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Check out These Five New Songs

This past weekend, several artists released new albums and singles that we’re super excited about. Here are five new songs released this past weekend that everyone should listen to:


1. “After Hours” – The Weeknd

This new The Weeknd song has the same pop beat you’d expect from most of his music, but the build-up to it is very fresh and different. Abel’s voice and falsetto sound great, like usual. This song, which is the title track of the upcoming album, is expected to be the last single before the album is released. The new album is expected to drop on March 20, 2020, and fans can’t wait to hear the rest of the new music from The Weeknd.


2. “The Birthday Party” – The 1975

This song is very different from what some fans of The 1975 may expect. It is primarily acoustic and features some beautiful harmonies. It’s much slower and calmer than most songs from this British band. That being said, it’s a very well-written song, and the production with the alterations on lead singer, Matt Healy’s voice is impeccable. 


3. “Dragonball Durag” – Thundercat

This funky Thundercat song is not only catchy but, also features some really cool horns that are not usually included in most Thundercat songs. This song is not anything super new or unexpected for Thundercat, and it’s a bit repetitive, but catchy nonetheless! If you’re a fan of funk, soul, or alternative R&B, Thundercat is definitely an artist to check out!

4. “Bad Decisions” – The Strokes

This song has the same familiarity as most music from The Strokes, due to the vocal quality of lead singer, Julian Casablancas, but the guitar riff at the start of the song is very different for The Strokes. The riff that opens this song has a very 1980s-esque sound to it that almost reminds me of The Cure. This song is definitely going to be on repeat for me!

5. “Violence – Original Mix” – Grimes

This song is one of my favorites off of the new Grimes album, “Miss Anthropocene,” which dropped on February 21, 2020. This song, like most of Grimes’ music, is totally unique, with a techno/electro-pop basis. The song does not have any sort of traditional structure of verse and chorus, which some of her music does follow. Despite the lack of traditional structure, this song is very catchy and totally something you could dance to.

What new music have you had on repeat? Feel free to share in the comments!

Marissa Bachrach

I am a senior at IU studying journalism and public relations. I love music but my favorite genres are alternative, rap, and R&B.

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