As we enter the third week of August, the highly-anticipated releases just keep coming. From Reneé Rapp’s smash hit debut album to Hozier’s stunning third project “Unreal Unearth,” this week boasts some of music’s hottest new releases of the summer so far. But it doesn’t end there – striking new singles from LÉON and aespa are the perfect additions to your summer playlist, and Icona Pop is back and better than ever with their latest. Dive right into these artists this weekend!

Reneé Rapp, “Snow Angel”

Television actress, Broadway star, and now widely-successful solo artist Reneé Rapp’s highly-anticipated debut album is finally here – and the vocal powerhouse is proving herself to be more authentic than ever. The tracklist is jam-packed with her signature stunning hard-hitting ballads, but also includes several tongue-in-cheek, light-hearted pop tracks sure to become fan-favorites. Rapp has always been an incomparable talent, but with this project she truly outdoes herself and transcends even the highest of expectations.

Doechii, “Booty Drop”

Doechii rose to prominence this spring with her hit “What It Is,” amassing more than 600 million streams globally. Now, the Tampa native is back with her latest electrifying single “Booty Drop” just in time for summer. This comes off the heels of Doechii’s Women in Music Rising Star Billboard Award – previously awarded to icons like Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, and Nicki Minaj – and follows the powerhouse’s massive, almost overnight success. Needless to say, Doechii is a rising star to watch in the music industry.

aespa, “Better Things”

International hitmakers aespa are back with their latest single “Better Things.” The K-Pop girl group of four does a sassy, infectious single better than anyone – and that’s exactly what “Better Things” is. With gorgeous vocals and a catchy hook, this track has all the necessary components for a summer hit.

LÉON, “Pretty Boy”

LÉON has always been a force to be reckoned with in the industry – but now, entering a new career chapter as a newly-independent artist for the first time since 2015, she’s on another level.
Her latest gorgeous single “Pretty Boy” is the first from her forthcoming album, signifying a change in direction and autonomy for the artist.

Michaël Brun, Anne-Marie, & Becky G, “Coming Your Way”

Photo by Munachi Osegbu.

Global producer and DJ Michaël Brun is joining forces with British superstar Anne-Marie and Latin icon Becky G in an international collaboration. The addictive track – paired with an accompanying music video directed by Andrea “Dre” Saaverda – is absolutely perfect for summer and will be a must at your next pool party or beach day.

Icona Pop, “Fall In Love”

Massively-successful duo Icona Pop is back with their latest hit single “Fall In Love” from the pair’s forthcoming sophomore studio album CLUB ROMANTECH set to release Sept. 1. The track about experiencing electrifying levels of desire is not only on-brand for Icona Pop themselves, but for the fun moment love songs are having this summer.

Hozier, “Unreal Unearth”

A decade after Hozier originally rose to fame in 2013 with his iconic single “Take Me To Church,” the talented Grammy-nominee is back with his third studio album Unreal Unearth. The distinctly personal and vulnerable body of work remains true to Hozier’s essence as an artist and is sure to become an instant fan-favorite.

Ricky Montgomery, “Boy Toy”

Breakout alt-pop artist Ricky Montgomery just unveiled an addicting new single ahead of his debut album Rick set to release Sept. 29. The tongue-in-cheek guitar anthem is everything you could want in a bedroom pop single and more – and if this is any indication of the rest of his album, fans are in for an absolute treat.

shamir, “Homo Anxietatem

The musical shapeshifter known as Shamir releases their nineth studio album today. Recorded and produced by Hoost aka Justin Tailor (Rina Sawayama) in London, the project traverses the full spectrum of human emotion.  

Photo by Matthew James-Wilson

Promiseland, “Bad Days”

This week, Promiseland – also known as Johann Rashid – released his new haunting single “Bad Days” ahead of his forthcoming debut album Sad But Happy set for release Oct 20. The multidisciplinary artist is signed to the iconic Julian Casablancas’ label, who collaborated with him on the track by writing a melody for the chorus on guitar.

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