V’s New Music Round-Up

V’s New Music Round-Up

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V’s New Music Round-Up

Here are some of the best and biggest releases of the week

Here are some of the best and biggest releases of the week

Text: Ahad Sanwari

Hello and welcome! Are you feeling some of the post-inauguration joy? Looking for some new tunes to usher in an era of (hopeful) rejuvenation and redemption? Then welcome to V’s new music round-up, where we tune you into some of the week’s biggest and best releases, whether they be singles or albums.

(P.S. You could be listening to a lot of the tunes that are seeing resurgences in national and worldwide sales post the inauguration special, like Ant Clemons and Justin Timberlake’s “Better Days,” Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard’s “Undivided,” or Katy Perry’s “Firework.” But they’ve all been out for a while now, so we’ll be focusing on newer releases. Regardless, never a time to not boom, boom, boom brighter than the moon, moon, moon.)

Here are this week’s top picks:

Kash Only by BRS Kash

Image credits: Team Litty/LVRN/Interscope Records

After the viral success of his hit “Throat Baby (Go Baby),” Atlanta rapper BRS Kash drops his debut mixtape, Kash Only. Featuring the likes of other up-and-comers like Toosii, Mulatto, and City Girls (and a pretty big billing in DaBaby), the mixtape shows off a lot of what made Kash such a sensation on TikTok, with streaming ready beats, Atlanta-leaden lyrics, and a cadence that rivals any mainstream rapper out there.

“Lo Vas A Olvidar” by Billie Eilish and ROSALÍA

Released with the new Euphoria special on HBO, Billie Eilish’s deep dive into Spanish singing-songwriting features her signature Finneas-produced haunting melodies meshing well with Rosalía’s smooth vocals. Like the show it’s paired with, the track is a dark and eerie collaboration that feels like a wisp of cold air just blew past you, leaving you shivering each time they sing “Lo vas a olvidar/Can you let it go, can you let it go?

“All My Favorite Songs” by Weezer

The archetypal 90s-00s guitar hero band, Weezer’s newest offering embodies the kind of directionless confusion that we all often face, talking about not wanting to go to parties but then feeling bad when you don’t. It’s a 2020s update of The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” that sounds like it was made for the 2000s, with its persistent strings and orchestration. If nothing, it’s the kind of song that bodes well for the upcoming album, OK Human, which comes out later this month.

“Lifestyle” by Jason Derulo ft. Adam Levine

Listen, if you weren’t aware by now, Jason Derulo is rich. And I mean RICH, to the point that a cash register *ding* and starting the song off with his name should tell you everything about the song you need to know (hello, DJ Khaled). Derulo tells his lady love in the song that he knows she’s about that “lifestyle,” that one with the finest jewels and the first class treatment, and he’ll give that to her, backed up by fellow RICH musician, Adam Levine.

“Nasty” by Rich the Kid, Mulatto, Rubi Rose, and Flo Milli 

Rich the Kid comes on in the beginning with a slinky and erotic trap beat and drops a hook. But as the ladies start taking over their individual verses, getting raunchier each time, the song truly starts to come into its own, showcasing their distinct flows and styles while seamlessly flowing into each new section of this track.

“New Love” by Silk City ft. Ellie Goulding

Diplo and Mark Ronson’s duo project, Silk City, returns with its first single since 2018, a self-empowerment anthem that tells the listener to find a new love inside of them. The track features Ellie Goulding’s dancefloor-ready angelic vocals over a house beat that harkens back to some of the best that Britpop had to offer in the 2010s.

Credits: Image credits: Darkroom/Interscope Records/HBO

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