The latest New Music Friday releases strike unapologetically authentic chords, from the ambitious return of Harry Styles with the escapist “Lights Up” and accompanying video to the reassuring romantic ballad “Easy” delivered by Camila Cabello.
In another triumphant return, JoJo keeps it real with her namesake single “Joanna,” a stripped-down narrative that asks all the hard questions about the R&B-pop singer’s past. “You peaked/ Sorry to get deep, but/ Heard your story before, it’s not unique,” she taunts herself.
Singles aside, CNCO released their latest EP, Que Quienes Somos, infused with more refined Latin pop melodies. And Blanco Brown prepared Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, featuring his No. 1 hit “The Git Up” and nine other “twang-trap mash-ups.”
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