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New Music from Zach Bryan, Lana Del Rey, Quavo, Morgan Wallen & More

Billboard’s Friday Music Guide highlights essential releases for the week, ensuring you’re in the loop on the latest tunes that everyone will be talking about and adding to their playlists.

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This week brings forth new music from Zach Bryan, Lana Del Rey with Quavo, Morgan Wallen, Childish Gambino, Eminem featuring Big Sean and BabyTron, and a new single from Kesha. Dive into this week’s picks:

Zach Bryan has unveiled “The Great American Bar Scene,” marking his third full-length release in as many years. The album showcases his ability to churn out extended alt-country albums while juggling a busy tour schedule. Following his first Hot 100 chart-topper, “I Remember Everything,” a duet with Kacey Musgraves, this new collection features collaborations with Bruce Springsteen and John Mayer. Despite his unstoppable momentum, Bryan’s rustic and heartfelt songwriting remains intact. Tracks like “Mechanical Bull,” “28” and “The Way Back” highlight his ever-growing discography.

Lana Del Rey joins forces with Quavo on “Tough.” Known for her dreamy alt-pop style, Del Rey has not often aimed for crossover pop hits, having only twice entered the top 10 of the Hot 100. However, “Tough” finds a harmonious blend of her style with Quavo’s trap influences. The track morphs seamlessly, with Del Rey even trying her hand at rapping while Quavo showcases his crooning abilities. This collaboration might just become a late-summer hit.

Morgan Wallen continues to ride the wave of superstardom with “Lies Lies Lies.” Following a successful run atop the Hot 100 with his Post Malone feature “I Had Some Help,” Wallen’s latest release offers a change of pace. “Lies Lies Lies,” initially recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 2023 for a digital series, now hits streaming platforms. This introspective track sees Wallen wrestling with unresolved feelings, trying to convince himself he’s moved on while admitting, “I’m still a fool for you.”

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Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, drops “Lithonia” from his forthcoming album “Bando Stone & The New World.” After the success of “This Is America,” Glover veered away from mainstream music, focusing on diverse projects before teasing this final album. “Lithonia” is an electrifying power ballad blending soulful harmonies and punchy vocals, tailored for the arena crowds he draws effortlessly.

Eminem teams up with Big Sean and BabyTron on “Tobey.” As we await his new album “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),” Eminem’s latest track showcases his signature rapid-fire delivery and lyrical prowess. While Big Sean and BabyTron contribute their own rapid verses, the minimalist beat allows each artist to shine. Eminem’s technical brilliance is particularly highlighted in the latter half of the track.

Editor’s Pick: Kesha’s release of “Joyride” on Independence Day is loaded with significance. It’s her first single as an independent artist following her lengthy legal battle with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and her initial label. “Joyride” serves as both a sigh of relief and a fresh start for Kesha. The song bounces with carnival-esque production and quirky sound effects, and Kesha’s voice adjusts playfully throughout, bringing exuberance to the track.

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Source: Billboard