V’s New Music Roundup: Beyoncé, Lizzo, SZA and More

V’s New Music Roundup: Beyoncé, Lizzo, SZA and More

V’s New Music Roundup: Beyoncé, Lizzo, SZA and More

V’s list of the best new releases for the first full week of February

V’s list of the best new releases for the first full week of February

Text: Nicholson Baird

As we start to settle into February, a roster of artists are bringing their A-game in the creation of love-inspired tracks for Valentine’s Day next week, while others are starting to drop songs that feel like transitional tunes as we just start to think about exiting the winter. From stellar remixes by Beyoncé and Lizzo ft. SZA, to new releases from up and coming artists like Harriette and Eddie Benjamin; we’ve rounded up the best releases of the week. 

Baby Rose ft. Smino, “I Won't Tell”

Baby Rose, with the help of Smino, has released a funky track from her upcoming album Through and Through, set for release on April 28th. The single is pure fun, showing off a strong sense of confidence for Rose, who has written the song. “I Won’t Tell” is a single that is perfect to fight off the rest of winter, and is sure to metabolize as a windows down staple in the coming months.


After what may have been the biggest AOTY snub of all time at the Grammys, Beyoncé has once again reminded us that she is the artist of our generation. The legend’s stripped down version of “CUFF IT” is a far more erotic version of the hit single from RENAISSANCE. The single is a testament to Beyoncé’s legendary vocals and features a new verse. 

Harriette, “Goodbye Texas”

Harriette is an indie-pop star on the rise; here she shows off her Texan roots and just how excited she is to leave it all behind. The singer has previously dabbled in lo-fi-esque bedroom pop, but “Goodbye Texas” is a track where she clearly is leaning into her upbringing, with a distinct country sound. While Harriette may have been excited to get out of Texas, the sound of the Lone Star State is a great fit for the rising artist.

Tove Lo, “Borderline”

Trove Lo has absolutely mastered the creation of an epic pop banger. The song was written by the popstar with some assistance from Dua Lipa, whose presence is felt in the disco pop anthem. “Borderline” is a flirty and punchy song that is sure to inspire a dance-on-the-sidewalk moment.

Ryan Destiny, “Lie Like That”

Ryan Destiny’s newest uber-cool bass focused single is a super slick and infectious hip hop track. “Lie Like That” lives in the headspace of my alter ego,” said Destiny about the release. “Sometimes you’re not wanting something too serious. I’ve always been vocal about when I feel that way vs not. This song is speaking to that more blunt side of myself.” The song shows Destiny’s confident comfort in her own sound, and is a smooth blend of classic R&B and a catchy pop tinge.

Lizzo ft. SZA, “Special”

Lizzo and SZA have teamed up for an updated version of the title track from Lizzo’s most recent album. The remix features a new verse by SZA in the intro of the song, where the Grammy award-winning vocalist adds her own words of wisdom to the anthem for self-confidence. If you’re looking for a punchy self-love bop, look no further than this release from the powerhouse duo.

Kelela, “Enough for Love”

Today, Kelela has released Raven, her first album in six years.  A standout from the album is track “Enough for Love”. The song doubles as a beautiful encapsulation of the project, which features Kelela's signature alternative take on a mix of genre's like R&B, house, pop and more...ultimately allowing Kelela’s vocals to effortlessly float along. 


“Love You’ is a beautifully constructed indie pop single that effortlessly shows off FLOWEROVLOVE’s breezy vocals and romantic songwriting. “The song is about universal love, all inclusive love,”said FLOWEROVLOVE. “This is a love song that can be sung about anyone - your mum, your dog, your best friend or even your grandmother.” The single is definitely tailor made for swooning over your Valentine, or even to celebrate at your Galentine’s dinner party.

Eddie Benjamin, “All for Nothing”

Eddie Benjamin’s first release of the year is a track that shows off the singer’s range over psychedelic guitar solos and swanky synths. The up-and-coming musician had wild success in 2022 with his single “Weatherman,” and is ramping up for an epic debut album. According to Benjamin this song is, “an unfiltered perspective on being deeply in love and experiencing your first heartbreak by being cheated on.

YENDRY, “Herrera”

YENDRY is honoring her hometown of Herrera in the Dominican Republic with her newest single named after the town. The single combines inspiration from YENDRY’s upbringing as well as the infusion of eclectic electronic sounds that create for an exciting listen. The rising star’s voice takes charge above the intricately crafted production, resulting in a stunning homage to her hometown.



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