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Some of our favorite artists across multiple genres released some hot new tracks (and albums!) earlier today and we can’t get enough of them.
Keep scrolling to see which artists dropped new tunes today and let us know what you think of them by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets.
Bebe Rexha – “You Can’t Stop The Girl” Music Video
Bebe Rexha unveils the official music video for “You Can’t Stop The Girl” (Warner Records) which is the featured song for Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”
The video for “You Can’t Stop the Girl” was conceived by Bebe and award-winning director, Sophie Muller, and is a cinematic, modern take on female empowerment and dream-big possibilities.
“You Can’t Stop The Girl” is co-written by Bebe and follows the fan exclusive “Not 20 Anymore,” which she dropped on her 30th birthday on August 30th where she performed for her hometown of New York at Madison Square Garden.
Monsta X – “Someone’s Someone” Music Video
In the midst of making history and breaking records, K-pop super group and worldwide phenomenon Monsta X share a new video for “Someone’s Someone.”
Coming off their show-stopping performances at the iHeart Radio Music Festival and Life Is Beautiful Festival in Vegas, as the first K-Pop group, the bands momentum only continues to grow in the states.
G-Eazy – “I Wanna Rock” feat. Gunna
Multi-platinum superstar G–Eazy has released a brand new single, “I Wanna Rock” featuring Gunna, alongside its theatrical video – watch here.
The cinematic Halloween-esque visual was directed by Daniel CZ and takes cues from Gotham City and the Joker, opening with G–Eazy in a straitjacket where he masterminds the robbing of an armored truck before an ensuing high speed car chase and ultimately celebrates his new earnings with Gunna – all while delivering his signature flows over the track’s hard-hitting Boi 1da production.
Diplomacy – “Silver Lake Queen”
Bringing together two pop culture forces of nature, Diplomacy represents the creative union and longstanding friendship of acclaimed producer, singer, songwriter, and artist Elephante [aka Tim Wu] and actor Jack Falahee—known for the ABC hit How To Get Away With Murder. The duo team up to deliver a dynamic and diverse take on alternative pop with rock ‘n’ roll swagger and dancefloor-ready charm. Today, they introduce themselves on the bold and bluesy banger “Silver Lake Queen.”
On the project Tim Wu says, “Diplomacy is about the reconciliation of opposing sides – past and present, old and new, organic and electronic, Michigan and L.A., and Asian and White. Jack and I grew up together, went our separate ways, and both found our way to L.A. to try to chase our dreams. The music and visual content we made is all about trying to create a reunion between our different paths to California, my electronic music as Elephante, and the music we loved growing up as well as songwriting and the visual storytelling that Jack has developed as an actor. It’s about two kids from Michigan fulfilling their childhood dream of starting a band together, but coming from a place where we’re older and have had time to develop our craft and creative community.”
Jack Falahee adds, “We want Diplomacy to be more than just a band. I think starting this project in our late 20s allowed us both time to mature as artists in our respective fields and hopefully has brought a more developed creative prospective to the project. For me, Diplomacy is in some way about the reconciliation of what Tim and I both bring to the table artistically to make the band reach it’s fullest potential. We’re both bringing different music, art, fashion and film aesthetics to the project that hopefully come together in a really interesting way to make DIPLOMACY.”
Kim Petras – “Icy” Music Video
Kim Petras has released the video for her latest single “Icy.” From her 12-track project Clarity, the ethereal, beat-heavy bop sees Kim breaking the confines of a toxic relationship to become a stronger, independent version of herself whose vulnerabilities have frozen over
“I wanted the visual to feel fresh and signify becoming a stronger version of myself,” says Kim on the video. “The video starts with me feeling trapped and watched in a glass box, but as it progresses, I escape and evolve into a bionic version of myself through the pain of heartbreak.”
Bishop Briggs – “Champion” feat. Tom Morello
Today, Bishop Briggs releases a re-imagined version of her track “Champion” featuring legendary guitarist and producer Tom Morello. Morello’s trans-formative touch breathes new life into this bad ass track. Heavy guitar licks and an upbeat drum and bass line, paired with Bishop’s killer vocal belts, make this song a true rock anthem.
“‘Champion’ is a song that I wrote when my self-esteem was at an all-time low. As a woman, I feel like I have been socially trained to be so many things at once – sexy yet sweet, confident yet humble, independent yet submissive, smart but not too smart – the list is never ending. Writing this song helped me look at the question – what if I could just be myself? What if there was a world where my vulnerability was what made me powerful? What if there was a day I could proudly, without hesitation, look in the mirror and say, “I AM A CHAMPION”, purely because I’m choosing to be myself? “Champion” is about accepting yourself today, as you are,” Bishop says.
Neffex – Q203 EP
Southern California duo NEFFEX have officially released their debut EP Q203 today via 12 Tone Music. The genre-shattering EP features a collection of songs that push the boundaries of pop, rock, hip hop and electronic music, including the previously released singles “It’s My Life” and “Sunday”.
Keshi – “Right Here”
In his emotional video for “right here,” keshi sings in a telephone booth, with the one that got away on the other line. Isolated and vulnerable, keshi wears his heart on his sleeve, remaining static in an empty parking lot as he sings “if you need me I’ll be here… right here.” The beat is an easygoing blend of acoustic guitar and lo-fi trap, combined with keshi’s wistful vocals, making for an experience that will put you in your feelings.
