Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through the weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
Stupid Love (single) Lady Gaga
Per The Vulture:
“Stupid Love” is loud and euphoric but never overly complex, the mark of every great Gaga lead single from “Applause” to “Just Dance” and “Bad Romance.” She called up the big guns this time: BloodPop, who worked on Joanne and Justin Bieber hits like “Sorry,” produces, as does “Applause” co-writer Martin “Tchami” Bresso. Radio killer Max Martin helped with writing and vocal production; it’s their first collaboration. The song sounds like a surefire hit, destined to be wafting out of Chelsea bar windows by June. The artist knows her audience.
F8 – FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
It’s not entirely clear why anyone needs to cram 15 songs onto a metal album at this point in commercial music’s development, but thanks to the snappiness of their enduring blueprint, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH never let any one idea outstay its welcome. For most of its duration, “F8” is another polished but powerful master class in how to write heavy metal songs that the whole world can sing. Whether you actually want to join in or not is up to you, but only a maniac would bet against another wildly successful DEATH PUNCH campaign. It was broke, they fixed it and here it goes again. Blam.
AEROMANTIC – The Night Flight Orchestra
One of the most immediate cuts is the sublime ‘Divinyls’ which features some of the catchiest hooks on the entire record. The bass pulses alongside some subtle synths during the verses that are dominated by Speed’s silky vocals but the chorus is incredibly irresistible, with dare I say it, a touch of ‘Flashdance’ about it? You tell me, but whatever, it’s a stunning song and one that I can’t stop listening to.
Breathe and Let Go – Mihali
Twiddle frontman Mihali has been working on his debut solo album for years. Breathe & Let Go, produced by Eric Krasno, is finally here via 11E1even Records. Contributors include Citizen Cope, Matisyahu, G. Love, Nahko and Trevor Hall. The 11-track LP contains a number of songs Mihali has long been performing during his live shows including “Carved Lines,” “Breathe & Let Go” and “Fading State.”
I am not okay with this Soundtrack – Bloodwitch
Although the band’s name evokes Norwegian black metal, and its sound would have been right at home in a late-1980s college radio rotation, Bloodwitch doesn’t actually exist. So don’t blame Google when a casual search comes up empty: Bloodwitch was created specifically for this series. The soundtrack to the series is pure hipster bliss.
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music Friday picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!