Charli XCX, Drake, and More Best New Music Friday

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It's been a big week for new music. Charli XCX delivered her newest track “Good Ones” with dramatic visuals to accentuate the song’s message. Drake blessed us with Certified Loverboy and the album is a vibe from start to finish.  Victoria Monét and Rico Nasty revealed videos for “Coastin’” and “Buss,” respectively. 

Plus, new music from Moonchild Sanelly, Abby Jasmine, and Tokischa featuring Rosalía.

Check out this week's best new music:

Charli XCX, “Good Ones”

Charli XCX comes clean about unhealthy patterns in “Good Ones,” which explores the tendency that some of us have to prioritize the thrill that comes with toxic lovers over healthy, stable relationships. “I always let the good ones go / Don’t want the kisses, unless they’re bitter / I’m hooked on touches that leave me weaker,” Charli sings in the opening verse. In the music video, which is just as dark as the song’s lyrics, a lingerie-clad Charli delivers a sultry performance at the funeral and burial of one of the “good ones.”

As Charli explained in a press statement, according to Pitchfork, “The ‘Good Ones’ video sees me dramatically mourning the untimely loss of my partner as I battle with the realisation that once again I’ve abandoned the goodness in my life, in favour of the sinister."

Drake feat. Tems, “Fountains”

It’s officially Drake weekend. Certified Lover Boy is hot off the press and Aubrey drew us in from the very first “yeah.” While there’s plenty of good listening provided courtesy of the Champagne Papi, “Fountains” — featuring rising Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems — is a fast favorite.

Victoria Monét, “Coastin’”

Victoria Monét serves ‘70s sass in the humorous mini-film for “Coastin.’” Victoria assumes the role of a waitress who is severely lacking in the hospitality department. She and her equally incompetent cook, played by Rickey Thompson, make up for their terrible customer service by inviting a patron, played by Victoria’s mom, to a party where she and her girls give attendees a sexy show at the Sideshow Get Down dance party. Even cuter? The video also features Victoria’s grandpa.

Rico Nasty, “Buss”

Speaking of visuals, Rico Nasty came through with the electrifying music video for “Buss.” The DMV rapper holds her own as the sole person appearing in the video. In pink locs, she pipes out spicy lyrics over a bass-driven beat while lightning strikes around her. Rico first previewed “Buss” last month a Lollapalooza, but it’s unclear if the track will appear on her upcoming project.

Moonchild Sanelly, “Undumpable”

Moonchild Sanelly takes self-assertion to the next level on “Undumpable,” where she boldly tells a lover that she won’t stand for them abandoning the relationship because of present challenges. “You're not gonna dump me / I won't let you dump me / Oh b*tch / You're gonna fix this,” she sings on the song’s hook. The relatable song was inspired by the inevitable relationship trials that came with pandemic living. “Undumpable is a jam about a relationship where the couples’ tempers are frayed in lockdown, in a super intense atmosphere,” Moonchild shares in a press statement. “They’re fighting but they each feel like they’ve invested too much to be easily dumped.”

Abby Jasmine, “MIA”

Abby Jasmine threatens to ghost a lover who apparently brings nothing but grief and heartache to the table in “MIA,” the focus track of her newest EP, I Hate You 2. Despite the evident pain that penetrates the lyrics in this two-minute and forty-second song, Abby’s sound stays true to the calm, laid-back demeanor that her fans have grown to know and love.

Tokischa ft. Rosalía, “Linda”

Tokischa and Rosalía came through with “Linda,” a clap track that is equally witty and flirty. The Raymi Paulus-directed visuals were filmed in the Dominican Republic, according to Complex. “She is a great inspiration to me,” Tockischa said of her collaborator. “Rosalía is a very disciplined, hard-working and lovely person. She is like an angel. I am very grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow.”

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