Listen to this week’s New Music Friday playlist, featuring music from Coldplay, All Saints, Bangka and more!
This New Music Friday, there’s two wonderful collabs circulating the internet, one of which we can all relate to. Remember: when someone tells you, “Uh oh, someone’s going to make fun of my wig” you often have a moment of existential panic and then ultimately chalk it up to all the hard work it took to look good. In this case, a video of Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel stepping out in a fabulous light-up mermaid wig in front of a hotel bar makes for a seriously funny reaction shot. Check it out.
Another musician sharing a fun collab this week is BTS, who struck a deal with Coldplay for a song they’ll both be performing on tour. They’ve teamed up for Something Else, which is available now via Apple Music. The rest of the guys from BTS have previously collaborated with Justin Bieber and Khalid.
Speaking of BTS, it’s been a great week for the group, which also welcomed South Korean president Moon Jae-in. At his meeting with them, Moon performed The Hallyu Sound. So, does this mean there’ll be more BTS-related announcements? Quite possibly.
And speaking of BTS, their piece of music this week is so cute that it’s on the “Umu Police!” playlist. It’s from their latest album, Love Yourself: Tear.
And not to be outdone, Princess Beatrice released a track from her upcoming album, Up & Away, which she hopes will be a “follow-up to a hit”. Listen to the song “Tomorrow” below:
Another duo offering a salute to their homeland are Bristol-based indie-rockers All Saints, who’ve re-recorded their iconic 1990s hit “Pure Shores” in Korea.
Hot off the release of her latest album, Greatest Hits: Chapter One, Kelly Clarkson has released a new single that will bring some cheer to those of us who are waiting for the holidays to arrive. Get ready for “Christmas Card,” which is off her upcoming Christmas album, Meaning of Life.
Other acts that have jumped on the collab bandwagon this week include Mercury Prize-winning singer Gabrielle Aplin, who has teamed up with electronic dance music duo, Sven & Boung. They’ve come together to create an original song “Dream”, which is available on Spotify. You can listen to the song here:
Check out the playlist above and stay tuned for future weeks. Let us know what you think in the comments below!