Billboard’s first stream serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most important releases – the key music everyone’s talking about today and that will dominate playlists over the weekend. this and more.
This week, Megan Thee Stallion and Future finally bonded, Billie Eilish said a quick hello and Lil Uzi Vert reappeared. See all of this week’s First Stream picks below:
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Future, “Pressure”
Megan Thee Stallion and Future are both A-list hip-hop singers with unsurpassed charisma and bars that keep old-fashioned rap fans out of their pockets; amazingly, they hadn’t appeared on a track together before their new high-powered single, “Pressurelicious.” Luckily, the grounding duo ran with immediate chemistry on the track, generously crashing into each other’s verses while playing to their respective strengths – Meg with quick entrants, Future with his mesmerizing repetition – on an oddity Hitkidd & Payday beat.
Billie Eilish, Guitar song
Even though her towering sophomore album Happier than ever Not even a year old, Billie Eilish has turned to new sounds and ideas about Guitar song, a pack of two acoustic tracks can be a gesture towards a new acoustic and lyrical direction, or a stop between best-selling full lengths. Either way, “TV” and “The 30” mesmerize with social commentary (“The internet goes wild, check out the movie stars / While they’re flipping Roe v. Wade,” she says. lament on “TV”), delicate guitar work, and Eilish’s increasingly confident voice take the lead.
Lil Uzi Vert, Red & White EP
“I’m at the peak of my peak,” says Lil Uzi Vert on “Space Cadet,” the hyperactive lead single from his SoundCloud EP. Red & White. In a long, tortuous career that has included underground domination, mainstream praise, prolonged silence followed by an explosion of new music, Uzi is a point where he is liberated. from commercial expectations and can take on any type of project he desires. As such, Red & White plays out like a quick check-in before his next pick, as tracks like “I Know” and “Flex Up” showcase the effortless bounce of the flow. him as he continues to perfect his work.
Jack White, Entering Living Heaven
Jack White announced earlier this year that he will be releasing two new solo albums in 2022; first, april Fear of dawnshowcases some of the rock veteran’s most far-fetched experiments to date, so one can reasonably expect White to fall even further down the rabbit hole in its sequel. Entering Living Heaven Still, more restrained than its predecessor, focusing less on technical weirdness and more on warm hooks when striding into classic-rock territory – it’s a quiet move. quieter and arguably more satisfying from White, who still has plenty of tricks up his finely designed sleeves.
Tainy & Rauw Alejandro, “Science Fiction”
Tainy and Rauw Alejandro’s collaboration for the summer pool party song is halfway through the season, but the new collaboration will still find plenty of playlists for updates and warm afternoons to highlight ahead of time. when autumn comes. Alejandro hopped in “Science Fiction” styles, rising and falling out of his falsetto and navigating the dips like a pro, while the last minute offered an analysis. check Automatically adjust glitches to match the song’s title.
Em Beihold, Eggs in the back seat
While “Numb Little Bug,” which took off on TikTok before hitting pop radio, introduced Em Beihold’s idiosyncratic brand of songwriting to a wide audience earlier this year, its debut EP. Eggs in the back seat unravel the rising artist’s new self while extending the uncanny charm of her breakout hit. Beihold has a gift for expressing his deepest emotions through bright melodies and pop-rock staging, and tracks like Springtime “Porcelain” and “Spiderman” convey grace and talent Beihold’s ability.
https://www.billboard.com/music/pop/first-stream-megan-thee-stallion-future-billie-eilish-lil-uzi-vert-1235117001/ Must-listen music of the week – Billboard