Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW’s music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From Foo Fighters to Nick Jonas, here are some of the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got Spotify? Stream all of EW’s picks by following our playlist (embedded below) for this week.
1. Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold
The alt-rockers may be one of the world’s most popular bands, but they’re still experimenting. Their ninth album, Concrete and Gold — under the stewardship of superproducer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen) — stands as one of their most ambitious statements yet. Kurstin detailed his work on the album, along with his numerous other fall projects, in a new EW interview. —Eric Renner Brown
2. Nick Jonas, “Find You”
Nick Jonas is back with a new single one day before his 25th birthday — and he’s less “Jealous” and more introspective in the emotional “Find You.” With the mature attitude comes a new sound: Sonically reminiscent of Arizona and One Republic’s hits, Jonas’ guitar-driven tune is less for the dancefloor and more for the radio. “Knock on the door, but there’s no one listening,” Jonas sings of an out-of-touch lover in the song, which, according to Billboard, came about after he got high and danced at Coachella. (There goes his last remnants of Disney.) —Nick Maslow
3. Niall Horan, “Too Much To Ask”
Just two days after his 24th birthday, the One Direction member dropped the third single from his upcoming solo debut, Flicker. Titled “Too Much to Ask,” the entry is a melancholy piano ballad that veers in style from the acoustic folk of “This Town” and the energetic funk of “Slow Hands” without sounding like an outlier. “I wanted to make music that would come really freely to me,” Horan recently told EW of the album. Read more from EW’s interview here. —Ariana…