Dua Lipa makes the top artist on Spotify’s New Music Friday with the new track Physical. The British pop singer finally released the 80’s inspired video after teasing it with trailers the last several days. The new album Future Nostalgia‘s is set for an April 3rd release date. Songwriter Max Martin and producer Jason Evigan make creative contributions to the release while photographer Hugo Comte shot the album’s cover. Dua says, “I remember that I was on my way to a radio show in Las Vegas thinking about the direction for this new record and I realised that what I wanted to make was something that felt nostalgic but had something fresh and futuristic about it too.”
Kings favorite and artist-to- watch Golda has released another really good track Under. The new single follows one of my favorite top of the year releases Wish I Was Someone Else. Influenced by the likes of Lorde, YEBBA and Phoebe Bridgers, the Los Angeles based artist has a really unique backstory as she grew up in both Chicago and San Diego to Ukrainian parents and honed on her songwriting skills while taking a trip to India. Give it a stream.
Can Amazon compete with Spotify? Nope. Amazon is the epitome of uncool like Wal-Mart. Amazon isn’t a brand, Spotify is. That’s why Spotify is the top digital streaming platform because it branded itself with artists. Amazon has not. Even though Amazon has created a bully brand running around with slogans like “We are the last company anyone wants to compete with”, it’s tough to compete with Spotify’s monthly active users that reached 248 million with total revenue at $1.7 billion. Plus, Spotify is ahead of the curve. The company started investing in podcast content. Spotify continues to do well and has little to worry about, even though Amazon is raising its fists claiming to be the new market leader.
The artist-to-watch Olivia Somerlyn aka LIVVIA just dropped the catchy single Say It which is about speaking your mind. Even though the pop market is a bit overcrowded, the 25 year old is cut from a different cloth. The track has been added to Spotify’s Brand New Chill, Chilled Pop Hits and Apple’s Music Teen Pop Hits. Moreover, she grabbed the opening support slot for Jonas Brothers during the UK & Ireland run. Give it a stream.
The Biebs (RBMG/Def Jam) is going all out with a new album, a single, a YouTube series, and now a new tour. Bieber will drop his new album Changes on Valentines Day. He also announced a Live Nation produced north American tour that has Kehlani and Jaden Smith supporting. The tour kicks off at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. Tickets go on sale on Feb. 14 at justinbiebermusic.com