New Music Friday: January 5th

Happy New Year! If your New Year’s resolution is to only listen to good music, then you are definitely going to want to check out this list of new music. 

1) Preston LeMacks – “Girl in a Coffee Shop”

Starting off strong with YEM favorite Preston LeMacks and his new single “Girl in a Coffee Shop,” he transports you to the elegant setting of your local café. You are totally going to fall in love with this exciting take on a sweet love story. Listen now!

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2) Liz Cass – “After The End”

In this new song from Liz Cass “Run Away Girl,” listen along as she takes you on a musical journey. With beautiful lyrics of an independent girl just trying to find her way, this song is an elegant display of musical genius.  

3) May Devun – “Encore”

Check out this epic song from artist May Devun, “Encore,” listen along and she takes you through a lyrical masterpiece. This song is catchy and fun and will be sure to have you begging for an “Encore.”

4) Alice Merton – “Run Away Girl”

Calling all Swifties, if you are looking for a new pop princess to binge this year, give Alice Merton a listen. Check out her song “Run Away Girl” for 1989 Taylor Swift vibes paired with 80s synth and pop melodies. 

5) James Arthur – “Sleepwalking”

Check out this song from James Arthur for intense lyrics that will be sure to get stuck in your head and his unique rugged vocal style. 

6) Smallpools – “Night Shift”

Check out this catchy and upbeat song from the band Smallpools if you are looking for an exciting new addition to your new year’s playlist. This song is quick and fun and is sure to have you on your feet moving in no time. 

7) Troye Sivan & Dillon Francis – “One Of Your Girls” (Dillion Francis Remix)

In this exclusive new Dillon Francis remix of an iconic pop song from artist Troye Sivan, listen along for driving beats and powerful melodic masterpieces. Listen to “One Of Your Girls” now.  

8) Kaitlin Butts – “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder”

Calling all country fans, if you are looking for a new sultry jam to throw on, Kaitlin Butts is totally your girl. With unique vocals and stripped production, this song echoes bands like Flatland Cavalry and artists like Emmy Lou Harris and Dolly Parton so if you like any of those artists or just enjoy a good slow jam in general, this is the song for you. 

9) Lecrae and Forrest Frank – “Nothing But The Blood”

New from powerhouse Forrest Frank with a quick rap from Lecrae, this song “Nothing But The Blood” is a beautiful new take on an old classic. Check it out now!

10) Elmiene – “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over”

Elmiene stuns in this cover of a beautiful Jeff Buckley song. In this version, listen and Elmiene takes on intense R&B vocal runs and melodies.  You definitely don’t want to miss out on this incredible take on “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over.”

11) Luke Sital-Singh – “I Will Follow You In the Dark”

Check out this new song from Luke Sital-Singh. With acoustic pop music that echoes that of Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this epic new single from this new acoustic singer-songwriter. 

12) Wishy – “Paradise”

“Paradise” from artist Wishy is a banger from start to finish. If you like elegant indie pop tunes with meaningful lyrics, this song is for you and check out the rest of their album for more good music.

13) Bayonne – “Blank Cloud”

Bayonne just released this new pop/R&B bop “Blank Cloud,” and it is incredible. If you are looking for a new song to match your vibe this year, you should give this song a listen. 

14) Grizfolk – “Decoy”

In this new song from Grizfolk, listen as the bass drives and the melodies fly. If you are looking for a new song toblare with the windows down, then you should totally check out this song.  

15) Rhodes – “All I’ve Ever Known”

New from Rhodes, “All I’ve Ever Known,” is an incredible and beautiful take on innocence and growing comfortable where you are. If you are looking for a beautiful piano ballad with Adam Levine and The Weeknd vocals, then this is the perfect song for you!

16) Christine and the Queens – “Stayin’ Alive ! Chris Version”

In this new song from Christine and the Queens, check out Chris’ version of the Bee Gees classic “Stayin’ Alive.” This is a creative take on this old original. 

17) Hovvdy – “Portrait”

In this indie folk-pop tune from duo Hovvdy, listen along as they transport you to the back porch with the light on and the guitar out. Tune in as they paint a “Portrait” that you don’t want to miss out on. 

18) Jeffery East – “After Midnight”

Check out this new tune from Jeffery East as he takes a Harry Styles type of feel in his song “After Midnight.”

19) NEEDTOBREATHE – “Temporary Tears”

In this new song from band NEEDTOBREATHE, listen along as they take listeners on an uplifting audio journey of overcoming adversity. In this song, they remind you that pain is only temporary and with a little faith and hope, you can push past anything. 

20) Rob Wolf – “Hallelujah”

In this cover of Jeff Buckley’s classic song “Hallelujah,” Rob Wolf stuns with his rugged country vocals and his fresh new take on this beautiful work of art. 

Thanks for tuning into this week’s new music for the top songs of the year (so far). Check back next week for more incredible tunes.