This week’s “Tracks of the Week” roundup features brand new releases from Nicki Minaj, Bleachers, Coldplay and Michael Jackson.
Turn up the volume and listen to these newbies below!
Nicki Minaj – Yas Bish ft. Soulja Boy
Nicki Minaj has been criticized in the past for being too “pop,” but she’s definitely returned to her rap roots lately. The rapper puts on a lyrical display during “Yas Bish.” The record sees Soulja Boy tasked with delivering a repetitive hook, while Minaj drops references about everyone from Will and Jada to Donald Sterling. During the track, Nicki also states that she will release the single for her forthcoming album The Pink Print in two weeks.
Bleachers – Shadow
fun.’s guitarist Jack Antonoff has released his second single with his band Bleachers. The riff-y track features another sing-along-ready hook and more anthemic lyrics. The artist continues to deliver 80s-reminiscent pop without it feeling outdated. Add this song to your Summer playlist, immediately.
Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars
Fans of Coldplay’s last album Mylo Xyloto will love their new single. Where their last single “Magic” was a nod to the band’s earlier sound, “A Sky Full of Sounds” is an explosive electronic track that is perfect for a dreamy night out. The band teamed up with popular DJ and producer Avicii for the track.
Michael Jackson – Love Never Felt So Good (ft. Justin Timberlake)
“Love Never Felt So Good” was first recorded as a demo in the 80s, but with the help of Timbaland and J-Roc the song has been spruced up and released as the first single from Michael Jackson’s forthcoming posthumous album. Justin Timberlake is a guest on the track, which makes sense because its breakdown is very reminiscent of the sound he frequently utilises. I usually don’t like when an artist’s music is released after their death, but I must admit this one does feel pretty good.