New Music Friday: The Ultimate Guide to This Week’s Hottest Music Releases!

New Music Friday: The Ultimate Guide to This Week’s Hottest Music Releases!

In need of a refresh for your playlist?



Ah, Friday. The end of the workweek, the gateway to the weekend and, for music enthusiasts, the most exciting day of the week. Why? Because it's New Music Friday! For those who live for the thrill of discovering fresh sounds, this day is a weekly celebration that sets the perfect tone for your weekend adventures.


We’ve compiled a list of latest local and international releases to help you kick off your weekend with a bang:


beabadoobee – Coming Home [single]


Get ready to dance your way home with BeaBadoobee's latest hit, Coming Home! In anticipation for her upcoming album entitled This Is How Tomorrow Moves, which drops on August 16th, beabadoobee is keeping the momentum alive with her latest single. 


Coming Home is like a warm hug from your favorite retro sweater, blending Bea's signature indie charm with catchy hooks and dreamy melodies. 


Charli XCX – brat [album]


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Pop powerhouse Charli XCX just dropped her electrifying new album, Brat, today, and it's everything we hoped for and more! This album is filled with sassy, high-energy anthems that perfectly captures Charli's rebellious spirit and innovative sound. With punchy beats, catchy hooks and cheeky lyrics, brat is destined to be your new summer jam.



Don't miss out—crank up the volume and let “Brat” take over your playlist today!


Gracie Abrams – Close To You [single]


If you’re feeling a little sentimental given the rainy weather, have I got the track for you! Get ready to dive into a world of emotion with Gracie Abrams' latest single, Close To You


As a follow-up to her highly anticipated album The Secret of Us, set to drop on June 21, 2024, this track is like a musical treasure map leading straight to the heart. With Gracie's haunting vocals and intimate lyrics, Close To You is like a musical embrace, pulling you into her world of emotion and vulnerability. 


Halsey – The End [single]


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After a well-deserved hiatus, Halsey is back in action with her debut track off her upcoming fifth studio album, The End. A powerhouse anthem of resilience and grit, each note pulsing with raw emotion and undeniable strength. With Halsey's recent Lupus and Leukemia announcement, their music takes on a whole new level of authenticity and bravery. 


juan karlos – Tanga Mo Juan [single]


juan karlos, who recently released Limang Taon, is back with a bang! 


His latest single, Tanga Mo Juan, delivers a perfect blend of infectious rhythms and witty lyrics. This track showcases juan karlos' signature style, mixing catchy melodies with a playful narrative that's sure to get stuck in your head. 


KAYTRANADA – Timeless [Album]


Get ready to groove because KAYTRANADA dropped his latest masterpiece, Timeless.


With KAYTRANADA's blend of old-school vibes and futuristic soundscapes, this album is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your head bobbing.


Omar Apollo – Less of You [single]


If you haven't joined the Omar Apollo fan club yet, here's your golden ticket! 


His newest release, Less of You, is a sonic paradise—a fusion of Omar's smooth vocals, funky guitar licks and beats that'll make you want to move. This isn't just a song; it's a vibe, a journey, a wild ride packed into three minutes of pure musical delight. 


Sabrina Carpenter – Please Please Please [single]


Hot off the heels of her smash hit Espresso, Sabrina Carpenter is back with her follow up single, Please Please Please, that drops today.


Featuring a cameo from her actor beau Barry Keoghan and production care of Jack Antonoff–Taylor Swift's go-to collaborator. Get ready to be glued to your seats as we eagerly await her new album, Short n’ Sweet, set to release on August 23, 2024.


Rob Deniel, Janine – Distansya [single]


Get ready to vibe because Rob Deniel and Janine are bringing the heat with Distansya


This single is like a musical rendezvous, blending Rob's smooth beats with Janine's soulful vocals to create an irresistible groove. It's the perfect fusion of talent and chemistry that'll have you hitting repeat all day long. 


Also check out some of these other tracks we just can’t get out of our heads:


Fern – So Fly [single]


This track is like a burst of sunshine on a rainy day, blending funky beats with Fern's signature smooth vocals in a way that'll have you grooving from start to finish. So Fly isn't just a song—it's an invitation to dance like nobody's watching and embrace your inner coolness.


Janine Berdin – Alas Dos Na [single]


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This rage filled fun track is a midnight anthem that beautifully captures the magic of those late-night vibes. With Janine's soulful voice and mesmerizing lyrics, Alas Dos Na is the perfect soundtrack for sleepless nights. Give it a listen and join in on the imminent anticipation for the release of her upcoming album.


For more information on this week’s freshest music drops, check out Spotify’s playlist, New Music Friday Philippines below:




Words Charles Boswell

Art Dani Sison


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