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New Music Friday: Top picks for August 16

Taylor Swift accepts the Icon award at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Hermosa Beach, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

Fridays are always a great day for music lovers as not only does it mark the last workday for many in the week but it’s also the day where most artists release new music. Here is a look at some of the releases out the week of August 16:

The Glorious Sons investigate “The Ongoing Speculation Into the Death of Rock And Roll”

The group who hails from Kingston, Ontario is having an unreal summer with sold-out tour dates and being chosen to open for the Rolling Stones on their only Candian date. There is nothing slowing the group down as they release their new song “The Ongoing Speculation Into The Death Of Rock And Roll” from their upcoming album A War On Everything.

“We all start in a bedroom,” says frontman Brett Emmons. “We all would do it for free. Mainly, I think we do it for the freedom. This song is kind of a love letter for people who were completely robbed of their freedom for doing something they loved.”

Meghan Patrick Goes Wild

Bowmanville star Meghan Patrick is making headlines again. The back-to-back CCMA Female Artist of the Year announced that she is releasing her highly anticipated EP, Wild As Me, on September 6th. The title track from it was the most added song of the week.

“Every artist needs to have a few upbeat, feel-good songs that people can drink to. For me, those songs have always leaned more towards a southern rock feel as opposed to a pop feel. When I brought in the idea to write ‘Chaser,’ my co-writers Joey Hyde and Dan Isbell and I all felt that was exactly the influence the song needed.”

Who is Taylor Swifts Lover?

Regardless if you are a Swifty or not her song ‘Lover’ was one of the top trending topics on social media platforms after her label released it early Friday morning. The title track off of her seventh upcoming album had lyrics fans went wild over, saying the referenced an engagement.

Ladies and gentlemen /
Will you please stand /
With every guitar string scar on my hand /
I take this magnetic force of a man /
To be my lover.

*Insert eyeroll here.*

Robbie Robertson wants to fix “this beautiful broken world”

The Band’s Robbie Robertson is getting set to release his first album in three years. The singer-songwriter’s new song “Let Love Reign” is off his new album out in September called Sinematic. On the new track he sings about personal and political nightmares while craving a better future for “this beautiful broken world” and carrying on John Lennon’s plea for peace.

Bonus Track

City and Colour announces his sixth studio album A Pill For Loneliness due out on October 4. Here is the first single: