Staying up-to-date with the ever-expanding world of music can be a thrilling but demanding endeavor. Each week brings a plethora of fresh albums, singles, and collaborations, making it easy for something exceptional to slip past your radar. To keep you in the loop, we’ve compiled a list of the most noteworthy musical releases from this week.
Doja Cat – “Balut”
Doja Cat continues her dominance in 2023 with her track “Balut.” While she’s known for her versatility, this time, she embraces her rap persona. “Paint The Town Red” recently took the hip-hop world by storm, pushing hip-hop back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Doja Cat reaffirms her reign as the rap queen of the year with this chilled-out number.
Drake – “Slime You Out” Feat. SZA
Drake fans, brace yourselves for good and not-so-good news. For All The Dogs has been postponed to October. Drake also sparked controversy by using an image of Halle Berry for his single’s cover, which she didn’t appreciate. Nevertheless, the silver lining is his latest single, “Slime You Out,” featuring the long-awaited collaboration with SZA.
SZA – “Snooze (Acoustic)” Feat. Justin Bieber
SZA is on a roll with exciting collaborations this week. Alongside her fresh Drake track, she also revisits her recent Justin Bieber collaboration, “Snooze,” with an acoustic rendition that adds a new dimension to the song’s charm.
Mitski – “My Love Mine All Mine”
Mitski is making waves with her latest album, The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We. Critics are hailing it as one of her finest works. Her track, “My Love Mine All Mine,” showcases her exceptional talent, proving that she continues to make music only she can create.
Offset – “Fan”
Offset, a self-proclaimed Michael Jackson aficionado, pays homage to the King of Pop in the video for his latest single, “Fan.” The rapper gives it his all with a stunning Michael Jackson impersonation that’s worth watching.
Diddy – “Another One Of Me” Feat. The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and French Montana
Diddy is back with a new R&B project, The Love Album: Off The Grid. One standout track, “Another One Of Me,” features an all-star lineup including The Weeknd, 21 Savage, and French Montana. Notably, this might be the last time we hear The Weeknd as a featured artist.
J Balvin, Usher, and DJ Khaled – “Dientes”
Remember the iconic hit “Yeah!” from 2004? Now it’s getting a 2023 makeover courtesy of J Balvin, DJ Khaled, and even Usher himself. Their reimagined version, “Dientes,” gives the classic a Latin twist that’s worth a listen.
Becky G – “Querido Abuelo”
In her latest release, “Querido Abuelo,” Becky G pays a touching tribute to her late grandfather. This heartfelt song offers a glimpse of her upcoming album, Esquinas, set to release later this month.
Sufjan Stevens – “Will Anybody Ever Love Me?”
Sufjan Stevens is gearing up for the release of his upcoming album, Javelin, with the recent unveiling of “Will Anybody Ever Love Me?” This reflective single combines lilting acoustics with atmospheric orchestrals, setting the tone for what’s to come.
Big Thief – “Born For Loving You”
Following the Dragon New Warm Mountain era, Big Thief has embraced a new musical chapter. “Born For Loving You,” a country-inspired track, is the latest offering from this ever-evolving band. It’s included on vinyl alongside another post-Dragon single, “Vampire Empire.”
In the dynamic world of music, these highlights offer a glimpse into the creative landscape of talented artists making waves in the industry. As the year progresses, we can anticipate more thrilling releases and surprising collaborations that will continue to shape the musical landscape. Stay tuned for more updates and discoveries in the world of music.