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New Music Friday: Jessie Reyez, 5SOS, Hailee Steinfeld, and more

Posted on March 27, 2020

We’re back to celebrate this New Music Friday with you from the comfort of our own home. We hope you’re managing well and staying safe. We have a solid list of releases to help keep you busy until we chat again! And if those aren’t enough, be sure to check out our feel-good playlist, “You Ok?” that will be sure to help you through your social distancing journey!

Before Love Came To Kill Us by Jessie Reyez

Her raw vocals, victorious spirit, and honest storylines never fail to leave us in awe. An album that encourages listeners to think about their morality, it touches on eras of love, loss, and life’s great afflictions. It’s an album full of innovative sounds, talent, love, and pride and it’s here to stop us and all forms of naivety we might be lost in.

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C A L M by 5 Seconds of Summer

The most honest version of the 5SOS boys has arrived upon the release of their fourth studio album. We have been warned that listening may cause feelings of love and hurt – similar to the feelings felt by the band when creating the album. C A L M is here to remind us that we are all human, we all make mistakes, and we inevitably cause hurt during our lives. The journey of the album brings us to a much calmer state of mind, track by track.

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“I Love You’s” by Hailee Steinfeld

After taunting new music via social media, Steinfeld has released the lead single from her upcoming two-part project. “I Love You’s” came with soft textures, fluttery beats and hints of hope, optimism, and self-love. Stemming from a breakup, Steinfeld wrote the track with a focus on herself and healing without any distractions. She explains that the power behind doing what is right for you is untouchable and uses this single and project to emphasize that.

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“Do The Most” by Tory Lanez

During his most recent Quarantine Radio live stream, Lanez shared his newest single, “Do The Most”the first official single from his upcoming studio album, The New Toronto 3 (NT3). The track carries his signature flow with beats and lyrics on his spending power and life with ladies. The full album is expected to drop within the next few weeks but in the meantime, we have his daily live streams and recent releases to keep us busy.

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“Better Days” by One Republic

Off their upcoming album, Human comes another pre-release, “Better Days”. The track was written when COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic by WHO. After an unknowing exposure to COVID-19, members of the band had to self-quarantine in the studio. It was there that they wrote “Better Days”, a song about real experiences and real events, about life during a crisis. OneRepublic is now encouraging fans to share their videos at home and share acts of kindness. The band is also calling on first-responders, survivors, and volunteers to share how they’re keeping healthy, what they’re cooking, how they’re staying busy, and how friends and families are staying safe at home. All videos will go towards the creation of the “Better Days” music video. Fans can submit videos until tomorrow, Saturday, March 28th, 2020 via the Cinebody App! More info on how to submit here. We hope you find comfort when listening to this single and remember, we are all in this together.

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“julia” by Jeremy Zucker

His favourite song he has ever released, “julia”, from his upcoming debut album. A song of self-realization and closure, it holds all the important emotions and feelings that we will see on the full album. He is sending best wishes for your time in quarantine and backing that up with music to get you through it.

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We truly hope this New Music Friday helps get you through another week at home! We would love to know what your favourite release is, what other music you think we should check out, and what you’re doing to keep busy and safe! Let us know here, talk to you soon!