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New Music Friday: Emily Reid, Swae Lee, BENEE and more!

Posted on November 06, 2020

Last week was pretty big release-wise, with heavy hitters like Ariana Grande and Sam Smith, and we’re still recovering from all of that! This week we have some familiar faces that were here not too long ago, for they already have new music out! And some people who could have come back earlier! Are you ready to discover them all?

Emily Reid – California King

“California King” single artwork

Just two weeks after the release of “Stay Golden”, Emily Reid is back with yet another brand new single. The Canadian-born singer-songwriter, now living in the United States, continues delivering genuine songs that only she would be able to write while she keeps finding her own style and voice as an artists through her travels.

Listen to “California King” here.

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Swae Lee – Krabby Step (with Tyga & Lil Mosey)

“Krabby Step” single artwork

Swae Lee, Lil Mosey and Tyga have come together to create the theme song for the upcoming Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob movie, Sponge on the Run. This is a fun, light-hearted theme made by friends which is sure to delight both children and those not-so-children anymore who grew up with the show.

Listen to “Krabby Step” here.

Follow Swae Lee on TikTokInstagram and Twitter.

2 Chainz ft. Mulatto – Quarantine Thick

“Quarantine Thick” single artwork

While we are still waiting for 2 Chainz’ upcoming album, new music is a treat we won’t refuse. Following up to “Money Maker”, which he dropped with help from Lil Wayne back in August, “Quarantine Thick” is his latest work, this time accompanied by Mulatto. SO HELP ME GOD (his 6th studio album) will be out November 13th!

Listen to “Quarantine Thick” here.

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BENEE – Happen To Me

Photo credit: Harry Were

It’s only been one week after BENEE released “Plain”, but it’s clear that New Zealand’s platinum sensation had more where that came from. This time without any collaborators on board, “Happen To Me” serves the same purpose as the last single: to get us ready for her imminent debut album drop. We are really excited!

Listen to “Happen To Me” here.

Follow BENEE on Instagram and Twitter.

NAV – Emergency Tsunami

“Emergency Tsunami” album artwork

XO Records chart-topping rapper and producer NAV has released his latest album, “Emergency Tsunami”, produced entirely by longtime collaborator Wheezy. The album includes 14 tracks and counts with help from some of the scene’s biggest names including Gunna, Young Thug and Lil Baby. This is NAV’s second LP of 2020 and at this rate, he might even come up with a third one before the end of the year!

Listen to “Emergency Tsunami” here.

Follow NAV on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.

Justin Bieber – Holy feat. Chance the Rapper (Acoustic)

“Holy (Acoustic)” single artwork

A few weeks after “Holy” was originally released, marking the beginning of this brand new Justin Bieber era, we got to listen to “Lonely”. And knowing that we still haven’t recovered from the feels, Justin Bieber dropped the acoustic version of “Holy” – which just hits differently. If you liked the original and this new Bieber style, you cannot miss this new release.

Listen to “Holy (Acoustic)” here.

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Crown Lands – Feeling Good

Feeling Good” single artwork

Crown Lands join a very specific club today. They join the likes of Muse and Michael Bublé who covered this iconic song before the Canadian duo. “Feeling Good” appeared in Nina Simone’s 1965 album I Put a Spell on You. According to Crown Lands: “Nina is such a powerful and incredible woman, and the world needs her message now more than ever”. We’re convinced their tribute to her totally made the cut and will become one of our favourites!

Listen to “Feeling Good” here.

Follow Crown Lands on Instagram and Twitter.

That’s all from us today! Want to have a chat and tell us which is your favourite of these new releases? Hit us up on Instagram at @Umusic!