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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 12, 2019

At the Ed of the class.

It’s an Ed-ucational week both domestically and abroad for New Music Friday, as a set full of collaborations also looks to collaborate on a chart-topping bow. Here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

ED SHEERAN – No.6 Collaborations Project (iTunes)
Features: “I Don’t Care”, the current #2 track on both the Hot AC and Top 40 radio charts, as well as collaborations with Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Chris Stapleton, Eminem, Khalid and more

Notable albums out this week: 311‘s Voyager (iTunes), BANKS‘s III (iTunes), K.Flay‘s Solutions (iTunes), Lights‘s Skin&Earth (Acoustic) (iTunes), Paul McCartney‘s Amoeba Gig (Live) (iTunes), Thelma Plum‘s Better In Blak (iTunes), Wylder‘s Golden Age Thinking (iTunes), Yuna‘s Rouge (iTunes), The Lion King (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Isaac Dunbar‘s Balloons Don’t Float Here (iTunes), Madison Ryann Ward‘s Beyond Me (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All This Time”, Deorro (iTunes)
“Baby I Know”, Sam DeRosa (iTunes)
“Bad Guy”, Billie Eilish & Justin Bieber (iTunes)
“Better Me”, Mashd N Kutcher featuring Alex Aiono (iTunes)
“Better Now”, Theresa Rex (iTunes)
“Blessing”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Build Me Up”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Bullet With Butterfly Wings”, Tommee Profitt featuring Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Cannonball”, Vanic featuring Jocelyn Alice (iTunes)
“Coo Coo Juice”, Kyan PalmerNicopop. (iTunes)
“Costa Rica”, Benjamin Ingrosso (iTunes)
“Crash Into Me”, Steve Aoki & Darren Criss (iTunes)
“Crimes”, Gallant (iTunes)
“Cut My Lip (New Version)”, Twenty One Pilots (iTunes)
“Die Hard”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Dilemma”, Sigma (iTunes)
“Dollar”, Becky G & Myke Towers (iTunes)
“Dream Dream Dream”, Madeon (iTunes)
“Dream Song”, Finish Ticket (iTunes)
“Easier (Seeb Remix)”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)
“Either You Love Me Or You Don’t (Live Acoustic)”, Plested (iTunes)
“Electric Woman”, Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Everything Is Broken”, Sheryl Crow featuring Jason Isbell (iTunes)
“Faces (New Version)”, Gavin James (iTunes)
“Fallout”, UNSECRET x Neoni (iTunes)
“Fiesty”, SAARLOOS (iTunes)
“Fighter”, Joseph (iTunes)
“Forgive Or Forget”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Good Thing”, Cash & Maverick (iTunes)
“Grown Up”, Scouting For Girls (iTunes)
“Happiest Year”, Jaymes Young (iTunes)
“Harder”, Jax Jones & Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Here, Right Now”, Joshua Radin (iTunes)
“How This Feels”, R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“Hungover Sunday”, Christian French (iTunes)
“Hurt This Way”, Wanderer (iTunes)
“I Found You”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“I’m Fakin”, Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“I’m Not Alright”, Loud Luxury & Bryce Vine (iTunes)
“Isn’t It Harmless?”, Hollyn (iTunes)
“It’s Real Love”, Yellow Days (iTunes)
“Look What I’ve Become”, Mike Posner x Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Love Me First”, Stellie (iTunes)
“Loser”, ILOVEMAKONNEN (iTunes)
“Main Attraction”, Jeremy Renner (iTunes)
“Melee”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Mine Mine Mine”, Andreas Moe (iTunes)
“Mine Right Now (High Contrast Remix)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Miss Me?”, DVSN (iTunes)
“Move On”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Never Be You”, Bronze Avery (iTunes)
“Nomad”, Jeremy Renner (iTunes)
“Now You’re Gone (Acoustic)”, Tom Walker featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“On Chill”, Wale featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Pilots”, Andrew Ripp (iTunes)
“Playboys”, Midland (iTunes)
“Potential”, Alt Bloom (iTunes)
“Ready Set”, Kash Doll featuring Big Sean (iTunes)
“Sad”, Alexander 23 (iTunes)
“Same Drugs”, Matt Nathanson featuring Patrick Stump (iTunes)
“Say It”, Phantoms featuring Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Self Love”, Call Me Loop (iTunes)
“Shine”, Emeli Sandé (iTunes)
“Show Me”, Gavin Haley (iTunes)
“Sign”, Jeremy Renner & Eric Zayne (iTunes)
“Something Real”, Armin Van Buuren & Avian Grays featuring Jordan Shaw (iTunes)
“Spirit”, Beyoncé (iTunes)
“Stardust”, WAVE & ROME (iTunes)
“Swing”, Sofi Tukker (iTunes)
“Take Me Home (I’m Ready)”, Tor Miller (iTunes)
“Talk It Out”, Matt Corby & Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“The Good Life”, The Band Perry (iTunes)
“Thing For You”, David Guetta & Martin Solveig (iTunes)
“This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)”, Echosmith (iTunes)
“Tip Of My Tongue”, Kenny Chesney (iTunes)
“U Say”, The Bonfyre featuring 6LACK (iTunes)
“Using”, Ritual featuring Emily Warren (iTunes)
“We Run This Beach”, Baylee Littrell (iTunes)
“What If”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“Wiggle It”, French Montana featuring City Girls (iTunes)
“Wild Roses”, Of Monsters And Men (iTunes)
“Won’t Stop”, Justin Mylo featuring Shaylen (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, Sabrina Carpenter and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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“Rescue” Rangers: Salvage These Singles!

