Every week, Spotify updates their “New Music Friday” playlist, featuring 50 of the freshest new tracks hitting the service that week.
On the heels of Billboard’s partnership with streaming giant, we’ll be tapping Spotify’s editors each week to sift through the soon-to-be-hits and highlight the best of the bunch.
Check out the picks and listen to the entire “New Music Friday” playlist below.
Clean Bandit — “Tears”
Clean Bandit has always been a band of contrasts. They are a mix of electronic dance geniuses and classically trained musicians, and their new single “Tears” is as much of a disco throwback as it captures the UK dance scene 2016. X Factor winner Louisa Johnson does an amazing vocal on the track and time will tell if her Clean Bandit-collaboration will have as big of an impact on her career as the 500-million-steams-smash-hit “Rather Be” did for Jess Glynne.
Fifth Harmony — “All In My Head (Flex)” feat. Fetty Wap
Fifth Harmony already has a bonafide hit with “Work From Home” and with the release of their sophomore album, 7/27, the group proves they have much more left in the tank. “All In My Head (Flex)” pairs the former X Factor contestants with Fetty Wap and delivers a reggae infused summer jam.
Bishop Briggs — “The Way I Do”
Bishop Briggs burst onto the scene with her debut track “Wild Horses”, which charged to the #1 spot on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 charts. Her new single “The Way I Do” is equally loveable, and continues to build the buzz around the London born singer as she prepares to be the opening act for Coldplay this fall.
Lil Uzi Vert — “Ps & Qs”
Discovered by DJ Drama and Don Cannon, Lil Uzi Vert is a young Philly rapper who keeps on killing it week after week with every track he releases. His momentum continues with “Ps and Qs,” a quasi-motivational song about staying on point when it comes to relationships.
Chad and Dave from Tritonal are on a roll with another feel-good track, just in time for the summer. They are some of EDM’s most versatile producers, and the full vocals from Angel Taylor really complete “Getaway.”