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 Justin Bieber’s reunion with his “Sorry” cohorts to another dose of wholesome Miley, here are the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got Spotify? Stream all of EW’s picks by following our playlist (embedded below) for this week.
When he’s not topping the charts with the “Despacito” remix, the Biebz is getting his old squad back together — and returning some favors. “Friends” reunites several members of the team who worked on his hit “Sorry,” including producer BloodPop — making his artist debut here — and songwriting wonders Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. —Nolan Feeney
The 24-year-old pop star embraces dreamy guitars and dramatic atmospherics — literally, check out the electronic thunderstorm that opens the cut — for a warm ode playing down age. “I just think for girls to celebrate being young right now would be a great thing,” Cyrus told Billboard earlier this summer, adding that she had a lightbulb moment during a conversation with her mother, Tish. “She was like, ‘I swear to God, you are younger now at 24 than you were at four!’ And so it just hit me, like I am f—ing younger now, and I am proud of that.” —Madison Vain
The prolific trap master — he already released the excellent Droptopwop earlier this year — recruited the genre’s reigning kings for the first single from Mr. Davis, due Sept. 15. Quavo and Takeoff deliver verses a cut above some of the ones they’ve spun in recent pop guest spots, but reserve the spotlight for Gucci, who tosses out gems like “I won’t even come out the house for free” and “Stop the comparing, y’all making me laugh / need the rehab, I’m addicted to cash.” —E.R.B.
Dense and breathtaking, the seminal indie-rock group’s first full-length since…