Juice WRLD, Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, and more have new releases this week.
Ariana Grande – 34+35 (Remix) ft. Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion
Ariana teased the remix of “34+35” via social media on January 13, 2021, with two unknown artists. The next day she shared that Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion would be featured.
Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over the Country Club
“Chemtrails Over the Country Club,” produced by Jack Antonoff is out. Jack handled most of the production on Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album of the same name. He has most recently worked on releases from Louis Tomlinson, Lila Gray, Taylor Swift, the Cast of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and Bleachers.
It’s got that really smooth, almost creepy, but still dreamy vibe that Lana does so well. Watch out for the werewolves.
Dayglow – Close To You
Sloan Struble, pka Dayglow, is an artist and producer from Fort Worth, Texas. He dropped a bright new song called “Close To You.” It’s melancholy, pensive, with a romantic edge. At the same time, it has a warm tone that makes this “happy” enough to want to dance along to.
Sloan says of the new song, “There is just a certain danceable yet melancholy feeling about 80’s pop duets that I wanted to channel into. ‘Close to You’ was intended to be performed as a duet, but ended up essentially being a duet with myself (which makes sense in the context of the lyrics).”
He continues, “The song itself is about the tension between two people at a party that never said hello. It’s about the excitement and perfect fantasy you play in your head prior to seeing that person, the mediocre and nervous reality of the actual moment you see them, and the let down that always comes afterwards it not being what had always and only been living in your head.
Ashnikko – Deal With It ft. Kelis
Ashnikko’s Slinger-produced “Deal With It” is full of personality. The crossover Trap sounds gives it a fun bounce and they keep it mostly bright and colorful with the melodic elements used. The attitude and demeanor in her performance is an important part of the writing.
“Deal With It” features a sample of Kelis’s 1999 track “Caught Out There.” Unfortunately, she does not appear in the music video. Never the less, it’s worth the watch.
BAND-MAID – Manners
BAND-MAID is a Japanese Rock band that originally formed in 2013. In Japan, maid cafés are a subcategory of cosplay restaurants. Band member Kobato Miku, was formerly an employee of one. The band actually uses the maid aesthetic as part of their image.
Their new song, “Manners,” is a single from their seventh studio album Unseen World. This song has a driving pace filled with high energy and you should consider turning it on when you need a boost.
Juice WRLD & Young Thug – BAD BOY
The demo version leaked on January 4, 2020. The final has a new verse from Juice WRLD.