NEW MUSIC FRIDAY
Every Friday, we present to you a compilation of our favorite new releases of womxn artists of the week. In our Spotify playlist, music enthusiasts can find the finest new releases of all genres, anything from long-awaited singles of established stars to newcomers. Enjoy a handpicked selection of our favorites this week!
BODY by MEGAN THEE STALLION
A little disclaimer: this video is not safe for work. It probably should not be watched with your parents either, but it is worth a watch nonetheless - and not just to drool over the number of beautiful bodies featured! Megan Thee Stallion's latest music video drop to celebrate the release of the long-awaited album "Good News" is not just an ode to curvy (black) women, but also pays tribute to black culture in general. From ballroom-references ("category is!") to the impressive line-up of successful black celebrity women in the video, "Body" blurs the lines between sexuality and subtle political messages. It's not the strongest work of her debut album, but it celebrates black girl magic to the core.
PRISONER by MILEY CYRUS ft DUA LIPA
Miley Cyrus's seventh studio album, "Plastic Hearts" is out next week, and today we get a taste of its first track featuring British singer Dua Lipa. In the music video, the two fierce ladies hit the road to the sound of the steamy 1980s-inspired "Prisoner". The video finishes with a message for Cyrus’ former loves. “In loving memory of all my exes,” it states. “Eat shit.” Cyrus’ seventh studio album, is set to release on November 27.
404 NOT FUND by FEMM
The EP of the Japanese band offers radical rap styles over fierce industrial-sounding tracks. It takes inspiration from elements of 'dark pop', a style that combines musicality and message, and is now sweeping the world's music scene. Rather than simply riding this trend, FEMM draw elements into their own sound to offer a new musical experience and a rich seam of emotion. The cover art was designed by London-based illustrator Max Prentis. It depicts a lonely AI character that wanders the internet in the distant future. Long after the extinction of humankind, it attempts to access websites that will never be updated, displaying only the message "404 Not Found". With an unpredictable sound that overheats quietly, FEMM's latest music melds the boundaries between human and machine. And borders and languages, to deliver "a world that this world has never seen"
SKATE by BIA
Puerto Rican rapper BIA serves glistening bars in "SKATE", and takes a rich white couple hostage in a music video that marries Rihanna's BBHMM aesthetic with snowy winter-wonderland vibes and rollerskates. The song marks her fifth release of 2020, following the success of the Lil Durk collaboration "SAME HANDS". Lyrically, the song offers BIA's signature flow, lowkey vocals, and ice-cold cockiness. The music video is a wild ride: a black girl gang along the lines of the 2012 film "Spring Breakers", dressed in BIA's signature orange, frolicking on rollerskates while their gangsta CEO BIA takes a bald white man and his wife hostage in a winter wonderland. The song's most memorable may be "made it out the mud, only me I wanna thank" - but BIA should definitely consider thanking her video production team for this banger.
2 YEARS STRANGER by ALEXANDRA HAMILTON- AYRES
The album debut of the British classical electronic artist and film composer Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres was written as a means of processing a very traumatic two-year-long journey. By way of processing the rollercoaster of feels that she was feeling, Alexandra started making recordings on her childhood piano, a musical diary of sorts. These recordings became not only a tool for healing but the beginnings of a bigger project. “When listening back to the recordings one day, I found that they told the story of those two years,” says Alexandra. “Some I left really raw and some I reworked and recorded again. This then became the basis for making my debut album”. This magical album exudes emotion, you can find atmospheric elements waving through the delicate keys before a short essence of silence as the ambient undertones grasp beneath the initial intro.
SIN MIEDO (DEL AMOR Y OTROS DEMONIOS) by KALI UCHIS
The Colombian-American singer has gifted us with a brand new album of thirteen new songs to get completely lost in. Featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, Rico Nasty, Jowell & Randy, and Jhay Cortez, the record is titled Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) and is a stunning follow-up to her acclaimed 2018 release, Isolation. Predominantly in Spanish, Uchis defies traditional genre constraints and tropes, opting instead for unpredictable boundary-breaking fusions.
MEN'S WORLD by MARINA
On the first single to promote MARINA's (formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds) upcoming fifth studio album, the Welsh artist of Greek origin speaks up about being fed up with the patriarchy and living in a "Men's World". In the accompanying music video, MARINA marries a dreamy Greek-goddess aesthetic with flowy neon fabrics. She is joined in her enchanting performance by a diverse group of non-male performers of diverse ethnicities, sizes, and gender identities. When singing "So don't punish me for not being a man", the intersectional feminist and known queer icon speaks for all those negatively impacted and suppressed by a machismo society all over the world.
Find this selection of hand-picked gems and a colorful mix of new releases of all genres in our brand new Spotify playlist!