Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW’s music team will choose some of the essential new tunes. With new releases from Meghan Trainor, Nicki Minaj, and more, here are the most noteworthy new releases this week.
Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean & Migos, “Slide”
The DJ-producer recruits some of the reigning titans in R&B and hip-hop for a funky synth-driven dance track that provides an unlikely showcase for Migos’ rhyming acrobatics. —Nolan Feeney
It may be hard to picture the conversations that took place between the pop-rock superstars and the EDM breakouts, but the resulting track is easy: put this infectious jam on repeat all weekend long. —Madison Vain
Another Friday, another new Future album. For the second week in a row, the Atlanta hip-hop artist has dropped a fresh full-length — and this one, with features from the Weeknd and Rihanna, could be The One. In an Instagram post announcing the project earlier this week, Future called HNDRXX “the album I always want to make.” If anyone can defy the law of diminishing returns, it’s him. —Eric Renner Brown
Last month, EW named this Philly native one of “10 new artists who will rule 2017.” Now you can hear what has us so excited for yourself with his new EP, featuring previously released tracks like the skronky “What’s Really Good.” —N.F.
“I don’t know that I would be this bold on my own…