It’s FRI-YAY fam!
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.
This week’s New Music Friday features fresh songs from an array of talent, including Harry Styles, Camila Cabello, Sam Hunt, Black Eyed Peas with J Balvin, JoJo, CNCO, Tiffany Young and more. It’s literally music to our ears.
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.
Harry Styles – “Lights Up”
Harry Styles is back, baby! The multi-talented musician released his first song in two years today titled “Lights Up,” and people are going crazy over it.
Camila Cabello – “Easy”
Today, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello unveils a new song entitled “Easy.” It stands out as the latest track to be uncovered from her anxiously awaited second full-length and one of the most anticipated albums of 2019, Romance—coming very soon.
“Easy” illuminates yet another side of her artistry. Plucks of harp and keys glisten alongside a sparse beat as her angelic delivery powers vulnerable verses. This bold ballad builds towards the catchy and confessional refrain, “I always thought I was hard to love until you made it seem easy.”
Sam Hunt – “Kinfolks”
Multi-Platinum-selling, award-winning hitmaker Sam Hunt introduces fans to his brand-new song, “Kinfolks,” written by Hunt with longtime collaborators Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers and Josh Osborne.
“When I think of ‘kinfolks,’ when I think of that phrase,” says Hunt, “I think of my family, but also I think of my people back home – beyond family. It’s my buddies who’ve been a part of my story from the beginning. I’ve made a lot of new friends and met a lot of new people who are important to me since I’ve moved away, but that core group is still my core group. It’s like that old saying, ‘you can’t make old friends.’” Hunt leans on that sentiment, exemplifying the importance of bringing a new relationship into the mix and comfortability of home.
Fans have eagerly awaited new music from the record-breaking star since last year’s “Downtown’s Dead,” the follow-up to Hunt’s 6x Platinum “Body Like A Back Road,” and his GRAMMY-nominated, Triple-Platinum-selling debut album, Montevallo.
Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin – “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
Pacing for the most-anticipated comeback in recent memory, Black Eyed Peas resurface with a smash on par with their legendary run of hits…
The six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, genre-bending pioneers x history-making reggaeton superstar J Balvin—who remains one of the hottest acts in the globe today and possibly the biggest Latin star of the millennium—share a new collaborative single entitled “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” today. This marks the group’s first release under their newly minted deal with Epic Records. Uniting these two titans, this is undoubtedly the biggest song of 2019, to say the least.
“RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” similarly captures the high-octane action the franchise remains known for. Breaking boundaries, it fuses Black Eyed Peas’ inimitable hybrid of hip-hop and pop with Balvin’s incendiary and infectious take on reggaeton. Fittingly, the word “Ritmo” translates to “Rhythm” in English. The song impacts Top 40, Latin, and Rhythm Crossover on Monday November 4. Meanwhile, Colin Tilley [Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna] helmed the accompanying music video intercut with explosive sequences from the movie.
The song heralds the arrival of the anxiously awaited Bad Boys For Life Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album.
Green Day – “Fire, Ready, Aim”
After announcing a two-year, cross-platform partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®), five-time Grammy Award-winning band Green Day unleash their latest track, “Fire, Ready, Aim” off their forthcoming thirteenth studio album, Father Of All…out February 7, 2020 on Reprise/Warner Records.
“Fire, Ready, Aim” is the opening theme song for the National Hockey League and NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey game broadcasts, starting with New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers game on Wednesday (October 9).
Green Day will also perform at the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis in primetime on Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports).
Saweetie and Dillon Francis – “My Type” (Remix)
Saweetie is keeping the party going! The chart-topping singer teamed up with DJ Dillon Francis for an epic remix of her smash hit “My Type,” which is available now. “My Type,” which earned an RIAA gold certification, debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts and hit #1 at Urban and Rhythmic Radio.
JoJo – “Joanna”
Chart-topping, award-winning singer and songwriter JoJo is starting a new chapter today with the release of “Joanna,” a highly personal reflection and prelude for the music to come. The track started as a freestyle – with JoJo voicing the thoughts of her critics as well as her own internalized negativity – but became a thoughtful commentary on cancel culture: how social media emboldens people to say whatever they want without fear of repercussions. JoJo explains,
“For someone to write someone off and tell them when their story ends or what’s possible for them is just ridiculous. Anything is possible. You are on a path all your own – I am more confident than ever about mine.”
