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Seemingly as a reward for powering through midterms, a few of our mainstays in music just dropped new singles and album previews that leave us anticipating what else they have in store for us in the upcoming months.
Love him or hate him, Justin Bieber has been releasing hit after hit lately, thanks to the collaboration with the upper echelons of EDM, Skrillex and Diplo. The powerhouse duo, also known as Jack Ü, reworked one of Bieber’s tracks and gave us the summer anthem “Where Are Ü Now” earlier this year. His latest single, “Sorry,” is another dancehall track produced by Skrillex with a contagious tempo and bounce that will undoubtedly find its way at the top of the charts. His upcoming album “Purpose” is scheduled to be released in November.
Grammy-winning artist Adele is back with her first new song in three years and an accompanying music video. The intimate ballad “Hello” features the familiar sound of her powerful vocals over a soulful piano, and, once again, we’re reminded of how exquisitely sweet and sad heartbreak can be. The hauntingly dark, sepia-toned video calls us back to a different time with nostalgic elements such as the flip phone she uses to dial an ex-lover. This is the first single from her upcoming album “25,” which will come out in November.
It’s been a busy year for the kingpin of rap Drake, and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon — he just released the music video for his suave summer hit “Hotline Bling.” A few months ago, Drake put out “Hotline Bling” alongside several other tracks, including “Charged Up,” “Right Hand” and “Back to Back” on the SoundCloud account octobersveryown. And if you’ve recently turned on the radio, you’ve probably heard his verse on Fetty Wap’s third single, “My Way.” Can’t get enough of Drake’s lines? Listen to “Jumpman” and “Big Rings” off his joint album with Future, “What a Time To Be Alive.”
With so many favorite artists dropping polished singles coupled with promised album teasers, there’s plenty more to look forward to in the upcoming months from music’s trifecta of pop, soul and rap.
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