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This week’s New Song Friday is just about everything, with Sam Smith and Madonna’s collaboration just in time for Pride Month, former One Direction member Niall Horan’s new album, BTS’s 10th anniversary sparkly new single, and more. .
Smith and Madonna deliver a vibrant, club-ready banger with the arrival of the track “Vulgar.” It picks up where Smith’s Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping “Unholy” left off, daring to offend listeners and make them say something about a stylish, debauched night out. Madonna endorsed Sam, alluding to it in a thin veil with a cheeky nod to her 1985 hit “Into the Groove.” “If you flirt with Sam tonight, you’ll flirt with me/So be careful what you say or I’ll break a banana,” she sings.
Rosalía is also bringing dance vibes with her on TUYA this week. With the help of reggaeton beats and the Japanese instrument koto, the Grammy winner explores new dimensions of his sound with blazing tracks that push him to succeed rather than rest on his laurels. It expresses a desire toMeanwhile, Horan returns with LP spectacle, show, play, and finds the former boy bander settling into his sound by using pop melodies and piano instrumentation to drive several tracks on the record. (look signboardA full review of Horan’s album can be found here).
BTS’s “Take Two” marks a major milestone in the K-pop group’s career. The track celebrates the group’s 10th anniversary with members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, looking back on the 10 years they’ve spent together, singing about their youth, and expressing their gratitude for what they’ve done so far. Arrived when it was showing. .
Janelle Monae and J Hus (feat. Drake) also released new music this week. Which drop was your favourite? Vote in the poll below.