Fresh Music Friday: Little Mix, Miley Cyrus, Monsta X… and MORE!

Fresh Music Friday: Little Mix, Miley Cyrus, Monsta X… 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.

Confetti – Little Mix

At long last, Little Mix have blessed us all with their sixth studio album Confetti! Serving us pure pop perfection, the album serves a great dynamic of different sub-categories of pop. ‘Break Up Song’ and ‘Holiday‘ embody the 80s revival trend of 2020, while  ‘Happiness‘ and ‘If You Want My Love’ give us more R’n’B vibes with profound pop production. While their latest single ‘Sweet Melody‘ is fierce and winning the hearts of Mixers and locals alike, we’re also in love with other tracks like the empowering ‘Gloves Up’ and the sexy ‘Rendezvous’ which samples Dean Martain’s ‘Sway’ bringing an older song into the music of today.

From love songs, heartbreaks, big bops, and ballads, this album proves Little Mix are truly a pop powerhouse. There’s something for everyone in this album and we at Fresh Music Friday think it’s going to translate so well when performed live. Girls, you did it again!

Listen to the album here

‘Midnight Sky (Edge of Midnight)’ – Miley Cyrus ft Stevie Nicks

Miley Cyrus drops ‘Midnight Sky’ (Edge of Midnight) featuring Stevie Nicks -this is one you don’t want to miss. These two are a powerhouse and we cannot get enough of their voices together! The guitars on this one stand out the most with this song, with a lot of focus on Miley’s and Stevie’s voices. This one is for sure more upbeat and more of a get-up and dance song. It’s something we didn’t know we needed until we got it. Make sure to add this one to your playlist!

Listen to the single here

Fatal Love – Monsta X

Monsta X are here to slay, chill and kill with their 3rd full-length Korean album Fatal Love. The record plays like a darker version of their English release All About Luv as it explores the theme of a romance that is both beautiful and deadly. Once again proving there’s no genre they can’t conquer, the ten heavy-hitting tracks range from hip-hop to EDM, to R&B. The standout feature of this album is that the line distribution is notably more equal than previous releases, with vocalists Minhyuk and Hyungwon getting the chance to show off their beautiful voices.

The maknae line also staked their claim to this era with their fire raps and unrivaled chemistry. Member Joohoney co-composed ‘Stand Together’ and ‘Beastmode’ (alongside Eric Nam), while I.M wrote the song ‘Night View’. Plus, we just can’t get over their performance in the music video for title track ‘Love Killa’. Fresh Music Friday approved!

Listen to the album here

‘Mood (Remix)’ – 24kGoldn, Iann Dior ft Justin Bieber & J Balvin‬

This song is certainly not playing by the rules. This song in itself is a complete slap – but with features like this, it’s no surprise it’s landing itself on our Freshest of Fresh Music Friday. Some serious heavy hitters on one song, 24kGoldn, Iann Dior ft Justin Bieber & J Balvin team up to make this song even better before – if possible. Our verdict? It’s possible. A perfect addition to a mood pumping playlist, you’ve gotta check this one out! ‬

Listen to the single here

All In – Stray Kids

With their first Japanese mini-album, Stray Kids really went All In. With 7 tracks, this EP feels like a nutshell of Stray Kids’ biggest year yet. They included the rock-driven OST for Tower of God released earlier this year, as well as the Japanese version of their iconic songs, ‘God’s Menu’ and ‘Back Door’. But what’s even better is the energetic and powerful ‘All In’, as well as the hip-hop driven track ‘FAM’ and the more chill ‘One Day’. If there was to be only one mini-album that could summarize Stray Kids’ versatility and talent, this is it.

Listen to the album here

‘ATM’ – Bree Runway ft Missy Elliot

Bree Runway, up and comer to rap royalty, has delivered a song with talking about. This jam pushes all our buttons, in all the best ways. Pop-produced, bad-ass bitch realness, this song is a slam, and did we mention? Missy Elliot? Absolutely eats her verse (as always); we’re proud of Bree Runway for landing this feature. She deserves it. And apparently, what we deserve is another ass-shaking single because that’s what we’ve been delivered.

Listen to the single here

Travel – Mamamoo

Mamamoo has returned with their 10th mini-album! Travel is an outstanding mini-album and title track ‘Aya’ has us excited with its first few notes! Mamamoo has outdone themselves again and we are not complaining. ‘Aya’ is pure fun and puts you in a good mood right away. The EP has something for all of our needs. We even get a classic Mamamoo ballad with ‘Good Night’. The album perfectly shows off the girl group’s strengths and we want to thank them for returning to us finally as a full group. The year has been filled with solo activities for the members but nothing hits as much as a full Mamamoo comeback!

Listen to the album here

DISCO – Kylie Minogue

Our DISCO queen Kylie Minogue has dropped a corker of an album this week! After one of the most nail-biting weeks of 2020, a bit of disco-funk is just what we needed. We at Fresh Music Friday have been crying out for her return to dance floor grooves all year and we’re over the moon that it’s finally arrived. Some of our favorite tracks include ‘Real Groove’ a rhythm-filled bop, ‘I Love It’ an upbeat funk, and ‘Dance Floor Darling’ a harmonic tune that will have you rock and rolling through the night. If you want to lift your spirits this weekend, then this is the soundtrack for you!

Listen to the album here

The First Step: Chapter 3 – Treasure

YG Entertainment rookies Treasure are back with their 3rd single during this second half of the year! The group has been rather busy since debut and keeps delivering bops from ‘Boy’ to ‘I Love You’ to ‘MMM’! The group has various strengths and amazing rappers and ‘MMM’ is a song that shows them off! The second song on the single album ‘Orange’ was produced by nonother than member Asahi and it’s a beautiful ballad to show off the group’s vocalist. These rookies really know how to make music.

