New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover.
It’s essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest offerings for all the world to hear, flooding streaming services and digital retailers with an onslaught of aural goodies. But who has the time to sit there and listen to everything before updating their playlists? There’s just too much good stuff! (And, if we’re being honest, usually a few stinkers, too.)
As it turns out, we do. Welcome to The MixtapE!
Another week down, music lovers. And you know what that means. It’s time to start sifting through all the new music that’s come our way.
To help you head into the weekend with a fully updated Spotify playlist, we’ve listened to (nearly) everything that’s dropped on this New Music Friday. From the long-awaited return of country-pop queens to a pair of releases from a rap superstar, we’ve given it all a spin and returned in hand with our picks for the best of the week’s best.