Guys, gals, and non-binary pals! We are back for this week’s Fresh Music Friday! We have everything from EPs to albums to singles, something for everyone! Let’s jump in!
Conor Maynard – +11 Hours
Any and all calmness we had within us is gone, +11 Hours is here, and we are transported right back to being teenagers and stumbling across ‘Vegas Girl’ by Conor Maynard on YouTube. +11 Hours showcases what we’ve always loved about Conor, his silky voice and uncanny ability to bear his soul in his music. You can hear every emotion in every word he sings.
Our stand-out track is ‘I’m Here Forever.’
Listen to +11 Hours here!
Phillip Phillips – Drift Back
We are American Idol fans first, and humans second, so we’ve been on the Phillip Phillips train for a hot minute! Phillip’s new album, Drift Back, is a perfect record, it’s that simple. Every song feels expertly crafted and has further convinced us that no one has a voice quite like Phillip. ‘Before I Loved You’ is a song that every human on the planet needs to be blasted in their ears immediately.
It’s a must.
Listen to Drift Back here!
Thomas Day – ‘Come Home’
Thomas Day is a longtime favorite here on Fresh Music Friday, and it’s for good reason! Thomas is an artist that we truly can’t get enough of, and that we know is going to explode onto the pop music scene, so better jump on board now!
‘Come Home’ is Thomas’s newest track, and it could easily turn anyone into a stan, yes, it’s that good! We need to be in a car at night with the windows down, screaming this chorus immediately.
Listen to ‘Come Home’ here!
Maude Latour – Twin Flame
Maude Latour is a full-blown pop star, it’s true!
Twin Flame is a masterclass in crafting pop music, each song could easily be named our favorite on the EP, they are all that good. ‘i am not the sun’ is the track we’ve got to highlight, we genuinely can not get enough. The EP is perfectly cohesive and truly tells a story, a story of falling in love, and we can’t get enough!
Listen to ‘Twin Flame’ here!
Will Linley – ‘Tough (The Girls Song)’
We have had ‘Last Call’ on repeat since its release, so it’s safe to say we are full-on stans of Will Linley here on Fresh Music Friday! ‘Tough’ not only has this upbeat backing track but also follows one of our favorite musical tropes, and mixed with the upbeat music is these incredible lyrics that make you feel a million emotions. Will Linley is the real deal!
Listen to ‘Tough (The Girls Song)’ here!
Lauren Alaina – Unlocked
It simply wouldn’t be a complete Fresh Music Friday without adding a little country music to the mix! This week’s dose of the country comes courtesy of another American Idol alum, Lauren Alaina! Unlocked marks a record label debut for Lauren, and certainly is our favorite music we’ve heard yet from someone who we are ready to see take over the country music scene! Our favorite track is ‘A Walk In The Bar’
Listen to Unlocked here!
April Jai – ‘You Didn’t Notice’
Another staple of Fresh Music Friday is a song to cry in the shower to, and April Jai has indeed delivered! ‘You Didn’t Notice’ is an emotional gut punch, in the best way possible. It hurts so good!
Any artist that can create from a place as honest as the one April Jai creates from is an artist that is going to be around for the long haul, mark our words.
Listen to ‘You Didn’t Notice’ here!
Nicky Youre – ‘Good Times Go’
Nicky Youre has proven himself as the king of summer songs with ‘Sunroof’ so we are fully ready to once again let him rule our playlists! ‘Good Times Go’ is exactly the track we needed to put us in a sun-soaked mindset, completely ready for the summer upon us.
We are ready and waiting for an entire project from Nicky Youre,
Listen to ‘Good Times Go’ here!
Rowan Drake – Dear Ella
We’ve got a debut EP!!! You all know how we feel about debut projects, we’ve got to show them love! Dear Ella is so obviously deeply personal to Rowan, and we feel beyond privileged that he’s allowed us into his world in this way, he has created a project that is truly something to be proud of! This entire project broke our hearts and put them back together again, with ‘Momentary Feelings’ being our favorite track!
Listen to Dear Ella here!
PJ Harding – ‘A Dangerous Thing’
We are ending Fresh Music Friday on the highest note possible! PJ Harding is back with ‘A Dangerous Thing,’ which has us on the edge of our seats, eager for the upcoming EP, TO FALL ASLEEP! We welcome this track to play in our ears forever, it’s quite mesmerizing.
Listen to ‘A Dangerous Thing’ here!
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