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New Music Friday: Savannah Ré, Justin Bieber x Shawn Mendes, Johnny Orlando and more!

Posted on November 20, 2020

This week will be marked in our memory for a long time! We have lots of new music, including the first ever collaboration between two Canadian giants! Plus new singles, EPs and albums. Holiday season is almost here, which of these songs is making it into your holiday playlist?

Savannah Ré – Opia

“Opia” EP artwork

Recently named Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Artist of the Month, Toronto R&B singer/songwriter Savannah Ré released her debut EP “Opia” today. Including songs from her latest three years as well as new ones, this EP will always be remembered by Ré’s fans as one of the singer’s career defining moments. “Opia” includes the latest singles “Homies” and “Solid”, as well as the new song “Opia”, which comes with a video experience you can now watch on YouTube.

Check out the time we got to visit the music video set for “Solid“!

Listen to “Opia” here.

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Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber – Monster

Press photo for Justin Bieber & Shawn Mendes “Monster”

Finally! This is one of Canadian music’s most exciting moments ever! “Monster” is the song fans have been waiting for years, for it is the first ever collaboration between Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes! “Monster” is the second single of “Wonder”, the upcoming fourth studio album from Shawn Mendes which is set for release on December 4th 2020, just two weeks from now! That is going to be the ultimate pre-Christmas treat!


Listen to “Monster” here.

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Johnny Orlando – Last Christmas

Photo credit: Norman Wong

Christmas is one month away, and one of the most famous Holiday songs ever, “Last Christmas” by Wham! just got the Johnny Orlando treatment and is ready to become the perfect gift for the young artist’s more devoted fans.

Earlier this week, Johnny took to his socials to announce the virtual It’s Never Really Over World Tour in support of his latest EP released last month. Shot at The Danforth Music Hall in Johnny’s home city of Toronto, the 1-hour fully produced concert sees him perform all of the songs off his sophomore EP, “It’s Never Really Over” for the first time ever. For the full list of tour dates and for tickets, visit

Listen to “Last Christmas” here.

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Sfera Ebbasta – Baby ft. J Balvin

“Famoso” album artwork

Sfera Ebbasta just released his new album, “Famoso”, including 13 tracks and massive collaborations with giant names like Steve Aoki, Lil Mosey, Diplo and J Balvin! Among all these songs, you absolutely have to check his new song with J Balvin, “Baby”.

Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, recently certified “Reggaeton’s Global Ambassador”, J Balvin, with a second GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the artist with the most Latin GRAMMY nominations in a year, with an incredible 13 nominations as of September 2020.

Listen to “Baby ft. J Balvin” here.

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Johnny Reid – My Kind of Christmas (Deluxe Edition)

“My Kind of Christmas (Deluxe Edition)” album artwork

Johnny Reid just released “My Kind of Christmas (Deluxe Edition)”, the extended follow-up to one of last year’s favourite Christmas compilations. The album includes three brand new songs including the single “A Time For Having Fun” and there’s also a version which includes artist commentary about the songs, for real Johnny Reid fans!

Along with the new music Reid announced that a virtual event, A Time For Having Fun Virtual Christmas Variety Show Hosted by Johnny Reid, is set to stream on December 12th at 8:00 PM EST. The special, which will be in support of March of Dimes Canada and people living with disabilities, will stream worldwide exclusively on and promises to be an interactive variety show for the whole family.

Listen to “My Kind of Christmas (Deluxe Edition)” here.

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Love Renaissance (LVRN) – Home For The Holidays

“Home For The Holidays” album artwork

LoveRenaissance (LVRN) is a record label and management company based in Atlanta that holds a roster of artists that include 6LACK, Kitty Ca$h, Summer Walker and many others. This week saw the release of “Home For The Holidays”, a compilation Christmas album featuring the LVRN roster.

Listen to “Home For The Holidays” here.

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Sam Smith – The Lighthouse Keeper

“Love Goes” album artwork

Sam Smith just released an amazing album, “Love Goes”, but decided they would still like to take part in the Christmas song festivities that are already happening. So, they wrote this beautiful song for us to enjoy.

Sam said “If any year could make me look forward to the sounds of Christmas, it would be 2020 as more than ever before we are yearning to be around our friends and family once again. Christmas symbolizes that for me and earlier this year I was inspired to write a Christmas love song.”

Listen to “The Lighthouse Keeper” here.

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DaBaby – ‘My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G)’

“My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G)” album artwork

DaBaby just released a new EP, “My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G)” as a tribute to his late brother Glenn Johnson, who died earlier this month. The EP includes 7 tracks and collaborations with Meek Mill, NoCap, Polo G and Toosii. This is his first long work after the release of his last album “BLAME IT ON BABY”.

Listen to “My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G)” here.

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Katy Perry – Resilient (ft. Aitana) [Tiësto Remix]

“Resilient (ft. Aitana) [Tiësto Remix]” single artwork

Katy Perry has teamed up with Coca-Cola to reimagine “Resilient”, one of the songs from her latest album “Smile”. For this project, Katy is joined by rising star Aitana and internationally acclaimed DJ/Producer Tiësto. This remix is an uplifting, inclusive anthem for our times, and the music video for it just got released a couple days ago! Go check it out.

Listen to “Resilient (ft. Aitana) [Tiësto Remix]” here.

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That’s a lot of new music, and all from us this week! Which is your favourite of all these new songs? And from 0 to 10, how excited are you for Christmas? Don’t be shy, drop by our Instagram at @Umusic and let us know!