Best New Music of the Week: Travis Scott, Zayn, Swae Lee and more
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Franchise by Travis Scott (feat. Young Thug & M.I.A.)
Hot off The Plan and recorded for Christopher Nolan's Tenet, Travis Scott is blessing fans with yet another single, this time titled Franchise. The rapper has collaborated with Young Thug and M.I.A. for the bass-heavy song. To mark the debut of the single, Le Flame has also partnered with IMAX for a global screening of the Franchise music video at select theatres. According to the IMAX website, the accompanying visual will offer 'powerful precision sound and the highest quality crystal-clear imagery on the biggest screens', leading to 'an audio-visual experience unlike any other'.
Courage to Change by Sia
Sia has just gifted fans with a another new song, Courage to Change, as part of the Music movie soundtrack. Earlier in the year, the Aussie singer dropped Together, the lead single from the soundtrack. Like its predecessor, Courage to Change is an uplifting anthem featuring the singer's trademark husky mezzo accompanied by dramatic piano and drum reverberations. The upcoming movie musical will serve as Sia's directional debut with the singer writing and composing all the songs.
Better by Zayn
Things are looking up for fans of Zayn with his new single Better. The drop marks the first solo single in over two years from the former One Direction member. The groovy single features the new father's signature smooth belts over harmonious strums and rhythmic beats. Many have also been speculating that the lyrics in the new release are inspired by Gigi Hadid, given its on-off romance context about giving love one more chance.
Dance Like No One's Watching by Swae Lee
Swae Lee has dropped a new single from his upcoming album Human Nature. The single, Dance Like No One's Watching, first debuted at recent festivals like the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival and the Rolling Loud Virtual Festival. The other half of hip-hop dup Rae Sremmurd filled the song with deep bass beats and his signature melodic hip-hop tunes. Whilst there hasn't been an official release date for the album, the rapper did mention that it will arrive before September ends...which means it could be any day now.
WOW Remix by Zara Larsson feat. Sabrina Carpenter
Zara Larsson has teamed up with Sabrina Carpenter to release a remixed version of WOW. The original version dropped in August as part of Carpenter's Work It soundtrack. The two young singers have been teasing fans of a potential collaboration, with Larsson confirming the remix on social media earlier in the week. The remixed version features Carpenter's smooth tones with Larsson's light, high falsetto.
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