Artists with new single releases on Spotify’s New Music Friday include Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey with the single Don’t Call Me Angel. Halsey drops the new single Graveyard, and Julie Michael’s released If You Need Me. Others include Charlie XCX White Mercedes, Green Day’s Father Of All, Weezer’s The End Of Game, and Charlie Puth’s Mother.
Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy want to prove that rock acts can still pack out stadiums. All three acts have teamed up for a 2020 stadium tour. Here are the numbers. All three bands together have averaged 27,000 ticket sales per show. The average stadium holds 30,000. To promote the 2020 tour, each band will release new music. The idea of all 3 bands touring together was propelled by Crush Music who manages all three acts. Ironically, none of these bands have embarked on a stadium tour. If the tour is a success, then Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy can walk away boasting big numbers increasing their star power in todays over-saturated musical climate. “The world is super hip-hop- and Instagram-[oriented], and I think this is counterprogramming to all of that,” says Wentz. “This is the biggest rock’n’roll thing that’s going to happen that summer.”
The 21 year old Stockholm artist Orkid releases the high energy track Get To Know U via Artery/Believe Digital. She grew up listening to Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke and started performing small town gigs before venturing on the bigger stage.
Streams: 40 million+ streams on Spotify, Apple, YouTube
Playlists: Featured on 20 + Spotify New Music Friday playlists.
Press: Complex, The Line Of Best Fit
Lewis Capaldi is have a serious run with his hit single Someone You Loved. It’s a bonafide radio smash and it’s clocked 500 million Spotify streams. The Scottish singer had no idea that the song would be massive. He told Entertainment Weekly, “I couldn’t f—ing tell you. I don’t know. The thing is, I love the song, as well as the album, but, like, if I had to tell you why that one in particular struck a chord? I’ve got absolutely no f—ing clue what I’m doing. What I know is that I write songs that I enjoy writing, but in terms of what makes a f—ing quote-unquote hit? I don’t have a f—ing clue. I’m surprised that any of the songs have done well anywhere let alone that song being what it was globally. It’s one of those things. I don’t know how, but I’m not going to question it. I’m just going to keep the f—ing head down. I’m looking side to side thinking, “Is anyone else wondering what the f—’s happening?” I’m almost suspicious of myself. But I’ll tell you what, I’m f—ing happy, because maybe I can move out my parents’ house soon!”
With the success of Shawn Mendes “Señorita” it’s a perfect time for a follow up. The Los Angeles based pop act VOILÀ dropped their own Spanish flavored track ‘Mamacita ft. Lexy Panterra‘. The duo are also writing for Jason Derulo, Ava Max, Bebe Rexha, Cardi B, and David Guetta, while Luke Eisner is the lead in a Netflix film, coming out this month. The duo is repped by Friends At Work which also guides the career for John Legend.
Performances: Supported Kesha, The Fray, and X Ambassadors.
Highlights: BBC Introducing dubbed them Ones to Watch
Playlists: Previous track landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday