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RELEASE RADAR | New Single from Ariana Grande

Plus new music from Manuka Hive, Jak Lizard, Rukhsana Merrise, and more.

RELEASE RADAR is here to give you the breakdown of the top singles, albums, and videos of the week, so you can head into your weekend with a new list of killer tunes.


Manuka Hive | "Slave"

The second single from Manuka Hive is in-your-face rock n' roll. The lyrics pack a punch and pair with indie funk to create a track that's undeniably cool.

You Might Also Like: T. Rex, Kasabian, Miles Kane

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Ryan Gibeau | "Flying Away"

Singer-songwriter Ryan Gibeau mourns the loss of a toxic relationship, while staying optimistic about the future.

You Might Also Like: Michael Buble, Josh Groban, John Mayer

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Ariana Grande | "imagine"

On the heels of her post-break up anthem "thank u, next," Ariana Grande takes a different look at the ending of relationships. Her vocals are just as powerful, but tinged with longing.

You Might Also Like: Selena Gomez, Rita Ora, Alessia Cara

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Thundercloud Kid | Summer Song With Rain

Summer Song With Rain

The eerie video from pop-punk up-and-comers Thundercloud Kid tells a melancholic tale, shot in stunning black and white.

You Might Also Like: R.E.M, Relient K, My Chemical Romance

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Jak Lizard | Shine to Rise

Piano does have a place in hip hop. Jak Lizard proves it on his new album.

You Might Also Like: Brasstracks, S'natra, The Roots

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Facing New York | Dogtown

Too raw to be considered indie but too produced to be grunge, Facing New York's new album is a unique hybrid of the two.

You Might Also Like: Soundgarden, Failure, Rx Bandits

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Kodak Black | Dying To Live

Kodak Black takes a bold stand on his latest album, comparing Xxxtentacion to Malcolm X on the track, Malcolm X.X.X. He partners with Travis Scott and Offset on ZEZE—and makes good use of funky drums.

You Might Also Like: Lil Yachty, Tee Grizzley, Gunna

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Rukhsana Merrise | Child

Singer-songwriter Rukhsana is nothing if not bold. Her debut album, part one of two, is packed with powerful vocals you can't ignore.

You Might Also Like: Amy Winehouse, Liv Dawson, Marie Dahlstrom

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Allie Delyanis is an award-winning and losing freelance journalist based in New York City. She likes bands, books, breakfast food, and would love to be David Sedaris when she grows up. You can find more of her work on

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