The 7 best new songs you can stream right now
Now that music comes out on the weekend, and not always on every streaming service, it can be hard to know where to find the next great song. So Business Insider is helping you with this rundown of the best of what's new in the music world that you can listen to right now — from Kendrick Lamar's teaming with Kanye West to the gloriously rocking return of PJ Harvey.
Majid Jordan - "Every Step Every Way"
When Drake signed Majid Jordan to his OVO label, many wondered if the duo would find its place in the pop/R&B scene. Three years after sharing smash hit "Hold On, We're Going Home" with Drake, the group seems to have found it. "Every Step Every Way" has the potential to be another big hit. Majid Jordan's self-titled album is out February 5.
This one's a doozy. Macklemore is back to doing what he does best: making statements with his music. In a nine-minute fury, the rapper tackles everything from Black Lives Matter to Officer Darren Wilson's non-conviction. The song is a lot to take in, but it definitely gets its point across. It has been almost four years since Macklemore's last album, "The Heist," but look for him to come out swinging in 2016.
Kanye West - "No More Parties in LA" (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
It's honestly just good to have a stream of new Kanye West music on a regular basis. West and Lamar complement each other well, and the beat they rap over is insane, sampling several songs including West's own "New God Flow." "No More Parties in LA" is good, but it seems like the two rappers are just getting started.
The R&B/electronic duo has proven by now that it's one of the most interesting new sounds coming out of the UK, and the dose of dancehall on this track makes it all go down even easier.
This is easily the hardest-rocking thing the singer-songwriter has released in over a decade. In other words: already essential.
Not too many Americans know the Pet Shop Boys, but the synthpop duo has been a household name in their native UK for decades. Listening to them apply their smarts to a more contemporary sound (with help from masterful producer Stuart Price) is thrilling.
This is the closest the indie-pop band has come to straight-up R&B, and it works better than anyone could've expected.
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