Must Listen, New Music: Week 1

My must-listen list of music containing songs, albums, and a mixtape all released between April 24th and May 1st.

Lennon Stella- Three.Two.One (album)

Lennon’s first studio album dropped on April 24th, and came highly anticipated following the release of one of the albums’ hit singles “Kissing Other People” (which was released during 2019). Stella is known for her performance on the hit TV drama, Nashville, centered around country music. However, her first studio album showcases her own personal style which isn’t country, but indie pop.

[ ℗ 2020 Records Label, LLC / Columbia. ]

Megan Thee Stallion with Beyoncé- “Savage Remix” (single)

The MegxBey nearly broke Twitter when they dropped the remix of the already successful “Savage.” Just when you thought you could escape the TikTok hit, Bey brings her infamous sexy, low rap to land the remix a spot on the US Top 50 on Spotify.

[ ℗ 2020 1501 Certified Ent. LLC under exclusive license to 300 Entertainment. ]

Kehlani- “F&MU” (single)

On April 24th, Kehlani confirmed her upcoming album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t on Instagram and on April 30th, she released another R&B track from the album (the 3rd track released thus far). The track’s title stands for “fuck and make up” and is filled with sexy lyrics about how couples “do petty things then mess up the sheets.”

The album is set to release May 8th, pre-order is available now. The pre-release is currently sitting top 10 on Apple Music’s Top Album’s list (!!!!!!).

[ ℗ 2020 TSNMI / Atlantic Recording Corporation. ]

JoJo- good to know (album)

JoJo kicked off the month of May with the release of her 4th album. From ballads (like “Small Things” and “Good To Know”) to sexier slow jams (like “So Bad” and “Comeback”), JoJo showcases her vocal range and personal maturation.

[ ℗ 2020 Warner Records Inc. ]

Machine Gun Kelly- “Bloody Valentine” (single)

This is the first single released from MGK’s upcoming pop-punk album, Tickets to My Downfall. Produced by legendary blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

The album is expected mid-2020.

[ ℗ 2020 Bad Boy/Interscope Records. ]

Drake- Dark Lane Demo Tapes (mixtape)

Drake dropped his mixtape on May 1st. According to Drake’s Instagram, it’s compiled of “some leaks and some joints from Soundcloud and some new vibes).”

His 6th studio album is expected this summer 2020.

[ ℗ 2020 OVO, under exclusive license to Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. ]

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