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New Music Friday: Taylor Swift, Johnny Orlando, La Zarra, Gwen Stefani and more!

Posted on December 11, 2020

How’s the “Wonder” hangover going? Because Shawn Mendes is back! Not to mention… Miss Swift. And so are Johnny Orlando, Valley, renforshort, Gwen Stefani and more artists! Are you ready to kick off the weekend with some new music?

Taylor Swift – evermore

Taylor Swift has surprised fans for the second time this year with her 9th studio album, “evermore“. On the 10th of December, Taylor shared more dreamy, cottagecore images with the following caption:

Ever since I was 13, I’ve been excited about turning 31 because it’s my lucky number backwards, which is why I wanted to surprise you with this now. You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something! I also know this holiday season will be a lonely one for most of us and if there are any of you out there who turn to music to cope with missing loved ones the way I do, this is for you. There are 15 tracks on the standard edition of evermore, but the deluxe physical edition will include two bonus tracks – “right where you left me” and “it’s time to go”⌛️


(including new ‘evermore’ album items) HERE

Listen to “evermore” here.

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Johnny Orlando – Everybody Wants You (Shift K3Y Remix)

Photo Credit: Norman Wong

“Everybody Wants You”, the frontline track that started Johnny’s latest EP “It’s Never Really Over” just got remixed by Shift K3Y. If this song wasn’t energetic and upbeat enough by now, this remix just gave it one or two extra points on that department. Once again, another perfect holiday gift from Johnny Orlando to his fans!

Listen to “Everybody Wants You (Shift K3Y Remix)” here.

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La Zarra – À l’ammoniaque / Mon dieu

“À l’ammoniaque / Mon dieu” single artwork

La Zarra is an artist coming all the way from Montreal. Her release “À l’ammoniaque / Mon dieu” is sung in French, and if this is something you’re not used to – her hypnotic voice and the undeniable style this song and video irradiate will still have you hooked!

Listen to “À l’ammoniaque / Mon dieu” here.

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Gwen Stefani – Let Me Reintroduce Myself

Photo credit: Jamie Nelson

Global superstar Gwen Stefani released her new reggae-tinged single “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” this week, debuting it with a performance on The Voice, where she is now in her fifth season as a coach on NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series.  

If you’re craving for more Gwen these days, remember that her holiday album, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas”, was just reissued with two new songs, including Ryan Tedder co-write “Here This Christmas”.

Listen to “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” here.

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Valley – sucks to see you doing better (extended)

“sucks to see you doing better (extended)” EP artwork

Two months after the release of the original “sucks to see you doing better” EP, Valley re-released the project but with the addition of their newest single “All the Animals I Drew as a Kid”. This song is yet another statement to the incredible songwriting skills from the young band and features a lyric video with heartwarming childhood footage that gives a perfect image: where they come from, where they are, and then we imagine…how far will they go?

Listen to “sucks to see you doing better (extended)” here.

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Alexander 23, Jeremy Zucker – Nothing’s The Same

“Nothing’s The Same” single artwork

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Alexander 23 is back again before we wrap up 2020 with yet another great song. This time he’s back with a friend! Two minds are better than one, so do two great singer-songwriters write better music than one? Judge by yourself what Alexander 23 has achieved with Jeremy Zucker! Spoilers: we approve!

Listen to “Nothing’s The Same” here.

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Gracie Abrams – Brush Fire

“Brush Fire” single artwork

Gracie Abrams is closing the year that saw her debut EP “minor” come to life in July with a new single, “Brush Fire”. Another great work by the songstress and a fitting way to thank her fans for all the support provided this year. May 2021 be even better for her.

Listen to “Brush Fire” here.

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Shawn Mendes – The Christmas Song (Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello)

“The Christmas Song” single artwork

Shawn just released “Wonder (Deluxe)”, which includes “The Christmas Song” with Camila Cabello and Shawn’s cover of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (BBC Live Version)”, as well as the acoustic version and Surf Mesa Remix of “Wonder” and six additional performances live from Wonder: The Experience.

The song made by the couple isn’t just a heartwarming holiday gift, because for every ten million streams of “The Christmas Song” during the period commencing December 5, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2020, $10,000 USD will be donated to Feeding America through The Shawn Mendes Foundation.

Listen to “Wonder (Deluxe)”, including “The Christmas Song” here.

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Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon III: The Chosen

“Man On The Moon III: The Chosen” Album Cover painting

11 years after the release of “Man On The Moon: The End Of Day”, Kid Cudi finishes the trilogy with “Man On The Moon III: The Chosen”. The superstar’s seventh full-length studio album includes 18 tracks and collaborators like Skepta, Pop Smoke, Phoebe Bridgers and Trippie Redd!

As one of YouTube’s newest Spotlight Artists, Kid Cudi premiered “She Knows This”, the first of a two-part narrative short film including music from the album.

Listen to “Man On The Moon III: The Chosen” here.

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renforshort feat. Mateus Asato – feel good inc.

Photo credit: Leeor Wild

renforshort is back with her latest single, “feel good inc. (feat. Mateus Asato)”, an outstanding cover and tribute to the 2005 song by the British virtual band Gorillaz. She enlisted Mateus Asato to help her bring this cover to life, and the result is clearly outstanding!

Listen to “feel good inc. (feat. Mateus Asato)” here.

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This has been an interesting week. The holidays are getting closer, are you excited? Gifting music to anyone? Perhaps we can discuss some favourite picks over on Instagram at @Umusic!