New Music Friday: Nicki Minaj, Jonas Brothers, Zara Larsson, Ciara, Julia Michaels, Allie X And MoreNovember 8, 2019
Happy New Music Friday! Your weekly roundup of the latest songs and videos out this week.
So many songs and videos flood streaming culture each week, so we put together a cheat sheet of content you should consume first.
KAROL G & Nicki Minaj – “Tusa” (Video)
Colombian singer KAROL G tapped Nicki Minaj for her new tune, “Tusa,” which translates to heartbreak in Colombian slang. On it, Nicki raps in several languages in between KG’s sugary verses. The video, directed by Mike Ho, is a pink visual feast complete with sparkles, mansions and even a unicorn. If this is Nicki Minaj in retirement, I’m intrigued.
Jonas Brothers – “Like It’s Christmas” (Song)
Very happy the Jonas Brothers recorded and released a holiday tune titled “Like It’s Christmas.” Mariah can’t have all my coins. If you don’t tap your foot and bop your head to this, you’re a monster. The guys sing about falling in love during this special season.
Zara Larsson – “Invisible” (Song)
Speaking of Christmas, Zara Larsson released a Christmas classic of her own. It’s titled “Invisible,” from Netflix’s holiday film, Klaus. On the Justin-Tranter written track, Zara sings about the best things in life that we can’t see, taste, smell or touch. Love, she’s singing about love. “‘Invisible’ is such a beautiful song,” Zara said of the song. “Its message of kindness speaks perfectly to the message of Klaus. I think it can inspire all of us to be a little compassionate to one another.”
IZA, Ciara and Major Lazer – “Evapora” (Video)
Alright, enough of warm and fuzzies. IZA, Ciara and Major Lazer chucked a banger at us with “Evapora.” The song is lit dance floor bop that finds the Brazilian pop star trading verses back and forth with the princess of R&B. Major Lazer laced the track with their signature synths and horns. Of course the video is set in an exotic location, because twerking in skimpy outfits in Mother Nature is just better.
Jordan Davis & Julia Michaels – “Cool Anymore” (Video)
Julia Michaels joins country singer Jordan Davis for a super cute song about letting down your guard. In the video for “Cool Anymore,” the two sing to each other, pass smiles and goof around.
Allie X – “Regulars” (Song)
Allie X’s new song, “Regulars” is anthem for outsiders – she describes it as one of her most favorite songs she’s ever written. On it, Allie hypnotically sings about not exactly fitting in, and being OK with it.
FKA Twigs – Magdalene (Album)
FKA Twigs also released her new album, Magdalene.