New Release Friday returns for July 3rd releases. We’ve picked 16 songs spanning dance, pop, rap, rock and R&B.
Viki Gabor – “Forever And A Night”
Teenage pop sensation Viki Gabor is today unveiling her new single, “Forever And A Night”. The 21-year-old Polish singer (and 2019 Junior Eurovision winner) has accompanied the catchy electropop song with an awesome clip filmed in Los Angeles by Dawid Krępski, who also directed her previous video “Getaway”. Viki’s sweet and innocuous vocals complements the beautiful lyrics penned by Cutfather and Lawrie Martin. “Forever And A Night” is such a bop.
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MOSS x KRYSTOF – “Know Myself”
18-year-old Austrian electronic producer MOSS (also known as Philipp Moosbeckhofer) is proving that he has all it takes to be a future international superstar. His new single “Know Myself” features up-and-coming vocalist KRYSTOF and, together, they’ve created an enjoyable dance-pop tune. “Know Myself” combines catchy beats and great melodies and synths, all of which are glued together by the singer’s endearing vocals. The track is out on Global Rockstar. Alongside it, is an great music video.
Volléstad – “Always There”
“Always There” is an emotional electronic-dance song by Norwegian producer Volléstad. Infusing country guitar riffs which are played in sync with the upbeat beats and synths, the song has quite a unique flavour. Carrying influences from Avicii, it has a catchy singalong vibe. “Always There” is an appreciative tribute to a father’s love.
Bad Flamingo – “Ain’t Too Worried Yet”
Folk/rock duo Bad Flamingo just can’t stop amazing fans with their unique sound. A concoction that blends rock, country, folk and pop, their music is as intriguing as their Zorro-style masked outfits. Returning with two new singles “Ain’t Too Worried Yet” and “Butter”, we are once again driven into Bad Flamingo’s alternative-minded world. Their 2019 song “Fire” was featured in the second season of the drama TV series, Yellowstone.
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Holly Clausius – “Set Me Free”
Toronto-based Canadian singer-songwriter Holly Clausius‘ new single “Set Me Free” is truly enchanting. Delivered as an acoustic pop-rock track, it’s one to get anyone relating. The song is about seeking freedom from a distressing love experience. Even in such a vulnerable predicament, Holly expresses understanding and only wants a way out. “Set Me Free” is one of the pieces the self-taught multi-instrumentalist wrote as part of a month-long isolation challenge to pen a song everyday.
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Henry And The Waiter – “Little Paradise”
German band Henry And The Waiter have today shared a new song; “Little Paradise” is the first single being released from their forthcoming EP, Hidden Spirit. The rock-influenced upbeat indie-pop jam is spiced with ecstatic whistles. It carries warm guitar chords which contrasts frontman and singer/songwriter Henrik’s melancholic vocals. He says that “My little paradise is my home. My retreat, which I created with my partner. Especially in times when it’s not possible to being in public that often, I have become aware of the importance of a safe retreat for inner peace.”
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Kelli-Leigh – “Whiskey Midnight”
Kelli-Leigh’s new song “Whiskey Midnight” is probably one of her best yet. The slow and sexy R&B/pop banger is packed with awesome synths that sets the tone for the UK singer-songwriter to captivate us with her soaring vocals. It is complemented by a stunning clip in which she puts up an eye-catching visual performance. 2020 has been a busy and fruitful year for Kelli-Leigh and she’s not letting anything take away that momentum.
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Chow Mane x AllBlack – “Silk Road”
Bay Area’s Chinese-American artist Chow Mane is releasing a self-produced track, “Silk Road”. The bass-heavy track features Oakland rapper, AllBlack. Arriving next to it is the B-side “Xanadu” which features oksami. Both songs are a continuation of his unique style and somehow eccentric lyrics. The song “Mooncakes” introduced us to his constantly metamorphic sound.
Amaru Cloud – “Bonita”
“Bonita” is a just-released new song by rapper and actor Amaru Cloud. It’s catchy trap record with wonderful Latin melodies. The song is the follow-up to his single “Ándale” and is accompanied by a nice-looking music video. Amaru’s smooth rap delivery is assured to earn him many new fans.
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Ramz – “Scratch Cards”
Ramz drops his latest single “Scratch Cards”. Arriving in the heels of his song “Underneath”, it comes side-by-side an impressive visual accompaniment as well. Ramz once again workw with producer 169 and raps about the hardships that characterized his earlier life. “Scratch Cards” is lyrically sentimental and carries a layer of emotionally gripping melody.
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Gail Belmonte – “Tonight”
Singaporean singer-songwriter Gail Belmonte today shares her first single, “Tonight”. It is a beautiful R&B/soul tune that balances melody, rhythm and harmony. Moreover, her voice stands out over the chill track and adds more power to the composition. Gail says: “I’m quite the night owl and work best during the nighttime, so I decided to write a whole song about how much I love the night…” “Tonight” is out courtesy of Umami Records.
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Neave Zaria – “Never The Same”
“Never The Same” is a haunting new song by UK’s Neave Zaria. It captures the emerging artist channeling the mojo of top soulful singers and adding her own unique twist. And, she surely is gifted! “Never The Same” is her third official single and arrives escorted by a befitting music video. The song has already received support from BBC Introducing.
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Giorgia Borg – “10”
As a contestant at the 2019 British Got Talent showcase, Giorgia Borg not only impressed the judges but also captured the hearts of the audience with her sterling performance. Her original piece “10” is just being released officially and puts the 11-year-old Maltese singer in the path to greatness. About the powerful piece, Borg says “The song is about how important it is to take children’s opinions, feelings and thoughts seriously. Just because we’re young and don’t know everything about life yet and we’re still learning, it doesn’t make us any less valuable than the adults. However, at the same time we still need guidance, love and protection.”
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Elsa Birgitta Bekman – “You’re not my Favourite Sandwich”
As a creative, Elsa Birgitta Bekman wears many hats: a singer, a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist and a video director. Her new video “You’re not my Favourite Sandwich” exemplifies her proper utilization of these talents. The excellent indie-pop song, which is part of her newly released solo debut album Once In My Life (out via the label V2 Benelux), is an artistic gem. From the composition to the visuals, it’s meticulously crafted. “You’re not my Favourite Sandwich” is, as you guessed it, filled with fun metaphors.
KUNGS x JHart – “Dopamine”
French electronic producer and songwriter KUNGS paired up with vocalist JHart for this beautiful summer anthem named “Dopamine”. The dance-pop song has a magnetic allure but the lyrics is deeply thought-provoking. It talks about that restless desire to belong. About it, KUNGS comments, “In 2018, I went to live in Los Angeles for a few months to write some new songs. I was alone, doubting, weighed down with questionings. I happened to find myself at this party, feeling sad, anxious and lonely, yet I was surrounded by so many people. I met JHart the next day. I told him everything about how I felt that night, and it all grew from there.” The record, together with it’s music video, is out via Casablanca Records.
Art Beatz x Marc Roche – “Moments”
Massachusetts-based dance producer Art Beatz‘s new song “Moments” is a collaboration with Marc Roche. The vibrant vocal house tune is suitable for both club and festival environments. In true Art Beatz fashion, the song will keep the dancefloor engaged.
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