CNCO – “Que Quiénes Somos” EP
Award-winning, multiplatinum Latin American group, CNCO release highly anticipated EP Que Quienes Somos today via Sony Music Latin. The collection of songs were created by all 5 members of CNCO, making it their most personal body of work to date. Joining them on the 7-track EP are Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande), Andrés David Restrepo Echvavarria “Rolo” (J Balvin), Johan Esteban Espinosa Cuervo “Jowan” (Sebastian Yatra), Salomón Villada Hoyos “Feid” (J Balvin, Sebastian Yatra) and Alejandro Patiño “Mosty” (Maluma, Prince Royce), amongst others.
Tiffany Young – “Run For Your Life”
Tiffany Young aims to win, and empower, with the release of her video for “Run For Your Life,” after a slew of teasers across her social accounts. Fans went into a frenzy when the artist revealed her new look; black hair and edgier styling.
Tiffany speaks on the Fernando Garibay [Lady Gaga] produced track, stating “This song is a mood from the deepest darkest part of my subconscious, where survival mode switches on & I run and fight and shine knowing this is worth LIVING for. Every hurdle sparks the fire inside me. This song is the ambition inside you, where you will do anything you can & run towards it like your life depends on it.”
Bishop Briggs – “Jekyll & Hide”
Bishop Briggs, who has amassed nearly 2 Billion global streams, has just announced her highly-anticipated sophomore album, CHAMPION, via Island Records due out November 8th.
The album follows the summer release of “CHAMPION” (which has garnered over 16 million streams to date and had its TV debut on The Late Late Show With James Corden) and “TATTOOED ON MY HEART,” and includes another brand-new track “JEKYLL & HIDE,” released today with an accompanying visualizer. In addition to today’s announcement, Bishop also kicks off her North American and European headline tour tonight in Toronto.
“I released a new song called JEKYLL & HIDE today. The title is spelt Hide not Hyde. GET IT!??!!!!! Word play gets me way too hype. I wrote this one with K. Flay and it was produced by Joel Little. In the chorus, we wrote “are you Jekyll & Hyde-ing me?” as a way to describe the chaotic feeling of dating someone who has two very different sides. I hope you like it. And if you don’t, please don’t tell me. I’m far too sensitive to hear that,” Briggs says.
Blueface – “Close Up” (feat. Jeremih)
The hottest breakout multi-platinum hip-hop superstar of 2019 and Cash Money West recording artist Blueface releases new single “Close Up” featuring Jeremih today
The track illuminates another side of Blueface, showcasing his diverse talents as he delivers a West Coast love song.
Simple Plan – “Where I Belong” (feat. State Champs and We The Kings)
In celebration of their upcoming tour, multi-platinum selling rock band Simple Plan has teamed up with State Champs and We The Kings for the release of a brand new single. “Where I Belong,” a fun and energetic song that captures the spirit of live music,
“We’re extremely excited about our upcoming tour with our friends State Champs and We The Kings and we wanted to find a way to make these shows even more special and memorable for our fans,” shares Simple Plan. “That’s how we came up with the idea of releasing brand new music and our first new song in over 3 years, just a few weeks ahead of the first date of the tour.”
Jordyn Jones – “Jordyn Jones” EP
Singer, recording artist, actress, dancer and model – Jordyn Jones- has released her self-titled debut EP today (October 11th) via all digital and streaming platforms. The EP features 7 dance/pop infused tracks including Jones’ most recently released singlesand
Jenny March – “Rebound”
Today, pop act on the rise Jenny March has released her powerful new single “Rebound” about honoring her self-respect over the love of any man.
March penned the emotional and personal track about a love interest who she had her eye on for quite some time but couldn’t make her move because he was in a relationship. When the stars aligned for Jenny and this significant other to unite after his break up, Jenny declined because she truly cared for him and wanted to be more to him than his “rebound.”
Dylan Bernard – “Higher”
Indie artist Dylan Bernard is back with new music and it may be his best yet. The pop ballad puts the LA-based singer’s talent on full display with a more sexy, mature vibe than his previous released songs.