New Music Fridays are an exciting, yet intimidating prospect for any music lover.
It’s basically a weekly holiday where fan favorite artists and new faces drop their latest offers for the whole world to hear, flooding streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of audio goodies. But who has time to sit there and listen to everything before updating their playlists? There are just too many good things! (And, if we’re being honest, usually a few stinky too.)
It turns out we do. Welcome to the MixtapE!
The vibrations cannot be exceeded this week. Lil Nas X and Camila Cabello gave us energetic singles with cinematic music videos, complemented by the playful “What U Want” of Small XXEL, Tyga and Coi Leray and the essential “Bitch don’t be crazy” by Maeta.
Khalid shows her serious side with “New Normal”, lamenting, “You’ve found your way but it’s never enough.” James blake cannot escape comparisons with Finneas o’connell (yes, the eight-time Grammy winner who makes an appearance in his music video), as he confronts his insecurities in the grim “Say What You Will”.