AJ Mitchell – “Like Strangers Do”
Pop singer-songwriter AJ Mitchell has released his brand new song “Like Strangers Do” today via Epic Records. Co-written by Jesse Fink (Noah Cyrus, Christian French) and Evan Gartner (Chelsea Cutler), the smooth, stripped-down song puts AJ’s incredible voice on full display.
JP Saxe – “If The World Was Ending” feat. Julia Michaels
Rising artist JP Saxe teams up with Julia Michaels for an epic duet “If The World Was Ending” this week via Arista Records. The track is a heartfelt ballad that at the end of the day, you’ll be there for the people you care about most.
Stay tuned for an exclusive interview coming soon, as Celeb Secrets sat with JP to talk more about connecting with Julia and the meaning behind the duet.
Elle Winter – “Thought Of Me”
Elle Winter today releases “Thought of Me,” the latest off her highly anticipated forthcoming EP expected to arrive early next year via RED MUSIC. “Thought of Me” is co-written by Elle alongside the critically acclaimed songwriting and production duo The JAM–who have collaborated with the likes of Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey,and Becky G–and follows Elle‘s debut singles “Sick of You,” “Do You,” and “Cave In,”
On her new single, Elle shares, “‘Thought of Me’ speaks to the contradiction of how we present ourselves to the outside world versus who we really are as a person. I know that as an artist and being active on social media I do not always present the ‘true me’ online. Sometimes I find it easier to let people ‘hold on’ to this idea of me instead of opening up and letting someone get to know me. This song addresses that dilemma I face and I hope it resonates with my listeners and helps people realize we all experience the same problems and issues no matter who we are or where we come from.”
Emily Weisband – “Identity Crisis” EP
Emily Weisband has today released her debut EP Identity Crisis, out now on Warner Records.
Emily has written for or with pop superstars like Camila Cabello, BTS and Halsey, Noah Cyrus; Christian mainstays such as Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey; country’s finest in Dan + Shay, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill; and already has a GRAMMY® Award to her name as co-writer of “Thy Will” for Hillary Scott and The Scott Family.
But today, it’s about telling her own story. Identity Crisis is Emily’s manifesto of sorts: she voices the universal experience of discovering who you are while embracing the uncertainty of identity, employing fiercely candid lyrics and tapping into her wealth of multi-genre songwriting experience to drive her fresh pop sound.
“We are made up of layers and dynamics and gray area for days, and I’m proud to say that I will spend every day of the rest of my life in a total Identity Crisis, learning to pick which side of me to let shine that day,” she says.
Conor Matthews – “Midnight Flight”
Conor Matthews just dropped another luscious pop/R&B hybrid with “Midnight Flight” – showcasing his R&B-influenced vocal stylings, heartfelt lyrics, and well-honed pop sensibilities.
Vérité – “Think of Me”
Singer, songwriter Vérité drops new track “Think of Me” today, off her upcoming sophomore album New Skin out next Friday, October 25th. The track was written by Vérité with Madi Diaz and Konrad Snyder, who also produced alongside Zach Nicita
On the meaning behind the track, Vérité said, “In the moment, being cheated on is devastating. Six years later, I can look back on it with some humor and lightness. This song was another rare look back. I can remember being so vacant from that relationship and focused on my work and career, I literally didn’t notice the person next to me crumbling. But in hindsight it feels so light and funny to me and I wanted to translate this dark thing in a bubbly, cheeky way. I walked into the studio with the lyric, ‘I hope you fuck her with your eyes closed’ and ‘think of me’ was the only way that sentence could be finished. “
Temecula Road – “Maybe Not”
Rising country trio, Temecula is excited to release their soulful new track “Maybe Not” today! The song, written by the trio’s Dawson Anderson, along with Trannie Anderson and Ian Christian and produced by Andrew DeRoberts (Devin Dawson, Kip Moore, Eli Young Band, Jillian Jacqueline), is their third new release this year, following “Fades” and “Never Knew I Needed You”
“This song was actually written as a ballad, but after playing it on the road for over a year it took on a new life as a fun, flirty more up-tempo love song,” says Emma Salute. “If you had to describe it using only one emoji, it’d definitely be the winky face ,” says Maddie Salute. “It’s been one of our favorites for a long time and were really excited to share it with the world! It’s a new side of Temecula Road you haven’t heard yet,” says Dawson Anderson.
Dana Williams – “Hard”
Dana Williams is back with the release of her new single “Hard” out today on Island Records. With this release of the new track, we see another level of Williams, showcasing more dynamic instrumentation
“’Hard’ came from noticing that I tend to be really hard on myself, and from wanting to explore self-love. There’s a fine line between self-improvement and self-acceptance, and I sometimes have to remember to be gentler with myself and to keep in mind that perfection doesn’t exist,” Dana says.
Louis York – “American Griots — The Album”
Award-winning, Nashville-based recording artists and producers, Louis York have released their anticipated debut full-length, American Griots – The Album today on all digital and streaming platforms. Following on the heels of their vulnerable new single “Don’t You Forget” and inspirational cover of Des’ree’s 1994 smash “You Gotta Be (Reimagined),” American Griots – The Album features 13-new tracks all of which encompass themes surrounding love, happiness, and wellness.
“The best way to put it is that American Griots is our musical dissertation,” said Louis York members Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony. “We poured our hearts, our pain, our lessons, and our musical training into every song. This body of work is our personal suggestion of what the next decade should feel & sound like. Enjoy the journey.”