Some of our favorite artists across multiple genres released some hot new tracks, albums and music videos this week and we can’t get enough of them.
This week’s New Music Friday features fresh songs and videos from an array of talent, including Selena Gomez, Kanye West, Liam Payne, Isabela Merced, CNCO with PRETTYMUCH, Day6, JoJo and more. It’s literally music to our ears.
Keep scrolling to see which artists dropped new tunes 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.
Selena Gomez – “Lose You To Love Me” and “Look At Her Now”
Selena is back and ready to conquer. The pop diva broke the Internet with her brutally honest ballad “Lose You To Love Me” which gives listeners an inside look into her past relationship with Justin Bieber. Gomez has clearly moved on since then, as her follow-up track “Look At Her Now” shares that she’s happier than ever and will eventually find love.
Kanye West – “Jesus Is King”
Kanye West has released of his ninth solo studio album – JESUS IS KING – in conjunction with the global release of his IMAX film of the same name.
JESUS IS KING is now available in a variety of formats, including limited edition blue vinyl, along with exclusive merchandise offerings at shop.kanyewest.com
Liam Payne – “All I Want (For Christmas)”
Today, Liam Payne releases his first ever solo Christmas track, “All I Want (For Christmas)” out now.
The new song has a stripped back sound with Liam’s vocals accompanied by a simple piano and strings, while the lyrics depict a romance being rekindled over Christmas. Recorded in London, the song was written by Phil Cook, James Newman and Sam Preston.
“All I Want (For Christmas)” is taken from Liam’s highly-anticipated debut album, LP1, which will be released on December 6.
CNCO x PRETTYMUCH – “Me Necesita”
PRETTYMUCH and CNCO team up to make pop history with the release of their new Spanglish single “Me Necesita” today. The song was produced by hit maker Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande, Katy Perry). Listen to the explosive track here. Along with the song, they also premiered the official music video. Directed by Isacc Rentz and shot in LA, the video follows both bands in an epic soccer match fused with dance performances and gravity defying stunts – watch it here.
Isabela Merced – “Papi”
Isabela Merced makes her solo music debut today with the brand new single “Papi.” The new single was co-written by Isabela, who worked with Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo [“Despacito”] as co-writers and producers, co-writer Kennedi Lykken [Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers], in addition to being co-written and executive produced by none other than powerhouse Justin Tranter [Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels].
“It’s a blend of everything that inspires me,” Isabela describes her music. “I’m very influenced by Latin music like salsa, reggaeton, cumbia, and bachata. I’m experimenting with instruments and sounds from Peru, because they’re beautiful yet untouched by the mainstream. There’s also an energy and edge that comes from urban and rhythmic. It’s a new take on Latin pop with my own Peruvian spice and attitude. I’m welcoming everyone into my story.”
Isabela arrives with an undeniable anthem topped off by Latin flavor and passionate pop prowess. Integrating Spanish and English, she fluidly writes lyrics similar to how she speaks—in bilingual fashion—making the music reflective of her voice and fitting what feels right in the moment.
Day6 – “<The Book of Us : Entropy>” Album
Korean Rock Band, DAY6’s 3rd Full Length Album <The Book of Us : Entropy> was released worldwide simultaneously at 5:00AM (EST) / 6:00PM (KST) today.
“Our new album is a hotpot of all of our creative ideas. Most of the Bside tracks were created individually, with separate producers, resulting in a fun mix of genres” the band says in a joint statement.
The quintet are coming hot off the U.S. leg of their ‘GRAVITY’ World Tour, with high energy performances across 7 cities, for a total of 9 shows.
<The Book of Us : Entropy> contains 11 tracks, all of which were written and/or produced by members Young K (Vocalist and Bassist), Jae (Vocalist and Guitarist), WONPIL (Vocalist and Keyboardist), and SUNGJIN (Vocalist and Guitarist).
JoJo – “Sabotage”
Following the release of her Warner Records debut “Joanna,” JoJo drops the soulful, hip-hop infused new track “Sabotage,” featuring a guest verse by fellow Warner Records artist CHIKA.
JoJo explains: “A lot of people self-sabotage… I tend to do it in romantic relationships. And I think most of it roots to fear – fear of being inadequate, fear of getting hurt, fear of rejection, fear of not measuring up… This song is about asking a lot of questions, dealing with shame and embarrassment, and really just owning up to certain patterns.”
