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Rihanna Returns & 10 More Big Releases To Hear This New Music Friday

From SZA to BTS’s Jin, and more.

New Music Friday is here, which means the arrival of yet another huge batch of superstar releases. This week, we celebrate the return of Rihanna and SZA, and new tracks from BTS’ Jin, Dove Cameron, Chlöe, and more. Consider this your weekend playlist recommendation, ahead.

“Lift Me Up” - Rihanna

Praise Rih, the drought is finally over. Rihanna sounds absolutely beautiful on this somber and austere ballad dedicated to late-actor Chadwick Boseman. (YouTube)

BIGHIT MUSIC

“The Astronaut” - 진 (Jin)

BTS’ Jin coupled with Coldplay to write this soaring and wistful ballad that feels aligned with what we might’ve heard during the band’s golden era. (YouTube)

TDE

“Shirt” - SZA

After teasing the song two years ago, SZA’s fan-favorite “Shirt” is finally here — and with a very violent (but chic?) Bonnie & Clyde themed music video co-starring LaKeith Stanfield. (YouTube)

“Bad Idea” - Dove Cameron

VMAs Best New Artist Dove Cameron will have you preparing for a toxic winter with her answer-that-text new single, “Bad Idea.” (YouTube)

“For The Night” - Chlöe ft. Latto

Chlöe and Latto’s much-anticipated collaboration, that’s about choosing your friends over men, has arrived. (YouTube)

“Darkness Forever (Sophie’s Version)” - Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy’s favorite holiday is just around the corner, and her annual spooky release has arrived: This year’s is a spine-tingling take on Sometimes, Forever track, “Darkness Forever.” (YouTube)

The Melodic Blue (Deluxe) - Baby Keem

Baby Keem surprised fans today with the release of The Melodic Blue (Deluxe), which includes seven new bonus tracks featuring artists PinkPantheress, Lil Uzi Vert, and Don Toliver. (Stream)

Atlantic Records

Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022) - Fred Again...

Fred Again...’s real life dance music collages are emotional enough to listen to outside the club, which explain why he’s the biggest star in the scene right now. (Stream)

10K Projects

“Bikini Bottom” - Ice Spice

The viral “Munch” originator is back with another spitfire track that doesn’t actually have anything to do with Spongebob Squarepants but is still a flex. (YouTube)

Interscope

“Rockwhyler” - Jaboukie

Beloved online comedian Jaboukie has released his second song, and it’s even more of a riot than his first. (YouTube)

Republic Records

Marvelous - Yung Gravy

The fourth studio album from social media viral sensation Yung Gravy is finally here. Play this one for your mom. (Stream)