Stream this week's must-listen releases, hand-picked by our editors.
Celeste’s There Will Come A Day
Celeste blesses us with her heavenly vocals once more in her new track “There Will Come A Day” from the original motion picture "The Color Purple." Filled with jazzy piano, triumphant horns and Celeste’s soulful and truly moving vocals that ring out “It’s all a matter of timin’/ When I’m only just survivin’/ When the clouds break/ And not a moment too late/ There Will Come a Day, There Will Come a Day.” The highlight of the track however is the slow build to the climax of the song when the jazz band and chorus joins celeste in a grand crescendo as they sing “And I run/ And I run/ And the tears I’ve cried/ Never did nothin’ for me.”
Renée Rapp and Megan Thee Stallion’s Not My Fault
In the anticipation for the Mean Girls: The Musical’s on screen adaptation, Renée Rapp and Megan Thee Stallion create an iconic team-up in their track “Not My Fault.” The blend of Rapp’s pop vocals with Meg’s catchy bars create a match made in heaven. Leading into the track with a sound bite of Cady from the original mean girls film saying “It’s not my fault you’re, like, in love with me” the track kicks off with a bang. With memorable lines like “It's not my fault/ You came with her but she might leave with me” and bars like “It's funny/ how the mean girl open all the doors/ But I been told y'all, I'm the black Regina George/ Bikini top, booty shorts, Megan-core.” “Not My Fault” is a hot girl anthem that should be in your rotation now.
Flyana Boss’ UFHO
Everyone’s favorite rapping duo is back with their latest single “UFHO.” Filled with quirky bars, intergalactic synths and shaking beats Flyana Boss add another track to their long list of bops. With a recognizable and unique flow the duo’s track features lyrics like “Unidеntified fly-ass ho/ If my girls can't come, then I won't go/ Yеah, tight grip like G.I. Joe/ And my ass so big like fe-fi-fo” For all of your ‘pretty girl rap’ needs, stream Flyana Boss’ “UFHO.”
Susannah Joffe’s I’d Hate Me Too
Alt pop artist Susannah Joffe creates a vampy and authentically striking track about loss and heartbreak in “I’d Hate Me Too.” Featuring punk-leaning riff, gritty percussion and sultry and authentically unpolished vocals, “I’d Hate Me Too” strikes you right in the ribs with its unbridled anguish. The track features gut wrenching lyrics like “When we last spoke I was a dog with a broken leg/ I couldn't run to you so I’d bite ‘till you shoot me dead/ I am a coward but first I was a kid/ lost you like a sore loser with my tail between my legs” From start to finish “I’d Hate Me Too” is a striking and effervescent track that’ll put you in your feels.
Beyoncé’s Grown Woman
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of her self-titled album Beyoncé releases, fan favorite unreleased track, “Grown Woman.” Beyoncé first teased the track in her iconic 2013 Pepsi ad and fans have been begging for crumbs, only being able to stream the tune as a bonus track on YouTube. After ten years Beyoncé answers fan prayers with this track now available to stream. In the same vein as tracks like “Diva,” and “Run The World,” “Grown Woman” is the perfect, blast-in-your-car, constantly-stuck-in-your-head, empowering anthem. Featuring Afro beats and chanting vocals Beyoncé will have you singing “I’m a grown woman I can do whatever I want” instantly.
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