It’s time for New Music Friday! Here are the best songs of the week ending on September 24th…

We’re back with another edition of ‘New Music Friday’ highlighting the best tunes of the week. Starting off the latest and greatest in are Electro-Rock legends Duran Duran and their Giorgio Moroder produced single, “Tonight United”. A track off the band’s forthcoming fifteenth studio album. Nina Nesbitt drops her second song of the year so far the track “Life’s A Bitch”. Be sure to watch her comedic horror themed music video. Singer-Songwriter Matteo Bocelli unveils his debut track under Capitol Records titled “Solo”. If the name sounds familiar it does, his father is opera legend Andrea Bocelli. Zoe Wees teams up with 6LACK for “That’s How It Goes”, a dystopian R&B track about the contrasting light and dark energies in life. We also have some smooth and sultry R&B from Motown Records Asiahn with the track “Fall Back”. The track implores the push and pull between two not yet official lovers.

In the Indie world The National Parks release “UFO” a folk influenced Indie Pop love ode. We also genre defying emerging rapper PAYDAY and her new mixtape, ‘Rap In a Can’. An EP highlight is the track “Vampire” with enigmatic rapper Danny Brown. Dirty Hit’s BLACKSTARKIDS release a third single ahead of their debut record, ‘Puppies Forever’ out in October. “ACAB” is the trios defiant anthem against police brutality and abuse of power. Singer-Songwriter Juliana Riccardi unveiled her second single “Hold For Your Woman”. Riccardi tackles power dynamics within relationships this emotional call to action.

Some other music moments of note were Bastille’s return to Virgin Radio UK. There the band delivered an incredible mashup crafted by touring member Charlie Barnes. They also changed some of their most popular hits like “Happier” & “Pompeii” to the ultimate 80s bops. You can watch their mashup here. British Soul Pop singer Rag ‘n’ Bone Man dropped the stunning animated lyric video for his powerful track “Crossfire”. Which you can check that out by clicking here. And last but not least, Lil Nas X dropped by BBC Radio 1 for a live lounge which included his special take on “Jolene”.

Be sure to listen to all of the tracks mentioned in this article on an Apple Music playlist I made here or below.

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