There’s trouble lurking everywhere, especially on the record charts. Picture this: what happens when you combine two songs with the same exact title by different acts into one post? Well, you get something kind of like this. When it caught my attention that there were two new singles called “Rescue” coming out at the same time in two different countries, I, in fact, had to come to the rescue to share them both! Both artists featured have seen minimal success in the United States, but at least some notoriety in their home countries. So, without further ado, here they come to save the day (and your playlist) in a hurry:

Feeling the Verve.

Feeling the Verve.

YUNA – “Rescue”
Release Date: September 30 (Hot AC radio)

This one’s going to be an international affair as this first singer on the list was originally born in Malaysia. We certainly don’t get a lot of acts from there trying to make it in the States, so kudos to her and her team for making this happen. Last year, Yuna was the opening performer for my top act of last year, the British duo Graffiti6. She also released a self-titled album on an independent label, which saw a single release in “Live Your Life”. Neither the single or the album charted particularly well, although it did garner her some critical love. Now, she finds herself under contract with the Verve Music Group and has the support of super producer and chairman of the group, David Foster. Her latest full-length release, Nocturnal, will be available in the U.S. on October 29, and the single was produced by Chris Braide, who is credited with writing and production credits for Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue, Olly Murs and others. This “Rescue” doesn’t sound like anything new; in fact, I likened it to a more mainstream version of LP‘s “Into The Wild” from last year. However, it has a cool energy about it and the chorus is infectious. Plus, she sounds great on it, as well as the mix of musical sounds that come together organically rather than in a forced electronic-sounding manner. While this likely won’t give her the biggest of hits, especially coming so close to the eventual holiday turnover, it should expose her music to a wider crowd, which can always help.

What a Feeling.

What a Feeling.

THE FEELING – “Rescue”
Release Date: October 6 (U.K.)

Probably best known for their single “Sewn”, which went top ten in the United Kingdom in 2006, this British quintet is still hanging in there with the release of their forthcoming fourth studio album, Boy Cried Wolf, which sees a debut on the same day as the single. Though the band built a fan base fairly quickly in their native country with their debut album Twelve Stops And Home and additional top ten singles like “Fill My Little World” (#10) and “Never Be Lonely” (#9) in 2007, things began to fall off during the sophomore era Join With Us. Despite debuting at #1 and reaching a Gold certification, the singles largely tanked (except for the #9 “I Thought It Was Over”) and thus their album of two years ago wasn’t properly promoted and halted any sort of momentum that they did have. The band now finds themselves with BMG after leaving their longtime home with Island Records, but luckily, the change hasn’t affected the quality of their music or their touring schedule. It’s a really solid song, very comparable to their past material. I think it could easily get them a decent rank on the charts with a little bit of a push. A video for the song premiered two weeks ago and has racked up over 100,000 views thus far. That counts for something. Now, I don’t think they’ll ever try to release a single in the U.S. given the lackluster results of “Sewn” here, but hey, a boy can wish. I’m glad they’re still doing their thing. We’ll just have to see if the public gets the feeling again.

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