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New Music Friday: Top picks for December 13th

Last Updated Dec 15, 2019 at 7:56 pm EDT

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 December 13th:

Blake Shelton’s Fully Loaded

Country superstar Blake Shelton launched his new album Fully Loaded: God’s Country. There are only two guests artists on the album, one is long time friend Trace Adkins on the song “Hell Right” and the other is Shelton’s sweetheart – and established artist on her own – Gwen Stefani, on the song “Nobody Like You.”

Kesha teams up with Brian Wilson & Sturgill Simpson

Kesha is back with a vulnerable collaboration with Brian Wilson and Sturgill Simpson. The song “Resentment” has a bit of a country-tinged sound that talks about being wronged by a lover and being the saddest you ever imagine you can be. It showcases Kesha’s purest vocals. “Brian Wilson is one of my personal musical heroes, so when he said he would collaborate with me on the recording… that moment was one of the most exciting in my career,” Kesha said in a statement. “Then add in Sturgill who I respect and admire so much, as well as my close friend the insanely talented songwriter Wrabel, and this record felt more like a dream than just another song to me.”

Theory wants to ‘Say Nothing’

Multi-platinum band Theory (yes formally known as Theory of a Deadman) released the title track from their upcoming album out at the end of January. Lead singer Tyler Conolly says the emotional song is about the breakdown in a relationship that ends to its demise. “A big issue in a lot of relationships is a lack of communication, myself included,” Connolly says. “‘Say Nothing’ delves into the maelstrom of a breakup and how frustrating it can be to not tell someone how you really feel.”

Who isn’t on KAYTRANADA’s album?

It’s one of the more anticipated albums of the year, producer and artist KAYTRANADA released his album BUBBA. Take a look at the featured artists on the album: Pharrell Williams, Tinashe, GoldLink, Charlotte Day Wilson, Estelle, VanJess, Masego, Mick Jenkins and SiR.

BONUS TRACK

Tis the season and every artist is releasing some holiday tunes. No I am not complaining, this is the most wonderful time of the year! Take a listen to Macklemore’s first crack at a holiday tune with the single “It’s Christmas Time.”