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New Music Friday: Juice WRLD, The Weeknd, Luke Bryan and more

Posted on August 07, 2020

We’ve got a male takeover for this week’s New Music Friday and we’re not mad about it. From dreamy tracks about teenaged years to new versions of previously released albums to songs about your best friend’s ex – this Friday’s got it all.

If you need a bit of female energy in your day, listen to this playlist!

“Rager teenager!” by Troye Sivan

Following the success of his new single, “Easy” – which amassed over 11 million combined global streams in the first week of release and now tops 20 million streams – Troye Sivan has shared another new track, “Rager teenager!”

Both of these bangers will be on Troye’s new six-song concept EP, In A Dream, which will be released on August 21!

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via The Weeknd

“Smile” by Juice WRLD & The Weeknd

The Weeknd has dropped a new collaboration with late rapper Juice WRLD called “Smile.” The lyric video for the song features visual David Garibaldi painting portraits of both Juice WRLD and The Weeknd

Juice WRLD had hinted at a collaboration back in September – and now here we are, in August of 2020, with the diamond record in our hands.

Listen to the song here

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Born Here Live Here Die Here (Album) by Luke Bryan

Country music superstar and four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan has released his 7th studio album: Born Here Live Here Die Here. The album comes just in time for the prime of cottage szn and we could not be more satisfied!

The new album already includes three back-to-back #1 singles, “Knockin’ Boots,” “What She Wants Tonight” and current single “One Margarita,” which also became the 25th #1 single of his career. “One Margarita” currently has 103 million global streams!

Listen to the album here

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Limbo by Aminé

via Amine

5x platinum certified artist Aminé’s dropped his second full-length album, Limbo. The Portland-proud rapper, artist, director, and culture shaker drops this album backed by 50 million streams generated on some tracks so far.

To kick off the record, the voice of friend and writer/comedian Jak Knight, introduces “Burden” by saying, “This is some shit you go and pick your homie up from jail with,” as hypnotic harmonies and live guitar fuel throwback East Coast-style bars rife with clever lines and vivid storytelling. Everything culminates on the finale “My Reality” where heavenly choir and strings collide in one last soulful strut.

Listen to the album here

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“Top Gone” by Lil Mosey & Lunay

Certified Hitmaker Lil Mosey has released a new song called “Top Gone,” alongside Puerto Rican artist Lunay. This hit arrives amidst the success of the TikTok hit “Blueberry Faygo” that Lil Mosey has blessed us with.

The lyric video features a retro 1980s theme and we are entirely here for it. Have a listen and read through the YouTube comments to see how much fans are loving this new track.

Listen to the song here

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Dreamland (Album) by Glass Animals

The Oxford band, Glass Animals, have emerged from a difficult period in their lives with a masterpiece of summery pop tunes: “Dreamland.” The band’s third album is a collection of personal stories presented by soft, dreamy sounds that are reminiscent of festival szn.

Listen to the album here

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BLAME IT ON BABY (DELUXE)” comes four months following the original drop of the “BLAME IT ON BABY” album. The original showcased a lineup of collaborations like: Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again. The deluxe version has DaBaby working with Future, Stunna 4 Vegas, Ashanti, and more.

The first version of this album earned DaBaby his second number 1 album and if this album is on the same trajectory, DaBaby will continue living up to the song title and nickname, BILLBOARD BABY.

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“My Ex’s Best Friend” by Machine Gun Kelly

via MGK

Two days after releasing his song “concert for aliens”, Machine Gun Kelly doubles up and releases his guitar-tinged track “my ex’s best friend” featuring singer/songwriter/producer blackbear.

MGK and blackbear gloomily ruminate about a messy entanglement with their exes’ closest confidant. Instead of wallowing in depression, the Ohio titan finds solace in his ex-lover’s best friend to rediscover love. “my ex’s best friend” continues MGK’s summer reign in the music space, as he readies his fifth studio album, Tickets to my Downfall. The album is set to be released on September 25th and is executive produced by rock luminary Travis Barker.


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That’s a wrap on some New Music Friday releases! Visit us back here next week for the newest drops. Let us know which release this week was your fave: @umusic!