New Music Friday 1/3/20
A new year means new music. Here are our Top 5 picks from the first New Music Friday of 2020. Follow the link below to hear the full playlist. 1. Justin Bieber - Yummy Justin Bieber returns with "Yummy" his first solo single in over four years. After riding the tropical house wave on 2015's "What Do You Mean" and "Sorry", Bieber returns to the R&B lane while rap-singing over a pop-trap beat. While he continues to mature as an artist and now a married man, his lyrics seem juvenile at best on this record. "Yummy" appears to be a small taste of what's in store for all the Beliebers this year. 2. Hailee Steinfield - Wrong Direction Childhood actress turned singer Hailee Stenfield returns with a new song "Wrong Direction", a pop ballad reflecting on a past relationship. Fans have speculated the lyrics and song title are about Steinfield's ex and fellow pop singer Niall Horan. The pair broke up in December 2018 and the lyrics hint at cheating on Horan's behalf as the reason. All gossip aside, Stenfield delivers an emotional breakup anthem with "Wrong Direction" that will get stuck in your head and leave you stuck in your feelings. 3. Bombay Bicycle Club - I Can Hardly Speak After taking a three year hiatus to focus on solo projects, Bombay Bicycle Club share a new song "I Can Hardly Speak" from their upcoming fifth studio album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong due out on January 17, 2020. The London based indie rockers return with this indie pop jam sure to keep audiences on their feet as they tour the UK and London at the end of January. "I Can Hardly Speak" glimmers like a kaleidoscope of sounds and colors shining on the dancefloor. 4. Lauv - Changes LA- based singer, songwriter and producer Lauv shares a new song "Changes" from his upcoming debut album How I'm Feeling due out on March 6, 2020. The lyrical themes of "Changes" could serve as a New Years Anthem for anyone vowing to make changes in their life. Lauv expresses his need to break free from the same routines that yield the same results. While remaining hopeful that it's all gonna workout someday. The lyrics maybe somber but the production feels uplifting as handclaps march over the drums during like a crowd of people cheering you on to the finish line. 5. Oh Wonder - Happy London-based duo Oh Wonder delivers a heartwarming new song "Happy" inspired by emotional progress from a past love. Lyrically "Happy" feels like the aftermath of that couple that met in a hotel bar from The Chainsmokers 2016 hit "Closer." Not only accepting that an old flame has moved but actually being happy for them. A quiet reminder that when you love someone ultimately their happiness is what matters most, with or with out you. Self love and being happy within yourself is the only way to love anyone else. Tissues anyone?