HipsterZOMBIEJoint New Music Friday Picks 2/5/21

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.

What Other People Say (single) Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato

Per Billboard:

“’What Other People Say’ is a confession, realizing how far away you can get from who you are in an effort to be liked,” said Fischer in a statement about the song. “It’s about the pressures of society and how getting caught up with the wrong things can change you.” Lovato added, “This song is a reflection on what it’s like to lose who you truly are in an effort to please other people and society. It’s why I wanted to make this song with Sam – ultimately it’s about two humans coming together to connect and find solutions to their problems.”

Flowers For Vases – Hayley Williams

Per Entertainment Weekly:

Vulnerability isn’t new for Williams, but unlike Petals‘ raw rage and liberation, Flowers puts a lens on her weaker moments without any performative brightness. She simply lets her softer side shine. Gone are the animalistic vocals, replaced with a gentler tone that invokes a towering kindness and grace that pandemic-related solitude has allowed. It’s a relatable feeling after a year in a remote world, the idea that buried emotions have surfaced and forced a period of reflection. Though this isolation was perhaps unwanted, Williams shows it wasn’t unnecessary, using the excavation of pain to make room for new growth. 

The Highlights – The Weeknd

Per HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience:

The Highlights is a greatest hits compilation from The Weeknd. The superstar is dropping this only a couple days before his historic Super Bowl Halftime Performance. The greatest hits includes chart toppers like “Starboy,” “Blinding Lights,” and his newest hit “Save Your Tears.”

For The First Time – Black Country, New Road

Per NME:

 ‘For The First Time’ is a triumph, both as a document of who this band have been up to now, and a thrilling hint as to where they may head next. According to the band, they’re already mapping that journey out: “It’s gonna be different though,” says saxophonist Lewis Evans. “It’s taking the weirdness that we have from this first album material, and making that more subtle”.

PG: Psycho Goreman Soundtrack

Per HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience:

The soundtrack by the Canadian band, Blitz//Berlin, is a wild, thematic ride that features introduction narration, bombastic orchestral cues, lush synth-wave, 80’s inspired big-hair pop-rock power ballads, distorted guitars and enormous percussion. The highlight of the album the 80’s inspired hair metal track “Two Hands, One Heart” that will have you pumping your fist up in the air.

Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!

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