Listen to the album here

Happiest Season Soundtrack

We’re feeling super festive here at Fresh Music Friday. If you have been looking forward to any news from Happiest Season, well they just released the soundtrack. All the original tracks include LGBTQIA+ songwriters and/or singers! The 11 tracks include Anne-Marie, Bebe Rexha Brandy Clark, Carlie Hanson, Jake Wesley Rogers, Shea Diamond, and Sia. There are some amazing covers that dare we say sound as good as the original? The soundtrack also has that wonderful Christmas sound, with a more modern pop twist. The original songs are more upbeat and help set up for what we assume, is going to finally be a happy rom-com LBGTQIA+ movie. It really gives you that comfy Christmas feeling, but more diverse and modern. Make sure to catch the movie out on November 25th.

Listen to the album here

‘Minimal Warm’ – Chanyeol

EXO-Ls Chanyeol is back with a new OST and this time it is for a webtoon. It couldn’t be softer! Chanyeol shows his charming and mellow side with this song and we love to cuddle up in bed with a cup of tea. His soft rap makes this song even more enjoyable! More like this, please! We need minimal warmth.

Listen to the single here

no one else, not even you – Mae Muller

Pop princess Mae Muller has given us the goods this week with her EP no one else, not even you. If you’re on the hunt for emotionally raw pop anthems then Muller has you covered this weekend! From tunes like ‘so annoying’ to groove inducing tracks like ‘work like that’, there’s no shortage of bangers on this EP. Miss Muller is quickly becoming a FMF fav and we can’t wait to see what she releases next!

Listen to the EP here

‘Take Me Home For Christmas’ – Dan + Shay

Dan & Shay just dropped their new song ‘Take Me Home For Christmas’ and it has put us in the holiday spirit! This song is different from your typical Christmas song, and that’s what we love most about it. With a distinctive acoustic guitar line accompanying their exquisite harmonies, they’ve gifted us an epic country Christmas banger. We cannot get enough of it, and it’s the perfect edition to our holiday playlist!

Listen to the single here

‘Gimme Some Truth’ – Billie Joe Armstrong

In the wake of a nail biting US election, everyone’s fav punk rocker Billie Joe Armstrong has dropped a John Lennon cover ‘Gimme Some Truth’. His band Green Day are no strangers to a bit of political inspiration and their distaste for Donald Trump is well documented. So when we found out he’d covered this new track, we had high expectations that have been blown away! This an angry punk song to add to your playlists this weekend so what are you waiting for? Get up, have a bit of a head bang and check your vote!

Listen to the single here

‘Happen To Me’ – Benee

Benee is back with the new single ‘Happen To Me’ this feel-good song is something we just can not stop buzzing about. This guitar and bass in this song really shine in this song to give it a catchy tune we can’t get out of our heads. If you’re not listening to this track this weekend, then you ain’t doing life right!

Listen to the single here

‘The Melody’ – Super Junior

Super Junior are ringing in their 15th anniversary with a real tear-jerker! ‘The Melody’ is a beautiful uplifting ballad about SuperJunior’s journey and it is also a song for their fans. The fact that all of the members can sing is one of Suju’s strengths even their rappers have beautiful vocal tones and it makes this song just so much better. If you need a new emotional comfort song ‘The Melody’ is right here!

Listen to the single here

‘Hawaí’ (remix) – The Weeknd & Maluma

Maluma and The Weeknd have crushed it with their ‘Hawaí’ Remix. The fun beat of the song makes us want to get up and dance. It has classic Weeknd vibes that you just can’t get enough of and all you want to do while you listen to this song is sing along. It’s a Fresh Music Friday fav and we hope you love it as much as us!

Listen to the single here

‪’Holy’ (Acoustic) – Justin Bieber & Chance The Rapper‬

Justin Bieber and Chance The Rapper have just dropped the Acoustic version of ‘Holy’ – and we cannot get enough! We love ‘Holy’ but this new acoustic version is everything we didn’t know we needed. This stripped back version with a choir is so beautiful. You must give this one a listen!

Listen to the single here

ALL OUT – K/DA

Virtual band K/DA are back with a hit filled EP ALL OUT and we’re in love! Every track has us revved up to feel like an utter badass. Tracks like ‘The Baddest’ which will have you fired up to bash through your day or tracks like ‘Villain’ will have you feeling like a queen on fire. This is an EP we’ve had on repeat since it came out and we won’t stop listening anytime soon!

Listen to the EP here

‘Love of Your Life’ – Raye

Raye is back with the new song ‘Love of Your Life’ and trust us you do not want to miss this one! This upbeat and fun-loving song is something we need to hear in the year of 2020. This song has an awesome piano moment along with a strong bass line. This is the perfect radio song and we hope to hear it blasting across the airwaves soon!

Listen to the single here

‘Washed Up’ – Cheat Codes

Cheat Codes just released their new song ‘Washed Up’ and you are going to want to hear this one! We can’t wait to blast this tune at full volume while driving down the highway. We’ll be turning up this track for the foreseeable future and you should be too!

Listen to the single here

Hot In The Hive: Editor’s 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

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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!

Words: Jazmin Williams, Sophie McCarthy, Valerie Valdez, Jade Sheppard, Adrianna Falaris, Selina Kuhn

Featured Image Source: Miley Cyrus via Instagram | Little Mix via Twitter | Monsta X via Twitter

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