New Music Friday – October 5

emilytreadgold #1, New 9 Tracks

Could you imagine a more dynamic duo than Troye Sivan and Charli XCX? I think not. They two just dropped "1999" and tbh there's been a lot of songs about 1999 recently and it wasn't that great for me, plus it makes me feel old.

However, I love the explosion of pop sounds and the over-the-top production. Also really into their cool Matrix getups, I guess that's another 90s reference right?

Nightly has just been dropping bop after bop and we are here for it.

“Who Am I To You” is an up-tempo, synth-pop track off their new EP that is set to release this fall on Interscope Records. Earlier this year, the pair released “S.T.A.Y.” which is an acronym for “still think about you”  and  “Phantom."

The duo previously opened for acts such as The Night Game, K.Flay, The Struts, and are directly supporting Christian rapper, NF on “The Perception Tour” kicking off today, October 2nd in Columbus, OH. The tour will make stops in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles before wrapping up in San Diego. Their live set will include their recently released songs as well as their hit “XO,” which currently has over eight million streams on Spotify and was featured on their 2017 debut honest EP. For more information click HERE.

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We've been fans of Ben Hazlewood's dreamy voice for a long time. Now his new song "Fix This Love" is really pulling at our feelings.

He says, "Growing up and discovering my sexuality I felt that I wasn’t able to be open to myself or others. 
This lead me to explore my newly found feelings in secret, in the shadows. Vulnerable and isolated I put trust in the wrong people, which unfortunately led to one of my first sexual experiences being a violent and non consensual encounter. I have hid from and tried to ignore this for far too long. Today in releasing “Save your sorries” I am hurling it into the light, with a roar; as loud as thunder."

Listen to the new song now and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Australian alt-pop band Cub Sport release their new single & video “Sometimes” today worldwide. The song is the first single off of Cub Sport’s highly anticipated third album, which is set to release in early 2019.  The high-impact, emotional pop banger is a fearless step forward for the group while still capturing the uniquely vulnerable writing and vocal delivery that saw the group reach new heights on their 2017 album BATS – a deeply personal record chronicling Tim’s journey of coming out and admitting his love for fellow band member Sam Netterfield. The band recently announced a fall 16-date headlining tour across the  U.S. + Canada tour - see tour dates HERE. Tickets are on sale now.

Sigrid is still dominating the music scene. With "Strangers" and "Don't Kill My Vibe" she is keeps churning out sparkling pop perfection. Now, her new song "Sucker Punch" is here.

She says, “Sucker Punch is one of my favourite songs so far and I’ve been so excited for release day! Emily Warren, Martin Sjølie and I made it when we were in Ocean Sound Recordings in my hometown a while ago. The song is just a result of our usual way of working: talking, cooking, strolling, singing, dancing, experimenting...! Ugh it was so fun - just like the track itself."

The pop star has released a collection of songs throughout 2018 including ‘High Five,’ ‘Raw,’ and ‘Schedules.’ Sigrid will play her biggest headline to date as she takes on O2 Brixton Academy next month and will support George Ezra in March on his arena tour.

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Indie electro-pop three piece Moontower shares their new single "Long Hair," a bubbly chiptune-inflected electro-/guitar-pop tune about self love.

The band says simply of the track, “'Long Hair' is a song about letting go of people who told you you would never be anything.”

Moontower's DIY approach and commitment to storytelling are apparent from their debut single "William," which counts over 250K Spotify streams. "William" is part one of the story about a young man named William Hollywood who's from suburban California, on a quest to rescue the love of his life. Part two, called "Leaving You Behind," saw William learn that unrequited love will haunt you no matter how far you try to run. "Long Hair" is part three of the narrative, in which William gains his mojo back and flips a metaphorical bird to high school haters.

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Netflix has been truly doing the most this year with their incredible romantic comedies and shows. One of their latest Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is a modern version of a classic highschool coming-of-age story. Since it takes cues from John Hughes the natural fit to the soundtrack would have a little bit of 80s flavor.

Thats where we fell in love with Maggie Szabo's track "Only Human" a sweet song with an important message that has a tinge of 80s pop that we love.

Listen to the song and follow Maggie on Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on her new music.

CRAY(Cheney Ray, DJ, producer and singer) returns today (October 5) with "Fractions," a vibrant indie pop track produced by Kid Froopy (Carly Rae Jaspen, Terror Jr, Zeds Dead).   With her own vocals, the L.A.-based singer/songwriter and producer continues to add unique elements to her productions that defy genres.

To support the new track plus her other releases such as "Peaches" and recent remixes for Maroon 5 ("Girls Like You" featuring Cardi B) and Billy Idol ("White Wedding"), CRAY will be appearing at number of major U.S.festivals such as Voodoo's Music + Art Experience and Contact Winter Music Festival.

Catch her on tour and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

The new LANY album reads like the saddest breakup ever and it's even sadder when we think about how beautiful Paul Klein and Dua Lipa were.

The entire album is what we expect from the summer-pop group. The song "If You See Her" is about wanting to tell your ex one last thing but they don't talk to you anymore. You just want them to know you love them, and if you see her could you just let her know?

You've definitely heard Emily Warren before. She's worked on The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down", Dua Lipa's "New Rules", or Little Mix's "No More Sad Songs", and her voice is featured in FRENSHIP's "Capsize", Frank Walker's "Piano", or The Chainsmokers' "Side Effects", "Until You Were Gone", or "Paris".  The girl has been busy but she just released her album Quiet Your Mind. 

Standout song, “The Point” represents the irresistible idiosyncrasies of Quiet Your Mind. Underscored by unpredictable production, percussive guitar, quirky synths, and a simmering beat, the track hinges on her vivid and vibrant lyricism and stunning delivery. 

It’s as powerful as it is provocative. And a refreshing take on modern pop by one of its leading architects in the songwriting world.