New Music Friday ft. Gorillaz, Foo Fighters, Royal Blood, and More

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Gorillaz | Song Machine: Season 1- Strange Timez

Gorillaz released their project Song Machine: Season 1 — Strange Timez. Gorillaz changed things up this time around by making this an audiovisual piece. It includes previously released songs from this year (Aries, Friday 13th, Strange Timez, and The Pink Phantom) that included collaborators like Elton John, Robert Smith of the Cure, Earth Gang St. Vincent, and Beck. Overall, the group worked with 24 collaborators. Hear the full compilation below:

 

Foo Fighters | Live on the Radio 1996

Foo Fighters dropped an EP titled Live on the Radio 1996, featuring acoustic versions of the band’s previously released tracks. The EP was recorded 24 years ago for a radio segment on a show called ROCKLINE.

The producer of the EP, Scott Weiss, is now a digital audio producer at Amazon Music and stumbled upon the recordings recently. Weiss then gathered up the ROCKLINE staff to re-release the piece. Live on the Radio 1996 is only available to stream on Amazon. Hear the five acoustic songs below.

 

Royal Blood | Trouble’s Coming

Royal Blood return with a new music video to their latest single “Trouble’s Coming.” The song was released last month, it follows their 2017 sophomore album How Did We Get So Dark? The music video was directed by Dir. Lx, watch below.

 

FINNEAS | Can’t Wait To Be Dead 

FINNEAS shared a new song titled “Can’t Wait To Be Dead.” It’s the second solo song he’s released this year. FINNEAS’ latest track concentrates on his relationship with the Internet. The producer and musician spoke out about how today’s times have affected the way he views online content.

“Especially in an election year. Especially during a pandemic. Sometimes, the internet makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me cry, sometimes it makes me hopeful. But sometimes, it really makes me wanna be dead,” he said.

 

Fitz | Head Up High

Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrum dropped his first-ever solo single. It’s called “Head Up High,” and it’s part of his upcoming debut solo album that will be released next year. You’ll find yourself head bopping to upbeat, optimistic track. The artist said he “wanted to do a tune centered around the acoustic, which is very different from Fitz and the Tantrums. We’ve only used an acoustic guitar on one song in four albums!”

Watch the music video below.

 

Bright Eyes | Miracle of Life

Bright Eyes have teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers on a new song benefiting Planned Parenthood. It’s called “Miracle of Life.” The group is participating in a livestream concert called “Village of Love” that will support the nonprofit. The song also features Jon Theodore of Queens of the Stone Age and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers as collaborators. “Miracle of Life” is available to purchase for $1 on Bandcamp. It will be available on all streaming platforms on October 28th.

 

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