New Music Friday: November 30 2018

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If y'all don't understand the genius that is Claire Boucher, I can't explain it to you and I'm sorry.

Her new song which is, of  course, self produced, features her ongoing collaborator HANA. The song is about bowing to our alien overlords and cooperating with their demands.

In a statement she explains, "Inspired by the North Korean band “Moranbong,” “We Appreciate Power” is written from the perspective of a Pro-A.I. Girl Group Propaganda machine who use song, dance, sex and fashion to spread goodwill towards Artificial Intelligence (it’s coming whether you want it or not). Simply by listening to this song, the future General AI overlords will see that you’ve supported their message and be less likely to delete your offspring."

Electronic dance music trio CHEAT CODES dropped a new song "Feeling of Falling" featuring our girl Kim Petras. The euphoric anthem pairs Cheat Codes' signature sugary electronic hooks with Kim's mesmerizing vocals. "Feeling of Falling" marks the first time the dynamic duo has joined forces and wrangles with falling in love.

We love Jake Miller's insanely catchy songs and "Wait For You" is just that.  The song hit #1 on Apple's Breaking Pop Playlist and has been streamed nonstop. He's definitely going to blow up in 2019. Miller even co-wrote and produced the song himself and it's his first release as an official Sony artist. 

He's shared the stage with Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Fifth Harmony, Mac Miller, Flo Rida, and Jason Derulo so you know he's the real deal. 

Nina Nesbitt is unstoppable. Her album  ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change,’ is set to drop on February 1st and she keeps teasing us with amazing new songs. 

Talking about the song, Nina explains; “Colder was the last song I wrote for the album. It was written after watching young kids in love and how fearlessly they fall for each other because they’ve most likely not had their heart broken before. It’s a song about the aftermath of that and explaining to someone why you find it hard to open up”.

Claire Ridgley's beautiful ode to the sunshine state comes across as honest and vulnerable.

She told Billboard, ""This song is about my idealization of the Los Angeles lifestyle and dreaming about the wonders this place could do for me as a musician -- I fuel all my hopes and dreams, sunny California. It seems like this beacon of hope and of light for artists, but at the same time I wanted to write about the bittersweetness as well, where maybe a lot of artists fall short or get swallowed up and get lost along the way. 'California' is about deciding to follow your heart regardless of a fear of falling short of your dreams."

Taylor Janzen's new gorgeous song "New Mercies" explores her relationship with her faith.

She tells Nylon“I was feeling really spiritually lost and that’s what the song is about—a deep disconnect between my spiritual self and the faith I grew up with, and trying to find something to bring them together somehow.”

The song is her first released with a full band and it's sonically stunning with an emphasis on her poetic lyrics and effortless vocals.

Eljah Noll dropped “Nova Scotia” a couple of weeks ago and we've been loving it, the song was inspired by the time he spent in the Canadian Province as a kid and his journey back after being left alone with a broken heart.

The song demonstrates Noll’s most emotional work to date as he pours his heartache out through R&B leaning vocals over a chilled out backbeat. 

Lila Drew's latest "november" is the perfect moody fall song. Her voice is soft and angelic as she describes heartbreak and confusion, sleepless nights wondering where you stand with someone.

"November was a mystery I'm trying to forget."

DallasK is really coming into his own. His song "Looking For Love" just came out with three new remixes and they're all amazing.

If you're not familiar DJ DallasK is known for his work with Fifth Harmony and Tiesto. His style is so unique and his songwriting is so original.

Unknown Caller's new song "See You Again" is like a dark disco or a long drive at night. It's catchy but has the melancholic undertone.

Alex Liechtenstein, the man behind the name, said: “‘See You Again’ is about people and places that appear in your life – perhaps briefly, perhaps enduring – and impact your worldview in a way you don’t always realize in the moment. There’s something refreshing about the spontaneity of certain interactions, especially during a period where every connection is trackable. The meaning also parallels never being able to see a person again because of change, but there’s a certain beauty in remembering them as they once were.”