The weather may be cooling down, but this week’s new releases put the “hot” in Hot Alt Alert. We’ve been highly anticipating some of them and others were pleasant surprises. Either way, they’re all going on our playlists ASAP. This week features new music from Jagwar Twin, Broadside, Have Mercy and more!
Jagwar Twin, angelbaby — ‘life is good’
You already know that we’re huge Jagwar Twin stans. We were vibing hard with his previous song, ‘A Good Time.’ And now we’re saying ‘life is good!’ Yes, we’re singing along. But also, it’s true because life is good with new Jagwar Twin music!
Four Year Strong — ‘Dead End Friend’
Earlier Four Year Strong released a new song and we’ve been obsessed ever since. It’s a banger and a headbanging song for sure. Ngl, we’re not entirely sure what’s going on in the video, but we’re here for it. Be sure to get your tickets to see them on tour and their holiday show in their hometown with some of our other faves like Grayscale and Origami Angel.
Broadside — Hotel Bleu
Tbh, one of our most anticipated albums of 2023. We were screaming, crying, and throwing up when the album announcement dropped. We can’t describe our love for it in a single paragraph, so we’re screaming about it from the rooftops, separately. One of our favorites though is definitely ‘Dazed & Confused.’
Have Mercy — ‘Middle’
We love the fun, upbeat energy of this track. Even though sonically, it’s a newer direction, the lyrics are still very much Have Mercy. “When is the last time you felt forever? Is it the last time I felt you?” We can’t wait for their new album, NUMB, which drops on December 8th. So be sure to pre-save it, if you haven’t already. But in the meantime, we’ll definitely be vibing and dancing to ‘Middle.’
guccihighwaters — ‘make it to heaven’
We’re vibing so hard to this song. It’s a perfect blend of alt and R&B. Not only does it sound amazing, but can we talk about the lyrics for a second? “Oh yeah, we’ve been to hell and back. I guess that’s why we burn and turn to ash.” It’s just an absolute banger, in all aspects.