Welcome to New Tunes Tues, where we tell you what newly released songs/albums/music videos etc. require your attention immediately. This Thanksgiving weekend, we know you’ll have these new jams from Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, and Eminem on repeat…
Ariana Grande, “Santa Tell Me.” Most Christmas songs are joyful, but not this one! Ariana told Ryan Seacrest that she wanted to put out a “depressing” holiday song about breakups, which often come along with this time of year. Guess she didn’t have her new BF Big Sean in mind when she wrote this one!
Rixton, “Hotel Ceiling.” And speaking of depressing new songs, Rixton’s might take the cake. The third single off the British band’s upcoming debut album is really speaking to us during this lonely, freezing time of year. sigh. Can’t wait to see them perform it live when they tour early next year with Ariana Grande!
Gwen Stefani, “Spark the Fire.” Gwen and Pharrell Williams haven’t worked together since “Hollaback Girl” (The Voice not included), so that makes Gwen’s new single, produced by Pharrell, that much more special. It certainly sounds like it’s from the “Hollaback Girl” family, and we especially like the shout-singing Gwen does throughout. PS: The video will be out next week!
Eminem ft. Sia, “Guts Over Fear.” Eminem’s new music video for this empowering song reads a lot like Eminem’s life was in Detroit. The protagonist in it is dealing with a pregnant girlfriend, an eviction notice, the works. The song also features Sia on the chorus, but of course Sia got a model to sub-in for her in the music video like she did with Maddy Ziegler in “Chandelier.” Watch now:
Fifth Harmony, “Sledgehammer.” Anyone else getting major “Say My Name” vibes from 5H’s new video? The girls look insanely gorgeous and sound ridiculously amazing on the lead single off their album, Reflection, coming out on January 27th. We bet Austin Mahone is extra sad right now about his breakup from the group’s Camila, eh?
What’s your favorite new song of the week? Any we missed? Vote for your favorite song below and tweet your pick @OKMagazine!