New Music Friday

September 10th and September 17th, 2021. In this week's New Music Friday, we'll be taking a look at two weeks of new music. The week is featuring MONTERO from Lil Nas X, and more!

Lil Nas X, MONTERO album cover
Photo credit: Lil Nas X / Twitter
Each week, I like to highlight a few albums or songs that were released in the past week. If you have stumbled across any new songs this past week that I should listen to, leave a comment at the bottom of this page!

In this week's New Music Friday, we'll be covering two weeks worth of new music! Last week, we took the week off on sharing our thoughts on newly released music. Honestly, nothing really stood out last week, so I decided to skip the week. 😬 However, there are a few noteworthy tracks included in the list below. Thankfully, this week we finally are graced with the highly anticipated release of MONTERO by Lil Nas X.

The album released on September 17th, 2021 and includes fifteen tracks, all stylized in all caps, including the previous singles "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" and "INDUSTRY BABY". The new single "THATS WHAT I WANT" is a really sweet song that sends some serious alternative rock vibes. This sound and lyrics really come through. For me, it is the most relatable single that he has released thus far and I love it.

The music video for the new single manages to serve both an NFL locker room fantasy and a Brokeback Mountain fantasy. The video wraps up with a beautiful shot of Lil Nas X alone in a stunning wedding dress at the altar. Check out the music video for the new single "THATS WHAT I WANT" below!

A few other songs to note of the week are the following:

  • "Rollercoaster" Love Regenerator, Solardo, Calvin Harris
    Another take on the classic "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players.
  • "Piece Of Me" Gryffin, LOVA
    Fun, upbeat, and ready to dance.
  • "Ghost Story" Cheat Codes, All Time Low
    Looks like All Time Low is testing the pop waters again.

Any other suggestions, leave them below!