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RELEASE RADAR | Semblance, Rann, and Kayla Diamond Premieres

PLUS | New music from I'm With Her, Cally Rhodes, Fly By Midnight, + more!

Time to get ready for the long, Presidents' Day weekend with some great new tunes released this past week!

RELEASE RADAR is back and revamped to give you the breakdown of your top singles, albums, and videos to check out as you head into your weekend. Get ready to jam out with some of our favorite up-and-coming artists, plus celebrate new stuff from those you already know and love.

SINGLES...

⭐️ PREMIERE ⭐️ | Rann | "Renegade Holiday"

The Brooklyn-based indie-pop act is preparing for their EP next week, but first comes their second single. The track is sexy and intense, emblematic of Cigarettes After Sex and The 1975 with the pop breeding of a power band like Phoenix. It may have taken the guys three years to follow-up on their 2015 LP, Yellowgun, but "Renegade Holiday" shows that good things are worth waiting for.

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Best Bits: "...Dreaming of yesterday / Time to take a break / Gotta get away..."

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Beyoncé in "Black Is King"

Beyoncé has released Black Is King, and as usual, her work is subtly shifting the world and inspiring millions.

The musical film dropped today on Disney+. It's a visual companion to 2019's The Lion King: The Gift, an album inspired by last year's remake of The Lion King, in which Beyoncé starred as Nala. The moment it released at 12AM PT, fans lost it with excitement.


Black Is King is rooted in Black history. "History is your future," Beyoncé says prophetically toward the beginning. "One day you will meet yourself back where you started, but stronger." The film is studded with references to African history, portraying the lives of African royalty.


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