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Happy New Music Friday: July 27, 2018 (if you’re reading this on a Saturday/Sunday you better have a good explanation. Besides having a life).
Hi fam. Welcome to BreatheHeavy’s fifth New Music Friday post courtesy of Spotify (slaaay I stuck to something for more than a month).
Every Friday, I’ll share with you Spotify’s updated playlist of the most-recently released songs. You call it lazy, I call it efficient.
It’s not possible to fill you in on the ENDLESS stream of songs that spill onto the Internet every Friday (I just don’t want to), but this means you are quite possibly missing out on some very good new tunes, and that’s not the tea.
Shakira & Maluma – “Clandestino”
The pair teamed up for their third collaboration, “Clandestino,” which premiered last month, but today the Colombian musical superstars put forth a smoldering video for it. In the clip, Shakira and Maluma chill on the beach, sing behind a metal fence and at one point… Shakira is running for her life from a car chasing her. Sounds like my typical Friday night.
The Chainsmokers featuring Emily Warren – “Side Effects”
TCS team up once again with Warren, this time for a disco-tinged electric bop. On “Side Effects,” lead singer Drew lets Warren handle the vocals. Her smoky, raspy tone slinks over the duo’s infectious production. It’s actually quite different from their most recent-releases, and that’s a good thing. Their past stuff was kinda bumming me out.
David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie – “Don’t Leave Me Alone”
Guetta usually puts out hard-hitting club bangers, but the super producer toned it down with his latest Anne-Marrie-assisted track, “Don’t Leave Me Alone.” That is, until the chorus blasts in. He auto-tunes the sh-t out off the pop star’s voice and masks it behind electronic synths and a somber melody. The song sounds pretty upbeat, but the lyrics are actually quite melancholy.
Julia Michaels , RL Grime & Miguel – “Light Me Up”
Julia Michaels teaming up with literally anyone is a likely pairing these days. She’s responsible for so many delicious pop songs you’re probably not even aware of. Her latest release is a collaboration alongside RL Grime & Miguel called “Light Me Up.” On it, the trio trade verses over anthemic production crafted by Skrillex and Diplo. This has all the makings of a massive hit.
Matoma & Enrique Iglesias featuring Konshens – “I Don’t Dance (Without You)”
Slow. Golf. Claps. for Enrique for not collaborating with Pitbull on another song. Instead, he chose Matoma, and together they created a dance floor-ready banger titled “I Don’t Dance (Without You),” which features Konshens. “I like the way that you move it. Baby, don’t stop what you doing,” Enrique croons. “You know I came here for you girl. I don’t dance without you.” Sure, those lyrics could be copy + pasted from literally any other Enrique Iglesias song, but if it ain’t broke…
Alvaro Soler, Flo Rida & TINI – “La Cintura” Remix
Life handed Alvaro lemons, and he made a hit. The poor guy can’t dance, so he wrote a dance track about it. Take all my money, king. “While I was writing [the lyrics] I thought the whole time that I should leave the word ‘Cintura,’ or ‘hip,’ out of the refrain, because I’m a terrible dancer,” the hitmaker explains. “But then I thought: why don’t I just write about this weakness – the fact that I look like a real idiot when I’m dancing?” There’s a new video for the remix and it features Flo Rida and TINI. We’re all our own worst critic. Alvaro, you can definitely shake it. Call me.
Santigold – I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions
OH, and surprise! Santigold pulled a Beyonce and surprise-released a new album today.
Enjoy New Music Friday below: