This week brought a platter of new music releases from artists such as Bruno Mars, the Weeknd, Bridgit Mendler and others. Here are my top picks from Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist to get the weekend started:
I Feel It Coming – The Weeknd ft Daft Punk
This is the second single to be taken from The Weeknd’s third studio album, Starboy. It’s an easy listen and carries a Michael Jackson vibe which few artists are able to really pull off. The Weeknd is effortlessly cool with all of his releases and this trend continues with ‘I Feel It Coming‘. The song suggests that the forthcoming album will be more upbeat than his last release, Beauty Behind The Madness.
Penthouse Floor – John Legend
Vocal powerhouse John Legend is back with the single Penthouse Floor featuring chance the rapper. The single manages to capture a more urban sound in comparison to his previous works and Legend seems to give less emphasis to the big vocals which he is famed for. However, this doesn’t diminish the song which feels smooth and contemporary. The addition of Chance The Rapper adds a fresh streak and surprisingly does not feel out of place.
DNCE – DNCE
Having released the huge summer anthem, ‘Cake by the ocean’, DNCE have a big task ahead of them to release a follow up song that would be capable of the same success. They seem to have made a good shot at it with the single ‘DNCE‘ which provides the same care free feeling. With a catchy chorus and a fresh image it looks like the band could have secures their second smash hit.
Make Me (Cry) – Noah Cyrus
The younger sister of teen pop sensation Miley Cyrus has set out to prove that she can compete with her older sister in the charts. The song titled ‘Make Me (Cry)‘ is a subdued ballad that takes a darker tone than that which has usually been demonstrated by Miley. The song features the British Singer and Producer Labrinth who has worked with the likes of Emelie Sande which suggests that there is a big expectation for Noah.