Every Friday, we highlight the newest and most exciting releases from artists across all genres. This week, fans got new music from Eminem, Tainy, Paul McCartney, and more.
1. Tainy - Club Dieciséis EP
Tainy has some huge hits under his belt, which include some of the biggest songs from this year, like “UN DÍA” with J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, and Bad Bunny and “Agua” by J. Balvin.
This week, the popular producer released a new EP called Club Dieciséis.
“For this particular EP, we at NEON16 came together and invited some friends to join, and we created some incredible music to end what ended up being an amazing year,” he said about the new project. “I can‘t wait for our fans to get a feel of what it’s like to be part of the ’club.”
2. Maluma - “Cielo a un Diablo”
While he didn’t drop any new music, Maluma did hit fans with a surprise release on Friday. The Colombian singer uploaded a music video for his track “Cielo a un Diablo,” off his album from earlier this year, Papi Juancho.
The emotional video features Maulma singing in the middle of a house that’s being wrecked by a nasty storm. We also see the star diving through a cloudy sky that’s painted bright red, perfectly representing the name and the message of the track.
3. Eminem - Songs To Be Murdered By: Side B
Back in January, Eminem surprised fans with the release of his 11th studio album, Songs To Be Murdered By. Nearly a year later, he took the same approach by unexpectedly dropping the album’s companion Side B.
The album was produced by Eminem and his longtime collaborator and friend Dr. Dre, also featuring appearances from DJ Premier, Ty Dolla $ign, and Sly Pyper.
The rapper’s latest release has 16 new songs, including a track tilted “Zeus,” in which Eminem offers an apology to Rihanna over an old lyric about her relationship with Chris Brown. On the song--which is over a decade old, but leaked in 2019--Eminem rapped that he “sided” with Brown after he pleaded guilty to felony assault against Rihanna in 2009.
4. Paul McCartney - McCartney III
As The Beatles were coming to an end on their time together, Paul McCartney cemented his status as a solo artist by dropping a project simply titled, McCartney in 1970. A decade later, in 1980, he followed it up with McCartney II. And now, after 40 years of anticipation, the music legend has released the third installment to the series, McCartney III.
“I was very lucky to be able to come to my studio and make some music, which took the edge off the whole quarantine thing,” McCartney said to NPR about the project. “I would write a song, then I‘d come in and record it — or I’d say, ‘Wait a minute, what about that song I started last year but never got round to finishing?’ So there was no worry attached.”