New Music Friday: 7/31/20

Album of the Week:

What Could Possibly Go Wrong, Columbia Records

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – Dominic Fike

Sporadic, raw, concise, emotional. Florida-born Dominic Fike’s debut album plays like a demo tape of some of the most accessible tracks that are as wholly unique as they are streaming ready.

For fans of: Ryan Beatty, BROCKHAMPTON, Frank Ocean

Song(s) of the Week:

my future, Interscope Records

“my future” – Billie Eilish

Is it up to par with her previous releases? No, but “my future” is a showcase of an artist growing and experimenting, and a mid-song beat switch is all this song needs to insert itself in the audience’s memory

For fans of: The Internet, Rex Orange County

By Any Means, FAMM

“By Any Means” – Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith has always been a strong singer and storyteller, but with “By Any Means,” the singer switches lanes. This ambitious track adopts a darker, bolder, and more assertive sound. Wow is this a great track.

For fans of: Kehlani, Drake

Hands On U, Michael Medrano

“Hands On U” – Michael Medrano

A quarantine bop, “Hands On U” is another strong track from the rising “Fluids” singer. Both relaxed and energetic, the sultry head banger is a lot of fun, mixing together Daft Punk inspired electronica with the signature pop sax that has become an integral aspect of pop music today.

For fans of: Dua Lipa, Troye Sivan

No Time, UMG Recordings

“No Time – RÜFÜS DU SOL Remix” – Lastlings, RÜFÜS DU SOL

They’re back baby! RÜFÜS DU SOL brings the heat on this track, remixing Lastlings’ “No Time” with a vibe that evokes the memory of some of the standouts of their smash album  Solace. A much needed banger from a group that has been hanging relatively low since their 2018 record.

For fans of: Disclosure, ZHU


Author: Kieran Sweeney

Writing about entertainment for the better part of a decade and consuming it twice as much, Kieran Sweeney is "the" pop culture aficionado. A connoisseur of the intersection of art and commercialism, the USC Annenberg graduate has earned his reputation as an empathetic and thoughtful writer. His resume includes USC's The Daily Trojan, USC Viterbi News, and personal assistance for publicity and marketing companies from Drill Down Media to This Fiction. His intersectional experience in the industry points to his wit and unfiltered thoughts on the latest project in entertainment

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