This past week gave us so much new music, and we know you’ll love them all. We’re only two weeks into 2020, and if these releases are any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a sonically amazing year. Just yesterday, big names released their new albums and singles left and right, and we don’t know where to focus. Why do we only have two ears?
Music To Be Murdered By by Eminem
Legendary rapper Eminem dropped a bomb (of an album) yesterday. With a music video for the song “Darkness”, but with no announcement, no alarm, no anything. We were all shookt. But will he draw criticism for his lyrics once more? Find out for yourself when you listen to his album! (Spoiler: yes, he already is.)
“tattoos together” by Lauv
Ahead of the release of his new album ~how i’m feeling~, Lauv released another single talking about the regrets of getting a tattoo with your significant other, who eventually becomes an ex. “To me, it wasn’t a bad idea because it was such a special time in my life when we were really happy together,” Lauv told MTV News when asked about the song’s inspiration. “I think everybody’s different. And it’s a really cute tattoo. It’s not, like, names or something. I think names is where I draw the line.” While the song and one-shot music video are all fun, maybe this song is also a cautionary tale to, you know, not get a tattoo together with a lover.
“What a Man Gotta Do” by Jonas Brothers
Last Monday, the trio teased a new song to their fans. When it was released yesterday, everyone saw how the music video was filled with references to cult-classic movies from the 1970s and ‘80s. And much like Sucker, the boys were accompanied by their wives throughout the whole music video, and we just wanna squeal with kilig.
Circles by Mac Miller
Before his untimely death, Mac Miller was already working on this sixth studio album. His family decided to continue with the album’s production, knowing how “important [it is] to Malcom for the world to hear it.” The internet’s a little emotional over the whole album, but who wouldn’t be?
“Me & You Together Song” by The 1975
The 1975 has teased us about their upcoming album Notes on A Conditional Form for sooooo long (as far back as May 2018!) that we just accept whatever crumbs they decide to give us. And while the band pushed the album’s release date again from February 21 to April 24, at least we’re getting new singles each month! Finally!
“Walls” by Louis Tomlinson
Directioners, the long wait is over! After years of waiting for Louis Tomlinson, he’s finally debuting as a solo artist with his upcoming album Walls. He brings out all the emotions in this new single ahead of his debut EP’s release.
Manic by Halsey
Halsey has been teasing a third full album for so long that we’re just so ready to get it already. And it didn’t disappoint. Featuring song collaborations with Dominic Fike, Alanis Morisette, and BTS Suga, the track list allows you to experience a spectrum of any and all emotions, remaining true to the album title — it’s just so manic.
“Black Swan” by BTS
Global superstar BTS dropped their comeback schedule last week, and ARMYs all over the world are so overwhelmed with how many projects are going on at the same time. Everyone thought the band was already so honest in the comeback trailer “Interlude: Shadow”, a solo track by member Suga, but it seems no one was ready with how the members bare their souls about their relationship with music. And accompanied by this haunting art film by MN Dance Company? We all weren’t ready. In attempting to navigate the potential loss of feeling for the one thing that made them feel everything, their art, BTS showed us their darkest yet.
Prior to the release of this first single ahead of the upcoming album Map of the Soul: 7, BTS launched the project Connect, BTS, a series of exhibitions all around the world funded by the band and their label. Fans think this is a way to combat that loss of feeling, as the band connects with twenty-two fellow artists and “redefine the relationship between art and music.”
If eight artists aren’t enough for you, don’t worry. There’s more: Mandy Moore’s “Save A Little for Yourself”, Green Day’s “Oh Yeah!”, Alec Benjamin’s “Demons”, Meghan Trainor’s “Blink”, Mura Masa’s R.Y.C., Gabrielle Aplin‘s Dear Happy, Little Big Town’s Nightfall, and Selena Gomez’s Rare (although this was technically released the week prior).
What new song are you listening to right now? Tell us below!