Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (July 2) on Billboard, choosing the upbeat collaboration between the indie-folk duo of The National‘s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon and the pop superstar as their favorite new music release of the past week.
“Renegade,” which will be featured on Big Red Machine’s upcoming album, brought in nearly 72% of the vote, beating out new music by jxdn (Tell Me About Tomorrow), Doja Cat (Planet Her – Deluxe), Imagine Dragons (“Wrecked”), and others.
This isn’t the first time the trio has teamed up. Dessner co-wrote and co-produced the bulk of Swift’s blockbuster 2020 albums Folklore and Evermore, and Vernon was featured on and co-wrote Folklore‘s “Exile” and Evermore‘s title track.
This time around, Swift joins Big Red Machine for one of three songs recently released from the band’s second full-length album, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? The set is scheduled for release on Aug. 27 through Jagjaguwar/37d03d.
Placing second on the past week’s tally with nearly 10% of the vote was jxdn’s debut album, Tell Me About Tomorrow. Produced by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, the former TikTok phenom’s new set delivers the hooks, angst and gleefully sneering charisma of jxdn’s early hits. Elsewhere, songs like “One Minute” recal the sugary highs of mid-period Blink-182 and “Wanna Be” smartly brings Machine Gun Kelly to the mosh pit.
See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.