The Friday Five: New Music Roundup 9/3/21
New month and new music. Let’s see what September has to offer:
Astralwerks singer, producer and musician ayokay releases his second single of the year with “I Still Need You.” The new song follows up July’s “Better With You” release and finds the LA based artist continuing to develop his sound since he first starting adding his vocals to his songs in 2019’s We Come Alive EP. “I Still Need You” follow’s his longing for a love even if it’s just “as a friend.”
Hitmaker Jason Derulo releases his latest single, “Acapulco” – a club ready anthem that will have you mentality dripping in sweat on the just the first listen.
Synth-pop band LANY releases their fourth studio album, gg bb xx today ahead of their upcoming tour that kicks off with a slot at the Life Is Beautiful music festival in Las Vegas in a few weeks. A mixture of painful heartbreak with moments of blissful love, the Polydor Records group take you through an emotional journey over the 12 song project. First song off the album, “get away” is a thank you letter to their love’s ex for letting them go.
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker continues to showcase his legendary drum skills – this time hopping on singer, songwriter and rapper MOD SUN’s latest release “Down.” Elements of pop, punk and emo come together amid a driving drum beat as he recalls a tumultuous love and exclaims, “oh my god, she’s an angel.”
RCA Records rising dark-pop artist Tate McRae shares new version of her song “that way” which appeared on her early 2020 EP all the things i never said. Tapping Republic Record’s artist Jeremy Zucker for the remix he offers his own verse after the first chorus and creates an added perspective to the “are we more than friends?” narrative the song carries.