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New Music Friday: Julia Michaels, Greta Van Fleet, Eric Church and more!

Posted on April 16, 2021

Get ready, because we’ve got 8 new gems for you this week! With releases from Julia Michaels to Iann Dior and everything in between, we’ve got something for everyone. While you’re scrolling, check out our Hip-Hop vs Everybody playlist. Enjoy!

Julia Michaels “Love Is Weird”

Over the past few years, no songwriter has had more of an impact on reshaping pop music than Grammy nominated and multi-platinum selling artist, Julia Michaels. Her new single, “Love Is Weird,” came with the announce of her first album, ‘Not In Chronological Order,’ out April 30th. Listen to her previous single, “All Your Exes,” here. Check out the album tracklist she posted on her socials this week…

  1. All Your Exes
  2. Love Is Weird
  3. Pessimist
  4. Little Did I Know
  5. Orange Magic
  6. Lie Like This
  7. Wrap Around
  8. History
  9. Undertone
  10. That’s The Kind Of Woman

Listen to “Love Is Weird” here.
Pre-save ‘Not In Chronological Order’ here.

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Ashley Kutcher “If I Could”

22-year-old Baltimore singer-songwriter, Ashley Kutcher, continues to emerge as an artist to watch this year, and trust us, we’re paying attention. Her latest single, “If I Could,” is an emotionally charged ballad that threads together acoustic guitar and strings as her dynamic vocals take centre stage.

“‘If I Could’ is a very unique release for me because it was the first song I had ever written about someone else’s battles, but as it all came together, I found my own meaning within the lyrics. I think everyone will relate to this song in completely different ways and that’s what’s so beautiful about it.” 

Listen to “If I Could” here.

Follow Ashley Kutcher on Instagram and Twitter.

Read our interview with her here.

Greta Van Fleet ‘The Battle At Gardens Gate’ Album

Despite ranging in age from 21 to 24, the Grammy Award-winning four-piece, Greta Van Fleet, are intent on resurrecting rock for the future – and we can safely say they’re doing a pretty impressive job.

Today brings the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’! According to the band’s Sam Kiszka, “We live in a world powered by superficial institutions and this album is a reminder that it’s up to us to sing out of the silence.”

Listen to ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’ here.

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Conor Gains ‘Three’ EP

Born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario, 27-year-old singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Conor Gains, has gifted us a 5-track EP titled simply, ‘Three.’ Effortlessly synthesizing Classic Soul and Modern R&B, with the soaring melodies of Psychedelic Southern Rock and Pop, and bound together with the precision of an artist with an ear for Jazz, this is EP is a must-hear.

Listen to ‘Three’ here.

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Naya Ali feat. Gabrielle Shonk “Time”

Montreal-based Ethiopian rapper, Naya Ali, burst onto the Canadian Hip-Hop scene in 2017 with a flamboyant personality and unparalleled flow. Her latest release, “Time,” was spontaneously written during SOCAN’s 2019 Kenekt writing camp. It sees Naya joining forces with the luscious voice of Quebec City songstress, Gabrielle Shonk.

On this ballad infused with moody RnB and existential raps, Naya Ali once again proves her versatility and talent for putting forth empowering images. 

Listen to “Time” here.

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Follow Gabrielle Shonk on Instagram and Twitter.

Eric Church ‘Heart’ Album

Blurring the lines between country, soul, Bible Belt funk, and renegade rock & roll, the first installment in Eric Church’s highly anticipated trilogy is out now! ‘Heart’ gives nods to legends such as Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen. The next release in the trilogy, ‘Soul,’ comes out April 23rd, and after hearing this album, we can’t wait!

Listen to ‘Heart’ here.
Pre-save ‘Soul’ here.

Follow Eric Church on Instagram and Twitter.

easy life “skeletons”

British alt group, easy life, released the second taste of their debut record, ‘life’s a beach,’ out June 4th. “skeletons” is a high-energy/high-anxiety anthem, and we’re here for it.

Front-man Murray says, “‘skeletons’ plays with the idea of a slightly mysterious and potentially terrifying past. Everyone has baggage and everyone has skeletons. Falling head over heels with somebody who may be bad news, we’ve all been there.” True.

Listen to “skeletons” here.
Pre-save ‘life’s a beach’ here.

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iann dior ‘Still Here’ EP

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, platinum-selling artist, iann dior, has brought us a special two song package titled ‘Still Here.’ And believe us, we’re always here for new music from iann dior. The double release includes the song, “shots in the dark,” featuring labelmate Trippie Redd – a sequel to their RIAA-certified gold single, “gone girl” from 2019.

Listen to ‘Still Here’ here.

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That’s all for this week. Head over to our Instagram and let us know in the comments which release you’re most excited to listen to. Also, don’t forget to check out our Hip-Hop vs Everybody playlist. See you next time!