PLAYLIST: Here’s the Best New Music – Feat. Ariana Grande, Saweetie, H.E.R., Arlo Parks and more

Thirsty for some new music? We’ve created a playlist with the week’s best new releases, and it’s here for you whenever you need inspiration.

Arlo Parks_Alex Kurunis
Arlo Parks_Alex Kurunis

There are lots of reasons to look forward to Fridays, and the fact that it’s the day most new music gets released is definitely way up there on the list. But the amount of new music can feel overwhelming at times, right? Well, we think so – and that’s why we’ve given life to a whole new playlist with handpicked musical goodies for you to fall in love with. We’re calling it the ‘Best New Music Playlist’ and the name says it all.

So without further ado, here are 10 new tracks that we’re digging at the moment – and a few more! Listen to the full playlist below.

Ariana Grande – “positions”

On October 30th, we’re blessed with a new album from Ariana Grande, and today she’s teased it with the new single “positions” – which also serves as the first solo release since last year’s album thank u, next. Still rocking her characteristic smooth harmonies over a hard-hitting beat, “positions” is a promising taste off the new album. And definitely check out the accompanying video, which features Grande taking over the White House. We’d love to see it!

H.E.R. – “Damage”

Two days ago, H.E.R. unleashed another R&B-treasure. “Damage” is a self-assuring tune by the Grammy Award-winning artist, who beautifully sings: “If you want me, don’t take me for granted, yeah // If I’m worth more than you could manage, baby.”

Arlo Parks – “Green Eyes”

The moment every Arlo Parks fan has been waiting for (and we’re a growing bunch!) has come: The rising British star has announced the arrival of her debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams, dropping January 29th, 2021. While sharing the news, the alt pop artist and poet also shared her new single “Green Eyes” which is another dreamy invitation into her private space which she manages to open up with her relatable lyrics. “Green Eyes” features backing vocals and guitar from another awesome artist, Clairo, and is – in her own words – about self-discovery, self-acceptance and adolescence.

Saweetie – “Back to the Streets (feat. Jhené Aiko)”

American rapper Saweetie has teamed up with Jhené Aiko for the sassy “Back to the Streets” which will feature on her anticipated forthcoming album Pretty Bitch Music. The album is both a badass ode to being a boss and making money as well as a celebration of our differences and the true face of beauty – which is nothing like the copy/paste formula we see on social media.

Julien Baker – “Faith Healer”

American singer, songwriter and guitarist Julien Baker just announced her third full-lenght album Little Oblivions, set for release in February next year. Along with the announcement, Baker shared the stunning new single “Faith Healer” – a bombastic and atmospheric showcase of her great talent, that we can’t wait to hear more from her upcoming album.

Nilüfer Yanya – “Crash”

“If you ask me one more question, I’m about to crash,” London-based singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Nilüfer Yanya opens her new single “Crash” – the lead single of her forthcoming Feeling Lucky?-EP. The track is another alternative, unpredictable yet catchy single from the genre-blending artist who gained loads of praise for her 2019 debut album Miss Universe. Take note of the date: December 11th, where the full EP drops!

JGrrey – “Doubt Nothing”

Staying within the sound of the UK, JGRREY has released a dreamy, uplifting track, on which she’s said: “It’s just me in a song, really”. If this is the definition of JGRREY in a song, we’d love to take her hand, float away on a fluffy pink cloud and never come down. At least until she releases another track!

Sarah Klang – “Canyon”

The self-proclaimed “Saddest girl in Sweden” has returned with a captivating new track entitled “Canyon”. Drawing on a feeling of melancholia, reverb-filled raw productions and Klang‘s brilliant ear for good melodies, “Canyon” is just an amazing piece of timeless pop music about breaking up and setting yourself free of emotional shackles.

Dopha – “Anti Breakup Song”

One of Denmark’s most promising new pop artists Dopha has released a new single following radio hits like “September Til June”, “Happy For Me” and “The Game”. Receiving praise from Danish media tastemakers as well as the Danish royal family, Dopha has claimed a spot at the Danish pop scene with an edgy, alternative and yet straight-up catchy sound. The playful and raw new single “Anti Breakup Song” is another one for the radio waves, and for everyone who misses dancing as much as we do. It’s about doing something good for yourself – and how that’s not always as easy as it sounds.

Carina Jade – “Still Love”

UK-based alt-pop artist Carina Jade has released her first-ever single, and it’s a promising taste of an artist that we feel confident we’ll hear much more of in the future. Reminiscent of Lana Del Rey’s atmospheric and melodic soundscapes, Carina Jade has crafted an astonishing debut single.

Also Added

We’ve got a few more treats for you. Also added to the playlist are:

Kylie Minogue – “I Love It”
Ashnikko – “Halloweenie III: Seven Days”
Yaeji – “When in Summer, I Forget About the Winter”
Biig Piig – “Liahr”
Olivia Dean – “Echo”
Lost Girl – “Lazy Love (feat. Ivorian Doll)”
LOONY – “Be Cool”
PURE – The Fire We Made”
Wionna Oak – “SHE”
Sosa – “Sosa’s Drøm”
Kamma – “Something to You”
Mulay – “Shame”


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