NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 19, 2016

Fallin' through February.

Fallin’ through February.

Valentine’s Day and the GRAMMY Awards have come and gone, and though this New Music Friday update may not be as sweet as chocolates or win any awards, it’s still a solid one. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • YO GOTTI — The Art Of Hustle (iTunes)
    • He, and some other people, may be “Down In The DM”, but the 34-year-old rapper from Memphis is only headed up when it comes to the charts. In late 2013, his I Am album became his first top ten set on the Billboard 200, and this album could very well become his second. It features collaborations with Future, Lil Wayne and more.
  • JACK GARRATT — Phase (iTunes)
    • Garratt’s released a series of EPs since 2014, but Phase marks his first full-length set. Though he’s not had a huge radio or sales record yet, many of his songs have reacted well online, including “Worry”, which has accumulated a total of 16 million streams (and growing) on Spotify.
  • BJ THE CHICAGO KID — In My Mind (iTunes)
    • For two weeks during the summer of 2014, this Chicago singer was featured on an Urban radio #1 by Schoolboy Q titled “Studio”. Now, he’s on his own for his first major-label album.
  • More albums out this week: Lake Street Dive‘s Side Pony (iTunes), Mavis Staples‘s Livin’ On A High Note (iTunes), Monster Truck‘s Sittin’ Heavy (iTunes), Ra Ra Riot‘s Need Your Light (iTunes), Rick Springfield‘s Rocket Science (iTunes), Simple Plan‘s Taking One For The Team (iTunes), Sister Hazel‘s Lighter In The Dark (iTunes), Wolfmother‘s Victorious (iTunes), Young Dolph‘s King Of Memphis (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Alex Newell‘s Power (iTunes), Christina Grimmie‘s Side A (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “2AM”, Bear Hands (iTunes)
  • “Beautiful Lies”, Birdy (iTunes)
  • “Good Girls Like”, Akon (iTunes)
  • “I Can’t Go On Without You”, Kaleo (iTunes)
  • “Inside Of Me”, 3 Doors Down (iTunes)
  • “It’s You”, ZAYN (iTunes)
  • “Keep Me Close”, The Boxer Rebellion (iTunes)
  • “L.A. Girlz”, Weezer (iTunes)
  • “Love Like That”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
  • “Mindful”, K. Michelle (iTunes)
  • “Sally”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)
  • “Scars”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
  • “Somebody Else”, The 1975 (iTunes)
  • “Steve McQueen”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
  • “Stuck”, Day Wave (iTunes)
  • “The Pop Kids”, Pet Shop Boys (iTunes)
  • “Waves”, Kris Allen (iTunes)
  • “When You Love Someone”, James TW (iTunes)
  • “You Are My Sunshine”, Morgane and Chris Stapleton (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Bonnie Raitt, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The 1975 and more.

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