new-music-releases-january-8:-morgan-wallen,-saweetie,-taylor-swift-and-more

Happy New Music Friday! It’s each audiophile’s favourite day of the week, and a few of our favourite artists from all totally different genres have blessed us with new tunes.

Morgan Wallen dropped a whopper of a sophomore effort along with his 30-track Dangerous: The Double Album, Zara Larsson and Young Thug dropped a catchy tribute to dedication phobia and Saweetie dropped the primary Doja Cat characteristic of the 12 months — a monitor that can have “Best Friends” all over the place longing to get again to the membership.

Plus, Taylor Swift despatched some pointed messages in an Evermore bonus monitor, Duran Duran paid tribute to the late nice David Bowie, and Steve Earle memorialized his late son, Justin Townes Earle, with a group of his songs.

Read on for a few of our favourite suggestions for brand new songs and albums to hearken to this week — plus, the place you’ll be able to stream them now!

Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen

One of nation’s hottest younger stars, Wallen hopes to place a controversial 2020 behind him with the anticipated launch of his sophomore album, a whopping 30-track double album that features hits like “More Than My Hometown,” “Somebody’s Problem” and extra.

“Started writing for this album two and a half years ago and had no idea what those two and a half years were going to bring,” the singer shared of his new music. “I tried to put all of those emotions from that time into one album but couldn’t — so we decided to make two. I hope you listen and it brings you some escape, some joy, some peace. That’s what I’ve found in it. Thanks for all of the support and I can’t wait to play these for y’all live one day.”

Stream it now: Amazon / Apple / Spotify


“Best Friends” – Saweetie feat. Doja Cat

Doja Cat popped up on numerous tracks in 2020, however Saweetie snagged her first characteristic within the new 12 months, dropping this catchy-as-hell monitor that can make finest buddies all over the place additional unhappy that they are not capable of go to the membership collectively proper now. The music is one other single off of Saweetie’s anticipated debut album, Pretty Bch Music, which is due out this 12 months.

Stream it now: Amazon / Apple / Spotify


“It’s Time to Go” – Taylor Swift

Swift gave followers a deal with this week by releasing the deluxe version of Evermore on streaming providers, which options two beforehand unheard bonus tracks. Of the 2, “It’s Time to Go” sparked essentially the most fan dialog on-line, with some hinting that they thought the singer was referencing her feud with Scooter Braun and former label Big Machine. 

“Fifteen years, 15 million tears / Begging ’til my knees bled,” Swift sings on the monitor. “I gave it my all, he gave me nothing at all / Then wondered why I left / Now he sits on his throne in his palace of bones / Praying to his greed / He’s got my past frozen behind glass / But I’ve got me.”

Stream it now: Amazon / Apple / Spotify


“Talk About Love” – Zara Larsson feat. Young Thug

As followers clamor for her third studio album, Poster Girl, Zara Larsson dropped a brand new banger to whet our urge for food, teaming up with Young Thug for a dance-ready tribute to dedication phobia. “I think you feel good, yeah, I think you’re so sweet / But you’re taking this all so seriously,” the Swedish pop star croons on the monitor, earlier than the amped-up refrain reminds you that she definitively would not wanna speak about love.

Stream it now: Amazon / Apple / Spotify


“Five Years” – Duran Duran

Legends tributing legends! The iconic English band launched their cowl of David Bowie’sZiggy Stardust monitor forward of what would have been the late rocker’s 74th birthday on Friday. Duran Duran can also be set to carry out the music as a part of the livestream tribute live performance,A Bowie Celebration: Just for One Day!, which airs globally on Friday, Jan. 8 from 6 p.m. PT onward. Get tickets and extra info right here. 

Stream it now: Amazon / Apple / Spotify


J.T. – Steve Earle & The Dukes

Less than six months after singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle died of an unintentional drug overdose, his father, nation artist Steve Earle, is paying tribute one of the simplest ways he is aware of how — with a tribute album that includes a few of his son’s songs, with the proceeds set to profit his late son’s spouse and daughter. 

“This record is called J.T. because he was never called anything else until he was nearly grown,” Earle mentioned of his son in a heartfelt private letter upon the album’s launch. “Well, when he was little, I called him Cowboy.”

“For better or worse, right or wrong, I loved Justin Townes Earle more than anything else on this earth. That being said, I made this record, like every other record I’ve ever made… for me. It was the only way I knew to say goodbye,” he concluded. “See you when I get there, Cowboy, Dad.”

Stream it now: Amazon / Apple / Spotify