EDGE's New Music Friday, July 23: Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello & Lorde — but No Kanye

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Friday July 23, 2021

Singer Anne-Marie in her music video for 'Kiss My (Uh-Oh).'
Singer Anne-Marie in her music video for 'Kiss My (Uh-Oh).'  (Source:YouTube Still)

Welcome to EDGE's New Music Friday, our guide to the best singles and albums released every week! We break down new music from Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Coldplay, and more. Unfortunately, Kanye West's new album, "Donda," hasn't hit streaming services yet after he debuted the LP in an Apple Music livestream event.

Lil Nas X - "Industry Baby" feat. Jack Harlow

Lil Nas X is offering another taste of his debut album "Montero" with the new single "Industry Baby" featuring rapper Jack Harlow. The song is accompanied by a wild music video that depicts the out rapper breaking out of prison — and also dancing naked in the shower with backup dancers. Produced by Take A Daytrip and Kanye West, Nas X's newest bop only has us more excited for his first full-length project.

Camila Cabello - "Don't Go Yet"

Camila Cabello returns with the lead single from her upcoming third studio album, "Familia." The vibrant "Don't Go Yet" comes with an accompanying music video that features members of her real-life Mexican-Cuban family.

Lorde - "Stoned at the Nail Salon"

"Stoned at the Nail Salon" is Lorde's follow-up to her lead single, the sunny "Solar Power," which also appears on her upcoming album of the same name. Once you've heard the ballad, which finds the singer in a contemplative state, it just might have you calling her Lorde Del Rey. With co-production and co-writing from Jack Antonoff, a frequent collaborator of Lorde and Lana Del Rey, "Stoned at the Nail Salon" is a pleasant song that sounds a bit softer and tender for the pop star.

Tinashe - "I Can See the Future"

After announcing her new album "333," Tinashe shares another excellent song from the project. "I Can See The Future" is a blend of R&B and hip-hop and fits perfectly with her previously-released singles, "Pasadena" and "Bouncin.'" Sultry and slinky, Tinashe sounds as confident as ever and her newest offering has us craving for what's to come from her complete project.

James Blake - "Say What You Will"

James Blake's "Say You Will" finds the usually minimalist British singer-songwriter at his most poppy. The tender song is still pretty stripped back, allowing for Blake's voice to drastically change throughout the nearly five-minute track. With coproduction from his actor girlfriend Jameela Jamil, "Say You Will" is an interesting lead single for his upcoming LP, "Friends That Break Your Heart," on which SZA will also appear.

TOPS - "Party Again"

Indie rock band TOPS is back and like much of the world, they're ready to "Party Again." The Montreal-based band's new song arrived with the announcement of their new tour after their previous tour was canceled due to the pandemic. With "Party Again," the group puts out a delightful pop song perfect for soundtracking summer days.

Grace Davies - "toothbrush"

British singer Grace Davies' latest single "toothbrush" is a synth-y breakup bop on which the up-and-coming 24-year-old musician sings about a breakup over a fast tempo production. The glittery song will undoubtedly get you on the dance floor this summer!

Anne-Marie - "Therapy" / "Kiss My (Uh-Oh)"

British singer Anne-Marie released her sophomore album "Therapy" and one of its highlights is "Kiss Me (Uh-Oh)" featuring Little Mix. The summery pop song also samples the 2003 hit "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee. It's an infectious bop that grows with every listen.

Coldplay - "Music of the Spheres"

Coldplay returns with their ninth studio album, "Music of the Spheres," which is produced by hitmaker Max Martin. The band debuted their lead single, "High Power," earlier this year and recently followed it up with their 10-minute song, "Coloratura."