song ‘Crazy’ has us going crazy about her! This song is a great feel good song. This one is one that we can’t help but want to get up and dance to the beat. We are in love with this song! Make sure you don’t miss out and go give it a listen!

Listen to the single here

‘Only Time Makes It Human’ – King Princess

King Princess is here in all her crowning glory this week! ‘Only Time Makes It Human’ is the epic 80’s inspired indie pop track to fuel your vibes this weekend. If, like us, you haven’t been able to stop grooving since your first listen then you can also check out the track’s delightful video too!

Listen to the single here

‘Commander in Chief’ – Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is back with another amazing one for us! ‘Commander in Chief’ showcases Demi’s beautiful vocals while still managing to put you right in your feels. The powerful lyrics make you want to listen again and again. To say that Demi crushed it is an understatement. This one is a must have on your playlists this weekend.

Listen to the single here

Face Us – Verivery

Verivery is back with the third part in their Face series with the title ‘G.B.T.B.’. The boys are keeping their dark and mysterious concept for their last comeback in this trilogy and it does not disappoint. The group delivers a dark, grungy song with incredible fast rap parts and an amazing vocal-driven pre-chorus. The group has been changing up their concept since ‘Lay Back’ and we cannot get enough. The entire EP consists of 5 songs and each song has a unique color to it. ‘So Gravity’ is a beautiful ballad you should also check out after you add ‘G.B.T.B’ to your playlist. You won’t regret it.

Listen to the album here

‘What Are We Waiting For?’ – Ally Brooke & Afrojack

We all love Ally Brooke but this song with Afrojack has put her to a new level. We are just loving this song so much! This is one we hope we will get to hear live, but in the mean time we will just get up and dance around our houses. Check this one out and be sure to put it on all your feel good playlists!

Listen to the single here

‘Lonely’ – Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco

Justin Bieber and Benny Blanco released new their new song ‘Lonely’ today! This raw and emotional song has lyrics that just show that you can have so much but still feel so alone. This one is going to hit you in the emotions especially with the beautiful music from the piano. We cannot get enough this Fresh Music Friday!

Listen to the single here

Resonance Pt 1 – NCT 2020

NCT is back with their second studio album Resonance Pt 1 as a full group of 23 under NCT 2020! The album is packed with great songs by multiple subunits such as WayV, NCT Dream, NCT 127, and NCT U, which dominates the album. The new album introduced one of the 2 new members, Shotaro, he made his debut in the title single of the album called ‘Make A Wish’.

The title represents NCT’s essence very well. It is dominated by the hip-hop elements and rap parts during the verses and amazing vocals during the chorus, which makes the song incredibly fun and catchy. The rest of the album consists of 10 more songs and the b-side ‘From Home’ is expected to be getting a music video next week and promoted as a second title track. NCT really keeps surprising us and does not fail at giving us new bops every time. We tell you to listen to this album now before the second part drops next month!

Listen to the album here

‘Residue’ – Tayla Parx

Tayla Parx, singer song-writer goddess has released single ‘Residue’ and as expected it’s a bop! If you haven’t heard Tayla before, this track is a good place to start. It might be the catchy lyrics, the guitar or her amazing vocals, but it’s just so good. The lyric video is also out now and it’s so cute, it makes the catchy lyrics even catchier! We’re sure everyone has had that one person that just won’t leave your mind, that’s Tayla Parx for us at Fresh Music Friday!

Listen to the single here

‘I should probably go to bed’ (acoustic) – Dan + Shay

We have a soft spot for acoustic sets, and this version of ‘I Should Probably Go To Bed’ is the perfect example as to why. It’s much more intimate and emotional, and somehow just more passionate overall then the original. Plus, this duo has vocals that could cure even the hardest hearts making them fall in love with this song and Dan + Shay. Overall, it’s an unbelievable acoustic version and we’re gonna have it on repeat!

Listen to the single here

WE:TH – Pentagon

Pentagon has made their long-awaited return. The EP WE:TH marks a new area for the group. It is the first EP they are releasing without their lead vocalist Jinho since he enlisted and marks the return of member Yanan, who has been on hiatus since mid-2019. The group makes their first comeback in this constellation and it hits us right in the feels.

‘Daisy’ is a beautiful song that’s about lost love and heartbreak. It underlines the group’s individual talents and the music video is absolutely stunning. We love these flower boys! The entire album includes four more songs, all are part of a different genre and are up to Pentagon’s standard of fantastic. Check this album out, since we are sure it will be worth your time.

Listen to the album here

‘Let Me Love You Like A Woman’ – Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey fans get ready to be put in your feels. Our girl just released her new song ‘Let Me Love You Like A Woman’ and we love it ever so much. You can hear all the raw and real emotion in this song. The added bonus of this track is the haunting piano underpinning the delicate vocals and lyrics. If you want to get up in your feels this weekend, then this is the song for you!

Listen to the single here

I’ll Be There – Shownu, Monsta X

Monsta X have been killing it on the OST front recently! Their latest addition comes from leader Shownu who has blessed us with rock ballad ‘I’ll Be There’ from the soundtrack of hit Korean drama Tale of the Nine Tailed. The show follows a mythical gumiho (a nine tailed fox in human form) as he searches for his lost love. Anything starring Lee Dong Wook is bound to be magical and adding Shownu’s gorgeous vocals into the mix? Sign us up!

The song has a supernatural introduction which builds into an emotional chorus featuring heavy instrumentals. The rock genre really compliments Shownu’s raspy but gentle tone and he proves once again why he deserves to be recognised not just as a talented performer but also an incredible vocalist.

Listen to the single here

‘Christmas Without You’ – Ava Max

Ava Max is here with her new Christmas song ‘Christmas Without You’. Here at Fresh Music Friday, this song has us feeling in the holiday spirit without a doubt. It makes us want to dance around, and would be a perfect song to listen to while putting up decorations. Showcasing her amazing vocals this one that you will want to give a listen. Make sure this one heats added to your playlist for this holiday season.

Listen to the single 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!

Are you loving the new releases from this week’s Fresh Music Friday? Which songs are worthy of your playlist? Let us know down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

Come and hang with us at The Hive and meet more fans just like you!

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Words: Sophie McCarthy, Adrianna Falaris, Danielle King, Valerie Valdez, Emily Defoor, Selina Kuhn, Jade Sheppard

Featured Image Source: Ashton Irwin via Instagram | Little Mix via Instagram | Demi Lovato via Twitter

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