Start your week with the best picks from New Music Friday
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
Friday could easily have been the biggest day in her career to date; Billie Eilish released her debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go’, to meteoric praise.
By far the most pop-driven track on her album, ‘Bad Guy’ bookends a transition no longer than 12 months, from wreckless alt to mainstream queen. Perfecting the art of whispered vocals and proving that age doesn’t cement maturity, at 17, she could put most seasoned musicians lyrics to shame. Scoring features on a colossal 809 influential playlists, Billie has picked up over 145 million playlist followers this week. Within 7 days and off the back of the successful release she has also picked up over 190,000 new direct artist followers (Instrumental Music Scouting Platform).
Yonaka - Loose Our Heads
As the strongest teaser yet, Yonaka have dropped new single ‘Lose Our Heads’ ahead of their debut LP release at the end of May. Keeping it as close to home as possible, the band have self-produced the whole riff-heavy album themselves. Picking up features on 36 influential Spotify playlists including Rock This and Walk Like A Badass, Yonaka have enjoyed a 14% increase in their playlist following to over 9.5 million (Instrumental Music Scouting Platform).
Etta Bond - More Than A Lover
‘More Than A Lover’ is the standout track from ‘He’s Mine’, the second half of her double album, Etta Bond switches her perception, from pain and frustration to satisfaction in relationships. The British singer-songwriter has marked a 136% increase in her playlist following with the release, taking her total to 1,191,695 (Instrumental Music Scouting Platform).
Isaac Dunbar - Pharmacy
If pure pop vocals are your jam, then you need to check out ‘Pharmacy’, another unreal track from a super young contender in the pop sphere. 15-year-old Isaac Dunbar is back with his fourth release and gaining momentum faster than ever. With features on New Music Friday, among 10 influential Spotify playlists and marking a 407% increase, Isaac Dunbar has picked up 1 million playlist followers Isaac Dunbar (Instrumental Music Scouting Platform).