The first New Music Friday of 2019 is here and we’ve got PLENTY of new singles to comb through. Next week Ariana Grande is going to release “7 Rings” but this week we get new tracks from Gesaffelstein (pronounced Gef-Staff-El-Steen) and The Weekend, Normani and Sam Smith and Lauren Jauregui!
Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd, “Lost In The Fire”
Did The Weekend make reference to Drake’s father issues from last year? The internet seems to believe so on “Lost In The Fire,” his brand new collaboration with Gesaffelstein but the actual lyric goes, “And I just want a baby with the right one/’Cause I could never be the one to hurt one.” The R&B-laden track is the second track from Gesaffelstein’s Hyperion album and it’s the latest collaboration between he and The Weeknd dating back to 2018’s “I Was Never There” and “Hurt You” from My Dear Melancholy.
Sam Smith & Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”
Normani is definitely ready to step out on her own. The former Fifth Harmony singer partners with UK superstar Sam Smith for “Dancing With A Stranger,” with lyrics such as “Look what you made me do/I’m with somebody new/oh baby baby I’m dancing with a stranger.”
Lauren Jauregui, “More Than That”
Not to be outdo by her Fifth Harmony co-hort, Lauren Jauregui drops a new single herself in “More Than That”. The mid-tempo R&B cut goes, “You gon’ have to come stronger than this liquor/Wanna take me home, better be more convincing/It’ll take more than that to get to me/More than that to get your way.”