NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 30, 2018

What’s new for this Weeknd.

The weekend has finally arrived, and so has The Weeknd with an unexpected gift for Passover and Easter. Don’t be melancholy; here are the albums and singles you need to know on digital services and in stores this Friday:

THE WEEKND – My Dear Melancholy (iTunes)
Confirmed mid-Thursday on his social media accounts, the Canadian superstar delivers his first album since the fall of 2016. Don’t call it a comeback, however: The Weeknd’s soundtrack hit with Kendrick Lamar, “Pray For Me”, is still performing well at several radio formats here and up north, as Black Panther continues to dominate at the box office. Few details are known about the project at this time. Look for it to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, replacing Jack White.

KACEY MUSGRAVES – Golden Hour (iTunes)
Backed by a healthy dose of critical acclaim and a passionate fan base, this album by Musgraves should become her third top five title since 2013 on the Billboard 200 chart. All three songs released prior to the album’s debut, “Butterflies”, “High Horse” and “Space Cowboy”, have performed solidly at both sales and streaming services. It’ll likely top the country-specific survey with ease.

RICH THE KID – The World Is Yours (iTunes)
After a series of notable mixtapes in the last few years, this performer puts his first studio album out into the World, featuring appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Khalid and many others. With streaming hit “Plug Walk” leading the way, look for consumption units of this effort to trend significantly higher than pure album sales.

Notable albums out this week: Ashley McBryde‘s Girl Going Nowhere (iTunes), Hayley Kiyoko‘s Expectations (iTunes), Her‘s Her (iTunes), Jukebox The Ghost‘s Off To The Races (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Harrison Brome‘s Body High (iTunes), Weathers‘s Kids In The Night, Pt. 1 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Backbone”, Daughtry (iTunes)
“Bad Company”, A$AP Rocky featuring BlocBoy JB (iTunes)
“Better With You”, Michl (iTunes)
“bitches broken hearts”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Carry You”, Ruelle featuring Fleurie (iTunes)
“Change”, Charlie Puth featuring James Taylor (iTunes)
“Chasing Fire”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Clearly”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Crossing A Line” and “Nothing Makes Sense Anymore”, Mike Shinoda (iTunes)
“For The F^_^k Of It”, Snakehips featuring Jeremih & Tinashe (iTunes)
“Glass Houses”, The Beach (iTunes)
“GoodMorning, Goodbye”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Hallucinogenics”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Holding On”, Phora (iTunes)
“I Do”, Kyle Reynolds featuring Kirsten Arian (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want To Know”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”, Andra Day (iTunes)
“Like They Do On The TV”, Kimbra (iTunes)
“Long Live The Billionaire”, Sam Martin (iTunes)
“Long Way Down”, Taylor Phelan (iTunes)
“Love Song”, Zak Abel (iTunes)
“Me So Bad”, Tinashe featuring Ty Dolla $ign & French Montana (iTunes)
“My Name Is Mars”, Capital Cities (iTunes)
“Never Say Die”, CHVRCHES (iTunes)
“Nostalgia”, (iTunes)
“On The Line”, Julian Perretta (iTunes)
“Philly, Forget Me Not”, Daryl Hall & John Oates with Train (iTunes)
“Pray”, Sam Smith featuring Logic (iTunes)
“Push Back”, Ne-Yo featuring Bebe Rexha & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Queue Jumping”, Plan B (iTunes)
“Raining Glitter”, Kylie Minogue (iTunes)
“Rescue Me”, Thirty Seconds To Mars (iTunes)
“Room Service”, Emily Vaughn (iTunes)
“Runaway”, Tayla Parx featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Say It”, Daniel Skye & Baby Ariel (iTunes)
“Say Love”, James TW (iTunes)
“Say My Name” and “Tokyo Nights”, Digital Farm Animals featuring IMAN / featuring Shaun Frank & Dragonette (iTunes)
“Somebody Special (R3hab Remix)”, Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Sweet Sensation”, Flo Rida (iTunes)
“that was then”, isaac gracie (iTunes)
“the broken hearts club”, gnash (iTunes)
“TMYLM (Tell Me You Love Me)”, Brasko (iTunes)
“Too Late”, Janine (iTunes)
“Two High (Sofi Tukker Remix)”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Us”, James Bay (iTunes)
“Victory”, Safetysuit (iTunes)
“What Kind Of Love”, TOMI (iTunes)
“When The Night Is Over”, Lord Huron (iTunes)
“Your Song”, Lady Gaga (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Kylie Minogue, Thirty Seconds To Mars and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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