The Driver Era – “A Kiss” and “Forever Always”
The Driver Era — fronted by Ross and Rocky Lynch — released not one, but TWO new songs today!
Sticking to their classic alternative pop sound, “A Kiss” oozes an 80s-inspired vibe that gets the mood going. According to Just Jared Jr, Rocky revealed that the final touches of the two songs were done at the same time as older brother Riker’s wedding to longtime girlfriend Savannah Latimer.
Emblem3 – “Pyro” EP
After teasing a comeback to us at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival last month in Las Vegas, Emblem3 have broken their silence with the release of their new EP Pyro.
“It’s kind of like a 90s kid trapped in a 2020 world,” Wesley Stromberg told us about the music’s sound.
Aaron Carpenter “No Control”
Aaron Carpenter is teaming up with The Roomates for his slow-burning new single “No Control.” The song slyly walks the line between good intentions and bad ideas — namely dialing an ex.
No Control is the latest in a string of singles Carpenter has released since signing to Capitol Records.
Conan Gray – “Maniac”
On the eve of headlining a sold-out run across North America, “The Comfort Crowd” Tour, buzzing 20-year-old bedroom pop singer-songwriter Conan Gray unveils his official new single “Maniac” today.
On the song Conan said: “I wrote maniac in the shower after getting a midnight drunk sob text from my ex. They’d been running all around town telling everyone that I was some freak who wouldn’t leave them alone when in reality, they were the freak. They were the one acting like a maniac— sending strange late-night texts and showing up at my shows unannounced. T thought it was hilarious and all my friends had dealt with the same thing, so I decided to write a cathartic post break-up song dedicated to psychotic exes. that’s how maniac was born.”
Gabby Barrett – “I Hope (Downtown Session)”
Gabby Barrett continues to make a statement with the release of “I Hope (Downtown Session).” Showcasing her raw vocal talent on this unplugged, intimate version of the chart-rising single, the visula was filmed and recorded in downtown Nashville.
“I Hope” is turning heads with first-rate traction, already reaching nearly 600k track sales equivalents and contributing to over 85 MILLION on-demand streams before debuting on the Country radio airplay charts. The infectious song continues to race as it out-consumes 41 of the current Top 50 Country radio singles.
We The Kings – “Turn It Up”
Rock band We The Kings is turning up the volume with their brand new single “Turn It Up,” out now via S-Curve Records/BMG. The song comes ahead of the band’s upcoming tour with Simple Plan and State Champs, as well as a series of headline shows.
“2020 is lining up to be the year of the Kings!” shares lead singer Travis Clark. “I’ve been insanely busy over the last year constructing our 7th album with the guys as well as writing Avril Lavigne’s single, ‘Head Above Water,’ and collaborating with Simple Plan and State Champs on the song ‘Where I Belong’ which was just released ahead of the tour we are all doing over the next few months.”
Jordyn Jones – “More” Music Video
Jordyn Jones has released her official music video for her track “More” today. The song is off of Jordyn’s new self-titled EP which was released on October 11th.
The EP features 7 dance/pop infused tracks including Jones’ most recently released singlesand ‘More’ is currently included on the ‘Love Pop’ and ‘NY Pop’ Spotify playlists and the EP has already accumulated 6M streams since its release.
Avenue Beat – “Ruin That For Me” Music Video
Avenue Beat just dropped the music video for their new breakup anthem “Ruin That For Me” and it truly represents who they are as a trio — brash, bright, fresh, and wildly melodic.
Avenue Beat are three girls from Quincy, Illinois, who grew up ingesting social media platforms and theater groups – and turned into the notes of a chord that lands somewhere between Taylor Swift ascending and Billie Eilish at her most real.
Sage Charmaine – “Around” Music Video
“The song is about constantly feeling like you’re being looked down upon because you don’t have the same level of “clout” or huge “following” as others — which has nothing to do with experience or talent,” says Sage. Written with producer Nick Lee, Sage wrote “Around” from a really authentic and vulnerable place, because it was truly what she was feeling at the time. And because of that, we wanted to the video to be authentic and real, which is why it was shot documentary style, with real friends.”