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New Music Friday: Top picks for Jan.17

Eminem dropped a surprise on the music world early Friday morning when he released his new album Music To Be Murdered By

Fridays are always a great day for music lovers as not only does it mark the last work day 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 January 17th:

Who Knew Eminem Likes Surprises?

Eminem dropped a surprise on the music world early Friday morning when he released his new album Music To Be Murdered By. It is getting both praise and intense criticism as he raps about the bombing outside of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England in 2017 in which 22 people died. In the lead single “Darkness” he also psychoanalyzes the Las Vegas shooter who killed 58 concertgoers and injured hundreds more at an outdoor country music festival. Eminem has always been controversial but many feel he has gone too far this time.

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NBA Players secret favourite artist is back

We have all seen the videos of former Raptor DeMar DeRozan and Kyrie Irving singing the hit song “Thousand Miles.” Well the brilliant singer-songwriter behind the hit is back with a new song and upcoming album. Vanessa Carlton will release her sixth studio album on March 27th called Love Is An Art. “Love is the energy you put out into the world,” Carlton said in a release. “And it can be so incredibly messy at times.” Carlton is scheduled to perform April 9 in Toronto at The Drake.

The Road To The Lemonade Stand

She has fans from Keith Urban to Brandi Carlile and hasn’t even released her debut album yet. Canadian country singer Tenille Townes will released an EP in February and her debut album The Lemonade Stand in the spring. “I wanted to put out this EP to continue to tell the story of these songs. This EP is for everyone that has been on this road with me so far …the ones who have shared their stories at the shows and in messages and who have given these songs a home. You have shaped me and shaped the meaning of The Lemonade Stand. I’m so excited to walk on this Road to the Lemonade Stand with you.”

You can listen to her announcement here:

After two years, the Price is right!

Almost a year to the date Margo Price found out she was nominated for a Best New Artists nomination at the 2019 Grammy’s, she is out with her highly anticipated song “Stone Me.” “After what feels like an eternity, I’m releasing a new song into the wild today,” Price said. “It’s been hard to keep everything I’ve been working on for the last year to myself and I’m so excited to share it.”


I do not wear my sunglasses at night and I also don’t have a Skyscraper Soul. If you are a music nerd like me you would know those are both Corey Hart and Jimmy Cuddy lyrics. The Canadian crooners released a song Friday called “First Rodeo.” It’s the first time the two have recorded music together. The only disappointing part of this is that neither are in the music video!