The first New Music Weekly playlist of the year is bursting with fresh sounds from all over the world! (Don’t forget to subscribe to the playlist so that you get each new one as it drops.)
2015 is off to a great start with new singles from artists like country hero Reba McEntire, X-Factor UK alum Ella Henderson, pop punk darlings Fall Out Boy, plus albums from African singer Kassé Mady Diabaté and a retrospective from hip-hop mixmaster DJ Shadow. Read on for more in the Playlist Notes below and hop on over to the Rdio New Releases page when you’re ready to delve deeper into these albums. And go!
Rae Sremmurd - SremmLife
Brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy crank up infectious Southern rap party anthems on their debut album.
Ludacris - Burning Bridges
An EP from the Atlanta rapper features appearances by Rick Ross, John Legend and an unlikely collaboration with country star Jason Aldean.
Catfish and the Bottlemen - The Balcony
The Welsh rock act and international festival favourite drops their debut album in North America.
A Skylit Drive - Rise Ascension
A beautiful acoustic album from the surprising source of a Californian post-hardcore band.
The Ready Set - Celebrity - EP
Electropop singer Jordan Witzigreuter crafts catchy songs about famous people.
Joshua Radin - Onward and Sideways
The sixth album from the Cleveland born rootsy pop artist features an appearance by Sheryl Crow.
Kid Rock - “First Kiss”
The title track from the Detroit rocker’s forthcoming 10th album oozes nostalgic guilty pleasure.